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Curriculum enrichment

School Of Rock Workshops

Pupils from Year 5 were invited to participate in some music and drama workshops at South Dartmoor Community College, led by staff and students from the school. Following the morning workshops, pupils were treated to a matinee performance of South Dartmoor Community College’s end of year show, School of Rock.

 

 

 

 

Multi-faith Week

Pupils across the school took part in a multi-faith week that focussed on Hinduism.¬† This week also coincided with the Hindu festival of Diwali, celebrated by Hindus around the world.¬† During RE lessons pupils had the opportunity to learn about important symbols associated with Hinduism, hear the story of Rama and Sita, try some Indian food and even design some ‘mendhi’ patterns on their hands.

Victorian Day

Burrator Class had a special Victorian day to celebrate their new topic.  Pupils were asked to come into school dressed for the occasion and even paid a genuine Victorian penny for the privilege of being educated for the day.  Pupils played traditional Victorian games such as hoop rolling, skipping and hop scotch.  The classroom had been re-arranged for the day with desks organised into single lines and experienced a range of classroom activities including copywriting using chalkboards and fountain pens and ink.  The children also practised their quick recall of facts including their times tables and learnt to cross stitch.

Music Day at South Dartmoor Community College

Choirs from many of the local primary schools were asked to come together at South Dartmoor Community College, to participate in a music day with workshops and to perform a special concert for parents/ carers.   Pupils enjoyed hearing choirs from other schools and interacting with lots of other children during the day.  The children performed to a packed hall and each of the performances were very well received!

Farmwise 2017

Pupils from Fernworthy and Burrator Classes enjoyed a ‘hands on’ visit to the Devon Farmwise event held at Westpoint Arena, as part of their Harvest focus this half term.

The children took part in a range of interactive activities which took place  in themed zones such as dairy, arable, environment, vegetables, sheep, fruit and seeds and pigs. The pupils were able to ask questions and find out a bit more about where their food comes from and the different types of farming that exist in Devon.

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