Life at East Harptree C of E VC Primary School Life at East Harptree C of E VC Primary School Life at East Harptree C of E VC Primary School Life at East Harptree C of E VC Primary School Life at East Harptree C of E VC Primary School Life at East Harptree C of E VC Primary School Life at East Harptree C of E VC Primary School


Pottery Workshop

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As part of our Topic - The Ancient Greeks - Otters enjoyed a trip to the Holbourne Museum with Ubley to learn about Greek Pottery and the influences that the Greeks had on architecture and designs today. They enjoyed designing their own Greek-inspired pattern and painting it onto their plates.

Mastery maths with parents 7.2.20

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We were delighted to see so many parents engaging with maths during our evening parent meeting and our 'morning of maths'. The children loved being able to showcase their mathematical thinking!

Warburtons Baking with Otters

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Great fun learning to bake bread!

Year 6 Buddies

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The year 6s showing what fantastic role-models they are with their reception buddies. It is lovely to watch how kind and caring they are, giving up their time to support the new children in our school.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

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A fabulous KS2 production!

Year 6 leavers

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The year 6's enjoyed a brilliant final week at East Harptree with lots of fun activities. We will miss you all but wish you the best of luck at your new schools! Well done on a fantastic final year!

Leavers Hoodies

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Farewell to our brilliant Year 6's

Sports Day

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Sports Day July 2019

Pirate Day at the Combe

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Hedgehogs and Foxes exciting day at the Combe

Year 6 Wells Cathedral Pilgrim day

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The year 6s enjoyed a lovely day at Wells Cathedral with Ubley year 6s: meeting other year 6s and engaging in some activities to prepare them for secondary school.


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A great and educational visit to Stonehenge, despite the rain!

Lego Myths about Stonehenge

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Otters and Squirrels had great fun working with Lego and making up their own myths about how Stonehenge was created.

Hedgehogs Pirate Visit

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Captain Rocky Cliff came to entertain us with stories and activities.

Celebrating their hard work!

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A well-earned trip to the park for year 6. I am incredibly proud of their confidence and positivity during SATs week - they are all amazing!


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2018 - 2019

Netball Tournament Winners

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The netball team all performed fantastically at the Chew Valley Netball Tournament. They have been practising extremely hard, supporting one another and working as a great team. A big thank you to our Netball coaches and parents, Kim Tarrant and Emily Peters!

Year 5 Maths Challenge

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Four of the year 5s attended a maths challenge at the Paragon school in Bath.They worked in pairs to complete problems and fun maths challenges. They performed extremely well and both pairs left with competitive scores! It was great to further develop their love of maths with this inspiring event!

Writing Workshop Day with Ubley

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Otter class joined with Ubley's Fox Class to enjoy their second Writing Workshop Day. Mrs Brady and I were really impressed with the creative writing, use of language and fantastic team work that was displayed! Well done everyone!

Play leaders

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The year 6's have been fantastic role-models to the younger children; independently running lunchtime sessions with the Reception and Year 1 children!

World Down Syndrome Day 2019

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The children wore colourful socks into school to raise awareness for World Down Syndrome day!

Messy Church

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World Book Day

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Otters enjoyed wearing their PJ's for our 'bedtime story' themed World Book Day this year! We enjoyed making a den and having time to share and read our books!

Bath Taps into Science

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Otter class enjoyed a trip to Bath University, alongside some of the Ubley children, to explore an exciting range of Science activities.


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Football League

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The football league have had a fantastic start to the season, reaching the semi-finals of the 'Small Schools County Finals' and last Friday celebrated a 15-0 win against Chew Magna. Keep up the hard work!

Hooke Court

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Year 5 and 6 had a fantastic time at their residential in November! We saw some excellent team-work, perserverence and independence during our stay, with all the leaders commenting on their impeccable behaviour and manners!

Nativity 2018

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Harvest service

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The children conducted a wonderful harvest service to end the first half-term. Thank you to everyone who attended the service and to all the children and parents for your very generous food donations. We are very proud to say that we will be helping others in our local area.


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Otters have been learning about light this term in Science. They have investigated how light travels and filmed a short lesson at the 'light learning lab' to share their knowledge. They have also been building periscopes and investigating Sir Isaac Newton's theory of light!

