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 »
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.
Each pupil in Burrator Class was handed £5 at the start of the week and given the challenge of working as a team to generate a profit from their money at the school Enterprise Fete. Teams had to present their ideas to their fellow pupils and persuade them that their idea was the best. In… Read more »
Stacey, from the Dogs Trust, came to talk to all of the pupils about being ‘Dog Smart’. The session included remembering to ask the owner before stroking a dog, learning how to approach a dog and what to do if you are worried about a dog’s behaviour.
Our topic this half term has been about heroes. Doctor Kate came to visit us and talked about how she helps people. Doctor Kate showed us her stethoscope and how to listen to other people’s hearts. She also measured our lung capacity. Big breath!
Children in Year 5 and Year 6 took part in essential bike safety sessions this year, developing their awareness of road safety. Pupils took part in four sessions with instruction Gideon Hodder and achieved the Bikeability Level 1 and Level 2 Award. To find out more about the Department for Transport scheme, please visit https://bikeability.org.uk/… Read more »
Pupils in Fernworthy and Burrator Class enjoyed hearing from a visiting speaker , Ros Birch, who is Parliament’s Education Outreach Officer for the South West. She works with schools across the region to help young people develop their understanding of democracy and Parliament. She came at a time when politics was very much in the media,… Read more »
Burrator Class had an ecology themed activities week and residential week this year, based upon a celebration of different coastal, forest and moorland habitats. Have a look at our slideshow below, giving a detailed account of our week. Burrator Activity Week 2016
In addition to the mud kitchen that was suggested by our School Councillors, they also had the idea of creating a Fire Pit to use for cooking and outdoor education sessions. Pete Moore, a Forest School Leader, together with Burrator and Fernworthy Class pupils spent a day creating the fire pit. There was also time… Read more »
To raise the awareness of Internet safety, pupils across the school took part in sessions which discussed how to stay safe on the Internet. The work carried out by pupils in Burrator class formed part of a display for parents and a slideshow which was shown outside the office during Safer Internet Day. Click here… Read more »