We hope this update finds you all well? Another week has flown by and what a busy week it has been! Our class poppy artwork has been beautifully displayed by Miss Boyce so I have attached some photos. Our art lesson this week starts our new unit and our first focus is graffiti art. I hope to have some photos next week.
Cross Country took place for half of the class at Drogo Castle on Thursday. A steep, muddy, tough 1.5 mile course saw schools from across the West Devon area enter. All our children did an amazing job and finished the course in good spirits. We are so proud of their positive sporting attitude.
For the other half of the class we undertook a ‘Geography’ walk around our town (the phone app said 3.9 miles but I am unsure if this is accurate!). We used OS maps to plot our route, to find streets, buildings, footpaths and roads. We stopped at Black Clapper Bridge for our 2 minutes silence and then made our way back to school via the actual Bridge to view the old Wool Factory we discussed in our history unit. Photos on dojo- I think my favourite is the last one, when we returned to the school gates!
Our Geography unit is called Fieldwork and it’s all about learning outside of the classroom, so we will hopefully be getting out and about much more! The children seem to be quite excited about this!
Bikeability is next week (Monday- Wednesday) so please ensure bikes arrive to school on Monday morning. We will post on dojo a reminder about where to put them on Monday morning.
Remembrance Day- as all of the class were out during the two minutes silence, we were not able to mark this occasion as a whole class, we did it in two parts. Therefore at the end of the day we had a short class assembly where we learnt about Walter Tulley, the first black Officer who gave up his football career to join the army.
Congratulations to our star of the week- Rowan! Rowan is an absolute fantastic role model to not only his peers but also the rest of the school. He always works hard with focus and resilience particularly in Maths and English.
Hoping you all stay well and safe. There seem to be lots more bugs making their way around the school at the moment so we are continuing to be extra vigilant with hand washing, social distancing where possible and hygiene. If you are in any doubt at all please undertake a LFT test. Thank you for your support.
Have a great weekend. Thank you. Mrs Ware and Miss Ruby.
Welcome to the blog of Sycamore Class at North Tawton Primary School