Pupils from Venford visited the Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary, as part of their life cycles topic. Pupils had the chance to look closely at different varieties of butterflies and moths in various stages of life cycle. They also learnt about the otters and had the opportunity to watch them being fed.
Pupils in Meldon and Venford class shared a ‘pirate day’ to celebrate their curriculum topics which both linked to the sea. The children came dressed as pirates and the morning was spent carrying out lots of pirate related activities. In the afternoon, pupils enjoyed a pirate party, treasure hunt and enjoyed eating a pirate ‘feast’.
Venford Class have been taking care of some caterpillars as part of their ‘minibeasts’ topic. Pupils were excited to discover that the caterpillars turned into chrysalises, which after a short time in hatched into beautiful butterflies that were released in the school grounds.
Pupils in Meldon and Venford visited Pennywell Farm. Activities included milking a goat, feeding lambs, learning about pigs, a tractor ride around the farm, looking at albino hedgehogs and even getting to hold some of the animals in the pets corner.
On our welly walk, we found a Giant’s pencil…we had to write our names in the mud!
Stacey, from the Dogs Trust, came to talk to us about being ‘Dog Smart’. We learnt how to approach a dog and to ask the owner first before stroking it.
Venford pupils have been enjoying the new Pokemon club, which was organised by a Year 6 pupil as part of his Civic Award.
Venford class have been creating their own dance based on the topic ‘Superheroes’ with some help from Marina.
Our topic this half term has been about heroes. Doctor Kate came to visit us and talked about how she helps people. Doctor Kate showed us her stethoscope and how to listen to other people’s hearts. She also measured our lung capacity. Big breath!