London 2019

Hello everyone, a quick update with some photos from today's adventures!   The children have already visited the Tate Modern this morning and are currently at Shakespeare's Globe where they are enjoying an acting session before a guided tour.   They are off to St. Paul's Cathedral next, and then this evening they are off to see the Woman in Black - hopefully some more photos will follow later on.

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Hi everyone, Mrs T here with a quick update from the intrepid explorers.  We spoke to the group earlier and they had enjoyed a fantastic session at the Houses of Parliament and had moved on to the London Dungeon and/or Shrek Experience.   The plan was to then visit the Natural History Museum before heading out this evening for some laser tag!  We have some photos from the group who enjoyed the London Dungeon (and a sneaky ice cream!), and hopefully we will get some more pictures soon.

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Hi everyone, here is an update from Day Two with a few more photos.  The class have had another busy day, this morning they visited Westminster Abbey, then took a River Trip on the Thames to visit the Tower of London.  This evening they are at the theatre to see Matilda.  Everyone is well and in good spirits, after a very good nights sleep!  As you can see from the pictures, everyone looks to be having an amazing time!

Mrs T x

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Hi everyone,

The group have safely arrived in a very hot London, and they have had a busy day visiting the London Eye and the National Gallery.  When we last spoke everyone was looking forward to watching Spiderman at the Imax cinema this evening.

Hopefully we will have some more photos to share soon.

Mrs T x

Sports Day 2019

This year we enjoyed our Sports Day(s) in early July, and we were blessed with wonderful weather helping the days to go along smoothly!  Our Key Stage One children enjoyed a very busy morning taking part in a range of PE activities and races, with each activity gathering points for our four house teams.  Our younger children threw themselves into their Sports Day brilliantly, and paved the way for our Key Stage Two children to start their activities that afternoon.  The KS2 Sports Day started with team competitions for Netball, Hockey, Football and Rugby, with the finals of these competitions taking place on the morning of the second day of sports.  Following these activities the athletics competition started, with children taking part in races, jumping and throwing events throughout the afternoon.

After two very busy days we were very proud of all of the children, and pleased to award the Puffins team with this year's Sports Day Trophy after a very closely fought competition!

 

 

 

 

 

 


Pocket Trumpets!

This term we have been able to hire a class set of Pocket Trumpets from Devon Music Services.  This has given our Key Stage Two pupils the chance to take part in some fun (and very noisy!) music lessons.  We are pleased to be able to retain these instruments for the Autumn Term of 2019, and we will continue to give each class in Key Stage Two lessons, with the project kick starting our brass band sessions.

North Wales 2019

 

Hello everyone. This is a quick update to let everyone know that the group have just left Macdonald’s and are

due back at Bradworthy at around 1:15am.

Mrs T x

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Hi everyone! A quick update - everyone has reached the summit of Snowdon after a beautiful but very windy walk.

There is very little signal, so unfortunately phone calls home aren’t possible, but everyone is happy and pleased with their achievements!

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Hi again everybody.  We've had a brief phone call from the group again today, and everyone is in very good spirits, eating really well, sleeping well and enjoying the activities.  Today the children have either kayaked, and climbed, or been gorging , and they are all excited to be going paintballing this evening.  As you can see from the pictures here, everyone looks like they are having a thoroughly amazing time!

Mrs T x

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Hello everyone. We spoke to the group earlier today and they had been enjoying an action packed day. One group have been kayaking and climbing, and the others have been gorging. Everyone has thoroughly enjoyed their day and completed the activities brilliantly!  The plan is to climb Snowdon on Thursday, so hopefully we will get some triumphant phone calls around Thursday lunchtime!  It sounds advice though everyone is in very good spirits and sleeping / eating well! Hopefully I will be able to get some photos up shortly!

Mrs T x

 

Hi Everyone,

Mrs T here with some photographs from today's visit to the Black Country museum.  We spoke to the group as they were leaving the museum, and everyone had thoroughly enjoyed their visit - especially the school room session where some naughty children (and teachers!) were punished!  The children were able to explore all of the 'living' properties, gaining first hand experience and meeting some very interesting Victorian characters.   They were also able to tour a Victorian mine shaft, and enjoy a canal boat tour of the caverns around the museum.   They were due to leave the museum after we had spoken, and were heading directly to the hostel.  Due to the lack of wifi, and mobile signal, we aren't expecting to hear any more this evening, but if we do I will try and get an additional message here.

