So what have the Beetles been up to this week?

Well, Monday saw them planning their letters of complaint and personifying all sorts of objects from fidget spinners to TV remotes and swimming goggles to Care Bears. A lively gym session gave them the opportunity to stretch different muscles.

Tuesday we built models from cubes in trios. It wasn’t an easy task because only one member of the trio could see the model they were trying to replicate and only one member could touch the bricks but they couldn’t speak – all very tricky but great for building team working skills. In the afternoon we prepared for our Collective Worship and the Harvest service. We had a few moments of wonder as we looked at our beautiful trees and the changing colours of the moor before settling down to our art work.

Wednesday meant rounding numbers and measuring, writing letters and leaning about our lungs.

Thursday, Miss Philpott was very sorry to miss Collective Worship but heard that it was a lovely occasion. She also missed out on Roman Numerals, football and designing front covers for our books.

Friday meant another block building challenge as well as placing decimal numbers on a numberline and rounding them. Progress continued as we worked on our books of letters and we continued to prepare for our Harvest Service. The afternoon ended with a lesson in Dartmoor Step Dancing – lots of fun.

Next week we will complete our books and our maths work on  number sense.


1. Make sure your maths homework is handed in on Monday.
2. Keep reading.
3. New spellings to learn for test on Friday.
4. Invite your grown-ups to our Harvest Service on Monday at 2pm at Church.
5. Bring along a contribution for Okehampton Food bank on Monday – dried or tinned food please.
6. Footballers and Netballers watch out for information about the North Tawton Netball and Football Tournament which takes place next Friday and home matches against the Federation on Thursday.
7. All of you watch out for information about the Football and Netball festival on Wednesday 11th October in the morning.
8. Thursday was National Poetry Day so for homework I would like you to have a go at writing a harvest / autumn inspired poem. Go outside and spend a few minutes really looking for signs of autumn – the colour of leaves, the colour of the moors, what is happening in the fields, the night sky… Use what you see to inspire your poem. Poetry does not have to rhyme!

You’ve got until Wednesday 4th October to place your orders for photographs through school (you can order beyond this date but will occur postage charges).