Dartmoor Training Walks

Year Six have recently been out on the rugged terrain of Dartmoor for their ' taster ' walk , leading into our Summer ' Ten Tor ' Walks.  The first group had a very warm and bright sunny day to contend with, and completed a very impressive 10 mile walk .  The second group had a completely contrasted walk , being very wet and windy , but despite this they kept their spirits high and also completed an equally impressive 10 mile walk and were at one point in the clouds!

An impressive start by both groups in differing conditions , and a huge Well Done to them all.  We hope we see them all continue on when we restart ' training ' in the Spring Term.



Year 1 Beach School

Class One recently had their first Beach School session.

We had lots of fun playing games on the beach and went on a beach treasure hunt to see what we could find!  As you can see, everyone enjoyed being out on the beach and we can't wait for our next session!

 

Pinocchio

This term the children in school have been lucky enough to have a visit from the M&M Theatre Company, who brought with them their touring production of Pinocchio.   The show was full of songs and jokes, and everyone enjoyed watching Alex and Mrs Brauns get dragged up to dance to ‘Baby Shark’.   Everyone really enjoyed the performance, especially Pinocchio’s growing nose,  and we can’t wait to see M&M Theatre Company again next year.

Class Five at Rosemoor

To start off their English work based on the Highwayman, the children in Class Five visited Rosemoor gardens this week to make use of the outdoor environment.  Over the day the children took part in a range of activities, including creative writing with Mrs Brauns based on the misty moor setting in the poem, art tasks with Teena using the fabulous forest to practice our use of contrast, and hot seating with Mrs Turner where the children were given the chance to be tied up in the same way as Bess is in the poem!  Everyone had a great time and the children were able to develop an incredibly detailed understanding of the poem.  The children's art and writing work will soon be on display in Class Five - feel free to come and have a look!


Year One Science

The children in Year One have recently started their science work.  This term they are studying the human body in their science lessons.  To get their brains going the children began by thinking about human bodies and naming as many parts of them as they could. Then they enjoyed drawing a chalk picture of themselves on the playground and labelling them.    Class One have also learnt a new song called 'I have a body', maybe the children can sing it to you at home?!

 

Dartmoor - July 2018

Our intrepid explorers were out again on Dartmoor at the end of July in some glorious sunshine.  They were camping at Cullever Steps for 2 nights so had to cook/prepare their own breakfast, lunch and Tea.

On the first day, after setting up camp, they were set a 7 mile navigational challenge in groups and set upon their way stopping  at checkpoints on the way before regrouping to walk back to camp, a task completed  fantastically by all.  They then cooked their evening meals before going off to enjoy the evening by the river.

The second day , after eating breakfast and preparing their lunch they set of on a small circular walk across a very dry Dartmoor.  Nearing the end of the walk they came across Dinger Tor , which they remembered from one of the training walks as having a snowdrift nearly the full height of the Tor, which you can see from the pictures is fairly tall!

Once back at camp they were told how many miles they had walked that day and to their astonishment they had completed a 19 mile circular walk in one day!  An absolutely outstanding achievement.  Surprisingly they still had enough energy left to play by the river in the evening , unlike the accompanying adults who were more than happy to sit down and relax!

On the third day  they packed up camp and left the moor, but there was one more surprise, they had to walk out to the minibus , which Sir had kindly moved to Meldon Reservoir, just a short leisurely 5 miles or so away!

A fantastic achievement by all the children involved in all the walks on Dartmoor this year , especially the three day camp which had a final tally of a whopping 30 miles , a new school record!



Class 5 Visit Appledore Shipbuilders

At the end of July 2018, the children in Class Five were lucky enough to be invited to tour the latest Naval Ship being built at Appledore Shipbuilders.  We spent the morning being shown around the vessel prior to her Sea Trials, and enjoyed finding out more about the ship and all of her systems.  Everyone enjoyed our sneak peeks in the engine room, and our introduction to the key plumbing and electrical systems.  We were also given a fantastic tour of the ship's bridge, and an Irish Naval Officer explained to us how all of the systems work together to ensure the ship runs smoothly.

We all had a fabulous morning exploring the ship, and would like to say a huge thank you to Appledore Shipbuilders and the Irish Navy for all of their help and for making us feel so welcome!

Bradworthy's Got Talent

We were once again treated to a spectacular display of talent in July, when we held our talent competition ‘Bradworthy’s Got Talent’.  Over the course of a performance filled day we saw an enormous range of talents, from singing, instrumental playing, gymnastics, dancing, rock bands, comedy displays and a contortionist!   For the first time ever, the votes were cast and we had a draw for the top spot, between the Year 5 Rock Band, and Lucy Baker our resident contortionist!

We would like to congratulate everyone that took part in this year’s competition, we can’t wait to see what will be in store next year!

 

 

Steel Drums

During the Summer Term we have been lucky enough to borrow the Steel Drums from Devon Music Services.  We all enjoyed exploring the different sounds and the range of instruments in a steel band, and the children in our older classes were able to continue with the performances they started last year, learning songs such as Oh When The Saints.  Everyone enjoyed having a go on the drums, and hopefully we will be able to explore them again next year!

Sports Day 2018

Our annual sports day took place in July, and we were treated to two action packed days.  All of our pupils were able to compete in races, and matches, along with a full athletics programme for the children in Key Stage Two.   Over the course of the two days we were incredibly impressed with the attitude and sportsmanship demonstrated by all of the children, and would like to congratulate them all for doing such a good job.

A special mention must go to Thomas Polhill who broke the school high jump record in spectacular fashion.  After clearing the record height on his third and final jump, he then continued to make one successful jump after another, finally finishing the competition with a whopping 1 metre 40 centimetres!

This year’s Sports Day Champions were the Magpies, who gained the most points across all competitions within the Key Stage 1 and 2 events.   Congratulations to the Magpies for a well deserved victory!

 

 

London 2018

Day Four Update.......

The group have had a brilliant day today.  First they explored the Tate Modern, followed by Shakespeare's Globe where they took part in a 'Macbeth' workshop.   They finished their day at St. Paul's Cathedral and everyone made it to the very top of the dome to enjoy the views of the London Skyline.   This evening the group are enjoying another theatre trip, this time to see The Woman in Black.

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Hi everyone.  It's 8pm on Day Three, and the group are currently watching Matilda in the West End.  They have had another busy day, exploring Westminster Abbey this morning, followed by a River Cruise, and the afternoon at the Tower of London.   The children all enjoyed their time bowling last night - although I think the majority enjoyed watching the football instead!!  As you can see from the pictures they are very busy, but having a lot of fun!!

 

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Day Two update....

Hello everyone.  Here are some pictures from what has been an incredibly action packed day.  The adventures started at the Houses of Parliament, where the children had the opportunity to chose their own manifestos and elect their constituents.  The group then moved on to the London Dungeons and the Shrek Experience, finishing up with the Natural History Museum.  After dinner and a quick rest they are .......

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Hi everyone! Mrs T here with a quick update.  Our Year Sixes have had a very busy (and hot!) day in London.  They have explored the London Eye, and the National Gallery, with some added sightseeing thrown in!   This evening they have headed to the cinema, with the added bonus of some street entertainment on their way!  Goodness knows whether the children or the entertainers were more amused!!

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Year 4 Eden Project

The children in Year Four have been learning about the Rainforest environment as part of their Summer Term topic.  To support this work they recently visited the Eden Project, where they were able to investigate and explore the Rainforest Environment in great depth.   During the visit the children were able to get up close with plants and other features of a Rainforest habitat, and they certainly found some interesting facts and information!

Sponsored Walk 2018

This year our Sponsored Walk took place on a very hot Thursday 28th June.  We all enjoyed the opportunity to get out of school and walk around Tamar Lakes.  We were supported by a wonderful team of parents and our fantastic PTA as always, and as you can see from the pictures below, everyone enjoyed the day and the adventures.  We must say a huge thank you to everyone who helped us complete our walk, with particular thanks to Jonny and Caroline Furse for the use of their fabulous garden as our starting and finishing point!

 


Holsworthy Vintage Rally

On Sunday 24th June our Brass and Ukulele groups performed at the Holsworthy Vintage Rally.   We played for an hour, with a range of tunes and songs from each ensemble.  It was fantastic to play to a new audience, and we had lots of fantastic feedback from the audience regarding the enthusiasm and talent of our pupils.  As always we are very proud of them all!

Kayaking

This term our Year Six pupils are completing a series of Kayaking sessions as part of our outdoor activities programme.  Their sessions take place on Bude Canal, and include basic kayaking skills, along with fun and games - including water polo!  Everyone thoroughly enjoys these sessions, and they make a fantastic end to each week.  It has to be said, the highlight seems to be trying to capsize Sir each week, and generally splashing each other - as the photos below show!


North Wales 2018

Hello again everyone, Mrs T here with a  couple of pictures from today's epic adventure.   As you will have already heard all of the children safely climbed Snowdon today, and experienced real mountain conditions at the summit, which was incredibly windy and cold!  As you can see from the pictures, everyone looks proud of themselves, as they should be!!  Tonight is a trip to the cinema - I wonder how many children will still be awake at the end of the film?!

Hi everyone - this is a very quick update for you all to let you know that everyone made it safely to the top of Snowdon.  Unfortunately it was below zero and incredibly windy on the summit, so phone calls home weren't possible due to signal etc.   However, everyone has conquered the mountain and they are all feeling incredibly proud of themselves!

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Hi everyone.  Mrs T here with an update from Day Three.  The children have spent the day enjoying kayaking, climbing and gorging activities again.  As you can see everyone is in good spirits, and having a wonderful time!  The group are off skiing tonight, and preparing to climb Snowdon tomorrow.  Fingers crossed for some jubilant phone calls tomorrow!

