Doctor Kate visited Fernworthy Class to talk about the human body and how it works. Pupils also discussed how to stay healthy and how to care for their bodies.
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.
All of the classes have been working on a range of environmental art and design technology as pat of the school’s Environmental Arts project. Some of the work has made use of recycled materials, such as Meldon’s pirate ships. Other artwork involved natural materials such as leaves and recycled wood. Venford Class designed and created… Read more »
Children from each class attended a book festival at the Abbey. We attended different workshops led by authors of a range of children’s books.
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 »
Venford visited Dawlish Warren to find out more about the different mini-beasts who live in the warren and also in the pond there. Although it was a very wet day, lots of living things were collected and identified with the help of our ranger. The most popular part of the trip for many children was… Read more »
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!
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
Pupils at St Mary’s have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument during the school day. Lessons include guitar, piano, ukele and drums. The choristers also have singing lessons during the week.