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To celebrate the harvest of apples from our school orchard, St Mary’s held an Apple Day where children took part in apple tasting activities and used an apple press to produce their own apple juice. Each class also produced printed artwork around the theme of apples.
The community dentist visited St Mary’s to teach pupils about how to care for their teeth and to help to protect them from decay. The disclosure tablets which were used by some pupils, enabled plaque to be revealed on their teeth and in turn, helped pupils to ensure that this was removed during brushing.
St Mary’s pupils have learnt more about the way in which the government works through a visit from the South West Regional Outreach Officer for Parliament’s Education Service. The visit enabled pupils to improve their understanding of democracy and Parliament. Following the visit, Burrator Class held its own parliamentary session to discover more about the… Read more »
Burrator pupils worked with local theatre company to create a ‘Play in a Day’. The title of the play this year was ‘Greece Lightning’ which fitted in well with their history topic for this term, Ancient Greece.
This year Burrator Class took part in a number of activities as part of their residential trip. They visited Haven Banks Centre at Exeter Canal, where they learnt how to paddle board (although the water was cold!) and how to build a raft. Pupils also went to Dynamic Adventures where they abseiled, carried out rock… Read more »
Burrator Class helped to organise the Enterprise Fair again this year, where pupils ran stalls to generate money for the class and for charity. Each group of pupils in Burrator Class were given £5 each, with which to try and generate more money by running a stall at the Summer Fair. Friends of St Mary’s… Read more »
St Mary’s hosted an inter-school Year 5/6 Kwik Cricket tournament for local Catholic schools.
Congratulations to those pupils in Year 6 who have worked hard this year to gain their Torbay and Devon Civic Award. They were awarded their certificates at a ceremony held at St Cuthbert Mayne School in Torquay. Click on the link below to find out more about how the pupils achieved the award: Torbay and… Read more »
Year 5 have been working with Claudia, Anna and Alison from the Abbey Education Centre to design and re-build our mud kitchen in the Woodland Area. This has taken a lot of hard work, but the area looks fantastic now and has been enjoyed by all of the classes. The area had an official opening,… Read more »
Burrator pupils took part in some first aid training with Ian Hutchings, as part of their activities week. During the day the children learnt basic first aid skills including how to deal with someone who has collapsed, is choking or needs bandaging.