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Hello again everyone.  Here are a few pictures from the climbing session last night at the Beacon Climbing Centre.  As you can see, everyone is enjoying their adventures, and not looking too tired just yet!!!  There are also two extra pictures of the group that were kayaking and climbing yesterday (I've added them just beneath the pictures of them kayaking!).   Thank you for all of your messages - we will do our best to keep everyone updated!

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Hi everyone!  Mrs T here again with some pictures from Day 2.  The groups have split today and enjoyed kayaking and gorging activities.  As you can see from the pictures below everyone has had lots of fun and everyone is certainly getting stuck in to the activities.     As soon as I receive any more pictures or messages we will get the page updated again!

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Hi everyone!  Mrs T here with some pictures from todays adventures at the Black Country Musuem.  As you can see everyone has enjoyed themselves as they looked around the Victorian Town.   They were also able to enjoy a tour of the mining caverns on a canal boat, followed by a tour of an underground mine! The travellers said that they had thoroughly enjoyed their day, and were heading towards the Youth Hostel when we last spoke to them.

I will update as soon as I hear anything from anyone.  Please keep checking back for more information and pictures!

Dartmoor Camping

We took  a group of our intrepid explorers up onto Dartmoor on Wednesday 13 June, planning to camp on Wednesday night and then leave the moor on Thursday. A lot of preparation went into making sure we had all the things required and the children divided themselves into groups and shared out all the camping and cooking equipment needed for each group.  We then loaded up and headed on out ( after a small shopping trip to Waitrose! ).  The groups then had to decide which route we would take to the campsite, they couldn't agree so we split up into mixed groups and worked our way to camp, where we regrouped and pitched our tents.  The children were then challenged to navigate their own route around the moor, being dutifully followed by the adults!   We returned to camp where the groups had to prepare and cook their own meals for the evening , and then enjoyed some fun and games in the evening sun, before settling down for the night.  The following day the children had to prepare and cook their own breakfasts before a final task and the camp removal before a 2 mile walk back to the minibus.

Congratulations to the entire group for an expedition completed!

Bristol 2018

After a very busy few days we had our final adventure of the trip at Crealy on Wednesday.  Everyone enjoyed the indoor and outdoor play areas, along with the rides and as you can see, there was lots of laughter and fun!

Throughout the trip the children have been amazing.  Their infectious enthusiasm, amazing attitude and their ability to work as a team is phenomenal, and they have been wonderful ambassadors for our school and their families.   It goes without saying that we are very proud of everything that they have achieved.

I would also like to thank Caroline, Alex and Sarah for their endless hard work and enthusiasm this week.  We are all incredibly grateful for your efforts!!

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Hi everyone! Its 11:30pm on Day Two and everyone is fast asleep! We've had a fantastic night at Laser Quest, and had a team match and a 'Free-for-all' match.  Needless to say the adults were ambushed throughout the free for all competition, but everyone had a great time and Sarah walked away on the top of the leader board!  In the group challenge the children worked well as teams, and Mrs Turner / Alex's group were victorious.   After the games we enjoyed a walk through the city centre on our way back to the hostel.  Everyone is now dreaming of the rides and games tomorrow!

Thank you for all of your messages - we will keep reading them out!  Sending lots of love to everyone back home.  See you tomorrow at around 6pm.

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Hello everyone!  Its 6:30pm on Day Two and we are enjoying a brief pit stop before we head out to Laser Quest.  We have had an amazing day, and have really enjoyed exploring both the Zoo and the SS Great Britain.  While at the Zoo we took part in a Rainforests session, and we were able to hold and see some animals from the rainforest, as well as finding out about the different habitats that a rainforest provides.   At the SS Great Britain we took part in a session all about Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and learnt how rivets were used to construct the ship. We then travelled back in time to 1843 to attend the launch party for the vessel, and as you can see, much fun was had.

Everyone is now excitedly preparing for Laser Quest - we will update you later on this evening when we return from our latest adventure!

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Hello again everyone.  It's eleven o clock on Day One, and everyone is safely tucked up in bed asleep (and snoring!!).

After a busy day full of science, this evening has been full of stories of pirates and their adventures in and around Bristol.  We learned about the places that were used as smuggling locations, and saw lots of famous landmarks that link to Bristol's Pirate past!  We also learned about words and phrases we use every day, and where they came from.  Cap'n Harry also let us play with a replica pistol and early style 'bomb' - Mrs T has even more grey hairs now!!  Everyone is in incredibly good spirits, and we have already received lots of compliments based on the attitude and enthusiasm of the children.  We are all looking forward to our action packed day tomorrow - I imagine the next update will be somewhere after dinner tomorrow evening.  Thank you for your messages.  If anyone has any trouble sending one, feel free to email it to beckidaniel@hotmail.com and I will add it to the page for you.

 

 

 

 

 

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Hi everyone!  Its 6:30pm on Day One and everyone is safe in Bristol!  We have had a very busy day exploring 'We The Curious', and everyone enjoyed the Science Show and the Planetarium visit.  We also got stuck into the experiments and as you can see from the pictures below, everyone had a fantastic time.

We have all just eaten a very hearty dinner, and are looking forward to our Pirate Walk a little later on!

Sending lots of love to everyone at home, thank you for your messages!!

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The children in Year Four are looking forward to their residential.  They leave for Bristol on Monday morning at 8:30am.

Please check back here to see pictures of their adventures and to leave messages for them!

Titanic!

Year Five visited Falmouth this week, to explore the Titanic Exhibition at the National Maritime Museum.  As part of the trip we had a lecture from Captain Smith himself, where the children heard all about the night the Titanic sank, from the Captain’s point of view.  We then spent lots of time exploring the exhibition and looking at the exhibits, which included artefacts from the wreck, a full size replica of lifeboat 13, many pieces of Titanic memorabilia, and an art project representing the iceberg that hit the vessel.

As you can see from the pictures, everyone had an amazing time, and gathered lots of extra information to help bring our Titanic topic to a close.

Year Three on the Beach

Last week, Class 3 visited Summerleaze beach as part of their topic on Coasts. The children started off the morning doing a successful beach clean to do their bit for the local environment and also to support our new plastic free schools status! The children then enjoyed an hour creating their own turtle sculptures in groups using materials found on the beach, to replicate the turtle Laura finds in The Wreck of the Zanzibar which has been a recent class story.

Wild Tribe

As part of our schol ethos, several of our younger classes have had the opportunity to visit Julians Farm to take part in Wild Tribe sessions.  Read on to find out about Class One and Class Three and their adventures!


Year One have recently completed a series of Wild Tribe sessions at Julians Farm.   Within these sessions the children have been busy learning how to use a knife safely to make feathersticks.   The children have also spent time designing our own wild tribe area, incorporating all the things that we thought would make wild tribe extra exciting.

 

Some of the children's suggestions were: a pond, apple trees (so we could pick our own snacks), a fire pit, teepees and a dinosaur park!!  We can’t wait to visit Jenni and Andrew again to see the new dinosaurs!!!

Over the past few weeks, Class 3 have begun their Wild Tribe sessions at Julian’s Farm. We have been having a fantastic time doing some outdoors maths learning, such as collecting data and making bar charts as well as measuring trees and leaves using different tools to measure. The children have also been learning different Wild Tribe skills such as threading hazel and elder to make their own necklaces and also creating feather sticks. Class 3 will be returning after half term for their remaining sessions, and hopefully we’ll be treated with as lovely weather as we’ve had so far!


Class One - Rosemoor

As part of our topic work on Senses, the children in Year One visited RHS Rosemoor.  We took part a great session learning all about our senses in the morning and were able to explore the garden using our senses to guide us!  After lunch we had some free time to play in the brash, which was lots of fun.  We all loved the play area, and even Kim enjoyed the slide - it was very fast!!

Teaching Vacancy 2018


We are seeking to appoint an outstanding teacher for our Year Three class, to cover one year's maternity leave, who is willing to become part of our dedicated team and inspire our young learners in a creative environment.

Visits to our school are very welcome - please telephone 01409 241365 to make an appointment.

Applications are welcome from teachers with all levels of experience.

Preference will be given to a vibrant teacher who will relish working as part of a team and who will enjoy the challenges that this post will provide.

We are offering a full-time post, however a job share role might be given consideration.

The closing date for applications is 4th June 2018.

Please e-mail your applications to info@bradworthy.devon.sch.uk or, alternatively, please feel free to post them to:

Bradworthy Primary Academy
Bradworthy
Devon
EX22 7RT


You can download the following documents here:

Application Form
Guidance for Applicants
Person Specification
Academy Ethos

Penzance 2018

Hello again everyone.  This is a final update to add some photos from our action packed day at Camel Creek Adventure Park.  As you can see from the pictures below, we certainly made the most of our last day on the trip, playing in play areas, and enjoying all of the rides and animal experiences that the park has to offer.

Throughout the trip the children have been amazing, and I speak for all the staff when I say how proud we are of them.  They constantly acted in a mature and enthusiastic way, and we received endless compliments everywhere we went based on their behaviour, manners and attitudes.  They have been amazing ambassadors for our school, and their families.

As always I am very grateful to our wonderful staff for coming along on these trips and making everything run smoothly!  I am sure you will join me in thanking Imogen Musson, Helen Carey and Alex Rushton for all of their hard work and effort this week.

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Hi everyone.  Its 8:30pm on Day Two and we are currently enjoying a rather competitive bowling match!  The children are giving the staff an amazing run for their money - in fact they are winning in most cases!!!

