Baltonsborough CE VC Primary School


Welcome to Pearmain Class 

Teacher: Mrs Alison McDonnell.                 

Long Term Overview

Spring Term Overview


Poetry with Tony Walsh

Pearmain class had a great time on Monday during the poetry workshop with Tony Walsh. We were joined by pupils from Butleigh school and worked together to create some fantastic poems which we then performed as a group.



It has been a fantastic start to the Autumn term. The children have come back eager and ready to learn, and they have demonstrated a very mature and responsible attitude to their learning. Great work everyone!

In Science we are studying the properties of materials this term, and in our first lesson, we investigated whether materials were soluble (able to dissolve) or insoluble, and considered if the changes would be reversible or irreversible.

Our Topic this term is the Anglo-Saxons, and we have already had fun bringing the topic to life by re-enacting some of the key battles connected with the tale of two Anglo-Saxon warrior brothers, Hengest and Horsa.

          Hengest                               Horsa                               Vortigen

In Art we have been looking at the typical designs of Anglo-Saxon brooches and have started to design our own. Watch this space for our final designs - once they've been completed and coloured.

Shades of Green

We enjoyed being creative in the outdoor environment this week (June 30th 2016), making environmental art inspired by the work of Andy Goldsworthy. 

The theme was Shades of Green but, as you can see, some groups have added a dash of colour to create some beautiful pieces of art.

BEFORE and...



Back in the classroom to draw and paint using shades of green...




A step along the world I go.

A step from old things to new.

God, on my pilgrimage through Life

keep me travelling along with you...

The Year Sixes had a great day on June 21st 2016 at Wells Cathedral. We had a service and then were split into groups for some workshops involving arts and crafts. Some of us went on a tour of the Cathedral and dressed as Pilgrims. We learned that the scallop shell was carried by pilgrims  on their journey. We made badges and beads and took part in an interactive story-telling session.

After lunch and a run around on the green, we went back in to the Cathedral to have the final act of worship.

Children from Baltonsborough were chosen to carry the Bath and Wells banner and had the honour of leading the procession of banners.

We had a wonderful day that we will remember for years to come.








Digging for Victory

 As part of our Britain at War topic, we learned about rationing and tried out some war-time recipes. Bugs Bunny would have loved our Carrot Biscuits, and so did we! 

We also got 'Digging for Victory' by preparing our beds for planting. Hopefully ,we'll be tasting the fruits (or veggies) of our labour before the end of term. This time, the plan is to make some delicious savoury dishes. Although, if there are any carrots ready, a few more cookies may well be on the menu!