To celebrate the harvest of apples from our school orchard, St Mary’s held an Apple Day where children took part in apple tasting activities and used an apple press to produce their own apple juice. Each class also produced printed artwork around the theme of apples.
Meldon Class enjoyed a visit from some local fire fighters and their fire engine, as part of their ‘People who help us’ topic. The children particularly enjoyed hearing the siren and seeing how water from the hose helps to put out fires.
Fernworthy Class invited parents and carers into school to share some of their learning about ‘Healthy Humans.’ Each group had designed an activity or game for the adults to take part in during the afternoon. There were also some special dishes to taste, which had been designed and made by the pupils as part of… Read more »
The community dentist visited St Mary’s to teach pupils about how to care for their teeth and to help to protect them from decay. The disclosure tablets which were used by some pupils, enabled plaque to be revealed on their teeth and in turn, helped pupils to ensure that this was removed during brushing.
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.
St Mary’s School has won the top prize in the CPRE Devon Writing competition, so were awarded a wooden plaque and £200 prize money. The judges were very impressed with the overall quality of the entries, which demonstrated that the children had really thought about why our countryside is so important. There were also prizes… Read more »
St Mary’s has been awarded the Gold School Games Award for the fourth year running. The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are… Read more »
Pupils have worked towards their outdoor learning awards this year, based on the outdoor learning themes of: environmental awareness, skills, creativity, wider community, nature knowledge, advocacy, curriculum enhancement and reflection and spirituality. Year 6 were also awarded the national John Muir Award.
St Mary’s pupils have learnt more about the way in which the government works through a visit from the South West Regional Outreach Officer for Parliament’s Education Service. The visit enabled pupils to improve their understanding of democracy and Parliament. Following the visit, Burrator Class held its own parliamentary session to discover more about the… Read more »
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.