We have had a fantastic day at the National Maritime Museum and at Pendennis Castle.  As the pictures below show, we have been very busy, but have lots of stories to tell you all when we get back home.

We built our own 'Scrapheap' boats at the Maritime Museum and raced them across the indoor pool.

After three heats we reached the final as you can see below.


The results of the final were:

In Third Place - Oscar & Amelia


In Second Place - Nate, Bradley and Adam


Supreme Champions - Seb and William


After our races and a quick gift shop fix, we headed to Pendennis Castle where we were able to explore the forts, before being treated to a firing of an original WW1 gun, and a tour of the Half Moon Battery, with an expert who told us all about the way in which the battery was used during the War.  We were all engrossed in his stories and information, and the children asked some amazing questions!

As you can see we are now having lots of fun bowling, before heading back to the hostel where I think the children will fall asleep incredibly quickly!  If we dont manage an update in the morning, we will see everyone back at school at 6pm, after a very action packed day at Camel Creek (Crealy!).   Mrs T will get some photos from Crealy added during as soon as we are back, so please check back to see what we get up to!

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Good morning everyone!  It's 11am on day two and we are currently at the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth.  Everyone slept soundly (with a lot of snoring!!) and has eaten an enormous breakfast before heading off for the day.  We are currently learning about the features of sail powered boats to help us with our designs for the 'Scrapheap Challenge' boat race that will take place after lunch.  We will try to get some more photos uploaded during dinner this evening so keep checking in!  Thank you to everyone for your comments - we will keep reading them to the children during the day.

PS - I found these pictures from yesterday when we were uploading this mornings photos.  I couldn't resist adding them.  The boys were rather mortified to discover that they had been intently staring at a lady in Victorian Underwear!!!  Also, Seb was keen to show Sir what a barber shop was like - we thought he may be able to visit one to get rid of his beard!!!


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...and the winners were the Bradworthy Beasts!!

 

'Bradworthy Beasts'

'Spider Pigs'

'Ninja Spiders'

'Savage Seven'

 

Hello everyone, we are reaching the end of Day One, and thoroughly enjoying our adventure so far.  We have had a fantastic day at Flambards (exploring museums and rides!), and we are currently battling away for Laser Quest Glory.  Everyone has eaten really well, and there are big smiles all around.  We will hopefully update with some photos from the laser quest shortly.  Sending lots of love to everyone back at Bradworthy!

 

 

 

 

The children in Year Three are very excited as they prepare for their residential visit to Penzance!  We will be away from Wednesday 2nd May to Friday 4th May, and will use this page to keep everyone updated with our adventures.  Please leave us a comment so that we can pass the messages on to the children.


Time Flies

As part of our annual Art Exhibition, the children have been hard at work creating clocks and time inspired artwork to be displayed during our ‘Time Flies’ exhibition.   The exhibition was officially opened with a concert held in the Memorial Hall.  This involved performances from our Rock Band, Choir, Ukulele Choir, and our Brass Band.  The children performed with real gusto, and opened the event with a bang!  Our audience were then invited to the school hall to enjoy the amazing art exhibition which had been put together.  It was fantastic to see so many people contributing to the art exhibition, and also coming to visit school to experience the amazing display of work.

We must say a huge thank you to Bryan Sentance, who arranged the exhibition and organised all of the work that the children had completed. The event was a huge success and we are very grateful for all of his hard work.


Plastic Free Schools Status

Great news!

We have been awarded Plastic free Schools status by Surfers Against Sewage!

We are only the 9th school in the whole of the U.K to receive this award, and we are very proud of everyone’s efforts in this area.

Well done and Thank You to everyone who helped Class 4 to achieve this for our school, especially Sadie Davies who has headed up our Plastic Free Schools campaign.

On Tuesday when we found out we had been successful we came up with a great slogan.... 'We have won a 'Bottle' Battle but not the Plastic War!’

We have created some environmental activists!

The fight is not over yet, we will still be finding ways to reduce our plastic use in school so feel free to come and share your ideas with us.


Big Spring Beach Clean

We had a great time at the beach last week doing our bit for the Big Spring Beach Clean, which was organised by Surfers Against Sewage, who also gave us all the gloves for the job.

The children did really well and did us proud as usual. They picked up a great deal of litter. Lots of them were surprised at how tiny some of the bits of plastic were. Class 5 were equally surprised at how much litter they found on the Burrows. They came back to school and spent the afternoon writing emails to the manufacturers of the products they had found.

This has helped us to gain our ’Plastic Free Schools’ award.

My favourite quote of the week has to be "Who knew litter picking could be so much fun!!"

We want to say a big thank you to North Devon AONB who supplied the the litter picking equipment, and our teams of parent helpers who came and helped us out.

Finally, thank you to all of you parents who sent the children dressed for all types of weather! We had high winds, rain, sun and sea mist!


North Devon Gymnastics

North Devon School’s Gymnastics Competition

On March 25th we took over 40 gymnasts to the North Devon School’s Gymnastics Competition in Barnstaple.  Over the course of the day our pupils competed in front of an enormous audience, with floor routines, and vaults.  These performances were fantastic, and led to our most successful competition to date, and a very full trophy cabinet!

There were Gold team medals for our Under 7 Novice Boys, and our Under 7 Intermediate Girls.  Silver team medals were awarded to our Under 9 Intermediate Mixed team, and our Under 11 Intermediate Girls and Mixed teams.   Along with this haul of trophies came a huge number of individual awards.  Ewan Shadrick was awarded an individual Gold medal, with Toby Cleave, Josh Lui, and Isla Hayes all receiving silver medals for their individual performances. Finley Shadrick, Harvey Dack and May Francis added to our individual medal count with their Bronze awards.

In addition to these amazing results, we were incredibly proud to see Lucy Baker and Lacey Osborne receiving ‘Musical Interpretation’ awards for their routines, while Harvey Dack was awarded the ‘Endeavour’ award for his performance.

It goes without saying that we are all incredibly proud of these children.  They have worked so hard to achieve these amazing results and should be very proud of their successes.  We must also say an enormous thank you to our amazing coaches, Kerry, Sarah, Aaron and Claire, whose hard work and enthusiasm means that our children get to take part in such amazing experiences.


Year Four Museum

Year Four have finished their World War Two topic by hosting a ‘Museum’ for children and parents to enjoy.  Each child in Year Four designed and hosted a ‘stall’ full of historical facts, interesting artefacts and games, and everyone was very impressed with their subject knowledge and their hosting skills!  There was lots for everyone to see and do, and all of the children, teachers and parents enjoyed visiting the museum and learning some fascinating facts about the Second World War.  We would all like to thank Year Four for all of their hard work!

 

 

 


National Climbing Competitions


We took a group of enthusiastic climbers to the recent ' National ' qualifiers for the South West.  All of the climbers have been having lessons in school with Simon Young and after two rounds of competitions we had some very encouraging results.  We had numerous finishes within the top 10, which is no mean feat considering most of the other youth climbers were from clubs that climb for many hours during the week.  We had a superb result, with Ngaio Parr finishing third in her category and qualifying for the National Finals in Edinburgh on April 28.  We would like to wish her the best of luck in the final and say an enormous well done to all of the children who took part and did a fantastic job in all of the categories entered.

Dartmoor

 

The children in Year Six have been very busy completing training walks on Dartmoor this term.   As you can see they have had varied conditions and some snowy conditions for these walks, where the children had lots of fun throwing snowballs at Sir!  The children also witnessed varying levels of snowdrifts from 2 feet all the way up to 8 feet by Dinger Tor, where the children enjoyed using the drift as a huge slide!  These were the starting walks leading into the longer (up to 25 mile) walks and the camping experience.

 

 

 

 


Year One - Wild Tribe

This term Year One have been very busy in their Wild Tribe sessions at Julian's Farm.  They have developed their skills in using maps,

understanding compass points, following directions, making journey cards and knot tying.  Everyone has had lots of fun during these

sessions, and we would like to thank everyone at Julians Farm for helping us to deliver these activities for the chidlren to enjoy.

 

 

 

Gardening Club - Mosaic

Gardening club have been making a vibrant table out of a cable drum and some donated mosaic tiles. We have finished the tiling now and just need to finish the final stages by applying the grout and tying string around the middle. It has been such a success that we might even design and make another one!


Class 2 & 3 Book Buddies

Class 2 have been busy making their own books based on their topic 'Kenya'. In C3, the children have been also been working hard in pairs to create their own Viking books. Both classes thoroughly enjoyed sharing their books with one another on Thursday afternoon and learning lots of interesting facts!


Sports Relief

On Friday March 23rd, Bradworthy Primary Academy came together to raise money to support Sports Relief, a very important charity providing help to those less fortunate than ourselves.   As part of our celebrations all of the children wore non-school uniform and took part in a ‘Mad Mile’, where we walked, ran, hopped, jumped and even rode in a wheelbarrow, around a mile long course through the village and school grounds.  We all had a huge amount of fun taking part in this, and it was finished off with a bake sale where the delicious goodies donated by our fantastic parents were sold to raise even more money for charity.

During the rest of the day, the children were involved in a range of mixed team sporting challenges, including a football and netball style match, a shuttle run competition, and a team run around school.  These events were lots of fun, and everyone enjoyed getting stuck in!  Our winners for each tournament are shown below, along with some photos of us enjoying our action packed day.


Our Tournament Winners:

The winners of our Shuttle Run Competition

Our Football & Netball Tournament Winners

Our Team Running Competition Winners

Gymnastics Nationals

After the results of the Milano School’s Competition, our boys’ team qualified for a place at the National finals in Stoke-on-Trent.   At this competition they represented the South West and competed against teams from all over England, Scotland and Wales.