Please feel free to leave comments below.  These will need to be approved before they are published, and so may take some time to appear.  If you are having difficulties you can email me at beckidaniel@hotmail.com, and I will post comments for you.

Bristol 2019

As you can see from the pictures here, we had a very fun filled day at Crealy on Friday to bring our Bristol Residential to a close.  The children thoroughly enjoyed a day playing and exploring rides and other attractions, and certainly used the day to get rid of any remaining energy!  Over the course of the three days we have received no end of compliments about the children, their behaviour, attitude and their ability to get stuck into anything and everything.  It goes without saying that we are incredibly proud of all of the children - they are excellent ambassadors for their school and their families.

As always, the trip was a huge success because of the hard work of so many people and I would especially like to say a huge thank you to Caroline Stevens, Sarah Lewis, Ellie Runeckles, Alex Rushton and Mel O'Reilly for their endless hard work and enthusiasm!

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Hi again everyone, it's a little after eleven pm on Day Two, and everyone is safely tucked away in bed.  We've had a fantastic adventure with our Pirate Walk this evening, and everyone enjoyed embracing their inner Jack Sparrow!   As you can see from the pictures below, we were able to pirate-ify ourselves successfully ready for our swashbuckling.     Once again, the children have been amazing, and have certainly made everyone proud.  Needless to say they are all looking forward to a fun filled day at Crealy tomorrow!  I'd imagine an update tomorrow is unlikely (as we will be having lots of fun on rollercoasters!!!), so we will see you all at 6pm at school.

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Hi Everyone, we've just finished our dinner this evening and we are currently getting ourselves ready for our Pirate Walk.

We have had a fabulous day, with two wonderful sessions and some brilliant things to see and do.  We started our day at Bristol Zoo, where we took part in a Rainforest session where we were able to find out some fascinating facts about the Rainforest habitat, and meet some animals who live in the Rainforest.  We then explored the Zoo to find as many animals as we possibly could, before we headed to the SS Great Britain for an action packed afternoon.   Here we took part in a workshop based on Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and we were able to recreate the launch of the ship, back in 1843.  After our session we were given a guided tour of the ship, which gave us the chance to see what conditions were like aboard.

This evening we are off to enjoy a Pirate Walk around the Harbouside.  Hopefully below are some class pictures from the day, and I will try to get some more uploaded later on!

Mrs T x

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hello everyone! Its a little before midnight at the end of day one, and everyone is fast asleep and snoring soundly.

We have had a fantastic evening at Laser Quest, and everyone enjoyed the chance to let off steam.  Unfortunately, uploading photos is taking a very long time, so a few are below, with more to follow at some point!

Thank you for your messages so far!

Mrs T

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Hello everyone.  This is a quick update to let you know that we have arrived safely, and we have had a fantastic first day.   We have explored, experimented and 'played' our way through We The Curious, enjoying a science show about rockets and launches, and a 3d planetarium presentation which gave us a 'Grand Tour' of the solar system.   Following this we have settled into the Youth Hostel, eaten our dinner, and everyone is now getting changed ready to head to laser quest shortly.

Hopefully we will be able to update you later on this evening with some more photos from our adventures!

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Hello everyone!  Year Four are off on their residential trip to Bristol tomorrow morning.  We will be using this page to keep everyone updated with our progress and to show you pictures of our adventures!

Please feel free to leave comments for us to read to the children over night time drinks and biscuits.  The comments need to be approved so will not show up until they have been authorised by a moderator.   If you have any problems drop me an email at beckidaniel@hotmail.com and I will try and get your comments added!

Mrs T

Year One RNLI Visit

As part of our Beach School sessions year one enjoyed a trip to Bude's RNLI lifeboat station.We had a great time learning about beach safety, different rescues, trying on the protective clothing and pretending to crew the lifeboat!

As the RNLI are a charitable organisation and did not charge us for this visit we asked parents for voluntary donations and managed to raise a total of £35.35!

The RNLI sent us this certificate as a thank you.

Monkleigh & Merton XC

Over the past few weeks our Cross Country team have been busy once again, this time taking part in races at Monkleigh School, and the Clinton School in Merton.  Both competitions involved individual races, along with team based competitions.   Our children ran incredibly well across both races, with some fantastic team running performances, and some of the most sensational finishes we have ever seen.  As you can see from the pictures below, many of our children achieved medal positions within their year group races, and in both competitions our Year Five and Six team won the team gold award.

