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Our maps

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Shaftesbury CE Primary School is part of the Shaftesbury Academy Trust, a charitable private company, limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales, Company number: 09040388

Registered office address: Shaftesbury School, Salisbury Road, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 8ER

Map making in Elm Class

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This afternoon we made our own fairy tale villages using small world
toys. Then we used our mapping skills to draw a map of them in our
books. It was really tricky but we tried our best!

Have a look at a
map with a grown up. Can you find your road on a map of Shaftesbury?
What about our school? For an extra challenge, can you plot the route
you walk or drive to school?


Shaftesbury CE Primary School is part of the Shaftesbury Academy Trust, a charitable private company, limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales, Company number: 09040388

Registered office address: Shaftesbury School, Salisbury Road, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 8ER
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Shaftesbury CE Primary School is part of the Shaftesbury Academy Trust, a charitable private company, limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales, Company number: 09040388

Registered office address: Shaftesbury School, Salisbury Road, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 8ER

Writing in Elm Class

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Elm Class have done some fabulous writing this week. We have been busy
thinking of adjectives to describe characters from Jack and the
Beanstalk. We used them on Friday to make 'WANTED' posters for one of
the characters. Our partners had to guess which character it was from
the adjectives we used. Mrs Clark and Miss Hall were really impressed
with our presentation and handwriting! Well done everyone!

Can you
describe a character from a different fairy tale to a grown up and ask
them to guess who it is?


Shaftesbury CE Primary School is part of the Shaftesbury Academy Trust, a charitable private company, limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales, Company number: 09040388

Registered office address: Shaftesbury School, Salisbury Road, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 8ER

Making poppies

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Elm class made poppies this week is one of our Let's Explore
activities. We followed instructions carefully to make them by
ourselves. In our class assembly on Wednesday, we found out why we wear
poppies to remember all the soldiers who have fought in wars, past and
present around the world.


Shaftesbury CE Primary School is part of the Shaftesbury Academy Trust, a charitable private company, limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales, Company number: 09040388

Registered office address: Shaftesbury School, Salisbury Road, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 8ER

The King pays us a visit!

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King Alfred the Victorious came to visit Elm Class this afternoon to
judge our castle competition. It was a very tricky decision, so many
wonderful castle designs to choose from! He suggested making a whole
village of castles they were so good! He eventually decided on Finley's
castle. Well done Finley!


Shaftesbury CE Primary School is part of the Shaftesbury Academy Trust, a charitable private company, limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales, Company number: 09040388

Registered office address: Shaftesbury School, Salisbury Road, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 8ER

Our brilliant banquet!

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We had a great morning this morning, taking part in lots of castle
themed activities. With Mrs Crompton we tried being jesters! We
practised our juggling, miming and joke-telling skills. We took part in
castle based maths activities with Miss Hall and made standards with
Mrs Luffman. With Mrs Young we developed our story telling skills and
coloured in heraldic patterns. In the kitchen we were busy making
granary bread, vegetable and barley pottage, gingerbread, and apricot
and almond biscuits with Mrs Clark. At least Kaylab enjoyed the pottage!


Shaftesbury CE Primary School is part of the Shaftesbury Academy Trust, a charitable private company, limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales, Company number: 09040388

Registered office address: Shaftesbury School, Salisbury Road, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 8ER

More dressing up!

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Shaftesbury CE Primary School is part of the Shaftesbury Academy Trust, a charitable private company, limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales, Company number: 09040388

Registered office address: Shaftesbury School, Salisbury Road, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 8ER

Castle Capers Day in Elm Class

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Fantastic dressing up! Well done to all of you who made such an effort
dressing up today. Lots of kings, queens, knights and princesses. There
was even a peasant and a jester!


Shaftesbury CE Primary School is part of the Shaftesbury Academy Trust, a charitable private company, limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales, Company number: 09040388

Registered office address: Shaftesbury School, Salisbury Road, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 8ER

3D shape

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Theo made a great triangular prism in Let's Explore today! Well done
Theo!


Shaftesbury CE Primary School is part of the Shaftesbury Academy Trust, a charitable private company, limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales, Company number: 09040388

Registered office address: Shaftesbury School, Salisbury Road, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 8ER

Mike the Knight Game

Try playing the games on this website to take part in some more Castle
Capers!

http://www.miketheknight.com/en-gb/games/GalahadsGallop


Shaftesbury CE Primary School is part of the Shaftesbury Academy Trust, a charitable private company, limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales, Company number: 09040388

Registered office address: Shaftesbury School, Salisbury Road, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 8ER

Our castles

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Here are some castles ready for painting tomorrow. How many different
3D shapes can you see?


Shaftesbury CE Primary School is part of the Shaftesbury Academy Trust, a charitable private company, limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales, Company number: 09040388

Registered office address: Shaftesbury School, Salisbury Road, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 8ER

Castle making and Maths morning in Elm Class

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We had a great time today making our castle models. First we had to
choose the boxes and tubes we wanted to use and think about how we
could join them together. We talked about the 3D shapes we could see.
We found joining some of the shapes tricky and wondered why some stuck
easier than others. We decided that if a shape had a curved face, it
was harder to stick to a shape with a flat face.

With Miss Hall, Mrs
Luffman and Mrs Wetherilt we were using cubes to measure our feet and
hands. We also measured how tall we were in cubes. We had to find
things that were shorter and taller than us.

Thanks to all the adult
helpers we had in today!


Shaftesbury CE Primary School is part of the Shaftesbury Academy Trust, a charitable private company, limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales, Company number: 09040388

Registered office address: Shaftesbury School, Salisbury Road, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 8ER

2D shapes

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Elm class wrote instructions how to make 2D shapes using straws. Then
we read our instructions to Mrs Clark while she tried to make the
shapes. Great instructions and handwriting, Finley!

Morgan used the
iPad to make a picture of a castle using 2D shapes. He used his
knowledge of the properties of shapes to join the dots to make them.
well done, Morgan!


Shaftesbury CE Primary School is part of the Shaftesbury Academy Trust, a charitable private company, limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales, Company number: 09040388

Registered office address: Shaftesbury School, Salisbury Road, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 8ER