Class 2 learned about the New Year celebration of the 3 Kings in France.
This takes place each year on the first Sunday after New Year. It is called La Fête des Rois or Épiphanie.
This celebration centres round a king or queen chosen for the day and a cake La Galette de rois (the cake of Kings). We tasted some French cakes and a king was chosen from a lucky number on a plate.
Christmas Performance 2018 – Lights Camel Action!
The entire school performed an amazing show at the Langstone Cliff Hotel this week to hundreds of parents and friends.
The children were delighted to welcome members from TADFAS (Teignbridge Association of Fine Art Society) to school to share the artwork from Class 1 based on Italian architecture.
The children were really enthusiastic to find out all about marine litter today in a workshop from ‘ Blue Marine Foundation’.
As promoted by Sir David Attenborough on BBC Blue Planet, the children found out about the problem marine litter is causing in our waters and on a global scale. They discovered the types of litter found on our local beaches and how it effects the marine environment. The children were surprised to find out how some of it got into the sea and they thought about what they could do to help this global crisis. Watch this space!
The whole school enjoyed a lovely Harvest Festival celebration at St. Mary’s Church, Cofton.
The theme this year was Appreciation which is our school value this half term.
Each class made a super contribution with Class 1 delivering some first class readings! It was wonderful to see so many parents and carers there.
Class 2 explored the way different liquids behave whilst making Halloween potions.
Lots of fun, and amazing science learning too….they really impressed us with their ‘science talk’ and collaborative learning!
The children enjoyed a fantastic performance of the production ‘Table Manners’, exploring the themes of food, friendship and difference this week.
Year 3,4,5 and 6 pupils were lucky enough to experience a virtual reality workshop last week. The workshop included Class 1 visiting mountains and volcanoes around the world and Class 2 children exploring a range of famous landmarks in London and across the UK. This innovative approach to learning took the children on a whistle-stop tour of places around the globe and allowed them to experience total surround viewing of key sites.
Class 1 used the experience to inspire some fabulous short story writing about a volcano erupting.
Powderham House (yellow) have won the overall trophy for most house points over the year.
Our Year 6 children received the trophy on behalf of their house team.
Class 2 enjoyed a jam packed couple of days at The Manor House Hotel near Okehampton.
The minute we stepped off the coach we were welcomed by the lovely staff and we were whisked off to our first workshop, Street Dance. The children (and a few staff) learnt a street dance routine to a funked up version of the National Anthem, tying in nicely with the World Cup and there were a few football moves in there to bring it all together. Everyone agreed that they were exhausted so a welcome spot of lunch went down very well.
Next up was the climbing wall and laser archery, Mr Fenton and Miss Chalk were not at all competitive at the laser archery and everyone gave it their best shot to stay on the climbing wall for as long as possible which was no mean feat!