Bruton Primary School

Part of the East Somerset Federation which includes Ditcheat Primary School and Upton Noble C of E VC Primary School


Welcome to Auklet Class!


A very warm welcome to Auklet class! The adults that work in Auklet class are; Mrs Walsh (Class Teacher), Mrs Budd-Lowe (Teaching Assistant) and Mrs Davis (Cover on Monday afternoons).

Our PE day is a Tuesday, please come to school wearing your PE kit and daps/trainers.

Summer Term 2

This half term our topic is called 'Under the Sea!' We will be looking at the five levels of the ocean and how to protect the planet.

Summer Term 1

This half term our topic is called 'What a Wonderful World!' We will be looking at our town of Bruton and comparing it with our link school's town of Mufulira in Zambia. I wonder what similarities and differences we will find.

As part of our Geography learning, we went on a walk around Bruton to look for Human and Physical features

We've had some visitors! The children noticed some suspicious mouse holes in the classroom today. We had a great discussion as to where they may have come from. We then read the story of Town Mouse and Country Mouse and decided the mice must have come to visit Bruton to see what food we have on offer.

Spring Term 2

This half term our topic will be Ready, Steady, Sow! We will be looking at how plants grow and why this happens in Spring time. Please see below for our learning web for this half term.

Easter bonnet parade!

Billy's Daddy, Paul, came to visit us to talk about the importance of bees and how he makes his honey. The children even got to taste some honey which is made in different seasons of the year, delicious!

Our story this half term is Jasper's Beanstalk. The children worked in groups to sequence the images from the story.

This week in topic we have been busy planting our own beans! We found a sunny spot in the classroom to help them on their way to being super tall beanstalks!

Auklet and Barn Owl had a lovely Spring walk this week. We found daffodils, blossom trees and lots of buds on plants waiting for the sun!

Partitioning numbers has been made a lot easier by using Numicon this week.

We loved reading with Hawk class during Book Week!

Spring Term 1

This half term we will be looking at Lost and Found, looking at Polar Regions and why some animals migrate. Please see below for our learning web for this half term.

Today we had an online call with a real life explorer! Mrs House's cousin Rebecca is currently in training to head to Antarctica next year. It was amazing to ask her so many questions.

We've received some beautiful home learning for this half term's topic of Polar Regions. Meringues, frozen smoothies, animal fact files and beautiful collages!

In RE we have been thinking about different parts of a church and what they are used for. Reverend Jonathan showed us around St Mary's church and we looked at the font, the organ, the pulpit and the beautiful stained glass windows.

As part of Topic we have been learning about migration. We went on a bird hunt on the school field to see which UK birds do not migrate in the winter.

Explorer Day! We visited the South Pole this week as part of our topic. We boarded the aeroplane with passports and tickets and took our journey to the freezing cold! We rescued creatures from ice blocks, ate tinned food off of the fire and made shelters for our friends to keep warm in.

We've been practicing our addition skills recently in Maths. We've used objects, five and ten frames and had a go at writing these as a number sentence.

Autumn Term 2

This half term we will be looking at Farming Through Time, comparing old and new approaches to farming and how this affects our everyday lives. Please see below for our learning web for this half term.

Nativity this year was held in St Mary's Church and was lovely to hear the children's beautiful singing echo around the church!

Auklet Class were very fortunate to have Head Baker of At The Chapel, Tom and assistant Kim come and bake some bread with us! We made some amazing creatures out of our dough and then got to eat them as our snack!

Our Topic Home Learning has been a great Show & Tell opportunity for Auklet this week. We've had loaves of bread like The Little Red Hen and chicken coops made from an array of materials! Duplo, gingerbread and pizza boxes!

We've been busy sorting 2D shapes this week by how many sides they have. We've then used mathematical language to describe the shapes in front of us.

Wow! What an amazing chicken coop for The Little Red Hen! Great home learning!

Music with Mrs Davis this week involved the glockenspiels! Some beautiful C, D and E repeating patterns were played.

A visit from Farmer Tom! He showed us how he uses tractors and machinery to tend to the land, making it much quicker than in the past!

Circle and triangles were found everywhere this week in Maths in Auklet Class!

Trip to the Rural Life Museum! We were busy making butter, flailing wheat and exploring the artefacts around the museum surrounding farming from a long time ago.

Little Red Hen took a visit to Auklet and Barn Owl Class! The children have then been busy making puppets to retell the story together.

Autumn Term 1

This half term our topic is 'Marvellous Me' in which the children will be sharing lots of wonderful things about themselves and their families. Please see below for our Topic Web for this half term's exciting learning. 

Autumn Welly Walk! We used our findings back at school to make repeating patterns, create woodland creatures and sort.

Patterns are everywhere! The children have loved making patterns with all sorts of objects!

We've been using comparative language this week of 'shortest' and 'tallest/longest'

Our story this half term is Goldilocks and the Three bears. The children have loved making and using the puppets to retell the story.

House collage challenge! Can you make a house from any of the materials on the table?

PE this week had us trying to receive and roll a ball to our team mates. It was a bit tricky trying to see through our legs upside down!

Matching! Reception have been busy trying to find things that match this week in Maths. We've had socks, natural objects and number of items.

Senses walk! We used our senses around the school grounds, we saw cows, we smelt and felt tress and listened to the nature on the school field.

Our first PE session at school had us playing lots of fun listening and responding games. Some of the children even had a go at being the teacher and calling out the instructions.