These races bring this year's cross country season to a close, and what a season it has been.  We would like to thank everyone involved for making this one of our most successful seasons ever, and we look forward to getting stuck in again in September.

 


Bradworthy Arts Festival

In early May we were very pleased to be able to take part in the fabulous Bradworthy Arts Festival.   The school hosted an exhibition based on individual and class art projects inspired by the ‘Unity’ theme for the festival.  Over the two days we saw many visitors in school, enjoying the children’s fantastic art creations and marvelling at the unique and creative approaches that the children demonstrated.  
In addition to the wonderful exhibition of the children’s art work, our pupils were also invited to perform in the musical venue on the village square.  Our rock band, ukulele group and choir were able to perform for an hour to an enormous audience, performing as always with confidence while demonstrating fantastic levels of talent and enthusiasm.
We would like to thank the organisers of the Bradworthy Arts Festival for helping us to participate in the event.  We always enjoy the opportunity to show off the children’s accomplishments, in this case both musical and artistic!

 

 

 

 

 


Dartmoor May 2019

A large group of year sixes ventured out on to Dartmoor once more.  This time we were out learning about navigation, the importance of a map, compass and using our eyes.  We divided into smaller groups and Sir then gave us Grid References to navigate to, using the skills we have learnt.  Every group got an opportunity to navigate us to a point on the moor and we successfully completed an 11 mile walk.A large group of year sixes ventured out on to Dartmoor once more.  This time we were out learning about navigation, the importance of a map, compass and using our eyes .  We divided into smaller groups and Sir then gave us Grid References to navigate to, using the skills we have learnt.  Every group got an opportunity to navigate us to a point on the moor and we successfully completed an 11 mile walk.

Penzance Residential 2019

Hello again everyone.  I wanted to update this page once more, to add some photos from our fun filled day at Camel Creek Adventure Park on Friday.  We have hours of fun playing in play areas and on lots of different rides.  We also enjoyed a sneaky ice cream before we headed back to Bradworthy.   As you can see from these pictures everyone made the most of the opportunity to run off any lingering energy!

Over the course of the trip we have been inundated with compliments about the behaviour and manners demonstrated by the children.  They have been absolutely amazing to spend time with, and a real credit to both their families and their school.  I would also like to say an enormous thank you to Ellie Runeckles,  Caroline Stevens and Elliot Lewis.  Their endless enthusiasm and hard work has made the trip run incredibly smoothly, and I am incredibly grateful!  Most of all I'd like to thank all of the children in Year Three for being such superstars!  Well done & thank you!!

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Hello again everyone.  We are currently having a fantastic evening bowling in Truro, and everyone's competitive spirit is flowing well!  We have had a fantastic afternoon exploring the rest of the Maritime Museum and Pendennis Castle.  The children have been really interested in what they have seen, and have asked and answered some amazing questions.   We are already increidbly proud of them, and there is still a day to go!  Everyone has eaten really well, and noone has had a shower - in true residential style!  (Sorry!!)

Hopefully we will manage to get a quick message up tomorrow morning before we leave the hostel, but if not, we will see you back at school at 6pm!

Mrs T

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Hi everyone!  After a very peaceful nights sleep and lots of wake up calls this morning we have been busy building and racing boats at the maritime museum this morning.  As you can see, everyone created amazing boats and the races were really really close!  Our overall champions were Jayden and Charlie, and Caroline won the teacher's race - all of her practice over the years paid off!!

We had a fantastic night, everyone settled really quickly and slept right through to this morning.  The children have thoroughly enjoyed a cooked breakfast, croissants, pain-au-chocolat and many other goodies for breakfast as well, and everyone is in really high spirits.

Hopefully we will get a chance to update later once we have finished exploring Pendennis Castle, but if not we will try to get some pictures up during the bowling this evening.   Elliot's team won the laser quest overall, so the rest of the group are seeking revenge this evening!!

Thank you for all of the lovely messages!

Mrs T

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Hi everyone, we are currently having a fabulous time enjoying an epic laser quest battle!  We are using the gaps between matches to hopefully upload some pictures from our adventures at Flambards today.  Everyone has had a fantastic day and is in very high spirits.  The children have already been complimented on their manners and excellent behaviour which has been wonderful to hear.   As you can see it has been an action packed day, with some learning and lots of rides and fun!  We've also enjoyed singing Happy Birthday to the lovely Emmy, and we are looking forward to tucking into some cake when we get back to the youth hostel!