The snow didn’t stop Harvey Dack, Josh Lui and Ewan Shadrick, and though they weren’t individually placed in the top three, they certainly didn’t look out of place competing against the much larger schools who are able to practice for many hours a week. The boys gave their group routine 100% and contributed to an amazing 3rd place nationally, for the South West region.

The gymnasts should all be very proud of themselves for reaching national level and preforming a one minute routine by themselves on the floor, two vaults and an amazing group routine made up of team balances, gymnastic moves and an element of dance and linking steps, with hundreds of people watching them. We are all incredibly proud of them, and their position in the National Results.

As a school we would like to thank all of our Gymnastics coaches and assistants, who have worked tirelessly to help our children achieve absolutely phenomenal results.


Fun in the Snow!

For the second time in a month, Bradworthy recently saw significant amounts of snow.   Despite the weather, the school was able to open, and many children were able to enjoy a range of snowy activties, from snowball fights to building a snowman that was more than 6 feet tall.   As you can see from the pictures, we all had a wonderful day playing in the snow, and making memories that the children will hopefully hold on to for many years to come!


St Petroc's Cross Country

As many of you already know, we have celebrated an incredibly successful cross country season, mostly through our participation in the Gliddon & Squire Cross Country League.  However, one of the main races in our cross country calendar, is the St Petroc’s race, held in Bude.

The amazing form our runners have demonstrated was certainly maintained, as we celebrated some incredible individual and team results.  Eleanor Foster once again won her race, and Saul Barraclough obtained a Bronze medal in his race.  Our Under 11 Boys team won the team Gold – something that Bradworthy has never achieved until now.

It goes without saying that we are very proud of our runners.  Their effort and determination, along with their sportsmanship, amongst some appalling weather conditions was fantastic to see.

#We are yellow, We are blue!

Single Use Plastic Boycott

Our recent Boycott Day was a great success.

No single use plastic bottles in sight!

Class 4 organised some games for the school to enjoy during break time. These included Unlucky Dip, Sort the Plastic, Guess how many sweets in the jar, Treasure Island, Save the fish, Find the Fish, Throw the bottle and finally Find the bottle!

In the afternoon we created some art work together using beach plastic.

To finish off our day Class 4 had a high energy ‘TrashMob’ to clean up our playground.

So Objective 2 is complete, 3 more to go and we can be a Plastic Free School.

There is more to come so watch this space!!

 

The Great Eggcup Challenge

This year Class 6 have been learning some pottery skills and were challenged to design an eggcup.

The eggcup had to be usable. It needed to stand up and have a suitable cavity for an egg. Being imaginative was also a priority. “Bonkers is good” is our motto.

Sure enough, the class produced some really well-made inventive eggcups with everything from camels to aeroplanes.

Choosing the winners was really difficult and most of the teachers had a say in the final selection.

We decided on two champions.


The prize for an imaginative and practical design was awarded to Chelsea Wade, and the prize for a bonkers design was awarded to Sian Hooper.


This whole competition was very enjoyable [as well as educational] and we hope it will take place again next year.

*Snow*Snow*Snow*

Due to the weather conditions that are forecast overnight, and the current snowfall, we have decided to close the school tomorrow (Friday 2nd March).

The World Book Day celebrations we had planned for tomorrow will be postponed, and we will let everyone know of the new date as soon as we have reorganised our diary.

The BMC Climbing Competition due to take place in Bristol on Saturday has also been cancelled due to the adverse weather conditions.

We hope you all have the opportunity to enjoy the snow, and that you all stay safe!

Lego Day

 

Everyone had a fantastic day on Friday, when we took part in a 'Lego Day' organised by our wonderful PTA.   We came to school dressed as lego characters or in lego colours, and took part in competitions based on building lego models and designing lego characters.  This ended with a lego themed movie night in the school hall, which was very popular, as the photos show.

Congratulations to our competition winners:


Jude won the Key Stage 1 design competition with his amazing lego interpretation of the school emblem, and Nate won the Key Stage 2 design competition with his impressive Millennium Falcon.   Eleanor was the lucky winner of the prize raffle.

We would like to once again thank our incredibly hard working PTA, for all of their effort.  The day was a huge success, and we are all looking forward to the next event!

Time Flies: Tempus Fugit

 

It's that time again...........

In April 2018 Bradworthy Primary Academy will be hosting our annual Arts Exhibition.   This year the theme will be 'Time', and every pupil has been asked to make a clock to contribute to the showcase.

The exhibition will begin with a concert, and will officially be opened on the evening of Thursday 26th April.     We look forward to seeing everyone there, and showing you our fantastic work.

Below is a copy of the brief that the children have been given to help guide their ideas - as always, the more imaginative the better.

 

The Brief:

  • Originality and imagination are key - weird and wacky is encouraged.
  • The clock should be free standing or designed to hang on a wall.
  • It should be at least A4 in size, but small enough to get in through the school doors.
  • As far as possible, use recycled or reclaimed materials. 
  • The clock doesn't have to work, but if you choose, battery powered mechanisms are available on the internet for as little as £1.
  • Your clock may be a regular timepiece, but if you prefer it might tell the day of the week, predict the tides, the phases of the moon, mealtimes, the weather, mood swings or anything bizarre you can think of. 
  • Help from relatives and friends is welcome, but the clock must be predominately the child's own work. 
  • Adults are welcome to make and submit their own clock. 
  • Handing in must be on or before Monday 23rd April - the first day of the Summer Term.

Rainbow Run

We were lucky enough to be approached by staff from the wonderful Children’s Hospice Southwest recently, who asked if we would host a ‘Rainbow Run’ in school to support them in creating some publicity photos and videos.  This led to a very colourful Friday afternoon, where pupils ran a circuit around school, while being showered with rainbow coloured paints.


As you can see from the pictures, everyone had a fantastic time taking part in the event, and we made a fantastic colourful mess!   We must say an enormous thank you to everyone from the Children’s Hospice who organised the event, and gave us all such a wonderful opportunity!  We hope the pictures and film advertise the events well, and we look forward to seeing them soon!


Plastic Free Schools


Class 4 had an assembly to introduce ‘Plastic Free Schools’.

We are working with Surfers against Sewage to gain plastic free status for our school. This is not as scary as it sounds! We are aiming to have a boycott day on Tuesday 27th February. On this day we are asking the whole school to boycott Single use plastic bottles and bring in a reusable plastic/metal drinks bottle. We will have recycling points for your single use bottles. The children will also be running some activities during the day to educate the school about the damage single use plastic is causing in our oceans.

This is the first of a few actions we have to take in school before we get accredited as a Plastic Free Scool. Class 4 have worked really hard getting their plans together for school and have made a passionate plea to the whole school during their whole school assembly to join ‘The Resistance’ and fight the tide of plastic.

Exciting times ahead!

Gardening Club

Recently, the children in Gardening Club have been busy making their own wire sculptures in pairs and small groups. First they had to get some cut wire from a role of chicken wire. Then they had to mould and bend it into the shape of their animal.

The children have made some fantastic animals including a giant squirrel, a snake and a ladybird!

Gardening Club aim to have these filled and growing with plants soon and I'm sure they'll look fantastic outside and around the school grounds.

Thank you to Sarah for giving up her evening to share her artistic talents and help gardening club with this particular project!


Book Buddies

The children in Classes One and Four regularly meet to share their school reading books and their favourite books from the library.  The older children love listening to their young buddies read to them, and the Year One children are always keen to hear about the books that their Year Four buddies have chosen.  As always, the children work together beautifully, and we are all very proud of the effort and attitude that they demonstrate towards this project.


Gliddon and Squire Cross Country

Following a very strong start our fantastic Cross Country team have maintained their form in the final races of the season.   In the final races of the year at Northam Burrows and West Buckland School, the children worked incredibly hard to earn points for their teams.  At the end of the season their hard work resulted in some amazing results.


Eleanor Foster won the Under 9 Girls Competition after an amazing season, and Saul Barraclough came an impressive 4th in the Under 11 Boys Competition.


In addition to these fantastic results, both our Under 9 and Under 11 Boys teams earned impressive Silver Medals, and our Under 9 Girls team finished the competition in 4th place.

These results are a real credit to the way in which the children ran as teams throughout each fixture. 
It goes without saying that we are incredibly proud of all of our runners for their incredible hard work.  We are already looking forward to seeing the children in action again in the forthcoming Cross Country Events.

Board Games Club

Our board games club continues to be very popular each Friday evening.  As you can see from the pictures below, the children (and staff!) have lots of fun playing a mixture of traditional and modern games.  Anyone who wishes to join in with the club can attend in Year Three on Friday evenings from 3:30pm – 4:30pm.


Reception Class at Forest School

The children have had two wonderful visits to Tamar Lake Forest School. It has been very muddy but we were not deterred! The children have explored the woods, finding treasures to make a leaf kebab, practiced balancing on ‘the wobble walk’, played in ‘the mud kitchen’ and enjoyed snacks in the campfire area.  We also shared the story of ‘The Stick Man’ and made our own stick men to visit at Christmas. We would like to send an enormous Thank You to our fabulous parent helpers for braving the mud!



Musical Differences

In December 2017 the children in Key Stage Two rehearsed and performed their Christmas play, ‘Musical Differences’.

Throughout the course of December the children threw themselves into rehearsing and practicing words and songs, working incredibly hard to create an amazing performance.  During the last week of term they performed four times, to enormous audiences, and wowed everyone with their professionalism and their amazing enthusiasm towards the play.

As a school we are incredibly proud of the attitude and effort the children put into their performances this year.  Every single child gave their very best to make the play a success, and they certainly achieved their aim!


