Year 2 have been Composting!

Tuesday, 03 May 2016 by

Year 2 have been learning about composting. During an interactive session with a lady from Resource Futures, 27th April, 2016,  the children learnt about the composting process and the four stages of composting. They learned about what they could compost and what to do when they were at home. The children were able to plant a bean and

Rocket Science

Thursday, 21 April 2016 by

5MT is taking part in an exciting experiment alongside The UK Space Agency.  This experiment is called Rocket Science.  We were sent a booklet and two packets of rocket seeds: one of these packets has stayed on Earth, whereas one has been to space!  But which one?  Red or blue? There were 100 seeds in

World Book Day

Thursday, 24 March 2016 by

We had an amazingly magical World Book Day this year and the school felt alive with enthusiasm and excitement! We were shocked to find some magical dragon eggs in a nest on our school field. We created stories around how they appeared, why they were at Sherwell Valley and where they disappeared to! The children spent the day immersed

Spring Writers’ Ties

Thursday, 24 March 2016 by

This term the Writers’ Ties were awarded to the following children for making very good progress with use of vocabulary, punctuation and creativity (to name a few areas!): 6A – Ellie, 6BW – Josh, 6S – Josh 5B – Charlie and George, 5MT – Amber, 5N – Matthew 4LB – Jack, 4S – Ben, 4V

A BIG thank you!

Wednesday, 23 March 2016 by

A big thank you to all of the parents, children, FOSV and members of staff who came to help with our outdoor projects on Saturday 19th March. It was a fantastic day with over 50 volunteers – digging, planting and building all around the grounds. By the Junior Playground we were able to create our

Winter Games’ Finals

Tuesday, 22 March 2016 by

Year 3 and 4 children who were successful took part in the  Winter Games’ Finals at Torbay Leisure Centre on Thursday 17th March. Schools from all over Devon took part. Every child received a free t-shirt! The children did a fantastic job! The girls came 13th and the boys came 11th. They also took part in a relay

Terrific Tudors

Tuesday, 22 March 2016 by

As part of her homework for the Tudors’ Learning Experience, Darcy created this fabulous Tudor Rose cake which had jam and cream filling! Class 4S certainly enjoyed one of Henry 8th’s pastimes when they ate the cake!!

Tesco grant awarded to Sherwell Valley

Tuesday, 22 March 2016 by

We are delighted to announce that Sherwell Valley Primary School has bagged £12,000 from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative, having come first place in the local round of voting. A big thank you to all of you who helped us win by voting with those little red tokens. Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to

Marathon runners

Friday, 18 March 2016 by

Our Marathon competitors have enjoyed running in the sun this week!

Scotty’s Hot Boxes!

Friday, 18 March 2016 by

On Monday we had a visit from Nicky Scott, co-ordinator of the Devon Community Composting Network. He brought with him three Scotty’s Hot Boxes, that were paid for with a grant awarded to the school by Devon County Council and also part funded by the FOSV (thank you). The Hot Boxes are large compost bins that will initially enable us to turn