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Autumn/ Winter time in Burford woods.

Today was extremely tough because of the weather. I am so proud of everyone in Stroxworthy class for being so resilient with the cold they were amazing. They enjoyed the orienteering challenge and learnt loads of interesting facts about the natural world around us. They obviously enjoyed campfire doughnuts and s’mores. They worked well in […]

Morwellham Quay for Stroxworthy Class

We had the most amazing trip to Morwellham Quay. We explored the mines on a train, and how people lived during this period by looking and comparing daily living for both the more wealthy and the poor. We also experienced a classroom with a very strict teacher! The children were superbly behaved and a credit […]

Soggy session 3/10

Today wasa little wetter than we expected but some lived jumping in Puddles.

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 […]

Natural dyes

Today we explored using natural dyes and how we can make them from natural things that we grow at school.

Stroxworthy Maths. Rounding numbers.

Today we played a game to round various number to the nearest 10 or 100. . Some of us were challenged further by rounding to the nearest 1000.

Snake eggs!!!

Today someone bought in some snake egs which was really exciting. We explored story telling. They split into some groups and had to create their own story about a woodland animal. We also discussed the season changing and how harvest is coming up and its autumn equinox at the weekend and how they used to […]

Devon Wildlife Trust

The year two and three’s have been lucky to have a visit from the Devon Wildlife Trust. Lastvyear they started a project that’s called ‘saving devons treescape’ we started the project last year buy gather seeds and processing them for the winter and then come the spring we planted them. We have been lucky to […]

 we continued our wood cookie cutting andearnt how to work as a team to get the task done quicker.

Stroxworthy tennis

This term we are having lessons with ARC tennis. The children are really enjoying themselves.  

Stroxworthy Class – Electricity – building simple circuits

This week in Science we have had fun learning the electrical circuit symbols and understanding how an electrical circuit works. From a diagram we predicted whether a circuit would work. We then built the various circuits to test our theories.  The atmosphere was electric!

The Industrial Revolution -What was life like?

In Stroxworthy Class this week, we nave been exploring what life was like during the Industrial Revolution. We tried out the following; Polish your shoes (shoe polish, brushes, cloths). Work out what some strange Victorian inventions are (pictures of inventions). Make a string telephone and try to communicate with someone (string, plastic cups). Read a […]

Fun chilled first session

we had a lovely chilled morning. Unfortunately we found a dead baby hedgehog so we put him somewhere safe.  They learnt how to use a bow saw to make their wood cookies. 

Fencing taster session – Stroxworthy Class

Well what a way to finish our Wednesday! We had a superb session where   the children experienced all the basic techniques of fencing. They had a wonderful and enjoyable time.

Burford woods summer time

Today Stroxworthy class went to Burford woods. They were amazing, we had a day of campfire cooking, den building and paracord dragon knotting. I can’t say enough how proud I am off them today. There was some resilience with the struggles of fire lighting with the wet ground. There was compromising when it came to […]

Stroxworthy Visit to the Methodist Chapel, Woolsery

Following on from our visit to All Hallows last week, today we visited The Methodist Chapel to compare similarities and differences in ‘what is sacred’, and how the buildings help Christians to remember the life of Jesus. Rev’d Shirley led us and we discovered many similarities, such as hymn singing (Methodists love hymns and we […]

Fire lighting and prey and predator game

Today stoxwothy worked on their resilience and team work. They worked together to try and light a fire. They were amazing at helping each other and giving each other positive advice to help each other to achieve the end goal. Some found it hard whilst others found it easy but the whole experience was positive. […]

Stroxworthy Science – Can sound waves travel through solids?

This week in science we were identifying how sounds are made; associating some of them with something vibrating. We recognised that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear and that sounds get fainter as the distance from the sound source increases. We did this by making and testing out string telephones.  

Stroxworthy Trip to All Hallows, Woolsery

This afternoon Stroxworthy class visited All Hallows church with Rev’d Jane to explore what items are ‘sacred’ to Christians and how a church reminds Christians of the life of Jesus. Revd Jane helped us to understand which items in the church are sacred, their meaning to Christians and how they relate to the life of […]

Summer solstice celebrations

Today we celebrated summer solstice which is happening Wednesday. We cooked Elder Flower and dandelion fritters. We made a fairy feast of flowers. We talked about the celebration and how some celebrate it with St John the baptist festival with food and bonfires.

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