Midwife Crisis

 

In December our Key Stage One children performed their nativity.  This year they told us the story of a Midwife in crisis, and we followed her journey to meet a very special baby – with the help of her donkey sidekick – ‘Steve’!

The children worked very hard to learn their lines and song words, and everyone who was lucky enough to see the performance was blown away by their hard work and enthusiasm.   It goes without saying that everyone in school is very proud of all of the children – we can’t wait to see their next performance!


Christmas Lights

We were very proud to be asked to attend the annual switching on of the wonderful Christmas lights in the village on December 3rd.  This year, our brass group and ukulele choir performed carols, accompanied by lots of children in our choir.

As an added treat, Councillor Barry Parsons joined the children to perform a version of Silent Night.  We all enjoyed the opportunity to attend a village event, and are already looking forward to the next chance to share our musical talents with everyone!


Christmas Dinner

Every year we look forward to a delicious Christmas dinner, and this year was no exception.  Janet, Tara, Natalie and Jean worked really hard to prepare a delicious Christmas dinner, for over 200 children and staff!  As you can see, we thoroughly enjoyed the occasion, with balloons, party poppers and crackers to help the afternoon go with a swing!

We would like to say a huge thank you to Janet, Tara, Natalie and Jean for all of their hard work!  We can’t wait until next year!


Christmas Parties

As a school, we are lucky enough to have a very active and incredibly talented PTA.  This year our PTA organised amazing Christmas parties for all of the children, and set the Christmas spirit flowing!


The school hall was transformed into a candyland extravaganza, and the children were surprised with lots of treats, including making gingerbread men, Christmas games, a visit from Santa himself, a movie night, and our very own abseiling ninja elf!   Everyone loved their time at the party, and we would like to say an enormous thank you to all of our wonderful PTA members for giving us all such an amazing Christmas party!


Remembrance

 

This year, as we have in the past, we all visited the War Memorial in the Village Square on Friday 10th November.  We listened to stories and poems about Remembrance, and spent time listening to the names of men from the village who died during the World Wars.  The children learned about the history and significance of the poppy, and we were pleased to be able to share our visit to the memorial with members of the public who joined us for our two minute silence.


Road Safety - Emazdad

The children in Key Stage One were visited by Emazdad on Friday 3rd November.

We were treated to a very entertaining, and funny show, which helped to deliver a very important message regarding road safety.

Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and show, and as you can see from the pictures here, the children had a fabulous time developing their awareness of the importance of road safety.


Uchenna Dance - Head Wrap Diaries

Uchenna Dance will be leading a practical session with Year 6 pupils from 2-3pm on Wednesday November 15th in our school hall. It will be a lively, fun hour when our Year 6 pupils will learn about and have a go at the dance styles of House, Waacking, Vogue, African & contemporary. Everyone is looking forward to this fantastic opportunity and we must thank everyone at Beaford Arts for making the session, and later performances possible.


Uchenna Dance company practical dance session for Adults and Secondary Students. £3.

Enjoy learning & using a mix of styles used in their dance/theatre performance The Headwrap Diaries - House, Waacking, Vogue, African, Contemporary.

No experience necessary. Wear comfy clothes & bring water.

When? Wednesday November 15th 7-8pm.

Where? Bradworthy Primary Academy School Hall.

Book by November 13th on 01409 241313 OR bradworthyarts@btinternet.com

Uchenna Dance will perform The Headwrap Diaries on Saturday November 18th at Bradworthy Memorial Hall 7pm.

This uplifting, humorous, family performance, based in a hair salon, is a mix of storytelling and theatre with dance styles of House, Waacking, Vogue, African and Contemporary plus a sizzling soundtrack from R’n’B to traditional Ghanaian pop music. Doors open 6.15pm. for a pre-show multi-sensory installation of art, poetry, head wrap displays plus tasty hair conditioning smoothies. Also a post-show head-wrap bar and meet the company.

Tickets:- £7.50 adults; £5 children; £22.50 family. 01409 241313 bradworthyarts@btinternet.com


To download the leaflet regarding these events, please click here.

Textiles Club

 

This term the children in textiles club have been designing and creating Sock Monsters. They sewed the sock into their desired shape, adding arms and legs and attaching buttons for detail. As you can see, the children are all really proud of their creations.


Harvest Festival

This year we celebrated our Harvest Festival on the last day of the half term, in the village church.  We sang many harvest linked songs, and enjoyed performances from our Key Stage One children, along with our Rock Band.  It was lovely to be able to gather together to share the event, and we would like to thank everyone at the Church for making us so welcome, along with all of the parents who gathered with us to share the morning.  It was lovely to see such a packed church, and we are already looking forward to our next school events.


Halloween Disco

At the end of the half term we were lucky enough to have a Halloween Disco, organised by our PTA.  Everyone enjoyed dancing the night away, and playing some ghoulish games!  We must say an enormous thank you to our very hard working PTA for organising the event, and to all of the volunteers who helped before, during and after the disco!



Gliddon and Squire Race 2: Shebbear

Our Cross Country team recently had an incredibly busy patch of races, the first of which was the next race in the Gliddon and Squire Cross Country League.  We saw some fantastic individual races during the morning, along with some wonderful team running.  We are building points in each of our teams, and will be looking to continue in this good form in November!


Bikeability

The children in Years Five and Six have spent the last two weeks of the half term working with our wonderful Bikeability instructors Tom and Ian.  Everyone has been having a great time developing our cycling skills and gathering experience and qualifications.  Millie and Stanley from Year Five have written the report below to explaijn what the children have been learning!

Bikeability

Bikeability is where you learn how to ride a bike using the right skills. In bikeability you learn to ride a bike sensibly on a road while staying safe and having fun.

Ian and Tom, our instructors, taught us how to check if our bikes are in good condition and safe to ride. You need to have two brakes on either side of the handlebars so if you go down a hill you won't crash.

We started off in the playground where we learnt how to brake and to signal to cars behind us. When we were on the road we were learning how to do the life saver, safe stop, safe start and an emergency stop.

In year 4 everyone passed their level one and we hope this year we all will pass our level two as well.

We would all like to thank Ian and Tom for helping us with bikeability and we are all looking forward to seeing them next year and completing level three.

By Millie and Stanley - Year Five 2017.

 


Macmillan Bake Off & Coffee Morning

Macmillan Coffee Morning

On Friday 13th October we held a coffee morning and ‘Bake Off’ competition in school, to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Research.   Everyone had the opportunity to enter cakes and sweet treats into a range of categories, with the entries, and other donated cakes, being sold in a cake sale and coffee morning to help raise money.  The donations were absolutely amazing this year, and we would like to say an enormous thank you to everyone who baked a cake or made a donation to our coffee morning, with a special thanks to Teena Cann for organising the event.


The winners of each class were:

Best Citrus Cake – Alexander Girdler

Best Chocolate Cake – Thomas Polhill

Best Free-From Cake – Minnie Downing

Best Biscuits – Alissia Davis

Best Fruit & Veg Cake – Lily Gardner

Best Showstopper – Erin Jowett

Star Baker 2017 – Brooke Blake


The judges were blown away by every entry that was received, and found the judging process to be very difficult – although very tasty!


Our final fundraising total was a whopping £376.80, and we would like to say an enormous thank you to everyone for such wonderful generosity!

Year Five at Poundstock

This week Class Five visited the Gildhouse at Poundstock to take part in a Tudor Day as part of our Tudor Topic.  During the morning of our trip we were dressed as poor Tudors and we spent the morning baking bread, brewing ginger beer and making cob blocks - all using traditional Tudor techniques.  During the afternoon we were able to dress as rich Tudors, and we went on a Tudor 'promenade' before we played games that wealthy Tudors would have played.

We all had a fantastic day, and gained a huge amount of knowledge and information which we can use to develop our topic studies.  We would like to say an enormous thank you to all of the volunteers at the Gildhouse in Poundstock, who gave us such a fantastic experience!



Gliddon and Squire Race 1: Kingsley School

The first race of the Gliddon and Squire Cross Country series took place on Sunday 24th September, at Kingsley School in Bideford.  It was fantastic to see 29 runners representing the school, and everyone raced brilliantly today.  We had some top class results, with Eleanor winning her U9 Girl’s race, and Saul coming 3rd in the U11 Boys.   Success in this competition relies on strong running from the entire team, and after the first race our teams already hold impressive positions, as you can see below!

Team Positions Following Race 1:

Under 9 Girls:  4th

Under 9 Boys:  1st

Under 11 Girls:  6th

Under 11 Boys:  3rd


M & M Theatres - A Little Princess

This week we were visited by the wonderful team from M&M Theatres who put on a brilliant show for all of our pupils.  This year they performed ‘A Little Princess’, a play they have written and developed themselves.  All of our children enjoyed the show very much, and our Year Five pupils were also lucky enough to take part in a workshop after the performance where the learnt all about how the show was produced.  We are already looking forward to seeing M&M Theatres again next year!


Inter House Cross Country

On Monday 18th September we held our interhouse Cross Country competition.  All of the children in Years Three, Four, Five and Six took part in the event, with each runner gathering points for their house teams.  We saw some fantastic running from all of our pupils, and as always we were very proud of their sportsmanship.   Our cross country teams are certainly looking strong this year!  The results of the team competition will added once they have been announced in school!


Jabberwocky - Class Five

Year Five visited Rosemoor during the first full week of the new term to kick start their ‘Jabberwocky’ topic.  The children took part in many activities, including recording themselves performing the poem, some creative writing in the woods, and some ‘Tulgey Wood’ paintings.   Everyone had a very productive day and gathered ideas for their literacy work.  Visit the Year Five page for some more details!


