Pupils from Venford Class have been ‘bug hunting’ as part of their topic, which has involved learning all about mini-beasts and their different life cycles.
Following the fantastic efforts of the Enterprise Fete, Burrator pupils decided to donate some of the money raised to the British Heart Foundation, with the remainder being used to pay for a class trip to Crealy. Everyone had a wonderful day, despite feeling a bit sick after being on the some of the rides!
Pupils in Year 5 and Year 6 took part in Bikeability sessions with Gideon, our cycling instructor. Pupils took part in five sessions during the week to build their confidence in cycling and in road safety.
Pupils in Meldon Class, along with children and parents from St Mary’s Little Lambs, our toddler group, completed a charity walk. All of the children dressed up in brightly coloured clothes and ‘toddled’ around the outside of the school field to raise money for children’s charity Barnardo’s. To celebrate, the children then had a surprise treasure… Read more »
Pupils in Year 6 have had the opportunity to work towards the Torbay and Devon Civic Award by completing a number of community-based activities in their own time. Three of the pupils put forward portfolios detailing the activities they had completed and were interviewed by Paddy Mahon, one of our school governors and Alison Gagg,… Read more »
Pupils from Venford visited the Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary, as part of their life cycles topic. Pupils had the chance to look closely at different varieties of butterflies and moths in various stages of life cycle. They also learnt about the otters and had the opportunity to watch them being fed.
Pupils in Meldon and Venford class shared a ‘pirate day’ to celebrate their curriculum topics which both linked to the sea. The children came dressed as pirates and the morning was spent carrying out lots of pirate related activities. In the afternoon, pupils enjoyed a pirate party, treasure hunt and enjoyed eating a pirate ‘feast’.
Pupils in Burrator Class worked alongside a theatre company to create a ‘play in a day’ – Greece Lightning which was all about life in Ancient Greece. The children spent a few days perfecting the show, which was then performed for the rest of the school and parents/carers.
As part of their habitats topic, pupils in Fernworthy were treated to a birds of prey talk from Mr Taylor. The children learnt about the birds and got to experience them firsthand!
In conjunction with Brake, the road safety charity, pupils at St Mary’s took part in a special Beep Beep! Day to raise an awareness of road safety. Pupils across the school took part in lots of different activities to teach them about the road safety.