Thank you for the messages you have left, we will read them to the children later on.  I will start publishing them as soon as we have uploaded pictures this time.

This evening we have split into five teams to take part in a laser quest tournament - as you can see everyone is ready and in a competitive mood (especially the staff)!

Team Attack

Team Laserbeams

Team Thunderdeath

Team Shadow

Team Fireblades

Team Skullrock

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The children in our Year Three class are about to embark on their first ever residential.  They are heading to Penzance for 3 days, and as you can see they are just a little excited!  We will be doing our best to update this page during the trip, showing you what we have all been up to and how much fun we are having!  You can also leave a message for the children below and we will read these to them during the trip.

Phone Lines!

Hello everybody.  Unfortunately last night's rather spectacular weather has left us without phone lines today.  We have established a call divert service to a mobile telephone, but there is only one line available so please bear with us while we wait for repairs to take place.   We also have no internet connection, and therefore we are unable to check emails today.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused, and will endeavour to be back up and running as soon as possible.

Gymnastics Nationals

After the Trio team, Rory Piper, Ewan Shadrick and Stanley Waters, qualified for the Schools National Gymnastic finals, they represented their school and the whole of the South West at the finals at Stoke-on-Trent on the 15th March 2019. Each gymnast performed a one minute individual routine, two vaults and then a group routine to music. The boys had an amazing result with their group routine being ranked 4th, beating many other schools from all over the United Kingdom.

We are all incredibly proud of the boys who competed in this competition, and amazed by their achievements.  To qualify to compete in a national level competition, and then gain such a successful finishing position is incredible, and a real testament to all of the hard work from the children themselves, their coaches and the parents who accompanied them to Stoke.

World Book Day & Easter Egg Hunt

Once again we have been able to enjoy festivities in school for World Book Day.  This year we not only dressed up as characters from our favourite books, but also took part in a whole school quiz which was expertly organised by Kymble Eldridge, our new Librarian.

During the quiz we saw representatives from each house battling for the World Book Day Trophy, facing some incredibly challenging questions.  In addition to this everyone was able to take part in a range of games and questions in different rounds, with many children winning bonus 'Easter Egg' prizes!

After a very close quiz, with all teams putting in an amazing performance, we were able to crown the Robins as the winning team, and they will now take possession of the trophy until next year!

After a busy morning we were then able to get stuck in to an Easter Egg hunt which had been set up for us all to enjoy by our wonderful PTA.   The children had to hunt all over the school for clues and letters, before swapping their completed sheet for an Easter Egg!  This was a wonderful way to finish the Spring Term, and the perfect start to the Easter Holidays.  Thank you, as always, to our fabulous PTA who put in so much effort to provide the most amazing experiences for our children!


Yarn Bombing!

As many of you will have already seen, our Textiles Club are now famous TV stars!  Shortly before the Easter break the textiles club were approached, and asked if they would like to contribute to the Yarn Festival at RHS Rosemoor.  This involved them working for many weeks to create woolen decorations for a tree within the gardens.  While the children were in the gardens decorating their tree, they were invited to be part of some filming for Spotlight News.  The following day, a small group of our textiles experts were filmed with the BBC Reporter, who was thoroughly enjoying the children's creations on the tree, and receiving some finger knitting lessons from our children.   We are very proud of the children who have contributed to the Yarn Bombing project, they have been fantastic ambassadors for our school.  Thanks go to everyone involved in making sure that the Textiles club can take place - both teaching staff and parent volunteers.

Male Voice Choir Concert

On Friday 29th March our choir were invited to perform in a joint concert with the Torridge Male Voice choir.  Having enjoyed these events in the past, this year we have been able to rehearse and develop some joint performances, along with some numbers for each choir to perform individually.  We were thrilled to be able to take a choir of over forty children to the event, and as always they blew the audience away with their professionalism and fantastic performances.   We would like to take this chance to thank the members of the choir for being so welcoming and encouraging, and so keen to share a concert with us.  We are already looking forward to the next one!

Golf

Over the past few years children from Years Four and Five have been taking part in golf sessions at Holsworthy Golf Club.  Following on from these sessions, we were able to send a Year Three and Four team to a golfing tournament shortly before the Easter break, and we are pleased to report that the team won this event and have now qualified the Devon County Golf Finals in June.  Our Year Five and Six children are due to compete shortly after the Easter break, and we wish them the very best of luck.

