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Thank you to the Earthwatch Institute who came to complete Citizen Science with us yesterday. We really enjoyed looking for worms and other creatures. We had some tracks left by animals, we think it was a squirrel. We will now create our wildlife guide for the school.DSCN1697DSCN1693


Urchfont have had a very successful start to the sporting calendar 2016-17.




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The netball B team (above) competed in a participation tournament at Lavington School and came 2nd overall! Well done netballers! That should stand you in good stead for the upcoming High5 games.



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We also competed in our first Sainsbury's School Games competition this term. The football team represented the school excellently and Mrs Pottinger and I were extremely proud of how well they worked as a team and supported each other. We came 3rd overall - well done team Urchfont!


Next term...

We are looking forward to competing in 2 more SSG competitions next term; netball and hockey.

Well the last full day is nearly at an end but it surely has been a good one. We have heard that you have had thunderstorms this week. We have had wall to wall sunshine and even though a thunderstorm was forecast for this afternoon, it just past us by. As a result, we were able to continue to challenge ourselves with activities such as Balance Beam, Abseiling and Low Ropes. We've had to use our team skills to complete the Orienteering Course and then went down to the beach to "Explore the Rock Pools" this afternnon. In a short time, we are putting on our disco gear  and will dance the evening away. As all week, we have eaten very well, starting with a hearty breakfast after being woken up by the teachers!

Tomorrow we have a full morning of activities and then plan to have our last cooked lunch before leaving the centre.

The staff will contact school when we have disembarked the ferry and again when we are nearing school.They will also phone if we are held up and don't expect to be back at our arrival time. If this is the case, Mrs Atkins will message parents in this event.

We have all had a brilliant time and thank parents for letting us come away.

See you tomorrow.

Mrs Talbot

PS - We have lots of dirty washing and the teachers don't know how we will fit it all back into our bags or suitcases.

On Friday 14th October 2016, Woodpeckers visited Chedworth Roman Villa. It really brought our topic alive seeing a real-life villa. We even dressed up as slaves and made some medicine bags. Here are some pictures of the day:DSCN1499