Roald Dahl Day

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Celebrating our love of reading on Roald Dahl Day. Otters looked brilliant and enjoyed lots of fun activities to celebrate this amazing author's birthday!

Volcanoes and Earthquakes

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Our current topic is Volcanoes and Earthquakes. We investigated the layers of the Earth by building it with playdough and labelling them! Connie and Freya created a brilliant 'layers of the Earth' song for their homework, which they performed in class!

Concorde Museum

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Squirrels & Otters joined Y3/4 from Ubley and took off to the Aerospace museum in Bristol! The children have been learning about sound how it travels so this was a great experience to further their knowledge and put their skills to the test. They were set the challenge of using different materials to soundproof a bluetooth speaker, playing the sonic boom created by Concorde itself!

Biathlon Team

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Our biathlon team had the opportunity to compete in the Prior park Schools' Biathlon at the University of Bath and use their fantastic facilities! The girls all did extremely well and are very excited to enter some more events in the future!

Tour of Britain

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The children enjoyed cheering on the Tour of Britain on the first day of term! It was a fantastic experience for them all!

KS2 summer production - Wind in the Willows

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The KS2 summer performance was a huge success this week! The children really put on a wonderful show, with beautiful singing, amazing acting and very well-rehearsed scene changes. Their friends and family had a wonderful time watching the show - "The best school show I've seen!"

Sports Day 2018

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What a wonderful Sports Day! The children worked extremely well to support their house members and put their all into the races! A massive thank you to Mrs Foley and the year 9 Chew Valley students for organising the event. And thank you to the PTA who helped to keep everyone cool with their wonderful refreshments - it was great to see so many parents coming along and even joining in with some competitive races!

Avon and Somerset County Police visit to Sports Day

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The Avon and Somerset County Police have very kindly donated us a wonderful school set of High-Vis jackets in order to help keep our children safe. The children very much enjoyed getting to look inside the Police van when they called by our sports day to allow us to say a big thank you!

Wells Cathedral Pilgrim Leavers' Day

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The year 6's joined together with lots of other year 6 children in the area to take part in a pilgrim day at Wells Cathedral. They took part in activities to help prepare them for the next, exciting chapter in their lives and took some time to reflect on what this will bring. It was lovely to see how close they have become as a group and when they move on in a few weeks time we will certainly miss them all!

Cricket Tournament

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Some of the year 5 and 6 children enjoyed a glorious day playing cricket. Miss Davey was extremely proud of the progress that each child made throughout the tournament. A great sense of team spirit and positivity was present all day too!

Sports Champion Visit

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High jump athlete Rob Mitchell, who represented Great Britain internationally from 1997 – 2016 as well as being at the Commonwealth Games in 2002 and in 2006, came to East Harptree this week! He is the current Welsh record holder in high jump at 2m and 25cm and was also the Welsh High Jump Champion for 11 years straight. He put the children through a grueling fitness circuit and then gave a fantastic inspirational assembly about his career in high jump and how it all began.

Robotics Day

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The year 5 and 6 children enjoyed a fantastic Robotics day building and programming their robots to complete a range of tasks. We observed some excellent team work and perserverance, along with many successful attempts! Well done everyone!

Somerset County Cricket Game

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Squirrel and Otter class enjoyed a fantastic day out to Somerset County's Cricket ground in Taunton, to watch Somerset Vs Sussex. They were able to watch the game, meet an England/Somerset player and enjoy lots of fun activities to practise and develop their cricket skills!

Year 6 End of SATs celebration!

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We are all extremely proud of our year 6's for their hard work and determination during SATs week and the build-up to this busy week! They tackled it with a positive attitude and supported eachother like great friends - a well deserved trip to the park to celebrate!

Summer Term

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Royal Wedding Party

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What a beautiful day we were blessed with for our wedding party!! The children all enjoyed a very British lunch of fish and chips followed by scones with cream and jam.

Science in Fox Class

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Fox class carried out an experiment to test the strongest paper. They then recorded their data in a chart, and afterwards created a bar graph on the computer.

Fox Class Easter Egg Hunt

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Fox class worked in teams to collect the puzzle pieces. They then enjoyed a chocolate treat!

