South Marston C of E School News – April 2011

We have once again been very busy this term!

The week beginning the 28 February was our book week and the children really enjoyed the religious storyteller as well as visits from parents and members of the local community who generously gave up their time to come and share their favourite books and love of reading with the children. A great big thank you to all those who took part!

As part of their topic on Spring, Class 2 have been spending time at Oxleaze Woods looking for signs of Springtime. They have been enjoying looking at the catkins, seeing the animals and having fun being outdoors!

Class 4 have also started a project with Wiltshire Wildlife Trust for St Julian’s Close. They have been pond dipping in the school pond, discovering minibeasts and looking at them more closely using the digital microscopes. The children then worked with an artist commissioned by Wiltshire Wildlife Trust to make detailed pencil drawings of the minibeasts. The children’s drawings will be used in a mosaic that will be used as a table top for a table and bench that will be placed in St Julian’s Close nature area in the village.

We are very lucky to have a school in a village with beautiful surroundings and also lovely school grounds. As part of our School Improvement for the next three terms we will be endeavouring to use the outdoor environment to a greater extent. If there are any members of the community who are knowledgeable about plants and wildlife who could assist us then please let Mrs Lowe know.

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