Sports Day 2016

Posted: 3 August 2016

After two unsuccessful attempts, our annual sports day finally took place at the end of term on a gloriously hot summer’s day.  Pupils took part in a number of traditional races including relay, sprint and sack races.  For the second year running, Green or Teign House took the winning trophy – congratulations again this year!

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Raft Building at Grenville House

Posted: 29 May 2016

Pupils in Year 5 and 6 had to work effectively as a team to construct a raft using barrels, planks and rope. Once the rafts were constructed, each team tried them out on the water to see whether they would float. Both teams constructed a ‘sea worthy’ vessel and challenged each other to a raft… Read more »

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Kayaking in Brixham

Posted: 29 May 2016

Pupils in Burrator Class learnt how to kayak in Brixham.  After some basic tuition on ‘dry land’, pupils were given their own kayak and invited to take part in a number of water based games in Brixham’s inner harbour, which were designed to improve their paddling skills.  

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Dartmoor 3 Ball Festival

Posted: 29 May 2016

Pupils from Fernworthy Class, together with 300 other children from local schools attended the Dartmoor 3 Ball Festival at  South Dartmoor College. The festival consisted of five different striking and fielding events including the famous game of Dartmoor 3 Ball. The event was run by Becky Mason and her Year 7 and 11 junior leaders. All the children… Read more »

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Penguin Dance

Posted: 30 March 2016

Pupils in Venford class took part in a dance festival at Buckfastleigh, along with lots of other local primary schools in the South Dartmoor Sports Partnership. Pupils prepared a ‘Penguin dance’ to perform, which linked with their recent ‘It’s f..f..f..freezing’ topic. Parents and carers along with the rest of the school community also got to… Read more »

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Badminton

Posted: 30 March 2016

Fernworthy and Burrator class have taken part in badminton sessions with Zoe Hills from the South Dartmoor Sports Partnership this academic year, building on the skills that they learnt last year.  The sessions have been so popular with the children that they have requested that the school buy badminton equipment to use throughout the year.

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Alice in Wonderland

Posted: 30 March 2016

Pupils in Burrator worked with Marina Saldanha, local dance teacher, to help create a dance based around Alice in Wonderland for the Body Language Dance festival at South Dartmoor Community College. This annual dance festival is an opportunity for pupils from local primary schools to come together and showcase their dance around a collective theme.… Read more »

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Buddy and Peer Mediator Training

Along with pupils from a number of other primary schools locally, three of our lunchtime ‘buddies’ and ‘peer mediators’ attended training at Stover School to offer support and fresh ideas in their lunchtime roles. This time the focus was on ‘cup stacking’. Pupils met with the other buddies following the training, so that they could… Read more »

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BMX Team

Posted: 31 January 2016

Sixteen pupils attended the BMX sessions at Decoy skate park, in conjunction with the South Dartmoor Sports Partnership. Justin Knox , the instructor who led the six sessions with pupils aged between 6 and 11 years old, helped to develop the chidren’s skills and confidence using a BMX bike.

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