Fox Class Field to Food

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Fox class, went on a trip to the Bath and West showground, where they learnt about where their food comes from.

Pounds for Porge

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A few weeks ago it was announced that Georgie 'Porge' Bryant, had received the devastating news her seven months worth of treatment to rid her of Leukaemia had failed, and her only remaining option was to get on a clinical trial. In order to be eligible for the trial Porge would need to receive treatment not currently available on the NHS which would cost £150,000. Fundraising got underway immediately and within two days the Pounds for Porge campaign had already reached a staggering £51,000. But following a few weeks of odd socks being donned at sporting fixtures, schools and fundraising activities the total now stands at £108,000 (as of 27th April). Thank you so much to everyone who showed their support!

Saint George's Day

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Some of the children wore their Beavers, Scouts, Brownies and Guides uniform into school to celebrate St George's Day. As a school we held an assembly to learn about this patriotic day!

The Mayans

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To mark the end of our topic, The Mayans, Otter class planned and conducted their very own Mayan Afternoon. They baked Chocolate brownies (cocoa was seen as a luxury for the Mayans);learnt the rules and played the Mayan ball game, Pok a Tok and conducted a religious ceremony with their very own Priest.

Dance Umbrella

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We had a wonderful time at the Dance Umbrella at the Forum in Bath. Our year 3's and 4's performed, 'Get loud' and made us all want to get up and dance with them! The year 5's and 6's danced to, 'Friend like me' from Alladin - they even had their own blue Genie! We were extremely proud of all the children, what a great experience!

Odd Socks For Downs Syndrome

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The 21st March 2018 marks World Downs Syndrome Day and the school came together to raise awareness for a fantastic cause.

African drumming and African houses!

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Fox and Hedgehog class took part in an African drumming workshop, and then made some African houses out of clay.

Hedgehogs in the snow

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Hedgehogs had fun in the snow!

World Book Day 2017/18

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The staff and children enjoyed dressing up for World Book Day this year!

Yoga Club

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Making the most of the beautiful sunshine and taking yoga onto the grass playground!

Grass Playground Grand Opening

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After a long wait, we are happy to announce that our grass playground is now open. Our Grand Opening was planned and organised by our School Council, who did an amazing job. Lots of people helped us to make this project a reality and we would like to say a huge 'thank you!' to everyone. Councillor Tim Warren kindly agreed to officially open the area and cut our ribbon. We all celebrated with a special cake and refreshments. We can now use our wonderful new space for play and outside learning, and we are looking forward to making lots of exciting new memories here.

World Book Day

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Otters and the rest of the school enjoyed dressing up for World Book Day. We held a parade around the playground and enjoyed lots of fun book-related activities throughout the day!

Carymoor Environmental Centre

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Both Otters and Squirrel class visited the landfill site at Carymoor Environmental Centre in line with our current topic, exploring the plastic problem. We were able to see where our rubbish goes and learnt how to correctly recycle our rubbish. We were amazed to discover that 50% of the rubbish that was put in the landfill actually could have been recycled! We are now discovering what we can do as a school to protect our environment!

Year 5 & 6 Football Tournament

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Our year 5 and 6 children did extremely well at the Chew Valley School football tournament. They demonstrated excellent team work and determination - well done!

Year 6 Maths Challenge

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Four of our year 6 children attended the Monkton Coombe Maths Challenge where they competed against other schools. They participated in some extremely challenging maths and represented our school fantastically!

Fox Class Science Materials

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The Bounciest Balls & Stretchiest Materials

Mock Baptism Fox Class

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Learning about Baptism at the Church

Victorian Block Printing Fox Class

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Victorian, William Morris inspired Block Printing

Building Roman Catapults

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Otter class used their Design and Technology skills to successfully build a Roman Catapult fit for the battlefield!

Roman Museum

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Otter and Squirrel class invited their parents and carers to view all of their fantastic Roman learning by creating their very own Roman Museum at school! So many wonderful pieces of writing, art work and models made - well done everyone!

Fox Class Victorian Morning

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Fox Class made Victorian toys and baked Victoria Sponges

Fox Class Walk Around the Village

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The History society took Fox Class on a Victorian Walk around East Harptree.

