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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Melbury’s World Record Attempt

Yesterday, Melbury pledged to run a mile in a world record attempt.  They showed great determination to keep going and those who finished the challenge first kept going and ran along side their friends to help and support them to finish.  An amazing effort showing excellent team work in the class. Well done.    

Easter Fun at Parkham!

A fun time was had by all at the Easter afternoon organised by the fantastic FOPS! The children enjoyed an Easter Hunt, Easter Bonnet decorating, biscuit decorating and having their faces painted.

More dragon flies 22/03

We were doing mud kitchen cooking, captire the flag and finishing off our dragon flies. I only managed to get one photo but I think it says it all.

Capture the flag! 08/03

Today I introduced a game as I know too well this class can be competitive. Capture the flag wasn’t new to them but there was some serious cheating going on bit it was so fun to see them working as a team and supporting they’re team mates. Some who didn’t want to join in chose […]

Cobra knot dragon fly’s 15/03

I can’t sat how amazed and proud I am of this amazing group. Having to deal with changes to our sessions to extreme weather, they were so adaptable to today’s session. They were creative with designs for the forest school area, imaginative with bug drawing on the paper they created a few weeks back. They […]

Trip to Exmoor Zoo

On Tuesday Melbury and Tythecott Class had an amazing trip to Exmoor Zoo. We saw lots of different animals including otters, red pandas, cheetahs and wolves. We spent a lot of time watching the meerkats who (like us) were enjoying the sunshine!   After lunch we headed the Encounter Zone and had a really interesting […]

Exmoor Zoo

Melbury and Tythecott classes went to Exmoor Zoo today and the rain held off!  Look at all the animals we saw.  Which was your child’s favourite? Some of us even touched a snake, stick insect or a chameleon. Who knew Mrs Orchard or Mrs Roy could be snails?

Village Schools and the Burton Art Gallery

Burton Art Gallery ran their annual school exhibition.  Parkham were presented with £50 cheque for their camouflaged animals using Henri Rousseau as inspiration.  Buckland Brewer had 2 individual winners: Charlie and Hannah, for their camouflaged animals using Henri Rousseau as inspiration. The exhibition is open until the end of March, so please pop along and […]

Fire and pencils. 01/03

Today we were making paper, we then used elder and willow to make some pencils. We also used some oak gall ink that was made by foxdown last term. We had a scavenger hunt using all our senses. They wanted a fire as it was a little cold we talked about the different colours in […]

Flight in Real Gym

Yesterday, Melbury class were working hard developing their gymnastics skills. We were working on flight, learning about taking off on one or two feet and landing with bent knees for a soft balanced landing.  We tried challenging ourselves with star, tuck, straddle, pike and straight jumps including half and full turns.

Archery Club at Parkham

This morning before school, was the first session for the amazing archers at Parkham. We learnt how to stand, hold the bow, set the arrows and how to shoot. We all helped each other and got better and better as the session went on. The highest score with 3 arrows was 16. This will be […]

Parkham whole school PE/games

Today, we couldn’t go on the playground because of all the ice, but we needed to run around. After lunch we were kindly offered the use of Allardyce Hall to use for a PE and fun games lesson. We were split into four teams and showed great teamwork and sportsmanship as we competed in a […]

Sunshine and smiles. 7/12

Today was a bit cooler than our previous sessions so we had a go at fire lighting again. This class continues to amaze me with their perseverance and resilience when using the fire strikers. Some children to more than 20 minutes to achieve fire. They never gave up and the expressions on their faces when […]

S’mores and Sunshine. 30/11

Today was the day we finally got to have our very own great fire of London and we couldn’t miss the opportunity to have some s’mores at the same time. Melbury were very busy with the mud kitchen, Christmas tree decorations, digging, fire lighting and learning how to be safe around a camp fire.

Nails and hammers. 23/11

Today was another soggy afternoon but Melbury soldiered on. We started some crafts with hers, nails, wood and wool.

Clay, wood and mud! 16/11

This week we started some Christmas decorations with clay and willow sticks. We also talked about fire and what it needs to survive. We also had a great game of cat and mouse!!!

Gone knotty!!! 9/11

Today we learnt how to do some basic knots, played with clay and in the mud kitchen. We also made dens. 

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