CAFOD Big Lent Walk

March 16th, 2024

We weren’t going to let a little rain stop us! On Thursday afternoon the whole school walked around the grounds to raise money for CAFOD as part of the Big Lent Walk and so far we have raised £210, thank you to everyone who sponsored us! It was wonderful to see everyone supporting and encouraging each other, look at all those smiles!

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World Book Day

March 16th, 2024

What a fabulous day celebrating World Book Day!  #lovereading

 

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Science Recycling Workshops

February 23rd, 2024

We weclomed Alex from Resource Futures into school today, she led each class in a science recycling workshop, from Plastic Pirates in Starfish to Material detective in Dolphins to marine litter learning and a litter pick in Sharks, we all had a fabulous time and learnt lots, kicking off our British Science Week learning early.

 

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January 2024 Newsletter

January 4th, 2024

SMC January Newsletter

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Summer Reading Challenge

October 17th, 2023

Congratulations to everyone that completed the library summer reading challenge this year.  Yet again we had the highest percentage of school finishers for the summer reading challenge out of all the Brixham primary schools. Well done everyone.


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Paralympian Visit

June 27th, 2023

On Monday 26th June we had David Hill, a paralympian swimmer and tri-athlete visit us at SMC. Everyone took part in a fitness challenge raising money for Sports for Schools and for our own school PE equipment. We then had the opportunity to hear about David’s career, training and acheivements – what an inspiration – I think we have a few budding athletes that would like to follow David’s path to take part in the olympics.

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Children's Laureate Visit

June 27th, 2023

On Monday 19th June, the children in Years 2, 3 & 4 visited Brixham library to meet Joseph Coehlo the current Children’s Laureate!  Joseph, during his tenure, wants to raise the importance of public libraries and is undertaking a challenge to join the library in each borough in the UK.  The children recieved a tour of the library, those who weren’t already member got to join and borrow their first book and made bookmarks. We met Joseph and found out all about his challenge, we heard him read some of his poetry and we then made a poem with him!  What an amazing morning!

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Coronation Celebrations

May 17th, 2023

We had a fabulous time learning all about and celebrating the coronation of King Charles lll.

Our coronation and King Charles lll learning culminated in us coming together as a whole school on Friday 5th May for a tea party (with lots of cakes), a King Charles lll coronation quiz and finished with our National Anthem.

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Fire Service Visit

May 3rd, 2023

We recently welcomed Kerri, one of our local fire fighters, to school to speak to children in years 2-6 about fire safety, the role of the fire service, what to do in an emergency, preventative steps to take at home, escape plans, smoke detectors, how to stop, drop and roll and so much more.  The children were extremely knowledgable about potential hazards and what to do in an emergency. We also learnt about the many different roles of the fire service and how to become a fire fighter too.  Thank you Kerri.

 

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British Science Week

April 11th, 2023

British Science Week is a celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), and the theme this year was – connections!  During this week each class spent an afternoon participating in a science, technology or engineering themed challenge, this was ‘connected’ to the work of a key scientist and we later shared our investgiations and findings at a whole school assembly.

Starfish Class learnt about the scientist Stephanie Kwolek who invented Kevlar in 1965 and had an investigation linked to Stephanie’s work as a materials scientist and connected to their previous learning on materials – they had to build the best egg-protector out of a range of different materials with the aim of protecting the egg from a falling object!

Dolphin Class learnt about the scientists/inventors Leonardo da Vinci and Igor Sikorsky. Although Leonardo da Vinci is most famously known for his paintings he was also a great inventor and the children discovered how he was connected to Igor Sikorsky who invented and made the first helicopter.  Igor used some of Leonardo’s early investigations and plans into flight as his starting point! The children then made their own roto-copters and investigated how to make their copters fall faster.

Sharks Class learnt about the engineers Isambard Kingdom Brunel & Emily Roebling who are connected through the building of bridges; learning about Emily’s ground breaking work as the first female field engineer overseeing the building of the Brooklyn bridge and Isambard’s links to us in the South West as one of the most influential British figures in the industrial revolution. The children then had to build their own bridges to span a set distance and hold a 50g weight.

All children demonstrated fabulous scientific knowledge and working scientifically skills throughout their investigations – well done super scientists!

 

 

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