Born in the Barn Nativity 2017

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Take a look at our cast of 2017

Mill on the Brue 2017

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Take a look at the fantastic feats of bravery & teamwork undertaken by our students on their residential trip.

School Council visit to BANES Council

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East Harptree Primary School Council had a wonderful visit to the Guild Hall in Bath on Thursday 30th November. They were greeted by Tim Warren, Leader of Bath Council who showed them around the council chambers and joined them with their own meeting. The children picked up some useful tips to help them with their work back at school. They were also lucky enough to spend some time in the Mayor’s Parlour, where they found out a lot about the history Well done to Summer, Freya.W, Addie, Lolly, Louis, Jacob, Jack & Lola. Councillor Tim warren stated that, ‘The school and parents should be proud of the way the children acted, a real credit to all.’

Victorian Topic - visit to Radstock Museum and Bath Botanical Gardens

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Fox Class enjoyed a visit to Radstock Museum and the Bath Botanical Gardens to learn more about Victorian life.

Victorian Silhouettes

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Our Victorian Silhouettes

Science - Micro Habitats at the Church Yard

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Fox Class looked at micro habitats in the church yard.

Outdoor Maths - Learning about the Seasons

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Fox Class enjoyed outdoor learning.

Trip to the Roman Baths

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Otter & Squirrel Class enjoyed learning about the Romans in Bath.


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We have been re-creating famous bible stories using a range of different techniques: Manga style (a Japanese comic), Children's story style and Word on the Street (using music and pictorial images).

Mad Science

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Mad Science came in to show us all the exciting things that their club will offer at school! We hope lots of the children will get involved!

Lloyds TSB

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The year 5 and 6 children were visited by Lloyds Bank TSB and learnt all about the importance of budgeting, and the difference between a need and a want!


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Otters have been creating 'kindness tweets' as part of our Kindness Campaign across the school! #bekind

Yr 5 & 6 Rugby

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Year 5 & 6 pupils enjoyed a rugby tournament at Chew Valley School.

Reception 2017

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Our new Reception children are settling into Hedgehogs & school life. Lots of outdoors learning through play.

Fox Class making bread with Warburtons

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Fox Class making bread with Warburtons

Australian Visit for Fox Class

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An Australian Teacher visited our school for the morning.

Visit from Scout Leaders

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The children enjoyed a visit from a Scout leader finding out about the opportunities they can get involved with!

Leavers' Lunch & Water Fight

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Our Year 6 students celebrated the end of their time at East Harptree Primary School with a special lunch and a water fight!


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The KS2 Summer Production "Cinderabba" as a huge success.

End of SATS Celebration

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Some of the Year 6 children celebrating finishing their SATS! "They have all worked so hard and I am super proud of them! " Miss Davey

Otters @Bristol

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At the end of January Otter Class enjoyed a trip to @Bristol to explore in more depth their Science topic, Earth and Space. We had loads of fun exploring the activities and watching the 3D Planetarium show!


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Islamic Symbols

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Otters were engrossed in studying important Islamic symbols and buildings and then describing it for their partner to try and draw!

Otters Baking

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Otter Class making Christmas Cookies and then creating their own set of instructions for others to follow!

S.P.A.G. Treasure Hunt

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The year 6 children working in pairs to find their way around the treasure hunt (shhhh - don't tell them they were also revising!)


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Years 5 & 6 took a trip to the Lifeskills Centre - always a fun & valuable day.

Otters do Banksy

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Bristol - Otters studied our local city of Bristol and researched the famous graffiti artist, Banksy! They designed some wonderful artwork with messages and images linked to their personal interests. They look brilliant!

Environmental Club trip to Bristol Water

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Learning about the fish that stock our lakes during a trip to Bristol Water

Football Team 2017

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East Harptree Primary School Football Team 2017

Environmental Club May - Wildlife & Landscape Photography

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These are some pictures we took.

Whole School Easter Walk

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The children enjoyed an Easter Walk & activities in the Combe.

Red Nose Day 2017

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The children joined in with Red Nose Day 2017 wearing something red or sporting a "nose".

World Book Day

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The staff & children enjoyed dressing up as characters from their favourite books.

