Synagogue & The Box – Whole School Trip on 30th June 2022
On Thursday, the children of Shaugh Prior had the exciting opportunity to visit the oldest traditional synagogue in Britain. As a part of the experience the children met Jerry, who engaged the children in recreations of many Jewish festivals and activities that occur throughout the year in the synagogue. The children were introduced and role played many key members of the synagogue including: The Rabbi, the President, the Gabbai, Mr Levy, Mr Cohan and the Shamash, who all have important roles within the synagogue.
We then travelled to The Box where the children were transported through time. The children examined many exhibits such as: the 100-year journey where we looked at Ancient Egyptians; the Ports of Plymouth with its model ships and interactive activities; and the Woolly Mammoth where we studied a variety of stuffed and preserved animals.
Sports Day - Thursday 23rd June 2022
Wow! What a success! The children excelled in their sportsmanship throughout the afternoon. It is a credit to our school to see the children all trying their best, cheering each other on and celebrating with the winners. We had beautiful weather despite the previously forecasted thunder storms which was very lucky. The children took part in events such as long jump, triple jump, shotput, sprints and an egg and spoon race. The children were glad of the water race at the end to cool them down. It was fabulous to see so many parents joining in with the mums and dads races and the toddler race was so cute!
We hope you all enjoyed watching it! Thank you to FOSPs for treating us all to an ice cream at the end. They were delicious!
Cricket Engagement Day – 16th June 2022
Shaugh Prior Primary School have been able to organise a visit from Vicky Reeve, a Community Cricket Coach, from Devon Cricket Board. Vicky ran two sessions one for Class 1 and one for Class 2.
Vicky coaches all over West Devon she said this was “one of the best schools with enthusiastic children who loved their cricket – smiles all round” Well done everyone!
Whole School Mosaic Project - Week Ending Friday 27th May 2022
This week we spent 3 days working on a mosaic project to commemorate the platinum jubilee.
We began by observing and responding to some excellent examples of mosaics and created some mood boards to show our likes/dislikes and thoughts. After that, we completed some research about the jubilee and identified some key images linked to the celebrations. We used these ideas to design elements to be used in the whole school final piece.
Class 1 had a go at making paper mosaics whilst Class 2 sketched their intricate designs. It took a lot of patience but the children really appreciated the outcome of their endeavours.
On Thursday we were joined by the very talented Mrs Goldsmith who taught us how to make a mosaic. She helped the children to bring their designs together into 2 big compositions. The children worked in small groups to select and position the tiny tiles onto the wooden frames. They particularly enjoyed wearing goggles and using the tile snips to cut and 'nibble' the tiles into the right sizes and shapes.
Alongside the mosaic making Class 2 created some pixelated portraits of the Queen and had a do at some very tricky mosaic sticker activities.
Class 1 completed a range of learning activities including writing postcards to the Queen, potato printing mosaics, playdough doubles to feed the corgis sausages, role play tea parties.
We cannot wait to see the final piece once it's all grouted up. We aim to display it on the outside of the building visible to as many people as possible to show off the children's fabulous creativity.
Shaugh Prior Community Climate Change Emergency Group
Many thanks to Pam Golding from the Shaugh Prior Community Climate Change Emergency Group who came in to lead our assembly on Monday 25th April. She also brought in some beautiful birds nests for us to look at
Easter Craft Competition - Thursday 7th April 2022
Easter Craft Competition – Thank you to everyone who entered – what a fabulous collection we had to choose from!
Winners: Class 1 – 3rd prize Joe, 2nd prize Poppy, 1st prize Zidane.
Class 2 – 3rd prize Tommy, 2nd prize Isla, Ist prize Maisy
Gardening Club - Thursday lunchtimes with Mrs Quinn
Spring has well and truly sprung at Shaugh thanks to the budding gardeners in our ‘Gardening Club’.
We now have a lovely sensory garden containing a variety of herbs, flowers and heathers.
In the next few sessions we will be sowing some seeds which can go in our new greenhouse and hopefully harvest next term! Mrs Quinn