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Lundy, Day 1, part 1…

Woke up, long journey, excited kids, flat water, no dolphins, grumpy passengers ('children'), light house, stone stacking, skimming, beach cleaning, Lundy cabbages (and their beetles), church, games, settling in, choosing beds, table making, food chopping, cheese grating, pizza making...And quiet. I wish.

Co-Operative Consultation – information and paperwork

Monday 13th May 2019 Dear parent, We're sending important paperwork home with your child today, and we've also attached all paperwork and links to the bottom of this Blog Post, inviting you to take part in a consultation regarding the formation of a Co-operative Education Trust to be called the Braunton Learning Co-operative. Before you read that letter and other [...]

Mental Health Week…

Mental Health Week starts next week. Even though there's an irony that it's also SATs week next week, we're going to be talking with the children about their mental health and introducing 5 things they can do to help themselves feel good. It also starts with YOU - the parent. I subscribe to Dr. Pooky's You Tube channel and she [...]

Class 3 ROCKS!

We didn't make Igneous rocks, or metamorphic either (few technical difficulties in doing them) but we did make sedimentary rocks. We layered sand and soil and squashed them very tightly. Peeling the pot and paper towel away, most of us were left with a crumbling mess... but we did have a few compacted sedimentary 'rocks!'

Spotlight on Frida, the Forda Fox….

We all do Spotlights of some kind in our classes, from Class 1 doing a 'Show and Tell' to Year 6 running the whole assembly. Today we had a really interesting Spotlight from one of our year 5 girls, about a fox who visits the area. I knew about this already as some of our community were worried; she hasn't [...]

Are you interested in training to become a teacher?

Our school is part of a growing number of schools within the Teaching School Alliance that is leading the way for more school-led teacher training.  This is really important to us because it means we can choose the very best talent and develop them into teachers.  Being able to choose who we train as teachers helps us in delivering the [...]

Year 5’s boosting…

Another booster session with year 5s this morning where we recapped how to do division by chunking it away. We started with 452 cubes and they were very quickly bored of repeatedly taking away 3... How about taking away 30, or 60 someone asked! 😁 Brilliant... how about a whole 300?! We also reviewed some of our writing and worked [...]

We Are Adventurous!

Happy St. Georges Day of course! Thanks to Pete in Putsborough Close for the flag, to Rob Tucker for the rope, and thanks also to Paul Trueman for lending us your ladder and keeping me safe whilst rethreading the pulley! Yep, adventurous! What a Community - encouraging one another and building eachother up. :-)

St George’s Day

First job of the day was to make tea, but the milk wasn't yet delivered... Second job of the day was to put string through the flagpole's pully, but my extended step-ladder isn't tall enough! Anyone care to bring a ladder to school and hold the bottom for me?

Spring break…

Hope everyone's had a great break!... could you cross fingers for continued weather please?! See you tomorrow morning for the 8.55 bell. I'd mention suncream, but I also need to mention a (named) waterproof as well please!