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Experiencing evolution in The Science Dome

We all enjoyed our experience in The Science Dome last week. We learnt all about evolution to prepare for this half-term’s Science learning. From the atoms that make up who we are and the DNA that tells our bodies what to grow like, to the Big Bang and dinosaurs, we found out lots more about where we come from. A big thank you to Simon for the fantastic presentation!

Tesco’s Choir

On Thursday 5th December the choir sang at Tesco’s in Newton Abbot. It was a fantastic, but nervous experience singing to such a large amount of people. They all did extremely well spreading festive cheer whilst people were shopping. Members of the public commented on how amazing the choir sounded. A massive thank you also goes to parents, carers and friends who came to Tesco to support the choir in this event. May it be first of many!

Year 6 Plastic litter pick to Dawlish Warren

Following a visit to school by children’s environmental author Ellie Jackson, our Year 6 children decided to set an example to others and wanted to pick up plastic rubbish from a local beach. We wrote to GWR who helped us get there for free. When we got there, we borrowed litter picking sticks from the Nature Reserve then ventured onto the beach. We found all sorts of plastic litter that had either been left by people enjoying a day out or other rubbish that had been washed up on the beach by the tide. Fishing nets, floats, plastic bottle and clothing were all found and collected by us. We brought it all back to school to use in a sculpture next week…

Plastic waste litter pick

Following our visit from environmental author Ellie Jackson and members of Newton Abbot Town Council, we have been inspired to do something about the global problem of plastic pollution.

We have been supported by Great Western Railways (GWR) who have issued a free train pass for the day so we can carry out a plastic litter pick at Dawlish Warren beach on Thursday 18th July. We will be using litter pickers supplied by Teignbridge Council to help collect as much plastic waste as possible.

Afterwards, we will have a picnic then create some Art with the rubbish we collected. When we get back to school we will find out how we can dispose of the plastic in a less harmful way for our environment.

Parents and Carers please look out for the reply slip next week…

Zorb and laser fun!

Year 6 were visited this week by Rachel and Alex from the Junction, a youth club in Newton Abbot. They brought zorbs and laser-tag with them and we spent an hour having great fun. They invited us along to a couple of parties they are throwing to help children meet new friends before secondary school. They also invited us to a holiday club full of loads of activities and costing only £5 for the whole day – you even get your lunch thrown in! Parents & carers, please see the letter that Mr Hankin sent home for further details…

Andrei Burton visit

The world-famous trials cyclist visited our school as a reward for winning the Leg-it-to-Lapland schools challenge with Sustrans. Before Christmas we took part in a project to make more sustainable journeys to school for a two-week period and so many of our families participated that we won Andrei’s performance as a prize. It was great fun! Many thanks to Helen, our dedicated Sustrans officer.

Virtual Reality bites at Haytor View!

A team from Musemio visited us and presented learning about Ancient Egypt through the medium of Virtual Reality. We looked for ancient artefacts and collected them by simply clicking on them in the virtual world we explored. It was great fun! We suggested other ways of using Virtual Reality to help us learn better too…

Science Dome

We had a fantastic time in the Science Dome, finding out about Evolution. Although the photos aren’t great due to the technical difficulty of taking a 2D photo in a dome-shaped environment, we learnt loads! It was like being in a 3D cinema and really brought our Science learning to life!

Haytor View winners!

A big thank you to everyone who took part in our ‘Leg it to Lapland’ challenge by walking, scooting or cycling to school for a two week period recently. A big thanks also to Sustrans for inviting us to join the challenge and for providing fantastic prizes. 16 schools took part and overall, when we calculated the average number of miles completed by each child, we finished in joint first place! Well done everyone! You all helped us win a performance by Andrei Burton, one of the world’s best trial bike riders. Check him out online! We are hoping to be able to invite parents and carers, as well as children, to Andrei’s performance in school in the new year. Watch this space…

 

Year 6 London Trip

We had an amazing time in London! The Houses of Parliament visit was brilliant and the river cruise along the Thames was sensational! Look at our photos…

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