Invaders and Settlers
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 »
This year our art club has carried out a number of projects. Some of these have related to craft activities, for example making paper mache money boxes and clay leaf impressions, to learning about famous artists. Both Piet Mondrian and Georgia O’Keeffe have inspired pupils’ artwork.
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.
Newton Abbot and District Society of Arts (NADSA)
NADSA helped to organise a visit by musicians from Divertimento Quartet. Four musicians came into school to talk about being a professional musician and also their instruments: flutes, violins and cellos. When they played together, they created a beautiful sound! Fernworthy Class and Burrator Class also got the opportunity to sing some songs that they… Read more »
Fernworthy’s Roman Day
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 »
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.
It’s OK to be different week
St Mary’s hosted an ‘It’s OK to be different week’, based on the book of the same name by Todd Parr. During the week, each class read a different text to focus their work. There was also a chance to try some ‘mindfulness’ with our school counsellor and to take part in some accessible sports,… Read more »
Plymouth Marine Aquarium
Venford class visited the Plymouth Marine Aquarium recently. All of the pupils wrote a report about their visit. This is Abi’s recount, which was published in our school newspaper: We went by bus to Plymouth Aquarium, because our topic this term is ‘Under and Over the Waves.’ First we put our bags down and had… Read more »
To encourage reading in Meldon and Venford Classes, St Mary’s have run the RED TED scheme in school – Read Every Day, Talk Every Day. Each time a child reads with an adult and it is signed in their reading record book, they earn points towards prizes which are then presented in our Achievement Assembly… Read more »
Fernworthy Class have been learning all about The Egyptians as part of their topic work. They celebrated the end of their topic with a special dance they had been learning.