Welcome to the Totnes Federation of Village Schools. Our Federation incorporates the four small schools of Diptford, Harbertonford, Landscove and Stoke Gabriel. All the schools are situated in rural villages around the town of Totnes, set within the beautiful South Hams region of Devon. Whilst the schools operate together and work in partnership under the […]
We all had a fantastic morning puzzling over the latest of Mark Reeve’s Adventure Challenges. The children enjoy working as a group to solve the tasks and, for the teachers, it really is amazing to see different personalities come to the fore!
Class 2 spent a sunny afternoon digging up dandelions and daisies to examine the structure of a plant in more detail. Back in school we talked about the part that roots, stems, leaves and flowers play in keeping a plant healthy.
Members of Class 1 displayed their acting talents on Tuesday morning as part of the Open the Book assembly. The school listened to the story of ‘A Long Journey’ following the exodus of the Israelites. The children all had the opportunity to participate with the sound effects and the play was enjoyed by all.
Class 1 had some special visitors this week, but they weren’t of the human kind! As an introduction to our science topic on insects, children had the opportunity to get up close with 8 rather large locusts. They used their skills of observation to investigate the main features of insects and made some fantastic line […]
As part of our Buildings topic, Class 3 have been studying Monet’s paintings of London, such as his work on the Houses of Parliament. Children in Class 3 were particularly interested in his other works as well and we looked at several of his paintings as our fascination grew. This resulted in us spending time […]
Pre-School and Class 3 children had great fun today (Tuesday 24th March), as they worked together to make Easter nests. Children talked about the changes that occured as chocolate melted and set again to form their creations, as well as developing the important skills of collaborating and listening to each other’s ideas. Well done everyone! […]