All pupils at St Mary’s benefit from using a diverse outdoor learning environment, to support their learning. The school is fortunate to have a large field, woodland habitat walk and woodland area to use for a number of outdoor education activities throughout the year. Key Stage Two also have the opportunity to achieve the John Muir Award each year.
St Mary’s Outdoor Education Club created their own nature inspired artwork, inspired by the work of Andy Goldsworthy.
Pupils in Venford have been using the outdoor woodland area to collect various natural materials to create some collective artwork based around that of Andy Goldsworthy.
Pupils in Meldon have enjoyed using their new mud kitchen, in the classroom outdoor area.
Pupils in Venford Class harvested a bumper crop of carrots this year, which they used to make carrot cakes.
Fernworthy Class went on a camping adventure at the Forest and Beach Centre. Take a look at the presentation below to find out more… Fernworthy’s Camping Trip 2017
Burrator Class have taken part in a range of outdoor education sessions, some of which have enhanced their learning in other subject areas and others have served to develop their understanding of their local natural environment and learn about how to protect it. Some pupils also completed their John Muir Award and were successfully presented… Read more »
Pupils in Year 1 and Year 2 have all taken part in outdoor education sessions which enriched their learning across the curriculum. Children participated in a range of activities including storytelling, scavenger hunting, learning about the conservation of habitats and developing team building skills.
Pupils have taken part in lots of exciting outdoor education sessions, which have been linked to learning in other curriculum areas too. Activities have included learning about predators and prey, habitat protection, identification of different species, natural art and lots of opportunities to discover wildlife and woodland areas in the school grounds.
Gardeners at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School have been working hard this term and were thrilled to have been awarded the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Level 4 and a prize which included a selection of different seeds that can be grown and are worth over £100. The children have been working steadily through the awards,… Read more »
Pupils from Venford Class have been ‘bug hunting’ as part of their topic, which has involved learning all about mini-beasts and their different life cycles.