North Devon Schools Gymnastics

At the end of March we took a huge number of children to the North Devon Schools' Gymnastics Competition, which involved over thirty schools and more than 400 competitors.  We were thrilled with the number of children who chose to take part (over 60!), and we are thrilled to be able to tell you about our best ever performance at the event, in both team and individual categories.  In all we won an incredible 19 medals, which is an amazing achievement!


Gold Awards:

Under Seven Boys Novice Team

Under Nine Boys Novice Team

Under Nine Mixed Intermediate Team

Under Eleven Boys Intermediate Team

Under Eleven Girls Intermediate Team


Maya (Y6) U11 Novice Gold

Thomas (Y4) U9 Novice Gold

Baxter (Y2) U7 Novice Gold


Silver Awards:

Under Nine Girls Intermediate Team

Under Seven Girls Intermediate Team

Under Eleven Mixed Novice Team


Stanley (Y6) U11 Intermediate Silver

Azalea (Y4) U9 Intermediate Silver

Eleanor (Y5) U11 Intermediate Silver


Bronze Awards:

Under Nine Girls Novice Team


Adam (Y4) U9 Boys Bronze

May (Y3) U9 Girls Bronze

Imogen (Y6) U11 Girls Bronze

Jenson (Y2) U7 Boys Bronze


It goes without saying that we are incredibly proud of all of the children who competed.  Especially, in this event, Dan in Year Three.  Dan stepped in to one of the teams who were missing a member due to illness.  He learnt the routine 15 minutes before the competition and performed with confidence in front of everyone.  Most impressively, the team won a Gold trophy!  Well done Dan.

We must also thank everyone who is involved with our Gymnastics teams and the sessions provided in school.  Their hard work and incredible effort has again given us an amazingly successful year of results, and some a very full trophy cabinet!

Gliddon and Squire - Final Results

Over the course of the year our Cross Country teams have been taking part in a series of races on Sunday mornings as part of the Gliddon and Squire Cross Country Series.  The final race took place in March at West Buckland School, and the results of the season gave us our best ever rankings.

Our Under Nine Boy's team were able to bring home the silver team award, and our Under Nine Girls were able to collect the bronze team award.  In addition to this, our Under 11 Boys team were awarded the team bronze, and we had podium finishes from Toby in Year Three, Adam in Year Four, and Eleanor in Year Five.

As always we are incredibly proud of all of the children who have taken part in this series of races.   Their commitment to Sunday Morning races has been excellent, and they have all worked incredibly well as a team, as shown by the fantastic results.

South West Regionals Gymnastics

On Sunday 3rd March, we entered three teams for the South West Region Qualifiers Floor And Vault School Gymnastics Competition at Kingsley school in Bideford, with some fantastic results. Our Under Eleven Mixed Team won gold qualifying them to represent the South West at the National Finals in Stoke-On-Trent on the 4th May 2019, our Under eleven Boys Team won silver ,they narrowly missed tying first place by 0.05 of a mark! Our Under Eleven Girls team came sixth beating three other teams in a very large category with some very strong competition.

Our gymnasts also had some amazing individual achievements when Stanley (Y6) came Second overall in the Under Eleven Boys category and Ewan (Y5) scooped Third place. Well done to all who competed!!

County Football Finals

As we have already reported, our footballers recently won a regional competition and qualified for a place in the Devon County Football finals.  Our team headed to this event in March and we were very excited to travel down to Plymouth and play against the best teams in Devon.   The competition took part in a group style competition to begin with, and our team played really well and were able to show off their skills.  After several very close matches, we unfortunately conceded a goal which stopped the team from progressing to the semi finals.  As you can imagine, the team were very upset by this, but we are incredibly proud of them and the effort that they have put in to their football.  To be able to compete among the best teams in Devon is a huge achievement!

Indoor Athletics County Finals

During the Winter our Athletics team have taken part in regional indoor athletics competitions in Torrington and Barnstaple, qualifying for the County Finals this Spring.  In early March our team went to Plymouth to compete in the County Finals, against the best teams across the county.  We were very proud of the children for the effort and determination they showed in getting to this event, and they gave everything that they had during the competition.  Unfortunately we didn't reach a medal position this time, but we are all very pleased with the achievements the children have gained, and look forward to competing again next year!

