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Fernworthy, Burrator and Venford Classes have all prepared learning afternoons. The children shared their learning through teaching others about what they have recently learnt. Fernworthy ran a Roman afternoon, where they demonstrated a Roman battle march and even had also had special Roman food to try! Venford had a special afternoon about their ‘It’s F..f..freezing’… Read more »
Burrator Class used their language skills to good use by ordering food from a café – using their French vocabulary! The afternoon was a great success and some pupils were even confident enough to have their conversations recorded.
Working with Devon’s Early Help for Metal Health (EH4MH) Team, Year 5 pupils have been with Melody from EH4MH to train to become Mental Health Ambassadors. Everyone received a certificate and a badge to show that they had passed the course! Following the really successful ‘It’s OK to be different week’, our new Mental Health… Read more »
During our ‘It’s OK to be different week’, pupils in Burrator Class were invited to the ‘REConnect’ event at Buckfast Abbey’s Education Centre. It is an annual event which gives pupils from local schools the chance to reflect on the bigger questions in life, using a range of different thought-provoking stations.
Following a term where the film, ‘The Greatest Showman’ has played a key part in Burrator’s curriculum, it seemed fitting that the children spent the majority of their Enterprise Project earnings on a Greatest Showman themed day complete with circus tent and magician!
In line with tradition, Year 6 leavers led the end of year Mass for the whole school community. Afterwards, there was a special cake for the pupils to enjoy.
Burrator pupils performed the play, ‘Armada Ahoy’, for parents/carers and the whole school community at the Leavers’ Assembly. The children had been introduced to the script during a Play in a Day Workshop, and then practised their parts for the next few days before presenting it to a packed audience.
Dartmoor National Park Authority, through their Heritage Lottery Fund Project, “Moor than Meets the Eye” funded a community archaeological excavation at Widecombe-in-the-Moor. Some pupils from Year 5 visited a medieval manor house, Glebe Farm. As part of their outreach programme, pupils were asked to take part in three different activities; archaeological excavation, processing and learning about archaeological… Read more »
Pupils in Burrator have been taking part in a number of problem solving activities, including measuring and calculating angles and working as a team to complete a cup stacking challenge.
Year 5 and 6 pupils have taken part in Bikeability Level 1 and 2 again this year to learn a bit more about cycling and how to stay safe on the road.