Our Year 6 School Librarians have received training from professional librarian, Carolyn, who works for the Devon Schools’ Library Service. She showed them some new methods for sorting books and gave them some tips on displaying books on a specific theme. The pupils have also organised a list of ‘Authors of the Term’ and ordered… Read more »
Pupils across the school had the opportunity to take part in three CAP sessions (Child Assault Prevention), organised and run by a team from the Devon Community Project CAP UK. CAP’s mission is to keep children Safe, Strong and Free, so the team works with the whole school community towards reducing children’s vulnerability to abuse,… Read more »
Pupils in Year 5 and 6 who carry out Buddy duties have been given Food Hygiene training, similar to the training that adults have when they are involved with serving or preparing food. Mark Bradley from The Grange Restaurant, came into St Mary’s to carry out the training. He will return later in the year,… Read more »
Pupils took part in the special assembly to talk about National Anti-Bullying week. The theme for this year was ‘Small Change. Big Difference.’ Pupils had chance to discuss the theme as part of their PSHE lessons in class and reviewed the Children’s Anti-Bullying Policy. The School Council discussed how the school could work together to… Read more »
Some pupils took part in ‘alpaca therapy’ workshops. The session involved walking, grooming and feeding the alpacas, who were very well behaved and seemed to enjoy the attention.
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 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 »