Stronger together . . . every child in a great school Welcome to Westcountry Schools Trust (WeST); a tight knit family of schools based around natural geographical proximity in the South West. Initially formed as a small multi academy trust of only two schools in 2011 the Trust has experienced several iterations of growth and change. In essence WeST, as we recognise it today, was launched in September 2017 with the ambition of deli...
The region's largest skills, career and apprenticeship event.
Students who took examinations in May/June 2019
This half term the topic for our preschool and Foundation children has been 'What happens when I fall asleep?' As part of this they have been learning about nocturnal animals.
On Wednesday we were delighted to welcome The Barn Owl Trust to School. Wonwell class joined the younger children for the morning as we had a talk from Mateo with Baley the owl.
The children were captivated by the talk about Barn owls and how their natural environment has changed over the years due to development. Not a sound could be heard as Mateo lifted the lid of the box to reveal Baley!
The beautiful owl flew silently across the library where he sat and surveyed his surroundings. The children asked interesting questions and were engaged the whole time.
Our grateful thanks to the Trust for providing us with such a positive experience for the children. Please click here to see more photos.
Each half term we give the children the opportunity to take part in a child led investigation in Science. This gives them the opportunity to take ownership of their learning and explore as aspect of the topic that they would like to find out about.
Wonwell class chose chocolate as their focus. They wanted to find out how long it would take for a piece of chocolate to melt on their hand. We talked about the importance of a fair test and decided that the way we held the chocolate, the size of it and being put on our hands at the same time were the most important things.
One child wondered if they would be able to feel it as it melted while another thought it might get more bendy as it heated up. They realised that one thing they couldn't control was how hot their individual hands were. One piece of chocolate was completely intact after 10 minutes while others had become liquid. Please click here to see more photos.
This week Wonwell class linked our Literacy learning to animation. We looked at clips from 'Creature Comforts', by aardman animations. This is the company responsible for Wallace and Gromit.
We looked carefully at how they bring the characters to life and their different expressions. Then we followed instructions to make playdough and used it to make our own animals. We worked with Mr Armley-Jones using a computer programme to create short animations.
Later this week we will create a picture board and write a story about the adventures of our characters. Pease click here to see more photos.
On Thursday, 13 February the Ivybridge Community College Year 10 Rugby Team played Wellington College in the quarter final of the National Schools’ Rugby Cup competition.
Please see below for a copy of the Principal's end of half term letter to parents and carers.
Year 3 Children have recently enjoyed a fantastic curriculum day focusing on their current topic about 'The Romans'.
All children at Stowford School have been focusing upon Climate Change and what they can do to help.
The Stowford Community created a stunning wall of poppies for Remembrance Day, 11.11.2019.
The wall was created from poppies with special dedications in the centre from children, families and staff to remember loved ones.
Space Topic Blasts Off!
Myths and legends from the Viking Warrior!
We are so proud of our super learners this week. They have been demonstrating the learning muscles and have been the ‘Best they can Be’. Keep it up!
Please find attached the online safety newsletter for December.
Any requests for information - please let Miss Yorke know.
Open Morning - September 2020 starters