Wow! What a busy week we have had, albeit a short week, celebrating the end of our Westbury Topic. We started the week with a wonderful visit to Westbury Heritage Centre, where we found out some amazing information. Did you know that millions of years ago, Westbury was submerged under water and a sea dragon called a Pliasaurus (that looked a bit like a dinosaur) swam in the waters!? We saw a model of its jaw and held a tooth. We also found out that Westbury Church is around 600 years old! We enjoyed a tour of the town and saw where the old wool mills used to be and even noticed the separate entrances for men and women to Westbury Swimming pool.
On Tuesday afternoon, we were out and about again and this time visited Westbury Library. We were surprised to discover that this building is 200 years old. We found out how we can borrow books from the library and you should find an application form for a library card (if you do not have one already) in your book bags. Well done to those children who remembered their library cards and were able to borrow a book to enjoy over the half term holiday. On the way back from the Library, we stopped off at Westbury Park as a treat for collecting so many gems in our pot last week. The children had so much fun....although one or two looked incredibly dizzy after a VERY fast ride on the roundabout!
Finally, this afternoon (Wednesday) we were thrilled to be joined by so many parents, grandparents, friends and siblings for our topic end point. You worked together imaginatively and creatively to create the most amazing models of buildings in Westbury. Our models included the Church, the swimming pool (inside and out), our own houses and even the White Horse. We will allow the models to dry over the half term break and will enjoy displaying them in the hall for everyone to see. Thank you to every adult who has supported our events throughout the week, including those of you that managed to pop your head in at the end of the day to see what your children had been up to! We appreciate that it is not always easy to attend these events, but do look out for other dates later in the year.
We hope that you all have a wonderful half term. We have not set any formal homework so that the children can enjoy a well deserved rest but please, if you are able to, continue to read at every opportunity. You may even manage a visit to the Library ...the children are now experts and will be able to show you around! We hope that you enjoy our video which captures some of the excitement, effort and wonderful team work that went on in Dolphin Class this afternoon.