Archive | Melbury Class

Northam care trust visit and cooking

On Friday a group of children from Melbury and goldworthy were lucky to do some cooking with clients from Northam care trust. They decided to show them our Stone pot soup story. There was even first times s’mores that were had! Amazing work and they can’t wait to visit the caretrust on Friday.

Christingle Service at Parkham~ 11th January 2024

The children from Parkham Primary School went to St James’ Church on Thursday to celebrate Christingle with Rev Jane. Here are some photos:

Alice The Musical

We are so proud of Parkham children’s performance of Alice The Musical last night at The Alladrice Hall. Thank you to parents and friends who supported the children so well, and to the Allardice Hall for the use of their fantastic facilities. Here are some pictures of the show (click on images to enlarge)…  

Pine pitch glue and forest school buddies

Today we looked at pine resin and made it into pine pitch glue. The children estimated how long it would take to melt. They were fascinated when the solid resin turned into a liquid. They had fun making magical sticks and learning the cobra knot for their forest school buddies. We had a fire and […]

Real Gym with large apparatus

Yesterday, in Real Gym the year 3s had time and space to really develop their gymnastics skills. They challenged themselves, worked together and helped each other improve through encouragement and giving ideas to help improve performance. Focusing on the 5 main gymnastic shapes (tuck, star, straddle, pike and straight), they all show great strength, balance […]

We didn’t get to many photos this week at forest school we were so busy learning how to do a cobra knot for our dragonflies. The class was amazing and so persistent when trying to remember how to do this knot. They did so well and taking it step by step listening carefully to instructions. […]

Today we created flags from our tyedye that we did last week. They had so much fun and was so excited with the outcome of their dye.

Very wet but fun first autumn session

Today was amazing the children are so resilient when it comes to the weather..it was cold, wet and windy and they just showed us how nothing phases them. We looked at natural dyes and what different colours they create.

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 […]

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 […]

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