Heatree 18 Day 2 Update

Wow! What a day.

We have packed everything into today. We started off with a great breakfast and thought for the day from Stewart our lead instructor. We then made our way to the water for Kayaking (and general water fun).

Then after some lunch we faced the great bog challenge in Low Adventure…

Great skills. We have finished today with a trip to the Bronze Age Roundhouse, Roast Turkey for dinner, Heatree has Talent and even a midnight feast (sort of).

See you all back at base tomorrow 🙂


Pre-School Musical Instruments

This week we have loved exploring different instruments and the different sounds that they make. We had William’s mum Clare in to play the flute to the children the children enjoyed listening and they sang along to the ‘If your happy and you know it’. The children made their own shakers by painting boxes and adding rice, pasta and pluses into the boxes. We are continuing our music into next week and will be beginning to look at rhythm and action songs.

Bish Nym Big Battery Hunt

I have been overwhelmed by the response from the big battery hunt initiative set up earlier this year.  We are well over a thousand batteries recycled which is a fantastic effort.  We now ask that any remaining batteries are to be brought into school so we can finalise our number and get them sent off to be recycled.

Soon we will be announcing our battery hunt heroes.  Those of us who have gone that extra mile to collect used batteries and helped spread the word of our cause.

There is still time to save our precious planet.

Become a battery recycling hero!


Mr Scandrett

Heatree 18 Day 1

Hi all. Just a quick update from Heatree. All happy and well here on Dartmoor. The journey down was fine and the when the rain did start it didn’t affect our eagerness to get started on our adventures. We have scrambled at Hound Tor, tackled the Vines, Jacob’s ladder and the High Beam (High Ropes at 30 feet up in the forest canopy) The day finished even with Fish and Chips!

Looking forward to Kayaks and a Low Adventure in the Dartmoor Bog followed by Roast Turkey tomorrow.


Pre-School Fire Crew

As you all know we have been learning about People who help us and different occupations. This week the children have really enjoyed making their own fire engine and even becoming the fire crew! This was our last day learning about occupations, the children have loved this topic and enjoyed the other parents in talking about their jobs.

Over the next few weeks we will be learning about sounds and rhymes, we will be exploring different musical instruments and the way that the sounds can change. Alongside this we will be learning about rhyme in songs and spoken words. If any parents can play an instrument we would love to welcome you to come in and play to the children.


Intra House Sports competition

Our 2018 sporting calendar kicked off with our year 5 / 6 Intra house football competition.  With the snow cleared, a very soggy Bish Nym football pitch welcomed our 4 house teams back into the competitive spirit.

The games were played with a focus on fair play and it was great to see that despite the obvious desire to win, the players were still able to play with honesty and integrity.  Amber were clear winners, winning all of their games. Well done to them.  Final standings were as follows:  Amber 9 points; Sapphire 4 points; Emerald 2 points; Ruby 1 point


Sports Shields standings:

Amber – 60points

         Emerald – 40 points            Sapphire – 40 points

Ruby 35 points


Sports completed: Cross Country, Netball, Indoor athletics, Football.


Mr Scandrett

Back to School!

So following our snow closure we are back in today (Monday). This is a normal day – we were planning for some children to attend Anstey this morning for some singing but with the snow we did not really get to organise this, so this has been rescheduled for Monday the 19th (more on this to come if your children are involved). Hope you all had a good weekend and see you later.

Pre-School Occupation visits

We have started to learn about people who help us and different occupations. This week we are learning about people who help us, Xavi’s Mum and Dad (Claire and Rob) came in dressed in their work uniforms and told the children about their jobs. The children learnt all about what paramedics do and what happens when you go in an ambulance to go to the emergency department to see the doctors and nurses who will help them become better. Claire and Rob also brought in some of their equipment that they carry whilst at work, they let the children have a turn with their pen torches.

If any other parents would like to come in and talk to the children about their jobs please speak to a member of staff.