Bruton Primary School

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

Photos of our Learning

Spring 2 - Seeds, Soil and Sunshine!

We started the term with Book Week focusing on reading with pleasure! The children used ICT to find pictures to create their own book covers for our new story and had a scavenger hunt to find characters in books!

And what fabulous costumes for World Book Day!

Science week! The children took part in a whole school investigation where they tested the hypothesis that taller people had bigger feet!

In Maths we have been learning to measure length and height. The children have loved using the rulers. We have measured, compared measurements and used them in calculations.

The children all learned how to log themselves into the chrome books today. They then logged into the phonics play on their own and had a go at playing a phonics game for practise!

We have decorated some pots as minibeasts and planted cress this week so we can watch how it grows!

We have been learning how to measure weight this week. The children have had a great time investigating this using the scales!

This week we have been looking at spring flowers. The children made some fantastic watercolour paintings!

The finished paintings!

We had a visitor this week! She was florist and told us how to look after our plants! The children then designed their own flower arrangement with a colour scheme!

This week in maths, we have been learning about volume and capacity. We had a look at how many smaller cups it would take to fill our containers and then recorded this in a table!

We have had a focus on art this week. The children started by selecting photos of vegetables to do close up line drawings in their sketch books

They then chose their favourite square to enlarge and then fill with bright oil pastels to create an abstract piece! I think they look great! I

Spring 1 - Explorers!

We started our new story by going on a real bear hunt! The children made their own binoculars and we retold the story as we traveled through each setting!

This term the school are taking part in the 'Daily Mile' Initiative where the children will aim to run a mile around our track. We have started our term with the focus 'Ambition' by setting a goal for the end of term. We are going to see how many more laps we can run in 6 weeks time after practicing as much as possible.

In Science, we have been learning about the weather! We became presenters and planned what we were going to forecast in groups before videoing our own broadcast!


Still image for this video

CR LS MG FF .mov

Still image for this video


Still image for this video

We have been learning to touch type on the chrome books this term!

We have been practicing our typing AND phonics by typing out words using the ph sound.

We have been learning lots of different ways to add and subtract numbers to 20!

Autumn 2 - Fire! Fire!

This term we've been learning the story is 'The Magic Porridge Pot' so what better way to tie this to our topic than to make porridge on the fire! The children then chose their healthy toppings from the fruit provided.

Today, we have had a day to focus on one of our learning behaviours - Responsibility! The children found out they were going to be responsible for their very own jelly baby! They had to make a bed for them and kept them safe for the day!

We used our outdoor area to make shelters for our jelly babies!

The children learned about the Great Fire of London through videos and stories today. We then had a quiz to see which facts they could remember and then they had a go at ordering the events on a timeline.

We tested different length straws to see which one would be best for a fireman's hose! We blew water and measured how far the water went!

Today we have had a go at using the chrome books to draw portraits!

We made a Tudor houses ready for our fire tomorrow!

Today we had our fire! We set the fire to the first house in the row and watched how the wind and tight streets made the fire spread quickly!

We also played a relay game to see how people would have carried buckets of water from the Thames to put out the fire!


Still image for this video


Still image for this video

IN Science, we have been learning what animals need to survive. The children made their animal out of playdough and then created a habitat as a perfect fit for their animal.

He is a collection of the artwork the children have produced on the computers this term!

We made mini Christmas trees to sell at the Christmas fair. We used a needle and thread to sew buttons together and tied it at the end so it was ready to decorate a tree!

The children have learned some Winter poetry to finish off our term!

Autumn 1 - Our Community! 

Our first day! The children have spent some time getting used to using our new provision areas!

Today we made papier mache balloons ready to paint on Monday. Can you guess what they might be?

Mr Edwards (Miss Edwards' dad) came to visit us and taught us all about how to build houses!

We have been working on Place value of numbers with in 10 and the children have done so well!

We had a fantastic trip to Carymoor recycling centre to learn how best to use the three Rs and how the centre helps our community!

We have used our previous product evaluations and designed our own cages for the witch! Now it is time to make them!

The children have been working very hard to systematically write their number bonds!

Today we wrote a setting description together and then edited it as a class. What a great way to show teamwork and improve writing!

We have used oil pastels to produce our Harvest artwork this year! We shared these pictures in the Church while one of our girls read a poem she had written!

The children are great at using the resources so they can complete their work independently!

To celebrate Black History Week, the children have created some lovely artwork in the style of Alma Woodsey Thomas.