Class 1 are awarded stickers for great team work, outstanding work and fantastic behaviour as a class. When they have filled their chart they have earnt a class treat.
On Thursday 23rd June after suggestions and a vote for what they would like as their reward, Class 1 enjoyed a disco followed by a few games of musical statues.
They have already chosen a 'wheelie day' for their next reward.
On Thursday 16th June Class One visited the National Marine Aquarium as part of their science topic. They enjoyed a fantastic interactive tour of the aquarium followed by a rockpool safari at Mount Batten Beach where they discovered lots of marine life. It was a fun filled experience which has really enhanced what they have been learning in the classroom.
Children due to start school in September 2022, enjoyed their first session in forest school last week. Class 1 children showed them around, shared their knowledge and explained what forest school is all about. Water play and shady willow den activities were particular favourites in the hot sunny weather.
The whole school is thoroughly enjoying singing lessons with Mr Arnold. Mr Arnold is a professional singer and music teacher who is very generously volunteering to come in to school every Monday morning.
Well done to our cricket team who played magnificently at the recent Cup finals. They scored over a hundred runs in the competition and were very credible runners up.
Year 2 pupils have really enjoyed their first two transition afternoons with Class 2. Last week they learnt and performed some dance activities, followed by some geography. This week they have continued with their geography; using maps and atlases to learn about rivers around the world. Year 2 will continue to have weekly transition sessions, in class 2, until the end of term.
Staff and pupils welcomed families and guests from our community, on Thursday 9th June, to join us in celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. Celebrations began by planting four trees in our school playing field, as part of the Queen's Green Tree Canopy Scheme. These trees will offer shade and wonderment to our children and children of future generations; in addition to being a fabulous enhancement to our school environment. The four trees were Birch, Poplar, Beech and Hornbeam. The children enthusiastically sang a song especially written for the platinum jubilee; a commemorative plaque was put in place and Reverend Brook blessed the trees. This was followed by all the children being presented with personalised platinum jubilee mugs; which were most generously given by the Lydford village jubilee fundraising group. The National Anthem was played and celebrations were brought to a close by everyone enjoying delicious home baked cakes, buns and biscuits and cups of tea, very kindly donated and served by parents and friends of Lydford school. The showery weather only added to the occasion, which was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone.
Emily, from The Devon Wildlife Trust, joined our wildlife champions to go on a very exciting mini-beast hunt. The children were introduced to the micro habitats of some very tiny creatures that live beneath logs, under leaves and in flower heads. Detection, identification and classification were great skills for the children to learn; they will share their new knowledge with their classes during forest school sessions.