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Tythecott go invertebrate hunting

For our science project looking at living things and their habitats, it was time to look at invertebrates.  Did you know some invertebrates have no heads? Or that they make up over 95% of all the animals on our planet?

Buckland Brewer Harvest Festival

  Today we went to the church for our Harvest Festival and we braved the rain on the way back but had a wonderful celebration.  Lovely to receive so many donations of food for the Bideford Harbour Foodbank Charity and to share this with so many parents.   Well done to all the children and for […]

Forest school names on our wood cookies

This week we finished of our wood cookies and had a game of prey and predator and also learnt some more of the songs on the boomwhackers.

Electrical problems

This afternoon, Gorwood class used different electrical components to investigate how to make a circuit work. Using wires, cells, bulbs, buzzers and switches we tried to get our circuits to work. We learnt that it must be a complete circuit with no breaks to allow the electricity to flow. As well as creating circuits that […]

Family Point treat

Last term Sting Rays won the family point treat which was a water fight.  With the lovely weather, we decided to commence the water works this afternoon.  Some very wet children (and slightly wet adults!) had a lot of fun!

Introducing our new topic

Yesterday, the children were introduced to our new topic which looks at how life has changed since the industrial revolution. We first watched a clip from the 2012 olympic opening ceremony which focused on the industrial revolution. We then looked at different aspects of Victorian life including communication (making a string telephone), engineering (building a […]


On Thursday 7th, Gorwood had a go at fencing. They started with a warm up by running around then stopping as still as possible to practice balancing. They then learnt about the stance and how to hold the foil. Following this they learnt how to move forward, lunge and parry. They practised these skills before […]


Tythecott class welcomed Becky and Andrew into the school to share their fencing skills. We learned to stand correctly, to block and to strike. Please ask your child to demonstrate these actions to you.

Sunny chilled first session.

We had lots of fun today with making music and learning how to use a bow saw to make wood cookies.

Year 6 Wake Park Treat July 23

We had an amazing day at the Wake Park: the weather was kind and the activities were awesome! What a fabulous way to celebrate the end of primary school for Year 6!

Family group football

Well done to everyone who took part in the family group football. We had three amazing games. Some great saves, a penalty miss and four goals. A huge congratulations to the winning team, the Tiger Sharks.

Village Schools Football Festival

Well done to all the players who came to the VSP football festival after school at Woolsery. Year 5/6 played three matches and Year 3/4 also played three matches. They were split into even mixed teams, most of them playing with children from other schools. They all showed some excellent skill and great team work. […]

DT Baking session

This morning, Gorwood class had a go at making Devonshire cut rounds as part of our DT project. We followed a recipe and the children added their own personal touch with ingredients like cheese, pesto and herbs. The children had a great time baking and enjoyed eating the finished product.

Buckland Brewer Sports Day

Well done to everyone for an amazing Sports Day yesterday. Here are a few photos..

Tent building and peg whittling

Today was so much fun exploring how to work as a team to build a tent. They also worked on their resilience and worked on whittling tent pegs. I also got taught how to use Google lens to find out what we found inside a stick.

Somerset vs Hampshire

Today, children from across the partnership travelled to Taunton to watch a professional cricket match. There was some cricket until lunch with Somerset losing four wickets. During this time the children had their faces painted and tried out some of their own cricketing skills with bowling and throwing at different targets. At lunchtime, Mr Marks […]

Tythecott find out about Christian sacred places

On Tuesday, Tythecott class went to Buckland Brewer chapel and church to find out why these two places are sacred to Christians and why they are sacred.  This is linked to our RE curriculum. Thank you to Dave Watson for organising this for us and all the people who made this afternoon special for us. […]

Fire lighting

Today Gorwood learnt how to light a fire with a flint and steel. They were all.then saying they were hungry so we were lucky to be spontaneous and cook some campfire apples. Some also played prey and predator again, and some finished off their lanterns from a fee weeks ago. I was so proud of […]

Mini beasts classification

In our science lesson today, we used posters to catch and collect different mini beasts. Searching in the bark of trees, under rocks and logs we found many different creepy crawlies. We took them back to the classroom and using magnifying glasses and classification keys identified what we had found. We found millipedes, worms, spiders, […]

Cricket in the rain

This morning, Gorwood class were on the field in the drizzle having their PE lesson with a local cricket coach. During the session, the children were encouraged to communicate and be supportive of the whole group along with great games to learn cricketing skills. The children played some fantastic shots into space as well as […]

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