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COMING SOON...

New planters outside the year 5 and 6 classrooms will replace the existing planters; these are slowly collapsing... These planters will have more seating, as well as a small section for growing plants. Fencing around the Sensory Garden will be erected in the Easter Holidays.

This year we are, again, funding each year group with £300 towards trips or educational experiences. We will keep you updated with how this money is used here.

Last year (2015-2016) we funded every class with £100 and an equal share of the "Cake-a-licious" fundraising money; this meant we gave each year group £300 to spend on activities/resources/experiences for the children. This is how the money was spent:

  • Bird of Prey centre talk (year 5)
  • Handlebards visit - performance and workshops (years 5 and 6)
  • Tutankhamun Exhibition visit (year 3)
  • Truly Scrumptious chocolate making day (year 4)
  • Cinema Trip to celebrate the end of SATs (year 6)
  • Jack's Zoo and ice creams at the beach (year 2)
  • Pennywell Farm visit (Reception)
  • Dawlish Warren visit (Year 1)

The Outdoor Classroom: 

Work on our new outdoor classroom is now COMPLETE. This project, fully funded by the PTFA, provides a covered space with seating for a class. It forms part of  the plans for the continued development of the Sensory Garden.

 

The completed classroom:

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Under construction:
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Sensory Garden Artwork:

As part of the on-going work in the Sensory Garden, the PTFA has contributed funding towards artwork for the wall. Groups of children have worked alongside local artist (and parent) Kath Hadden to produce a series of 4 pieces of art on the theme of local landscapes.

The finished works of art on display...
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Working with Kath...
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During 2014-2015 we also gave each year group £300 to spend. Some of ways the money was spent included:

  • Contributions towards London residential and Haven Banks watersports sessions (year 6)
  • Exeter Cathedral visit (year 5)
  • "Handlebards" performance at the cathedral  (year 5)
  • Woodland Day with Kevin Cotter (year 4)
  • Outdoor benches (year 3)
  • Naturemake workshops - making "Bug City" (year 3)
  • Exmouth Beach trip (year 2)
  • Outdoor learning resources (year 1)
  • Pennywell Farm trip (Reception)
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Bigger projects over the last few years include:

  • Playground markings (games etc)
  • Equipment for KS1 outside areas
  • The Sensory Garden (on-going)
  • The Traversing Wall
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