Essex Dance Theatre (exactly what it says on the tin) tours down this way every year to show what they've been up to and run a workshop. After a delayed start, we arrived to see several of their dances. We then had a go ourselves and were put through our paces by the dancers! Yes, we adults also [...]
Today was our mini sports' day... called Sports Challenge Day. Based on Athletic Union standards, distances and timings, Yr2 and older children challenged their personal results to try to beat or improve upon them. A great day! Remember sun cream and water for Thursday please.
Some of our children moved up a classroom this afternoon, and some became 'the professionals' in the room, welcoming the newer children in to their classroom. We had teamwork going on, communication and rules being spoken about, laying down children's expectations of us (as well as ours of them), some playing together and also finding out about each others strengths, [...]
Class 1 and 2 had a great day at the beach on Thursday! We had a long walk from the school to Putsborough beach. First, we made sandcastles and had a kick around with the football. Before we had our lunch we went to explore the rock pools. We found; crabs, jellyfish and coral! After lunch, we had our sandcastle [...]
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 1 and 2 were put through their tennis paces today at Tarka Tennis Centre in Barnstaple. The children were all brilliant and listened so well to the coaches. Braunton Academy lent a helping hand with some of their children to support us. Wimbledon here we come!
Class 1 and 2 had an exciting morning learning about the properties of materials and how they can be recycled. Hopefully they have brought home a useful fridge magnet reminder for the whole family! In the afternoon they turned into mini beasts and learnt all about composting. We learnt the different types of food we can (and cannot) put into [...]