St Mary’s has celebrated its 125th anniversary by having a Victorian Day. On 4 December 1893, St Mary’s opened its doors to pupils for the first time and at that point had just 22 children on roll. Children and staff dressed in Victorian clothes for the occasion and we created an exhibition of old photographs… Read more »
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!
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.
Pupils at St Mary’s have taken part in a special ‘Science Week’ which has covered a number of different topics ranging from rocket building, balloon powered cars, ecology and experiments linked to the heart, including some close analysis of the heart itself.
Pupils from St Mary’s were invited to the Story Telling Festival at Buckfast Abbey. The children were treated to stories from a number of different storytellers who had come to Buckfast for the festival.
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!
The school choir at St Mary’s have been practising over the past few months to present ‘The Three Trees’, which is based on the Easter story. After lots of lunchtime and after school rehearsals, they presented the musical piece to the whole school community.
Burrator Class have taken part in a range of activities with the theme of ‘resilience’. All the activities required courage and commitment, ranging from sports, art and outdoor education. Take a look at some of these activities in the presentation below: Burrator’s Resilience Activities Week