Dear North Tawton Friends and Families,
This week we held a Science Week at North Tawton. This was particularly to promote the sciences in our school and to also raise the profile of women in scientific jobs. We want all children to know that they are scientists!
On Monday Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4 went to Newquay Zoo. We learnt about habitats and endangered species. We spoke to zookeepers about their jobs and found out more about climate change and how we need to protect the natural world. The highlight was of course seeing the animals!
On Tuesday many children dressed up as animals to celebrate World Wildlife Day. We had amazing face painting, children wearing cosy animal onesies, some impressive masks and so much animal print, Mrs Budiman would have been proud!
We learnt all about veterinary care from Mrs Cutler, our local vet. She showed us how to listen to heartbeats with a stethoscope, apply bandages and the importance of looking after our pets.
Key Stage Two classes learnt all about composting in our recycling workshops run by Don’t Let Devon Go to Waste. They were impressed with how many insects they found in the compost and learnt how they play an important part in decomposition.
Today we all had a visit from our local police officers who talked about forensic science, showed us how to take finger prints and we all got to hear the police car siren!
In our classes, the children have been taking part in investigative and competitive science experiments!
It has been a great week. Thank you for organising all the activities and visitors Mrs Budiman. We are scientists!
As if that wasn’t enough, today we wore red and raised money for Comic Relief as it was Red Nose Day and some people wore green to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. In assembly children shared their best jokes. Do ask them which ones they remember! (They were all vetted!)
Last Friday, our Netball Team travelled all the way to Horrabridge to play in the West Devon Finals. They had qualified by winning our area tournament a few months ago, expertly led and coached by Mrs Edwards. The team faced tough (and tall!) competition at Horrabridge, eventually finishing third overall. Mrs Edwards and I were extremely impressed with the way the team worked together and supported each other on and off the court. We have some very skilful players at North Tawton and the children should be really proud of themselves. They were particularly brilliant in their last match, which they won in style! The children represented the school superbly and were an absolute pleasure to spend time with.
Festival of Hope
Our art work is on display at Tavistock College. It will be moving to Holsworthy and then Okehampton. Our Year Two children took part in singing our Trust song for the Festival of Hope. You can see and hear it here!
Festival of Hope Song
Wishing you all a very happy weekend