We learnt about nocturnal animals and read the story of ‘Owl babies’. Mr Taylor brought in his falcon and talked about birds of prey – where they live, how they eat and how they fly.
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.
Fernworthy Class have been learning about the rainforests. This included participating in rainforest role play in the woodland area, home learning themed rainforest activities and art and literacy rainforest themed activities.
This year, Burrator pupils had a very successful Enterprise fete, which contained stalls organised and run by the children. FOSMs (Friends of St Mary’s) also ran some stalls. The local Fire Brigade also brought a fire engine for people to look around during the afternoon, which was a real success!
Some pupils in Fernworthy Class took part in a cycling day, to improve their skills and learn a bit more about staying safe when they are out on the roads.