Stanton St QuintinPrimary School

Discovering Together


Welcome to Spring Term in Darling Class

And what a strange one it has been so far. It was wonderful to see all of the children's happy faces on our first day back and a bit of a shock for us that evening!

However, we will still be able to share with you what we are up to in class, on our blog, and we will be in close contact via seesaw.

Stay safe and well and hopefully we will be together again very soon.

With very best wishes,

Mrs Breen, Miss Rimmer and Mrs Major

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  • Dinosaur Digging!

    Published 06/01/21

    This afternoon we had an email from a paleontologist who had heard a rumour that there may be dinosaur bones buried in the woods at Stanton St Quintin school. However, due to Covid restrictions, she asked Darling Class if they would carry out some excavation work on her behalf, and would you believe what the we unearthed.....

    We carefully searched and dug the ground...

    And look what we found....!

    DINOSAUR BONES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    We dusted them off very gently with paintbrushes so that we didn't damage them.

    This is how many we found...

    We decided that if we put the bones together we could see what dinosaur the bones belonged to...

    We decided this one was a crocosaurus, that swam and had a clubbed tail like the ankylosaurus.

    And this one was a tyrranosaurus.

    We invited Rhine Class (socially distanced) to visit our Dinosaur Museum and as curators we told them about what we had found.

    They were very impressed with our knowledge and were astounded at what we had found!

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  • The Friendly Beasts

    Published 18/12/20

    This week, the amazing children of Darling Class performed 'The Friendly Beasts', an old English Christmas hymn.

    Please copy this link into your browser to view their performance, the dress rehearsal and a wonderful outtake to finish.

    (Please note that this is the the school youtube channel and cannot be searched for).

    We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the parents, grandparents, carers and relatives for your support, helping the children to learn their lines and the splendid costumes.

    We wish you the happiest of Christmas holidays and very much look forward to seeing you in the New Year.

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  • Winter Scavenger Hunt

    Published 01/12/20

    Winter is here but how do we know?

    We went on a scavenger hunt to find evidence of Winter around us.

    Here is what we found...


    Tough, smooth evergreen leaves

      Rough, cracked bark

     Leaf skeleton

     Tickly fir needles

     Pine cone bigger than our thumb

     Smooth bark with patches of lichen


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  • The Gingerbread Man by Darling Class

    Published 25/11/20

    This week we created our own version of The Gingerbread Man story. Would you like to hear how it goes?

    Once upon a time there lived a lady called Mrs Austin. Mrs Austin lived in Chippenham and one day she decided to bake some gingerbread men.

    She rolled out the dough, cut out the gingerbread man and popped him into the oven.

    While it was baking, Mrs Austin went upstairs to the toilet. As she was washing her hands she heard a "knock, knock, knock". She followed the sound and heard that is was coming from the oven. Mrs Austin opened the oven door and out jumped the ginger bread man!

    "Stop" shouted Mrs Austin "You look good enough to eat", but the gingerbread man said "Run, run, as fast as you can, you can't catch me I'm the gingerbread man!" and he ran out of Mrs Austin's front door with her chasing him.

    He ran all the way to Stanton St Quintin school playing fields, where he met Beau the dog. "Woof, stop" said Beau. "You look good enough to eat", but the gingerbread said "Run, run as fast as you can, you can't catch me I'm the gingerbread man" and he ran, chased by Beau the dog and Mrs Austin. 

    The gingerbread man ran into the school where he met the children in Darling class and they said "Stop, you look good enough to eat!", but the gingerbread man replied "Run, run, as fast as you can, you can't catch me I'm the ginger bread man" and he ran through their class out onto the road, chased by Darling Class, Beau the dog and Mrs Austin.

    He ran all the way to the petrol station in Lower Stanton, where he met Chicken Licken. Chicken Licken called out "Stop! You look good enough to eat" but the gingerbread man called back "Run, run as fast as you can, you can't catch me I'm the gingerbread man". He continued running, chased by Chicken Licken, Darling Class, Beau the dog and Mrs Austin.

    The gingerbread man ran alongside the dual carriageway to Morrisons, where he met Jack and Jill, who was carrying a bucket. "Stop" they cried "You look good enough to eat" but the gingerbread man said "Run, run as fast as you can, you can't catch me I'm the gingerbread man" and off he ran out of Morrisons, chased by Jack and Jill, Chicken Licken, Darling Class, Beau the dog and Mrs Austin.

    However, when he ran outside he came to a busy roundabout and realised he was stuck. Then along came a horse and carriage. "Neigh. I will help you cross the roundabout. Jump up onto my tail". The gingerbread man jumped up onto the horse's tail but the cars were whizzing by and making him feel unsteady. 

    "Jump up onto my back" said the horse, but it was too windy there. "Jump up onto my head" said the horse. The gingerbread man started to sway from side to side. "Jump up onto my nose" said the horse, so the gingerbread man jumped up onto the horse's nose. 

    Then with one big flick of his head, the horse tossed the gingerbread man high up into the air and ate him in one big gulp. 

    And that was the end of the gingerbread man.





    However, what adventures these gingerbread men we made today might have nobody knows...!

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  • What happens when ....?

    Published 17/11/20

    In our story of The Gingerbread Man, the Gingerbread man hops up onto the fox's tail because he can't swim.

    But what about if he only had to go through a puddle? 

    Would he be okay then?

    What if it was a milk puddle? Or an oil puddle? Or a vinegar puddle? Would that make a difference?

    These are the types of questions that we thought about. We listened to each other's thoughts and ideas and made our own predictions.


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  • The Great Pet Sale

    Published 10/11/20

    Inspired by this wonderful book that we read during maths, the children decided that they would like a pet shop in the classroom.

    As well as being a lot of fun, it has been a great opportunity to practise our maths and develop our communication and language skills.

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