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 »
Fernworthy Class enjoyed an afternoon finding out about how members of the school community have celebrated Christmas around the world in different countries. One of our governors and a pupil even presented Powerpoint presentations about how Christmas is celebrated in Ethiopia and Spain. Fernworthy pupils completed their topic with a class celebration, baking and sharing… Read more »
Mrs Hutchinson got into character as Guy Fawkes to launch Venford Class topic about Celebrations and Festivals. The pupils produced some wonderful creative writing following this role play.
Children took part in a number of activities both in school and at Buckfast Abbey, as part of their preparations for Holy Week. All pupils were invited to take part in the Threads of Easter workshop at the Abbey, where pupils heard the Easter Story from Palm Sunday to Easter Day. At each stop, a… Read more »
The whole school participated in a multi-cultural day based around the Festival of Divali. After a whole school assembly, each class participated in craft, cookery, musical, art, literacy and dance activities to deepen their understanding of this festival and the culture that surrounds it. Parents were invited into school at the end of the day… Read more »
Pupils performed ‘Peace Child’ at the end of the summer term. The story revolves around the far away land of Mambica, where two opposing tribes eventually discover peace through the gift of a new-born child.