Year 1 and 2 pupils went to Tesco supermarket in Newton Abbot to find out a bit more about how their food is produced. Children were taken on a tour of the store and got a ‘behind the scenes’ look at the bakery and fishmongers. Everyone came home with a goody bag too, reminding them… Read more »
The whole of Key Stage Two went to Westpoint for the farming exhibition. Pupils had the chance to learn about farming in Devon and where their food comes from. There were a number of different activity zones looking at different types of foods. The aim of the day was to be fun and practical, so… Read more »
After the pupils had attended the storytelling festival last year with Abi Alao, they asked if she could come to St Mary’s to carry out a storytelling African arts day. This term she entertained Fernworthy class with her stories in the morning and in the afternoon she used African drums in her sessions and taught… Read more »
As part of the work this half term being covered on food and harvest, and to link with Burrator’s topic about Africa, Deborah Fisher (one of our governors) came into St Mary’s to talk to Key StageTwo about her experiences of living and working in Ethiopia. The children learnt a lot about the country and… Read more »
The whole of Fernworthy class went on a trip to Dartmoor, staying overnight at Powdermills Bunk House. On the first day, pupils took part in a walk on Dartmoor from Two Bridges. Once at the Bunkhouse and settled in their rooms, the children had dinner and prepared for their night walk in the dark! The… Read more »
Our school gardening club met up again for the last time this year, to celebrate what they had achieved, to learn about the new mower brought over by Pete (one of the Abbey gardeners) and to plan what will be grown in the school garden next year.
Pupils from St Mary’s joined with other schools from Dartmoor Sports Partnership for a tennis tournament at South Dartmoor Community College. Neither team from St Mary’s had played in a tennis tournament before, yet one team managed to come second in their group, showing how well they played during each of the matches.
Congratulations to pupils at St Mary’s who have for the second year been awarded the Silver level Sainsbury’s School Games Award. This is a Government led awards scheme, designed to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and in the community. The school has worked hard to develop sporting opportunities… Read more »
Pupils took part in golf sessions after school, improving their skills with the help of professional golfing coach Mark Cayless from Dainton Golf Club at Ipplepen, Newton Abbot. The final session was held at the club itself and gave pupils the opportunity to experience what it is like to play on a real golf course.
Year 5 and 6 pupils took part in 6 sessions to learn how to take part in indoor kurling. A coach from the South Dartmoor Sports partnership came into school to lead the sessions. The children so enjoyed playing the game (that many of them had never heard of before), that we hope to buy… Read more »