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Tie-dye and gardening

We had fun exploring different natural dyes. There was also a team.if gardeners helping with our new project.

Visit from Devon Wildlife Trust

We were very lucky to have a visit from Devon Wildlife Trust. We have joined a programme called ‘Saving Devons Treescape’ the children learnt all about different seeds and how to process them and why they are our champions for this project. Watch this space for our little nursery in our new growing area in […]

Busy forest school session

We have now started our new gardening project. We have the raised beds the compost and we will be getting some seeds for planting our own vegetables. We have also joined a new project with Devon wildlife Trust its called ‘saving devons treescape’ This project is all about growing our own trees and sharing with […]

Wood cookie and games

Today was very chilled in forest school. We had a few activities such as wood cookies learning about a bow saw. They then played a game of prey and predator so we talked about what would be prey so they said chicken and the fox was the predator. We also had to learn how to […]

Fencing taster session

Who knew we’d be allowed to do sword fighting at school. Well that is exactly what Melbury class did yesterday. We started with a warm up with four pupils having foam swords trying to strike their classmates below the knee who were trying to dodge them. We then learnt about the stance and how to […]

Fencing Demonstration

Goldworthy Class had the opportunity today to try out the sport of fencing with our visitors Andrew and Becky. All the children thoroughly enjoyed the new experience.

Electricity – What uses electricity and what doesn’t?

Goldworthy Class used their ICT skills on KeyNote to create a Venn diagram to show which items around school use electricity. We then specified whether they were powered by the mains (through an electrical socket and plug) or a battery. We also found some items that can both powered by mains and a battery.

Parkham Sports Day

Well done to all the children at sports day. You demonstrated amazing skill, determination and team spirit. Starting with the 10 round robin activities including throwing, catching, agility and jumping each team acquired lots of points for their team. This was followed by traditional races with a long race, sprint, novelty, egg and spoon, sack, […]

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!

Summertime at Burford woods.

Today was a great day. We were lucky with the weather and the rain managed to stay away. The class were great they explored the woods and built dens then played a tribal game. They also learnt how to do damper bread hotdogs, we had s’mores and a chocolate fondu. We also had an epic […]

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. […]

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 […]


Today we started to make some tent pegs for our dens in Burford woods when we go in a few weeks. However some decided to try making spoons and a butter knife sonde can use these when we cook. Some others decided to make a new pond in our area and others of course played […]

Summer solstice celerbrations

Today we talked about summer solstice and how some celebrations change depending who celebrates. We made fairy crowns with edible flowers, started our lanterns and also made paracord dragonflies and played games.

Foxdown and Orleigh Burford wood

We had so much much fun building dens and making s’mores. We did decide to make damper bread however it ended in a flour shower for me. The children then decided to play hide and seek leaving me a trail with their flour handprints along the way.

Congratulations to our gymnast finalists

Yesterday, nine children from the VSP competed in the Devon County Virtual Gymnastics final. We all travelled to Woolsery where we had a quick practise before competing in turn with schools from across Devon. Our performances were of a very high standard demonstrating excellent balance, strength and flexibility. All nine finalists came in the top […]

Swimming Gala at Northam Pool

Today the Village Schools Partnership took a team of swimmers to a gala at Northam Pool. For many, this was their first experience in a competitive swimming race. They demonstrated great determination and resilience as they competed in their races with very little rest in between races. One swimmer lost her hat and her goggles […]

String telephones

Today we made string telephones. The tighter the string the more you could hear the other person.


Today Goldworthy were amazing they helped move some woodchip that we got delivered into our forest school area. They will  be getting s’mores for their first session next half term! They had fun transforming the area and they can’t wait for the next of our on going forest school area project.

Pan flutes

We made pan flutes to see whether different length straws made different sounds.

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