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Tie dye flags

From last weeks tie dye, we undid our elastic bands to discover the patterns the die had made on the material. We then attached to our chosen sticks to make forest school flags. As we celebrated Diwali Festival of light, we created our own organic glass light lamps. Ask the children what they enjoyed doing […]

Tie dyeing

During Forest School, Tythecott looked at natural dyes. We discussed cabbage, onion, turmeric and sloe and the colour dye it produced.  Which was your favourite? From our item brought in and the piece of fabric Lou gave us, we used elastic bands to create our designs. I wonder what they look like when they dry?  […]

Devon Wildlife Trust

Lou Grout organised for Jasmine from Devon Wildlife Trust to work with Tythecott class today.  Jasmine discussed the Saving Devon’s Tree Scope Project with the children. We looked at a variety of seeds from our local environment and discussed each: Blackthorn, Hawthorn, Hornbeam, Alder, Acorn and Sloe. We then planted them using compost provided by […]

How to make a vehicle

From our DT project of making a vehicle with Mrs Dobson, today we produced a set of instructions so Orleigh could follow them to replicate our designs. What did we need to include? Resources, Step-by-step method, Top Tips, Catchy title, Introduction and Summary. What else could we include?

Which paper is the most absorbent?

During our science this afternoon, we predicted which sort of paper might be the most absorbent.  From a selection of different paper: sugar paper, tracing paper, tissue, tissue paper, writing paper, card, paper towel, disposable cloth. We chose our own and took a piece and dropped the same number of drops of water on each, […]

Wet Forest School

Tythecott class used tools safely to make Christmas stars.  We peeled our willow branches and then carefully measured 6 times and cut them accurately.  We then chose our ribbons, and with help, we tied knots securing the sticks together. Next, we are ready to decorate…….

ARC tennis with Tythecott

This half term, Tythecott have been learning to play tennis in their PE lessons.  They have focused on accuracy, grip, forehand, backhand, serve as well as footwork and timing.  The children have developed their resilience and have continued to improve each week whilst having great fun.   

Lunchtime football ⚽️ club

On Tuesday lunchtimes, Tythecott and Gorwood classes have enjoyed football club. We have been learning passing, shooting and dribbling including different types of turn. We have applied all our skills to play games at the end of each session.

Balance and footwork

This half term in Tythecott we have been developing our personal skills through Real PE, learning about different types of footwork and how we can move. We have developed our skills at skipping, galloping, hopping, hopscotch and sidestepping. We have tried these movements forward and backwards and then progressed to zigzagging pathways along with sidestepping […]

SCARF came to visit Buckland Brewer School

Helen from the SCARF team, came into school and spent time with each class. She discussed what people need to survive: sleep, oxygen, water, exercise and food. Can you remember what Helen said for each bit?

Morwellham Quay

Tythecott, Stroxworthy and Melbury travelled to Tavistock to Morewellham Quay today. What an interesting place to visit by the River Tamar.   This area was once a thriving home to the mining industry.  The industry needed a transport system, and a number of small quays were built along the River Tamar to ship out the […]

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 […]


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.

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. […]

Learning how to run quicker and jump further

   In Tythecott yesterday we had our first athletics lesson preparing for sports day.  We learnt that running is actually very technical and we can run quicker if we remember to keep our head still, pump our arms forward and back, lift our knees, run on the balls of our feet and breathe to help […]

Double bubble and more

  In science, we created a model volcano and caused an eruption. We investigated how when the baking powder was mixed with the vinegar it caused a chemical reaction and the mixture poured from the volcano. We then returned to the classroom to experiment with creating the tallest bubble, bubbles making the outline of Mickey […]

Tythecott and Orleigh join the World record attempt

Today, Tythecott and Orleigh class pledged to become World Record holders as they completed a mile around the school field. They all showed amazing determination and helped support each other throughout to ensure everyone completed the distance. Well done to all of you.         

KS1 Multi-skills festival

Today, all the pupils from year 1 and 2 joined other schools from ACCT at the ARC tennis centre. They worked together to try out their skills including an obstacle course, tennis ground strokes, tennis ball dribble, throwing and catching and target shooting over a net. All the children gave each other great support and […]

RNLI at Buckland Brewer

Ben and Summer came to Buckland Brewer to talk to Tythecott and Gorwood about beach safety.  Ask your child about the flags and what they mean.  Ask your child how to summon help and who to ask? (Orleigh were at Rosemoor)

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