Wet and Wild in the Woods

We really haven’t been all that lucky with the weather this year so far.  On Tuesday, Year 3 were looking forward to a cold, but dry day out in the Penrice Woods.  However, when they woke up in the morning it was pouring with rain.  Miss Falcon-Steward and Mr Leathes made the decision to go to the woods anyway as the forecast looked even worse later in the week.

This was the second trip to the woods, so that they can visit Penrice Woods in every season of the year. 

Last time (in Autumn) everywhere they walked there were horse chestnuts and leaves all over the ground and some were falling on their heads.  This time, in the Winter trip, there were hardly any horse chestnuts around and the leaves on the floor were all damp, soggy and a mouldy yellowy-brown colour.

The aim of the visit was to compare changes.  Since the last visit there have been a storm because there were about 4 trees that had all blown down in the same direction – these were all quite far apart.

In the next visit, in Spring, Year 3 hope to carry out more investigations to compare the measurements of the trees from last time.

Thank you to Erik, Ben and Sam from 3FS for helping me to write this report.  We hope that Year 3 enjoy their next trip to Penrice Woods and that the weather will be much kinder to them!

Charity Starts at School

Following news of the Haiti disaster, Cayleigh, Kate, Rosie, Caleb and Brandon from 5B decided to organise a raffle at school to raise money for Shelterbox.  Each box costs £490 and contains equipment to help the Haiti people to recover from this terrible earthquake.  All week pupils have been donating prizes and buying tickets for the draw.

It’s not too late to help raise money for Haiti.  Janet Pollard, one of our parents and Governors, is running the Bath half marathon on 7th March to raise money for UNICEF’s work with vunerable children and their families in Haiti.  You can sponsor her online at:


Please check back here after half term to find out how much money the Year 5 pupils were able to raise with their raffle.