Year Six Visit Appledore

The first trip of the new school year took place on Wednesday 13th September, when our Year Six class visited the North Devon Maritime Museum, The Burton Art Gallery in Bideford, and Sandy Brown’s workshop in Appledore.   The children were able to develop their understanding of the maritime history of the area, and also begin to gather inspiration and research for the pottery work they will be developing with Mr Sentance.


Leaver's Assembly

At the end of the school year we held our Leaver’s Assembly, in which we were able to say a very fond farewell to our Year Six class.  During the event many prizes were given out, including those for academic effort and achievement, sporting effort and achievement, cookery, creativity and musical achievement.  We also crowned the winners of the House Point Cup, and Bradworthy’s Got Talent.  The assembly gave us a wonderful opportunity to say goodbye to our Year Six class, and we all wish them the very best as they move into the next chapter of their education.

Bradworthy's Got Talent

In July we were treated to the annual ‘Bradworthy’s Got Talent’ competition, and once again we were blown away by some of the talents on display.  It was fantastic to see so many children taking to the stage, and the wide range of talents were wonderful to see.  Our overall winner was Amy Poole, whose beautiful piano playing and singing wowed everyone.  Having seen this year’s contributions we are already looking forward to the competition next year!


Summer BBQ

 

The end of year Summer BBQ was blessed with typical British weather - a very rainy evening indeed.  However, this did not stop the fun in any way, and everyone was able to gather and celebrate the end of the school year.  We were treated to a fabulous gymnastics display, with an enormous number of children involved.  Our school rock band and brass bands also performed, along with some of our past students.  The evening was incredibly well attended, and was a fantastic way to bring the year to a close.  We must thank our incredibly hard working PTA, who organised a fantastic event, and worked incredibly hard to put everything together.



Year Six Lifeskills and Broomhill Visit

 

Our Year Six children were able to attend the Junior Lifeskills event in July.   During the morning they were able to take part in sessions organised by the Police, Fire and Health Services.  Following this visit they went to Broomhill Sculpture Gardens, where Mr Sentance spent the afternoon showing the children the wonderful sculptures.



Year Four Cricket

 

Towards the end of the Summer Term, our Year Four children were lucky enough to enjoy 7 weeks of cricket coaching at Holsworthy Cricket Club with Simon Fry. They are learning and improving some great skills and having an excellent time.


North Wales 2017

Hello everyone.  It's Mrs T here again with an update from the day.  The children have had another really busy day, kayaking, climbing and gorging.  They are currently at the cinema - although I imagine there are lots of tired eyes watching the film! Everyone is in good spirits and looking forward to a very different adventure tomorrow. 


Hi everyone - Mrs T here again!  After a busy day of climbing we are very proud to report that all of the children safely reached the top of Snowdon today.  As you can see below we have some pictures of our brave conquerors - apologies for the lack of photos of one of the groups - technology is really not being cooperative with us at the moment!  After such an eventful day the group are now dry slope skiing - and having an amazing time I am sure.   Tomorrow will see them carrying on with their outdoor activities - either kayaking and climbing or gorging. 
Thank you all for your comments and emails.  We will update as soon as we have some more pictures to share!


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Another update - some photos of the children enjoying the walls at the climbing centre this evening!  Simon would be very proud! Weather permitting the group are planning to climb Snowdon tomorrow - we will keep you updated!

 

 

 

Hello again everyone - Mrs T here with some photos from the past two days.  Technology has been kind and allowed us to get some photographs of the group who went gorging today.  As you can see everyone is having a great time and enjoying the challenging activities.  While one group have been gorging today, the other group have had fun kayaking and climbing outdoors.  At the moment we are not able to get any photos from the kayaking group - fingers crossed!!   As soon as we have more photos to share I will update again.

Hopefully tomorrow or Thursday will see the group climbing Snowdon - I am sure we will be able to share lots of happy smiling faces at the summit!

If anyone is having problems leaving a comment please feel free to send it to beckidaniel@hotmail.com, and I will upload them for you.

 

 


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Hello everyone.  Mrs T here with a quick update.  I've 'borrowed' this picture of the hostel from a previous year, as unfortunately technology has not allowed the sending of any pictures yet.  We heard from the group earlier and they were on the way to the hostel following a fantastic day in the Black Country Museum.  They were expecting to arrive at the hostel at around 7pm, so I imagine they have just enjoyed a hearty dinner!

The children are all in very good spirits - and looking forward to the adventures to come this week. 
As soon as we manage to get some pictures sent across I will update the page.

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London 2017

We've had a great day at the Tate Modern, Globe Theater, St Paul's and The British Museum.
This evenings performance of Romeo and Juliet was fantastic.
We're safely back at the Youth Hostel and looking forward to Thorpe Park tomorrow.

We still can't upload photos - sorry.

We'll see you all tomorrow evening.
If we're running much later than 11.00pm we'll ring.

 

 

Morning everyone (Thursday morning that is).

We've found another hot-spot (good old BT !!!) so we can leave a quick message. I can't get photos to upload but I'm sure Becki will be able to get something up later.

We're all having a great time.
Wicked was fantastic last night and we're heading for the Tate and Globe and stuff like that this morning.

Everyone has slept well and we're all looking forward to another great day.

It's a bit cooler today - thank God !!

 

 

Hello again everyone.  Mrs T here with a quick update.   Here are a few photos from the visit to the Natural History Muesum today.   The children are currently at the theatre, no doubt engrossed in Wicked!  Hopefully we will manage to get some more photos from the day transferred over later on!


Hi everyone - Mrs T again.  This is just a quick update to add some pictures of our ten pin bowling teams!  The games were close, but I can reveal that the winners for each lane were: Laura, Abby P, Oliver, Ellen and Ali.  The overall winner, with an amazing score of 130 was Laura!   Following the bowling matches the children were going for a stroll along the embankment on their way back to the youth hostel.  I imagine there will be lots of sleepy heads finding their way to bed at the moment!


Hello everyone, Mrs T again.  As promised, here are some pictures which show some of the landmarks our travellers have visited today! It's been a very busy day, and they are currently enjoying what will no doubt be a competitive game of ten-pin bowling.   Today's adventures have included a trip to Westminster Abbey, The London Dungeons and the Royal Observatory.  As you can see from the pictures, the children are certainly getting around, and seeing as much of the city as they can!  Thank you again for all of your comments!


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Hello Everyone.

I've managed to find an internet hot-spot !!!

We've had a great day exploring London and we're back in the hostel for tea before
bowling tonight.

The children have been brilliant and everyone is safe and well.

If possible I'll get a few photos on line later - if not I'm sure Becki will.

Hi Everyone - Mrs T here with some pictures the intrepid travellers have sent through!  The internet isn't being too co-operative so far - hopefully this will improve!

Everyone is currently safely at the cinema, after a very long and hot day! After the delays getting into the city, everyone enjoyed the scenic tour in, taking in the sights such as Picadilly Circus, The Ritz and Harrods (hopefully Sir will be bringing us all back some lovely gifts!!).   Once they arrived everyone enjoyed the London Eye - spooting landmarks and working out how far they will be going in their adventures this week.   After they had completed their journey on the Eye, everyone enjoyed a walk through the city - taking in many sights such as Trafalgar Square, Nelson's Column, Downing  Street and Horseguards Parade.

 

Following their dinner the group have headed off to the cinema - I don't think we would be surprised if there were some sleepy heads during the film!

Fingers crossed, and internet allowing there will be a few more photos added later on.   Thanks for all your comments!

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Hello Everyone.

As usual we've been having internet problems - in the middle of one of the World's great cities !!
You really wouldn't believe it would you !!!

Everyone is fine and having a great time despite the heat - which there is a lot of !

We had a journey from hell getting here. It took nearly eight hours to get here .....

I'll get some photos on later.

Sorry about the delay

Class Five Survival Day

As part of our 'Shipwrecked' topic, the children in Class Five have been lucky enough to complete a Survival Day, working with Rowland Jones from 'Bear Track Survival' at Julians Farm.  The day involved loads of different activities and challenges, which helped us to understand the key principles of outdoor survival.  Everyone had a great time, and we even had some really brave tasters for the 'meal worm omlette'!  Please check into the Class Five page next week when there will be a report from the children based on their day.


Gardening Updates

As we move into the summer months, our gardening project is in full swing!  Each class is currently cultivating a chilli plant as part of our chilli competition, along with their own potatoes which are happily growing outside of school.   The Year Six children spent a very muddy day planting up rhubarb and raspberries and many other plants in the barrels outside of school, along with preparing the ground ahead of the construction of our poly tunnel.   We have also built a new bed near the climbing boulder, and introduced a range of other herbs and plants in all sorts of places around school.

The children in gardening club have been busy planting up new vegetables from seed, including squashes, beans and pak choi! They have sewn the seeds into trays of starter plugs. Once they are ready, the gardeners will plant them out in the vegetable beds to continue their growing journey outside! We look forward to tasting the produce!

During half term the PTA hosted a plant sale to raise funds to support all the gardening going on at school. A massive thank you to everyone who bought plants and to all the stalls which donated 10% of their sales to the school.

This has certainly been a very busy term so far, and our gardening club have big plans for the rest of the summer.   We must thank Mrs Musson and Richard Hart for all of their hard work with this project – the school grounds look amazing at the moment and it is fabulous to see so many children enjoying gardening!


In-House Gym Competition

On Tuesday 23rd May we held a school based Gymnastics competition, in order to raise some funds for gymnastics equipment and leotards.   The number of children who chose to enter the competition was amazing to see - and watching them complete floor routines and a vault competition was fantastic.  All of the children competed to a high standard, with all of our Gymnastics coaches expressing their pride at the attitude the pupils demonstrated.   At the end of the day the whole school gathered for a presentation in which the top 6 children in each category were awarded medals or ribbons.

