How do we spend the money we raise?
New planters outside the year 5 and 6 classrooms have replaced the old, rotting planters; these were slowly collapsing... These planters have more seating, as well as a small section for growing plants.
Fencing around the Sensory Garden was erected in the Easter Holidays.
During 2016 - 2017 we funded each year group with £300 towards trips or educational experiences. The money went towards various different activities and trips to enrich the children's learning. These include:
Year 6 - a water sports day at Haven Banks
Year 5 - K'nex construction kits for Technology
Year 4 - "Truly Scrumptious" chocolate workshop
Year 3 - Paignton Zoo and I-bounce
Year 1 - outdoor learning equipment
Reception - Pennywell Farm visit
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:
During 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)
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.
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)
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