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Our Open Afternoon…

We opened our doors this afternoon so that family members could see what life was like in the classroom. We always say that this is quite artificial (I had a good conversation about self-portraits and that they would have had some pre-teaching about the positions of your eyes and the colour of lips) but it's still just a great opportunity to [...]

Mastery in Maths evening…

Thanks Miss Hill and Mrs Rinvolucri... and thanks to everyone who came to our 'Mastery in Maths' evening... Everyone can be good at maths. https://youtu.be/J3wiBVDpSNg Encouraging a Growth Mindset in maths... Praise effort not achievement. Promote challenge and see mistakes as  valuable. Easy = a waste of time! Remove fixed ability messages in class Anyone who has never made [...]

Class 4 and the Choristers…

That was a really nice day.  Traveling to Exeter and grouping up with the whole of the Braunton Learning Community and the Choristers from the Cathedral, singing almost a dozen songs. ...but it was also the community feel of traveling to Exeter, having lunch together, meeting up with friends and sharing a great time in beautiful surroundings.  The children did [...]

Operation Christmas Child…

48 Operation Christmas Child boxes all collected this morning and sent off to Barnstaple with the other 65 from St George's. We didn't beat our record of 50 boxes from last year but the 113 in total beats our village target of 100 so we're all happy. Thank you very much for thinking of others, making a box up and [...]

Caught in the act!

"Feeling peckish?" asked Keri. ...Well I worked late last night. ;-)

Choristers come to visit!

Mr Tanner and some of the Choristers came for a quick practice this morning. It sounded great... but rather than giving you a spoiler, I'll video the actual event on the weekend for you! actually... http://youtu.be/jVYqTSzkRXQ

French Day…

Bonjour! We were treated to a wonderful French Meal today in honour of our visiting French family. Kerry in the kitchen served up a gorgeous French menu and Ms Trute worked her magic to turn our hall into a wonderful venue. Augustin (11) on piano, Adele (9) on flute, Anatole (8) on accordion, Amory (7) on drums blew us all [...]

Bikeability for year 5…

The second group from class 4 spent the day cycling round school and the village learning skills and putting then into practice. Eric explained about road junctions and how to keep safe on the road and we were impressed with their attitudes and abilities. Interesting to learn that the 'old' rule of cycling just 30cm away from the curb is [...]

Macmillan coffee afternoon…

A lovely afternoon with tea, coffee and cake in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, supporting October's cancer awareness month. A non-uniform day and lots of cake... raised £440 ! Thanks everyone!

Funny comments about gases!

Class 3 filled a balloon with matter. They thought it would be lighter so we put lots of children on the mat to think about which would be heavier; the mat with children or the mat without children. Interesting predictions! So... Established that filling a balloon with 'stuff' made it heavier (weighing them both to check too) we moved on [...]