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  • Shapley Food Feast Talk

    Published 21/06/18

    We had a visitor last Friday when Ed from Chagfood Organic Farm came to visit Shapley in preparation for our feast. 

    He explained all about organic farming and we watched  a video showing the aerial view of the farm taken by a drone. We were  excited to learn about all the different microbes in just one teaspoon of soil and how they help to break down the soil.  Finally, we enjoyed some very delicious carrots. 

    Thank you for visiting and contributing food for our feast.  

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  • Swamp Walk at Escot

    Published 15/06/18

    The dreaded swamp at Escot. This is why your children came home so grubby!

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  • Dartmoor 3 Ball Tournament

    Published 13/06/18

    Years 3 and 4 took part in a Dartmoor 3 Ball tournament at SDCC on Thursday. We had enough players to enter 2 teams. The B Team were pitted against Years 5 and 6 as a friendly and put up a good fight with some great fielding and batting. The A Team played competitively, competing for a place in the finals in a few weeks time. Lots of learning took place on the pitch and as they played more and more games some great tactics developed. A favourite tactic was to “just whack it”, this seemed to work well for Henry! The team played extremely well and were undefeated in all 5 of their games. They will now compete in the final, well played and good luck!

    Mrs Scholz 

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  • Shapley Art

    Published 13/06/18

    Shapley have been looking at the work of Georgia O' Keeffe and having a go at producing our own art work inspired by flowers. We will continue building on this after half term. The children have also been learning how to take photos and put them in a collage using the app, pic collage.

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  • Mardon Art Workshop

    Published 13/06/18

    Mardon enjoyed their session with a local artist who showed us how to create a cyanotype. Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print. It was an early form of photography used well into the 20th century as as simple and low cost process to produce copies of drawings referred to as blueprints. We drew fruit or vegetables onto acetate with a Sharpie which was used to block the sunlight from the special paper. The designs will be printed onto a table cloth that we will use for a school feast.

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  • Devon County Show - Mardon

    Published 21/05/18

    Mardon had a fantastically fun day at the Devon County show. We all had a go at bread making, butter making, Apple pressing, squeezing lemons to make lemonade and even using a fuelled by kinetic energy to make banana and strawberry smoothies. We also got the chance to explore the show ground and see lots of livestock up close as well as some sheep being sheared. What a busy day!

    Mrs Scholz

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  • Devon County Show - Shapley

    Published 21/05/18

    A good time was had by Shapley at the Devon County Show. As well as seeing a variety of animals, the children tried their hand at butter and bread making with delicious results, smoothie making using kinetic energy, pressing fresh apples for juice and making their own lemonade. Unfortunately, the pictures haven't come out too well in the sunshine but we still have the memories. 

    Mrs Edgington

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  • Shapley Science

    Published 21/05/18

    As part of our science, Shapley have been looking at the function of the fruit in a flowering plant and how it protects the seeds. In art, we used our observation skills to represent cross sections of fruit with either paint or pastels looking carefully at the seeds. We then enjoyed making a delicious fruit salad some of us trying new fruits for the first time.

    Mrs Edgington

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  • Devon County Show Scarecrow Competition

    Published 21/05/18

    Mardon all enjoyed designing and making a scarecrow to enter into a competition at the Devon County Show next week...keep an eye out for our entries if you visit the show next week! Mrs Scholz

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  • New Bench!

    Published 08/05/18

    We had to dispose of our outdoor wooden benches recently which were in a poor state of repair.  Many thanks to the team at Bovey Castle who have made us a brand new bench for the children to use and at no cost at all!  We are very grateful.

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  • Sports Premium

    Published 03/04/18

    We are committed to raising the profile of sport in the school and also the opportuntiies for our children to take part in a wider range of off-site experiences. We have now published our Sports Premium Spending Plan for 2018-19.

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  • Happy Easter

    Published 29/03/18

    Happy Easter from all of us.  Have a lovely holiday.  See you on the 16th.

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