Venford Class have been taking care of some caterpillars as part of their ‘minibeasts’ topic. Pupils were excited to discover that the caterpillars turned into chrysalises, which after a short time in hatched into beautiful butterflies that were released in the school grounds.
Over the past six weeks pupils have been studying habitats and learning about some of the world’s most endangered wildlife and how they can play their part in protecting their environment. The children celebrated the end of the topic with a special ‘Wear it Wild’ wildlife day, where staff and pupils dressed up as some… Read more »
Pupils in Burrator Class had an activities week based on the theme of ‘Healthy Living’. The week was involved participation in a range of events from sports to cookery. Take a look at our presentation by clicking on the link to find out more: Burrator Activities Week 2017.
Pupils from Meldon class were invited to a storytelling session in the Guest Hall at Buckfast Abbey. Afterwards, everyone was given a toy donkey to remind them about the Easter story that they had heard.
Burrator class brought French lessons to life with their work on food. Pupils made their own ‘crepes’ and practiced their French skills by placing orders for their food.
As an end of topic celebration, Fernworthy Class enjoyed a special Roman Day. The children were invited to dress up for the event, which many of the pupils chose to do. The children enjoyed participating in a number of different activities including baking honey cakes, making masks, bracelets and even designing and making their own head… Read more »
Pupils in Meldon and Venford visited Pennywell Farm. Activities included milking a goat, feeding lambs, learning about pigs, a tractor ride around the farm, looking at albino hedgehogs and even getting to hold some of the animals in the pets corner.
Aspiring scientists from Burrator Class were invited to the Royal Citadel laboratory at the Plymouth Citadel. Four pupils took part in a range of activities similar to those carried out by Marine Biologists at the laboratories. Activities included identifying plankton, using the library, fish dissection and learning about the importance of sustainable fishing methods.
Staff from Warburton’s bread came to visit Meldon Class. Pupils tasted different types of bread and also had a go at making their own bread!
As part of science week, some pupils from Burrator came to the Marine Biology Day at Citadel Laboratory in Plymouth.