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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.

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'

Our netballers have gone from strength to strength in the first part of the season.  In their final match of the preliminary round of the netball league the A team won 9 - 0!   The B team drew 0-0. Well done girls and their coaches, Miss Newton and Mrs Arram.

Bollywood Dancing
On Friday 16th November children in Years 1 and 4 all took part in a Bollywood dance workshop. Each class had a workshop with a Bollywood dance teacher and they not only learnt specific dance moves but also told stories through their Bollywood dancing. Everyone had great fun, have a look at the photos that show what they got up to.

Our netballers played their first matches of the season in the second week of September and for many of them it was their first match ever. The match was against St Dunstans and the teams played really well right to the end of the matches. The A team narrowly lost 6 - 7 and the B team narrowly lost 0 - 1. Well done to our netballers!

Today a team of 8 children from Year 6 represented Devonshire in the World Marathon Challenge.  They joined 4 other primary schools to run a total distance of 10,000 metres each.  As a team they ran the distance in a very reputable 38 minutes. Out of the 73 schools that took part in the challenge in different parts of the borough Devonshire came 28th. Well done Team Devonshire!

Today parents, staff and friends of Devonshire started their day with a cup of tea, a cake and a chat and in doing so helped to raise ¬£318 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Thank you to the PSA who very kindly set up the coffee morning, to our Year 6 who helped raise extra money by shaking buckets at the school gates and to the parents and friends of Devonshire who donated to such a worthwhile cause.

we donated 600 tins of food to the Sutton Foodbank
On Wednesday 30th September we had a special assembly. At the front of the hall was a huge display of 600 tins that the children had brought in to be donated to Sutton Foodbank. Mark Tomlinson from Sutton Foodbank told us all about how our tins would be used to help those less fortunate than us. Each year group had learnt a harvest item which they performed to the rest of the school.

Delivery of the food to the Sutton Foodbank

At the end of the assembly 3 members of Year 6 took the 600 tins to Sutton Foodbank with Mrs Love. 

At the start of each Cornerstones project the children participate in an 'engage' activity. It is a stage of learning that provides children with an inspiring and thought provoking starting point that stirs curiosity and initiates interest in a particular theme or concept linked to the project.

This term....

Year 1 children brought their teddy bears to school; the teddy bears joined the children for their learning during the day and in the afternoon the children had a teddy bear's picnic with sandwiches that they had made in class. Year 3 have had a tea party to celebrate the start of their Scrumdiddly Umptious project which is all about food.

Year 6 had a visit from Zoolab who brought a variety of animals in for the children to see, touch and learn about. Their project is all about evolution and how animals adapt to their habitats.

Year 2 children visited Kew Gardens to learn about different types of plants. Their project this term is all about plants. Year 5 children visited Chessington World of Adventures to learn about forces; they had an educational workshop on forces and afterwards got to experience forces in action as they went on the some of the rides in the theme park.

For more information about the projects that the children will be studying this term and the curriculum content within each project please visit the curriculum pages on this website.

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