Arts Festival Brief

This year our Art Exhibition will once again coincide with the Bradworthy Arts Festival on 4th and 5th May. Each class will be producing a group display and every individual child will be making an independent piece in their own time. In the past we have been amazed by how imaginative and inventive our children are.

THE BRIEF

Each child is being asked to make a model of themselves.

The model should be between 30cms and 90cms tall.

It should be made out of recycled, reclaimed and found materials.

The figure may be dressed in the clothes or costume of the child’s preference whether it be school uniform or fancy dress. It could be the outfit of the job they would like when they grow up or pure fantasy.

It must be three dimensional.

The model must be freestanding. It could be fixed to a base or maybe have big feet.

Assistance may be given by parents and friends but it must be predominantly the child’s work.

Adults are welcome to have a go. They are allowed some help from their offspring!

All models must be delivered to school during the week we return after the Easter holiday, the week beginning 22nd April.

Start soon and take your time. Don’t leave it to the last minute.

“Bonkers is good” is our motto. Be creative and have fun!

Dartmoor

Our Year 6's have resumed their walking on Dartmoor once more.  We couldn't have asked for a better day to take a group out for a 12 mile walk over some pretty tough terrain and even had time to sit in the sun and have a brief history lesson! The children walked extremely well, lapping up the spring sunshine and taking everything the challenging moorland landscape could throw at them in their stride.

Football at GTS

Our football teams were in action in the run up to half term, entering a tournament at Great Torrington School.  Our A team finished in third place, an impressive feat when playing against so many schools who are much larger than us!  They also only conceded one goal in the entire competition, an excellent achievement.   Our B team had slightly more mixed results, but performed well for their first outing of the year, and demonstrated excellent team work and an incredibly sporting attitude.

As you can see below, the celebrations were slightly 'bombed' by the largest child in the group!!!

Record Breaker!

Over the course of the past term Class Five have been studying multiplication and division .  As part of their maths work the children have been tackling an investigation based on factors and multiples.   The UK record for this challenge was a string of 61 numbers, held by a child from London.   After a very intense weekend of maths, Oliver has managed to beat the UK Record with a string of 67 numbers.   Here he is with his prizes and a message from the people who wrote the investigation.   Needless to say, we are all incredibly proud of Oliver and his amazing hard work!

Class Three Mosaics

Class 3 have been busy making Roman mosaics. We began by looking at and discussing different types of mosaics and then sketching them in our sketchbooks (which we made!). Next we explored different ways of fixing the tiles. Some ways, like the sellotape, were quite tricky but PVA glue was a bit easier...and messier!

We then created a range of designs before deciding on our favourite (with help from our friends). Finally, we made our chosen design into a coaster using stone tiles.

To add the finishing touch, they were then grouted and glazed. It took a lot of focus and teamwork to make sure they were completed in time for the Christmas break.

Here are Class 3's fantastic, final mosaics!

Fun in the Snow!

On Friday 1st February we were blessed with an 'in-school' snow day!  As you can see from the pictures here, everyone who managed to get into school enjoyed a mass snowball fight, snowman building and general fun!  There were certainly lots of rosy faces by the end of the day, and an enormous pile of wellington boots next to the door!!

Football at Shebbear College

Our girl's football team has been in action this week, in a fixture against Shebbear College.  They played incredibly well, in very unique weather conditions, and won the match 3-2!  The team worked hard to create brilliant goals, with every player showing great spirit and determination in what was our first fixture of the new year.

 

Gymnastics @ Kingsley

On Sunday 27th January our Gymnastics teams entered the Milano Gymnastics Event at Kingsley School.  We entered four teams, who completed individual floor routines, a team routine and individual vaults.

We had fantastic results, with one Girl's team gaining a bronze medal, with our second girls team achieving fourth position, only 0.1 of a point behind the other team!   Our mixed team also came away with a bronze medal, and our boys team reached first place and have qualified for the National Finals in March.

We were also incredibly proud of Stanley Waters, who achieved an individual silver medal in the Boys Under 11 Category.   In addition to this, special thanks must go to Isla Hayes, who bravely stepped in to join a team less than a week before the competition, working incredibly hard to learn the routines in time!

It goes without saying that we are incredibly proud of all of our gymnasts, their hard work and dedication has most certainly paid off!   There are several more gymnastics competitions on the horizon, so keep your eyes peeled for more excellent results!

Gliddon & Squire Update

Our Cross Country team has continued to have many successes this season, completing the penultimate race on Northam Burrows on 13th January.

