The school councillors designed and organised the school’s obstacle course which was completed by all pupils and some staff, in return for a donation to raise money for Sports Relief and Rowcroft Hospice, charities selected by the school council this year. Activities involved stepping stones, hurdles, hoola hoops, sack racing, skipping, camouflage nets and a… Read more »
As part of World Book Day celebrations, pupils at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Buckfast invited local author David Lawrence Jones into school. He led a practical presentation detailing what inspired him to become an author and he also gave an insight into the series of books he has written, based around the character Bradley… Read more »
Pupils from Fernworthy class went on a Dartmoor hike and then camped out at the bunkhouse at Harford. Everyone worked together during the overnight stay, enjoying a walk on the moors, cooking pizza on an open fire and taking part in some problem solving activities.
As part of Venford’s topic about Hot and Cold areas, the classroom and outdoor area was turned into the Antartica for a day. Children spotted some penguin footprints and followed the trail outside to the snow! Children participated in a variety of activities including edible igloos, snowflakes, clay and cardboard penguins. The children’s literacy work… Read more »
To launch the Healthy Humans topic, pupils were visited by a local dentist and the children found out how to use disclosure tablets to identify plaque and learnt about how to take care of their teeth and gums. In addition, pupils also learnt about how to take care of their bodies from local GP and… Read more »
Burrator Class pupils celebrated the end of their Victorians topic by visiting Bygones Museum in St Marychurch, Torquay where pupils had a guided tour of a Victorian street and dressed up in traditional Victorian costumes.
Pupils at St Mary’s learnt about the Jewish festival of Hanukkah. Mr Tony Newman, a member of the local Jewish Synagogue in Exeter talked to the children about this special Jewish festival. He also brought lots of different objects for the pupils to look at and explained how these would be used in worship by… Read more »
All pupils took part in a Carol Service with readings, carols and a tableau of the nativity in Buckfast Abbey. The pupils had learnt a number of carols for the service, have a listen to how beautifully the children sounded in the Abbey.
Pupils enjoyed watching Alibi Theatre Company perform the play ‘I Believe in Unicorns’ based on the book by Michael Morpurgo. Pupils followed up the visit with creative writing and some beautiful artwork.
Pupils from Venford Class went for a walk around Buckfast on their bear hunt. They eventually found the bear in the local caves, having learnt lots of interesting facts about the local area en route.