Primary and Nursery School
Beaford, Winkleigh, Devon EX19 8LJ
9:00 am - 10:30 am
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
12:00 am - 1:00 am
12:00 am - 25 oct, 1:00 am
12:00 am - 01 nov, 1:00 am
9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Children in stay and play this week enjoyed a Teddy Bear's Picnic in the school grounds.
Stay and play is open to children not yet old enough to come to Nursery. From September sessions will be held on Wednesday from 9.00am - 10.30am (first session is on the 11th September). No need to book. There is a small suggested donation of £1 per family to cover snacks.
Hedgehogs class visited GTS to take part in a Summer Sports Festival with children from across the learning community.
The whole school enjoyed a visit to The Eden Project to support learning around this terms theme of 'Around The World in 80 Days'.
Thank you to everyone who came along to sports day last week to support the children. Despite the weather, the children enjoyed the day and the opportunity to showcase their sporting prowess. The summer fayre was also a great success raising a fantastic £553. This was made possible by parent donations and the hard work of the PTA, to whom we also offer our thanks.
Year 5 & 6 took part in a morning of orienteering at Great Potheridge House in Merton. Thank you to Encompass training for providing this.
Children have enjoyed activities in the church to explore the meaning of Pentacost.
Across the school children have been focusing on different textile techniques. Thank you to Jane Moore who spent a day assembling the children's pieces which will be made into a wall hanging.
Hedgehogs have been using their geography field skills to identify human and physical features in Beaford village.
The Foundation Stage Unit visited Rosemoor and enjoyed taking part in a workshop about the 5 senses.
Children have painted hot air balloons and made the baskets by weaving paper.
All children in the school enjoyed the visiting planetarium where they explored our solar system.
Thank you to Devon Air Ambulance volunteers Marilyn and Alan who led a very informative assembly for the school today. One year 4 said afterwards 'I learnt lots! I learnt that in an emergency like breaking a leg near a cliff the air ambulance would get there much quicker than a land ambulance'.
Otters have made models to represent day and night. They used motors to make the Earth rotate.
Children have been learning about Chinese New Year including making masks and tasting noodles.
Our topic next term is Feasts and Festivals. There will be a focus on RE, Art and Design Technology. We will be starting with learning based around the experience of circus as part of festivals. Over the summer holidays you could:
Find out about a festival and write a leaflet, report or quiz about it
Plan a feast for a character in a book or film. See if you can theme it to their tastes!
Read a book set in a circus
Design a circus costume for a performer of your choice
Plan a feast, write a list of ingredients and calculate how much it would cost to make
Find the descriptions of feasts in these books and create an art work to represent them
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling
Five Get into Trouble by Enid Blyton
The Tale of Two Bad Mice by Beatrix Potter
Just William by Richmal Crompton
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
The Mousehole Cat by Antonia Barber