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 »
Maya, from the Devon Wildlife Trust, came into school to talk to Fernworthy Class about taking care of hedgehogs as part of the work on Producers, Predators and Prey. Pupils had already found out a little about how to care for hedgehogs during ‘Hedgehog Awareness Week.’ Maya suggested ways of encouraging hedgehogs in the school’s… Read more »
Fernworthy, Burrator and Venford Classes have all prepared learning afternoons. The children shared their learning through teaching others about what they have recently learnt. Fernworthy ran a Roman afternoon, where they demonstrated a Roman battle march and even had also had special Roman food to try! Venford had a special afternoon about their ‘It’s F..f..freezing’… Read more »
Fernworthy Class have been learning all about Invaders and Settlers. As part of this history topic, pupils replicated Anglo-Saxon weaving techniques. The class also attended an Anglo Saxon workshop at Buckfast Abbey’s Education Department, which involved studying a range of artefacts. Pupils celebrated their learning at the end of the topic by baking Anglo-Saxon bread… Read more »
Meldon Class took a trip on the steam train to visit the Rare Breeds Farm in Totnes. The class had been learning about transport and were very excited to go on a real train – for some children it was their very first trip on a train!
Burrator Class used their language skills to good use by ordering food from a café – using their French vocabulary! The afternoon was a great success and some pupils were even confident enough to have their conversations recorded.
Pupils in Venford Class have enjoyed experimenting with capacity and weight problems in their practical maths sessions.
Fernworthy Class have been learning all about the Romans and Celts. This is part of a report about Boudicca’s Battle, which was written by Madeleine: ‘The beautiful Boudicca was defeated by us, the Romans, as we moved forward, raging forwards as the Celts ran away in fear for their lives on the battlefield. The Romans… Read more »
Working with Devon’s Early Help for Metal Health (EH4MH) Team, Year 5 pupils have been with Melody from EH4MH to train to become Mental Health Ambassadors. Everyone received a certificate and a badge to show that they had passed the course! Following the really successful ‘It’s OK to be different week’, our new Mental Health… Read more »
During our ‘It’s OK to be different week’, pupils in Burrator Class were invited to the ‘REConnect’ event at Buckfast Abbey’s Education Centre. It is an annual event which gives pupils from local schools the chance to reflect on the bigger questions in life, using a range of different thought-provoking stations.