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Westcountry Schools Trust

Welcome toWestcountry Schools Trust

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...

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  •  Skills South West

    Skills South West

    The region's largest skills, career and apprenticeship event.

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  •  Little Shop of Horrors!

    Little Shop of Horrors!

    Tickets are selling fast for Thursday and Friday - you can get yours at https://ticketsource.co.uk/callington.

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  •  Exam Certificate Collection

    Exam Certificate Collection

    Students who took examinations in May/June 2019

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  •  Barn Owl Trust Visit

    Barn Owl Trust Visit

    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. 

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  •  Hands on Science!

    Hands on Science!

    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. 

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  •  Animation and Literacy

    Animation and Literacy

    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.

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  •  Coronavirus Information

    Coronavirus Information

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  •  **Stop Press** Ivybridge Qualify for National Schools’ Rugby  Semi Finals

    **Stop Press** Ivybridge Qualify for National Schools’ Rugby Semi Finals

    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.

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  •  Principal's letter to parents and carers - February 2020

    Principal's letter to parents and carers - February 2020

    Please see below for a copy of the Principal's end of half term letter to parents and carers. 

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  •  Roman Day in Year 3 at Stowford School

    Roman Day in Year 3 at Stowford School

    Year 3 Children have recently enjoyed a fantastic curriculum day focusing on their current topic about 'The Romans'.

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  •  Stowford School cares about climate change

    Stowford School cares about climate change

    All children at Stowford School have been focusing upon Climate Change and what they can do to help.

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  •  Wall of Poppies for Remembrance 11.11.2019

    Wall of Poppies for Remembrance 11.11.2019

    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.

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  •  Year 2 Multi Skills Runners Up

    Year 2 Multi Skills Runners Up

    Festival Fun!

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  •  5, 4, 3, 2, 1.....

    5, 4, 3, 2, 1.....

    Space Topic Blasts Off!

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  •  The Viking's have been here....

    The Viking's have been here....

    Myths and legends from the Viking Warrior!

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  •  Our ‘Being the Best you can Be’ learners

    Our ‘Being the Best you can Be’ learners

    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!

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  •  Online Safety Newsletter - December

    Online Safety Newsletter - December

    Please find attached the online safety newsletter for December.

    Any requests for information - please let Miss Yorke know.

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  •  Open Morning - September 2020 starters

    Open Morning - September 2020 starters

    Open Morning - September 2020 starters

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