Year One Competition:

Bronze - Freya Pitt.                Silver - James Wilmot.            Gold - Lacey Osborne

Year Two Competition:

Bronze - Bradley Starr           Silver - Finley Shadrick          Gold - Azalea Wooldridge


Key Stage Two Novice Boys Competition:

Bronze - Harrison Grubb       Silver - Cory Stevens              Gold - Nathan Bewes

Key Stage Two Novice Girls Competition:

Bronze - Eden Downing        Silver -  Charlotte Conway       Gold - Lara Bird

Key Stage Two Intermediate 'B' Boys Competition:

Bronze - Joshua Lui              Silver - Ewan Shadrick            Gold - Stanley Waters

Key Stage Two Intermediate 'B' Girls Competition:

Bronze - Lucy Baker.             Silver - Eleanor Foster            Gold - Imogen Spencer

Key Stage Two Intermediate 'A' Mixed Competition:

Bronze - Emma Wright          Silver - Archie Waters             Gold - Holly Chamberlain

A special mention must also be made for Imogen Spencer and Lara Bird, who won the overall Intermediate and Novice categories respectively!   We also need to say an enormous thank you to Kerry, Sarah, Aaron, Ashleigh and Claire for all of their hard work before, during and after the competition.  It is such a pleasure to see the children being able to take part in these activities, and as always, their effort and attitude was exemplary.


Shebbear Football Competition

Recently we were also able to take two football teams to a tournament at Shebbear College.  This competition saw a Year Four and Year Five team taking part, and both teams clocked up several victories before they ended up facing each other!  Both teams played brilliantly in this match, and after winning, our older team went on to appear in the final of the overall tournament.  We were very proud of both teams of children during the tournament, and it is good to know that we will have very strong football teams over the next few years!


Book Buddies

We have recently enjoyed getting stuck into our 'Book Buddies' project again.  This involves children sharing books that they enjoy with children from another class.  The older children choose a librray book to share with their younger partners, while the younger children read their own reading books to their older counterparts.  Sometimes we also get to share books we have created ourselves.  Everyone enjoys the opportunity to read and share books and stories with a new partner!


Class Three have been sharing their 'Viking Books' with the children in Class Two in their Book Buddies sessions!


Year Four Residential

Hello again everyone!  After an action packed day we all returned to school this evening.  I thought I would take the opportunity to share some pictures of today so that you can all see what we have been up to!  I also wanted to say an enormous thank you to Mr Lapham, Mrs Carey, Sarah Lewis and Caroline Stevens for giving up their time, energy and general wonderfulness so readily!  We have had a fantastic few days away, and throughout the trip I have been blown away by the amazing attitude and enthusiasm of the wonderful children in Year Four.  They have been an absolute credit to themselves, their families and their school.   We are all incredibly proud of them, and hope they have a well deserved rest this weekend!!

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Good Morning! We have just eaten enormous breakfasts and are now busy packing to get ready to head towards Crealy! Everyone slept brilliantly and the teachers enjoyed waking all of the children up this morning!! We are now looking forward to a fun filled day to finish off our trip.   We will see you all back at school at around 6pm - traffic allowing!  If we are due to be much later than around 6:30pm we will call and let you all know.   Here is a photo of us shortly after our breakfasts - some sneaky children were hiding behind the back row - sorry!!

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Hello again!  It's 11:30pm on Day Two and all of the children are soundly snoring!  We have had a really busy day with loads of activities and tours crammed in, before a brilliant laser quest tournament this evening!  As you can see from the pictures below we have been really enjoying all of the attractions we have visited - everyone is certainly in high spirits!

We started the day at Bristol Zoo, with an opportunity to explore and see all of the animals. We also took part in an African Experience session, where we were able to meet and handle meal worms, beetles, a Plated Lizard and a Pancake Tortoise. We found out lots about African habitats and were able to see many of the animals we discussed when we continued to explore the zoo.

At the SS Great Britain we were able to build on our recent topic and both ask and answer lots of questions as we went around on a guided tour.   We also explored the underside of the ship, and the museum based on the different journeys the ship has been on.

Finally, this evening, we took part in a laser quest tournament.  We split into teams and took part in team based matches.  Mr Lapham's 'Legends' were the victorious team this evening, with the individual leader board showing Mrs T back in top position - shortly followed by Caroline, Mr Lapham and Callum (who was in the top 5 scores twice!).


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Hello everyone! We have had an amazing day visiting the Zoo and the SS Great Britain.  We are off to laser quest very shortly, so spirits are high, as I am sure you can imagine!  We will get the photos from our day uploaded when we get back to the hostel this evening - sorry for the delay - we've been having too much fun!

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Hello again everyone! Miraculously everyone is asleep by 11:30pm, after a fantastic evening exploring the harbour on our Pirate Walk.  As the photos show, it's been a very busy day with wonderful activities and shows.  The children have had an amazing attitude today, and we are all certainly looking forward to another action packed day tomorrow.

Thank you for all of your lovely comments so far - we will read them over breakfast in the morning!

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Hello everyone.  We have safely arrived in Bristol, and have had a brilliant day at @Bristol.  After a very hearty dinner we are about to head out on our Pirate Walk!  We will get photos uploaded later so you can all see our adventures from the day.  If anyone is having trouble leaving comments please email them across to me at beckidaniel@hotmail.com, and we will get them uploaded.


 

As you can see, the children in Year Four are getting ready to go on their residential trip.  We will use  this page to keep everyone up to date, and share lots of pictures of the things that we have been up to (hopefully with a few more children looking at the camera!!).  Please leave comments below for us to read to the children during the trip!

Year Three Residential

Hello again everyone!  By now I am sure all of Year Three are fed, washed and probably gently snoring somewhere!  I wanted to get the final update online to show you all some of the pictures from our brilliant day at Camel Creek.  We had great fun exploring the attractions, with plenty of rides, play areas and even a 5D cinema to enjoy!  As you can see from the pictures below, we certainly kept ourselves busy up to the last minute, only stopping once for a sneaky ice cream!

Now that the trip is over I want to say an enormous thank you to everyone who has been involved and helped us along the way.  In particular a huge thank you goes out to Mrs Musson, Caroline and Alex, who have worked tirelessly to keep everything running smoothly and ensure everyone had a fabulous time!

Over the course of the trip we have received countless compliments about the children's behaviour, manners and fabulous attitude from everyone that we have met.  They have been an absolute pleasure to spend time with, and I know I speak on behalf of all the staff when we say an enormous well done to them for being such superstars.  Their exceptional approach to their first residential has left everyone involved feeling really proud of them - they truly are a huge credit to the school and their families!

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Hi everyone!  One last update before we head off for our final day of adventures.  Everyone slept well, and after a peaceful night Mrs Musson and Mrs Turner really enjoyed waking everyone up this morning!

We are currently tucking into a huge breakfast before we finish packing and head off to Camel Creek!  Thanks again for messages, we will finish reading them at lunchtime today!

See you all at school at 6pm!

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One final update for the evening, everyone is fast asleep and dreaming of rides, play areas and ice cream!

As you can see we had a fantastic time bowling this evening - with lots of strikes and spares!

Hi everyone!  Just a quick update to let you all know that we are safely back from bowling and that we are settling into bed as Mrs Turner types.  Unfortunately the wifi isn't quite fast enough to get photos uploaded at the moment - we will aim to get them up during breakfast tomorrow!  Thank you for all of your lovely comments - we are having an amazing time and it's great to get such lovely messages from home to keep us all going!

Hello once again!  We are just eating dinner after a very busy day!  Everyone is eating incredibly well and enjoying the homely food.

As promised, we have the pictures and results from the Boat Races below.  Following our morning at the Maritime Museum we visited Pendennis Castle and had a great time exploring the different buildings and forts.  Everyone enjoyed the opportunity to play in the beautiful sunshine and admire the gorgeous scenery.

The National Maritime Museum: Boat Racing Results!!!

We lined up to start the races.  As you can see below the boats we built were very impressive!

'Boatwreck'

'Dark Eye'

'E H Friends'

'Furious'

'K9 Golden Waves'

'Scarlet Silver'

'Silver Tide'

'The Black Cat'

'The Florence'

Obviously the teachers had to have a go too.... Mrs T & Mrs Musson vs Alex & Caroline!

'The New Hampshire'

'The Working Towards National Expectations!'

We had loads of fun racing the boats across the indoor pool - the picture below shows the winners of the children's races.  Our children's champion also challenged Alex & Caroline, the winners of the teacher's race.  This ended in inevitable defeat for the adults!!!

Our champion of champions!!!

This evening we are heading to Truro to go Ten Pin Bowling - watch this space for some more photos around bedtime!

 

 

 

 

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Hello again!  We are currently eating our lunch at the Maritime Museum, before we race the wonderful boats we have been building this morning.   As you can see from the photos we have had a very busy morning, learning about how boats are built , and then putting our learning in to practice!  The races are coming up straight after lunch, and we will let you all know the results when we update later on!

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Good Morning Everyone!  We've just settled down for our breakfast after an incredibly quiet nights sleep!  Everyone was soundly asleep by 11:30pm, and there was not a murmur through the night! The teachers even had the pleasure of waking everyone up this morning - and there were lots of sleepy heads!!

As promised below are the photographs from the laser quest last night, we had the most amazing time playing a tournament in teams, and then a full class game as well.   Mrs Turner's team won the tournament (thank goodness), and Caroline's team won the class match!

Today we are looking forward to building boats at the Maritime Museum and and exploring Pendennis Castle - I will endeavour to post pictures during the day - fingers crossed for wifi!!