Pancake Race 2017

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The children took part in the Village Pancake Race 2017

A Trip to the SS Great Britain

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KS1 enjoyed a trip to the SS Great Britain in Bristol

Christmas Decorations in the Combe

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The children of Fox & Hedgehog Class enjoyed a day in the Combe making Christmas Decorations with Gingerbread Men!

Science with Fox Class

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Fox Class were discovering Light!

Nativity 2016

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Photos of our Hedgehogs dressed for Nativity

Virtual Reality

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Thanks to a parent, Mr Paul Martin and his colleagues, Otter Class enjoyed a voyage into the world of Virtual Reality. Amazing!

Hooke Court 2016

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Otter Class enjoyed a residential trip to Hooke Court. Take a look at some of our activities.

Shoebox Collection

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Children collected gifts & treats to send to others less fortunate than themselves.

Remembrance Service East Harptree

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The children joined with the villagers of East Harptree at the memorial stone near Grey Hollow.

Beach Survey

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A fabulous afternoon at Sandy Bay

Sports Day 2016

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The weather was kind & it was a successful day.

Summer Vegetable Pizza Faces

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The KS1 children enjoyed learning about healthy eating & trying new foods whilst making pizza faces!

Queen's Birthday Picnic

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The children enjoyed a red, white & blue picnic lunch party in the playground to celebrate the Queen's 90th Birthday

Vikings in the Combe

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Otter & Squirrel Class enjoyed learning about Vikings in the Combe.

Potato Planting

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KS1 children enjoyed getting their hands muddy, planting potatoes. Fingers crossed for a bumper crop!

Folly Farm Camp Squirrel Class 2016

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Squirrel Class enjoyed a fantastic residential trip to Folly Farm. There are load of photos so hope you can spot yourself & your friends in some!

Environmental Club - Recycling

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Environmental Club learning about recycling

Environmental Club - Bird Watching

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View from our Hide, Bird Watching at Chew Valley Lake

Environmental Club - Visit to Lye Cross Farm

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We visited Lye Cross Farm to see how cheese is made.

Spring Walk 2016 - KS1

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Our KS1 classes enjoyed a spring walk into Harptree Combe. The bluebells were out and our butterflies released.

Environmental Club visit to BBC Bristol April 2016

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This term the first outing was to BBC Bristol - very interesting!

Cooking with Josh Eggleton from the Pony & Trap

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Josh Eggleton & his sister Holly from the Pony & Trap in Chew Magna came to inspire our budding chefs with a brilliant cooking demonstration. Josh has a Michelin Star & has been seen on the Great British Menu! For a copy of the Recipe for these Swiss Meringues please see the "Letters" section under "Parents" tab.

Tudor Houses

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Otter Class made Tudor houses - take a look at their fantastic display!

World Book Day

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The children wore some fantastic costumes and brought their favourite books for World Book Day.

The Three Little Pigs - Reception Class

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Reception Class have been learning and playing with the story The Three Little Pigs

Dance Festival 2016

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Dance Festival 2016

Tesco Trip Year 1 & 2

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Year 1 & 2 enjoyed a great trip to Tesco at Midsomer Norton to learn about where our food comes from.

Pancake Race 2016

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The sun shone as the children enjoyed this year's village pancake race.

Pond Clearance in the Grass Playground

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Thank you to everyone who gave up their time on Saturday and assisted us in clearing the pond area. It was hard work but will make a massive difference to the space available in our grass playground. We even found the Gnome!

The Harptree Bake-Off

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In Science, KS1 made delicious quiches to show how materials can change when heated.


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We began our Viking topic by being lucky enough to have a Scandinavian visitor, Kenastyriseh who told us many facts about his past. We were then able to come up with ideas about what we would like to know about the Vikings.

Mr Fox

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In Literacy we have been using the book Fantastic Mr Fox to look at creative writing techniques. Here we are planning some role play in groups. We then performed our scenes to the class and became Mr Fox so the class could ask Mrs Booth questions.

Mill on the Brue 2015

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Otter Class enjoyed a fantastic week at Mill on the Brue

Mrs Bailey's Trip to Zimbabwe - Exchange Visit with Matirige Primary School

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In July, Mrs Bailey and her son enjoyed a visit to Matirige Primary School in Zimbabwe - here are some of her photos.