With one final race to go, the teams could be on track for the best year ever of competitions.
At present we have one team in 2nd place, and two teams in 3rd.  Our final team is sitting in 4th position.  We also have several children potentially finishing the individual competitions in medal positions.

Things are certainly ‘all to play for’ as we enter the final race on 3rd February!  Watch this space for the final results!

BMC Climbing Competitions

In January the British Mountaineering Council’s Youth Climbing Series began, with our 25-strong climbing team heading to Poole for the first round, and Exeter for the second round.  So far we have completed a bouldering round, and a roped round, with another of each round to be completed. 
At the end of the first round we had some fantastic results, both individually and within our teams.   In the older category Beth is placed 9th and Stanley 6th, while in the younger category Lauren is in 4th place while Dan, Louie, and Adam hold 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the boys competition.

We will update this post as soon as we know the scores from round two and the new individual standings!

Fantastic Football!

One of our football teams took part in the North Devon Area Football Finals during the Christmas Holiday.   They played against teams from many of the larger schools in North Devon, including Sticklepath, Newport and Ilfracombe. 
The team played amazingly well, and remained unbeaten throughout the entire competition.  They also only conceded one goal prior to an incredibly tense final.  It was here that the team’s performance was put to the test, but they rose to the occasion and won a particularly agonising penalty shootout 3-1.

It goes without saying that we are all incredibly proud of the team, and the way that they came together.  Their effort and determination were simply outstanding.  They will now be representing Bradworthy in the Devon County Finals very soon, and we wish them the very best of luck.

Christmas Carol Service

At the end of our incredibly action packed final week in December everyone headed to the church to enjoy a Christmas Carol service.  It has to be said, this event couldn’t be more different to the performances we had given during the week, but it was a wonderful way to top up our Christmas spirit and gave us all a chance to focus on the things that are truly important.

We were treated to wonderful carols, with music provided by our amazing ukulele choir, and our younger children were very keen to perform a public service and sing loudly enough to wake up the reindeer at the North Pole!

Thank you to everyone who came to join us in church for the carol service, it is always fantastic to have such amazing amounts of support with these school events.


The Ship That Rocks

Our Key Stage Two Christmas play this year was something of a musical extravaganza!  We were introduced to a failing pirate radio station with some challenging DJ’s, an orphan with a significant inheritance, and a crew of incompetent pirates.  This led to an action packed musical, in which all of our Key Stage Two pupils took part.

Over the course of the three days the children performed to ‘sell-out’ audiences, and wowed everyone with their talents and their enthusiasm.   The hard work that the children had put into rehearsals certainly paid off, and we are all incredibly proud of every single child.

Thank you to everyone who came to watch the play, and support the cast.  Your cheering, clapping and standing ovations meant the world to the children!  We look forward to seeing you next year for what is sure to be another memorable evening!

 

 

 


Year Five Escape

Just before Christmas Year Five were challenged to complete an escape room.  They had puzzles to solve, and codes to crack so that they could find the secret code to unlock the doors.  Everyone enjoyed getting stuck into the problems and challenges, and each team raced to be the first team to escape.

Eventually, with a winning time of 1 hour and 27 minutes, our first group managed to escape!  Congratulations to Olivia, Minnie and Isabella!

 

 


Year Four Art

Class Four have been learning about the artist Andy Warhol and have been creating some art work in his style. As you can see from the pictures here, they have created some fantastic pieces of work!


Year One Autumn Walk

Year One were able to enjoy a walk around Bradworthy to investigate signs of Autumn.  The children were excellent detectives, looking for changes in colour and other signs that Autumn had arrived.  We were able to ask Richard, our Gardening teacher, lots of questions about plants and wildlife that we found!

 

 


Lights, Camel, Action!

Our Key Stage One pupils have been working incredibly hard this half term, preparing their nativity performance, 'Lights, Camel, Action!'   They were able to share their performances with the wider community this week, firstly for the Key Stage Two pupils on Tuesday, and then to a packed house of parents and families on Wednesday.  The audiences were blown away by such incredible performances, with amazingly clear speech, disco dancing and superb singing.

It goes without saying that we are incredibly proud of the children who have taken part in this production.  They have worked really hard over the recent weeks and they deserve to be very pleased with themselves.   We must also thank all of the members of staff who have been involved with the preparations for this performance - the hard work most certainly paid off!

