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Fernworthy Class

CAFOD

Pupils in Fernworthy Class were visited by John Ingham from CAFOD, to hear about their Zero Hero campaign.  The main emphasis of the workshop was to raise pupils’ awareness of climate change by discussing the causes of climate change, the impact on the UK and other countries and  consideration as to what can actively be done about it. It also links to Laudate Si and Pope Francis’s call to look after “Our Common Home.

 

Dartmoor Zoo

Fernworthy’s topic has been ‘Producers, Predators, Prey’ and so visited Dartmoor Zoo to learn more about food chains and how living things are related in these. During the visit, pupils saw all sorts of animals and learnt about their habitats. Some people even got to hold a stick insect and a snake!

Tree Power Project

Pupils from St Mary’s took part in a pilot for the new International Tree Foundation resources,  called ‘Tree Power 2: Healthy Food, People and Planet’ which involved learning about sustainable, forest friendly and healthy food production and consumption.  The project took an investigative approach to discussing questions such as:

  • Are there any ways in which food can be improved and made healthier? How might this be achieved? What can we do in our school, home and community?
  • Are there ways to reduce food waste?

Devon Wildlife Trust - Hedgehog Awareness Week

Maya, from the Devon Wildlife Trust, came into school to talk to Fernworthy Class about taking care of hedgehogs as part of the work on Producers, Predators and Prey.  Pupils had already found out a little about how to care for hedgehogs during ‘Hedgehog Awareness Week.’  Maya suggested ways of encouraging hedgehogs in the school’s outdoor spaces.

 

Learning afternoons

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’ topic and pupils worked together as ‘teams’ of experts.  In Burrator, pupils talked to parents and carers from across the school about maths, explaining how it is taught and what children are expected to know in different year groups. There was also the chance for the adults to try out some SATs questions!

  • University of Exeter ITT Partner
  • School Games Gold 2018-2019
  • RHS Five Star Gardening School Logo (1)

    RHS Campaign for School Gardening
  • Eco Schools Silver Award