Thank you all for your lovely messages, keep sending them, and if anyone is having problems feel free to email them to me at beckidaniel@hotmail.com and I will add them from an email!  The children love to hear from home, and the messages are certainly making everyone smile!!

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Hello everyone!  We are currently having huge amounts of fun in Laser Quest - to be honest, the teachers are having just as much fun as the children!  We've settled in to the youth hostel, and ate lots for dinner - sausage and mash is always popular!  Our day at Flambards was action packed, and we were able to explore the Victorian Village as well as sneak on to a few rollercoasters!!  We will hopefully get lots of pictures up here now for you to enjoy!  Keep checking back for more updates!

We really enjoyed looking around the Victorian Village and finding out what life was like!  Everyone asked lots of fantastic questions and kept Mrs T, Mrs Musson, Alex and Caroline on our toes!!

Then we had lots of fun on the rides!!

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As you can see, the children in Year Three are very excited about their residential trip!  They will be leaving school at 8:30am on Wednesday morning and heading to Penzance for three days.  We will post updates, and pictures here as often as we can - please leave us lots of messages from home!

Arts Festival Performance

As part of the Bradworthy Arts Festival we were delighted to be invited to perform in the village square.  This gave us a wonderful opportunity to showcase some of the many musical groups we have in school.   We performed an hours set, with songs from our Rock Band, Brass Band and Ukulele Choir.   The children all performed amazingly and we are incredibly proud of them all.  Their commitment and practice has certainly paid off, and I know we are all looking forward to their next performances!


Art Exhibition

This year our Art Exhibition ties in with the Bradworthy Arts Festival once again.  The theme for the festival this year is 'Energy' and each class has been hard at work making exciting entries to be displayed during the exhibition weekend.  We have a huge variety of projects being completed, involving machinery, sound waves, mobiles and our very own wind farm.  The children in Years Three and Four have also recorded short films as part of their work towards the exhibition, and these will be on display throughout the weekend.

The school exhibition will be open from 10am - 4pm on Saturday 29th April, Sunday 30th April and Monday 1st May.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Mrs Recycle

We were thrilled to be visited by Mrs Recycle this week.  Mrs Recycle visits school to teach us about how to recycle, and the importance of taking care of the environment around us.   During her visit this year we were all able to find out more about recycling in an assembly, and then the children in Year Three were able to take part in an extra session.

We all had loads of fun meeting Mrs Recycle, and we can't wait to see her again soon!

Gymnastics Competition

On Sunday 26th March 50 gymnasts competed at the North Devon Schools Gymnastic Competition with some truly outstanding results. The gymnasts have been practicing for the last few months and their hard work has really paid off, and they have made their coaches, teachers and parents very proud.

The team results were as follows:

Under 7 novice girls – Silver

Under 7 novice mixed – Gold

Under 7 novice boys – Gold

Under 9 novice Girls

Under 9 novice mixed – 4th

Under 9 novice Boys – Gold

Under 11 novice boys

Under 9 intermediate mixed – Gold

Under 11 intermediate boys – Gold

Under 11 intermediate mixed – Silver

The individual results:

Under 7 novice boys – Silver – Finley Shadrick

Under 7 novice girls – Gold - Azalea Wooldridge

Under 9 novice boys – Bronze – Rory Piper

Under 9 intermediate boys – Bronze - Stanley Waters

Under 11 intermediate boys – Bronze – Josh Lui

Under 11 intermediate boys – Gold – Archie Waters

A special trophy was presented for the highest vault score of the whole day to Archie Waters with an amazing score of 9.80 out of a possible 10.00, and although there was not a trophy for this amazing achievement, Azalea Wooldridge deserves a mention as she had the second highest combined floor and vault score of the day with a whopping 18.10.

Class Four Museum

'The children in Class Four have been working hard to make a museum about World War One and World War Two. They have been working in pairs to research a specific area of the war and then present their research in the form of a museum. They also brought in items from home that their families have kept which relate to the wars.

On Thursday the 30th March we set up our museum in the school hall and invited families, friends and the rest of the children in the school to come an have a look at our museum. It was a great success and everyone had a brilliant afternoon. Well done to all the children in Class Four who worked very hard to make some amazing museum stalls.'

Easter Egg Hunt

Our fabulous PTA have been very busy again this term, and they helped us break up for the Easter holidays in style!  We were lucky enough to have an Easter Egg Hunt set up for us throughout the school - with children in Key Stage One hunting for letters all across the school, and children from Key Stage Two finding clues and solving riddles.

After decoding some fiendish anagrams everyone found the 'code words' and we were rewarded with a delicious Easter Egg to enjoy during the holidays.    We must say an enormous thank you to everyone on our amazing PTA who spent time hiding clues, helping us to find them again, and delivering the eggs to some very happy children!


Seed Tray Competition

Children across school have been taking part in a seed tray garden challenge. The children have planned and created miniature gardens in groups around a theme of their choice. As you'll see from the photos, we had a variety of different gardens from jungle to pirate themes! The children have all worked extremely hard over the coming weeks to complete their gardens and have worked together very well developing their imaginative ideas. There were two winners on the day, a class prize and a group prize which were judged by our school gardener Richard Hart.

The class prize went to Year 5 for their fantastically colourful Caribbean gardens!

The group prize went to the 'Green Garden' in Class 3 for your neat rows of mini carrots!

Well done to everyone for creating such detailed and creative gardens - they all looked fantastic!

Red Nose Day 2017

We had lots of fun celebrating Red Nose Day this year, with a fantastic cake sale and dance competition in school to raise money for the charity.  Everyone enjoyed wearing their own clothes or fancy dress to school, and the wonderful cakes that were contributed for the cake sale provided welcome refreshments for our hungry dancers.

As you can see, the dance competition was lots of fun, and everyone enjoyed throwing some shapes (even the teachers!!).

Thank you to everyone who donated cakes for the cake sale and helped to raise money for such a wonderful cause.

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Our Comic Relief Dance Off Champions.....

 


Bradworthy's Strongest Man

At the end of the Spring Term, our Athletics coach Alan Denyer organised a 'Bradworthy's Strongest Man' competition.  We were drawn into teams, and each team had to complete lots of fun challenges.  As these photos show, we all had an amazing time, and worked hard to compete as a team.   The winners even received their very own commemorative 'Atlas Stones' as a trophy!

 

 

 

World Book Day 2017

On Friday March 17th we celebrated World Book Day across the school.  Everyone had great fun getting into wonderful costumes, and we took part in many book and reading themed events during the day.


In the afternoon the whole school gathered in the hall where we were thrilled to award some prizes to the ‘Top Library Borrower’ from each class.  These prizes were awarded to the child in each class who has borrowed the most books from our library so far this year.


Following these prizes our World Book Day Quiz began.   This saw all of the children competing in many different rounds, and having lots of fun along the way.   Congratulations go to all of the children who took part, especially those children from Years Three – Six who represented their teams.   This year the competition was incredibly close, with only four points separating all of the teams at the end of the final round.    This year’s winners were the Herons, with an impressive score of 27 points.


We must thank Mary Weblin, our wonderful School Librarian for all of her hard work in preparing this year’s quiz, along with everyone else who helped and took part.  Thanks must also go to everyone at home who created some amazing costumes!  We hope you all enjoy using your book day tokens towards something new and exciting to read!


Class Two - Kenya

We have been learning about Kenya in Geography this half term. On Friday 10th March, we had a ‘Kenyan Day’ in Year Two. Throughout the day, the children had the opportunity to take part in a range of exciting activities with Mrs Carey and Miss Kempton.

In the morning, the children took part in an African Safari with Miss Kempton and made ‘Mama Panya’s Pancakes’ with Mrs Carey.  As part of our English this week, we have been looking at writing instructions, after the children made and ate their pancake they wrote instructions to explain how we made them. In the afternoon, we made African thumb pots, African masks and colourful Maasai necklaces. We finished the day listening to African music and sharing an African story.

Everyone had a fantastic day and the children have created some lovely pieces of art work which are on display in the classroom.

Class Three at Julians Farm

Class 3 spent the afternoon at Julian's Farm exploring the wildlife, trees and colours around them. We were very lucky with the weather and enjoyed an afternoon of sunshine! The children searched the farm for different colours, bugs and twigs. They also collected things throughout their walk on the farm and added them to their journey stick which we will be using in class for some map work. The children will also be writing some Spring poems using everything they collected with their senses in our afternoon on the farm.

Steel Drums

This term we have hired a set of Steel Drums to use in our music lessons and activities.  The children in Class Five have started to explore the drums with Mrs Turner, and had lots of fun setting them up and putting together our first piece of music.  As you can see from the photographs and the video below, the children were very quick learners, and they are already looking forward to their next challenge.


Dental Nurse Visit

Kim from Torrington Dental Practice came in  to talk to the children in Reception, Class One and Class Two on Friday. She explained how we should be looking after our teeth and how to brush them correctly. Kim organised lots of different activities to encourage us to think about taking the best care of our teeth. She even gave everyone a brand new toothbrush and some toothpaste. We hope to see lots of extra sparkly smiles on Monday morning!

Football at Holsworthy Community College

We took 3 teams to the Holsworthy Community College football tournament and all 3 teams did very well. All the teams played 4 games. The C's won 1 drew 1 and lost 2 finishing in 6th place. The B team won 2 and drew 2 finishing in an impressive 3rd place. The A's won 3 and drew 1 beating Holsworthy in the Final to win the Tournament overall. Some excellent football played all afternoon in very poor weather conditions. George Wellington and Lara Bird received certificates of recognition for excellent play throughout the afternoon. Well done everyone that played.