Robots and electricity
Fernworthy Class have studied electricity as part of their ‘Rise of the Robots’ topic. As part of the work they studied ‘The Iron Man’ and investigated a ‘crime’ when the library was left in chaos after the Iron Man had visited the room! Their skills relating to electrical circuits were also used to create their… 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 »
Carol Service and Crib Blessings
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.
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.
Healthy Humans Learning Afternoon
Fernworthy Class invited parents and carers into school to share some of their learning about ‘Healthy Humans.’ Each group had designed an activity or game for the adults to take part in during the afternoon. There were also some special dishes to taste, which had been designed and made by the pupils as part of… Read more »
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.
Pupils in Fernworthy Class were visited by John Ingham from CAFOD, to hear about their Zero Hero campaign. The main emphasis of the workshop was to raise pupils’ awareness of climate change by discussing the causes of climate change, the impact on the UK and other countries and consideration as to what can actively be… Read more »
Fernworthy’s topic has been ‘Producers, Predators, Prey’ and so visited Dartmoor Zoo to learn more about food chains and how living things are related in these. During the visit, pupils saw all sorts of animals and learnt about their habitats. Some people even got to hold a stick insect and a snake!
Tree Power Project
Pupils from St Mary’s took part in a pilot for the new International Tree Foundation resources, called ‘Tree Power 2: Healthy Food, People and Planet’ which involved learning about sustainable, forest friendly and healthy food production and consumption. The project took an investigative approach to discussing questions such as: Are there any ways in which… Read more »