Christmas Lights

On Friday 7th December, we were very excited to be invited to support the official turning on of the village Christmas lights.  We all walked down to the square where we were able to sing a wide range of Christmas songs around the tree.  We were then able to watch the village light up, which was wonderful to see.  After this our pupils from Years Five and Six were incredibly lucky, and were able to sing a rendition of Silent Night with Mr Barry Parsons, the County Councillor for our parish.  This was a wonderful experience for all of the children, and it certainly helped to give the festivities the Christmas mood.

We would like to thank everyone who was involved with the Christmas lights in and around the village, for inviting us to perform and share our music with the community.  We would also like to thank Mr Parsons for his endless enthusiasm and support, and for involving the children in such a memorable performance.

Christmas Parties!

Once again our wonderful PTA have been very busy, organising amazing Christmas Parties for the children in school to enjoy.  This year we were treated to a bring and share party lunch, visits from Captain Coconut, and presents from Santa himself.  The children all thoroughly enjoyed their parties, particularly the slime and bubble adventures.  We would like to say an enormous thank you to the PTA, who work so hard to give our children these amazing opportunities!


Beach Clean Box

As part of our ongoing Plastic Free School's project, we have been given our very own beach clean box by the wonderful people at Surfers Against Sewage.   To give the box a 'trial run', the children in Year Five completed a litter pick in and around the schools grounds and the playing fields.  As you can see, there was lots to be picked up!

Year Four Golf

Class Four have been enjoying some Golf Sessions at Holsworthy Golf Club. They have been having lessons with the club professional Joe Jordan and they have been doing really well. When the weather has been against us, Joe has set up some indoor putting activities for the children in the club house.

On The Rocks...

And so it begins... Preparations for our Christmas Production 'On the Rocks' have officially begun.   We have completed auditions which were very entertaining, and the children are currently working hard to learn their lines and all of the songs involved in this year's play.   We can't wait to show everyone all of our hard work, and we are sure you will thoroughly enjoy yourselves!  The productions will be taking place on Tuesday 18th December at 2pm, and on Wednesday and Thursday 19th & 20th December at 7pm, and everyone is welcome to join us for some sixties classics and pirate adventures!

 


Year Three Roman Shields

This term Class 3 have been learning all about Italy and the Romans. As part of this, we have looked at examples of different Roman shields and Roman army formations. We took inspiration from these shields to design our own and painted them using the colours the Romans used. Once they were dry, we went outside and imagined we were the Roman army, re-enacting their formations. We all had a great time and realised how important it is to work together as a team!

Reception Class Updates

Our new Reception class joined us in September, and it is safe to say they have done an outstanding job getting stuck into life in school! As you can see from the range of pictures below, they have been very busy!

So far this term they have taken part in parent workshops, forest school sessions, a trip to Rosemoor Gardens and Children in Need!  We are all very proud of the way that the children have settled into school, and we cant wait to find out what they get up to next!

Year Five Poundstock

As part of our topic work based on Tudor Life, Class Five visited the Tudor Gildhouse at Poundstock.

We had a fantastic day, baking bread, making ginger beer and finding out about Tudor Buildings.

During the afternoon we were able to dress up as rich Tudors, and learn some Tudor Dances.  We all

had lots of fun, and would like to thank the wonderful volunteers at Poundstock for looking after us

so well!


Macbeth

 


As part of our ongoing ethos and commitment to giving our pupils a range of experiences, our Year Six pupils were taken to Plymouth in October to watch a performance of Macbeth at the Theatre Royal.  Having studied the play in class, the children thoroughly enjoyed watching it come to life, and hearing some very familiar phrases and speeches!  They were able to support the work they had completed in class really well, and we were very impressed with the way that they watched, and enjoyed the performance as they watched!

 


Great Bradworthy Bake Off

In October we held a coffee morning, and the Great Bradworthy Bake Off, in aid of Macmillan Cancer

Support.    We received hundreds of delicious entries, and each category was judged during the morning by a team of experienced judges!  After the judging the cakes and treats were sold during our coffee morning, in which we raised £227.66!

We would like to say thank you to everyone who took the time to bake and submit entries, and thank you to everyone who came to support the coffee morning in school.  We would also like to congratulate the winners of each category who are pictured below, and especially our Star Baker Olivia!  We would also like to thank Teena for all of her hard work in organising the event and making sure we had lots of tasty treats in school!

 

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!