Updates from Burrator Class
To experience what it was like being a Victorian school child, Burrator Class pupils dressed and behaved in the same way as Victorian school children. The day was filled with activities that Victorian children would have carried out, including practising handwriting and learning times tables.
A local handbell group came into school to work with Burrator Class. They performed some traditional Christmas carols and allowed the pupils to play the handbells. The carols performed included Jingle Bells and Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer. This was a very inspiring opportunity for many of the pupils and it is hoped that the… Read more »
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 from Venford, Fernworthy and Burrator all took part in our annual Carol Service in Buckfast Abbey Church. Each class also led a special Crib Blessing in each of the parish churches during December. Our Art Club kindly made sheep and angels to decorate the cribs with.
Burrator Class took part in St Nicholas Day, along with a number of other schools at Buckfast Abbey. The day involved taking part in several workshops, in which gifts were made. Each pupil also made a promise to share at least one of the gifts they produced with someone else. The activities included cooking, sewing… 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 »
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.
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.
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 »