Christmas Carol Service 2019
Many of the Year Six children took part in our annual carol service at St.Petroc's church in December. One of our pupils sang a beautiful solo and a group performed 'O Holy Night'. As ever, it was a beautiful service and a lovely way to finish the Christmas term.
Junior Apprentice Event 2019
As part of their cross-curricular learning, Year Six have been taking part in our 'Junior Apprentice' event. The idea behind this topic is to give our children an insight into the world of business at the same time as developing their maths and English skills. A number of talented craftspeople visited the class and showed them the products they had made. The children then had to work in teams to decide which product they would most like to sell and 'bid' for their chosen product. Each team then had a number of weeks to complete specific tasks including communicating with their seller, advertising their products, designing a stall and developing a stock sheet. On Friday 13th December, the children held a Christmas market where families and members of the public were able to buy the products the children were marketing. The event finishes with the children having to prepare and deliver a presentation to 'the board' in which they identify where they were successful, what challenges they faced and how they overcame them. It was a fantastic day and lots of real-life learning took place.
Buckland Abbey Trip
On Tuesday 15th October, Years Five and Six went to Buckland Abbey as part of their learning about Tudor times. They learnt a lots of information about the Abbey itself and how it was changed into a house and eventually bought by Sir Francis Drake. They also found out lots about Drake's voyages and saw artefacts from some of his ships. In another part of the abbey, they had the opportunity to find out what life would have been like on board a Tudor ship and how sailors used to navigate before the invention of satellites. The children were shown the sort of clothes that would have been worn in Tudor times and even had the chance to try a few on! They had a fantastic day and came back with lots of new knowledge that will support their learning in the rest of their history topic!
Restart A Heart Day
On Friday 11th October, Dr Bosanko and Dr Nutbeam visited school to teach Key Stage Two all about CPR. They showed us how to do chest compressions on an adult, child and baby and then we all got to have a go ourselves. They then stayed on after school to teach our parents too! The residents of South Brent are in much safer hands now!
Junior Life Skills
Year Six visited Ivybridge Leisure Centre on Tuesday 8th October in order to learn some key 'Life Skills'. They learned how to keep themselves safe on the internet; how to make a 999 call in an emergency; all about safety around water- especially at the beach; about the importance of recycling and lots of other very useful things!
After days of trying we have finally managed to get Okehampton internet connectivity! We will be bringing home many more pictures.
News from Adventure Okehampton - 11th September 2019
We've had an update from Mr Burstow and the team this morning to say that everyone is having a fantastic time at camp. They got a bit soggy on Monday taking part in the weasling activity but have all dried out nicely and enjoyed yesterday's activities in the sunshine! Everyone is enjoying the food! This morning they have been doing archery and high ropes courses on site at the centre. They are all looking forward to tomorrow's water sports day! We will keep you updated with any photos or news as we get it!