Pupils in Fernworthy class had the opportunity to work with coaches from Exeter Chiefs for several weeks to learn and improve their skills in Tag Rugby.
Pupils have been taking part in after school ‘zorbing’ sessions at St Mary’s. The sport of ‘zorbing’ involves rolling inside an inflatable transparent orb. As you can imagine, the children had great fun challenging each other during zorbing matches in the hall.
Some of our pupils are turning their hand to botany this term, as they are currently involved in a scientific experiment with the Royal Horticultural Society. Pupils in Fernworthy Class have become space biologists, by growing seeds that have been into space. In September, 2kg of rocket seeds were flown to the International Space Station… Read more »
This year St Mary’s Catholic Primary School have been ‘going batty’ learning all about the Greater Horseshoe Bat, in collaboration with Helen Parr, from the Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project. Children have spent time in their outdoor education sessions and also at the Abbey Education Centre, learning all about these mammals and how to protect… Read more »
A local glass artist came into St Mary’s to work with the staff and pupils. Each pupil designed and made a glass tile with an underwater theme. After creating a design, this was transferred onto special fabric using a light box. The designs were then cut out using craft knives and filled with glass frit.… Read more »
Burrator Class had an ecology themed activities week and residential week this year, based upon a celebration of different coastal, forest and moorland habitats. Have a look at our slideshow below, giving a detailed account of our week. Burrator Activity Week 2016
In addition to the mud kitchen that was suggested by our School Councillors, they also had the idea of creating a Fire Pit to use for cooking and outdoor education sessions. Pete Moore, a Forest School Leader, together with Burrator and Fernworthy Class pupils spent a day creating the fire pit. There was also time… Read more »
For World Book Day this year, we invited Carolyn Kennett from the Devon Schools’ Library Service into school, to carry out some Reading Roundabouts. Each class had the opportunity to look at a selection of books and choose some new titles that perhaps they hadn’t considered reading before. The books have all been added to… Read more »
Every pupil at St Mary’s made an Easter bonnet this year, even our toddler group, St Mary’s Little Lambs, were invited to create their own Easter bonnet. The children then paraded their bonnets at our annual Easter Bonnet Parade in the school hall, to which parents and the whole school community were invited. Although it… Read more »
Year Three and Year Four pupils from nine local feeder primary schools joined together at South Dartmoor Community College for a celebration of music making. The day opened with performances from a variety of South Dartmoor music ensembles and then continued with a number of workshops led by music teachers, instrumental tutors and students. The… Read more »