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This page contains information and photos about events at the school. For details about other events and activities, go to Children's news, Nursery news and PSA news.

Our Year 6 team won their Top of the Form match against Collingwood School yesterday.  As that match was the quarter final, the team are now through to the semi-final. The team demonstrated an impressive knowledge in a variety of subjects and answered some very tricky questions correctly.  Well done Antony, Harsh, Lewis and Pradyumn.

At the beginning of March, Year 4 visited Trinity Church in Sutton to take part in The Easter Experience. 

The Easter Experience uses drama to tell the story of Holy Week.  Children not only hear about the events of Holy Week, they also get to join in by taking part in the Easter Experience.  Some of our children became Roman soldiers, some became disciples and all of the children joined in the procession on Palm Sunday.  At the end of the experience the children had the chance to ask the actor's questions about the characters that they were playing and the actor's answered the questions from their character's point of view which really helped the children understand the events of Holy Week.

A big thank you to the members of churches across Sutton who work so hard to make the Easter Experience so enjoyable.

For two days this term, our rainbow room was transformed into a prayer space by the Sutton Schools Work team.  It became a place for children to think, wonder and ponder.  A place for quiet, but not for stillness.  The prayer space is set up with activities to engage children with questions that there isn't usually time to ask: about life's origins and meaning, about human values and relationships. 

 Classes in Year 1 and 2 had the opportunity to visit the prayer space and take part in these activities.  They thoroughly enjoyed them  and made some very thought provoking observations and comments.

Bird countingOur Year 3s took part in the RSPB's 'Big Garden Birdwatch'. Each class spent 15 minutes seeing how many different types of birds they could see in the Devonshire grounds. They also looked out for other wildlife that they could see whilst out in the grounds. They recorded their findings and added them to the Big Garden Birdwatch count. Can you guess which was the bird that was most often seen during their birdwatching?

Well done to our netballers who have very nearly reached the end of their competitive season.  In their league they played a total of 5 games; two of which they won and another two they narrowly lost.  Most importantly of all, they played very well as a team and in all of their matches displayed determination and excellent sportsmanship. 

Despite the competitive season being almost over, our netballers are still training and the weekly netball club will carry on until the end of the school year.  This will mean that our netballers will be well prepared for when the league begins again in the Autumn term.

The netballers have one more competition to take part in this year.  They will be representing Devonshire at the borough's netball rally on the 16th April.  Good luck girls!

Mr Kearsey eats lunch at the Golden Table

 

As a reward for consistently following the six lunchtime dinner hall rules, KS2 children are invited to sit at the golden table, which will be set up each month. See the photos which show the inaugural golden table sitting, headed by Mr Kearsey, resplendent with gold tie, matching the shiny tablecloth and lavish decorations.

Monday's school lunch had a Chinese themeTo celebrate Chinese new year, school lunch on Monday 8 February had a Chinese theme to it. Chicken stir fry with noodles or vegetable stir fry served with glazed carrots and/or green beans were on the menu. Lunchtime craft club had made Chinese decorations to decorate the infant and junior hall.

Kung Hei Fat Choy!

Claire Barker visits DevonshireThanks to a train journey that Lily in Year 6 had been on we were lucky enough to welcome Claire Barker, an author, to Devonshire. 

Lily had been travelling down to Devon and happened to sit next to Claire as she was busy editing her book.  They started talking about writing and Lily asked her if she would like to come and visit Devonshire and talk to the children about her work and how she creates her stories.  Claire was happy to come and visit us, so on the 23rd October she came to talk to the Year 4s about her new book 'Knitbone Pepper - Ghost Dog'.  She told the children all about her life in Devon, her 35 pets, how she got her ideas for the book and best of all she read some extracts from her latest book.

Claire Barker reads from her book 'Knitbone Pepper - Ghost Dog'

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