Bovey Tracey Primary School


Welcome to Yarner Class!

Yarner - Mrs Andrews teaches in Yarner 4 days a week and Mrs Burkitt teaches 1 day a week

Victorian Day

Children's Mental Health Week- Growing Together

Free Read Fridays. Children are really enjoying bringing a book of their choice into school on Fridays and sharing it with their friends.

Christmas Jumper Day

In Art we have been learning about mixing colours, and how to use different-sized brushes for different effects. We looked at the painting Starry Night by VIncent Van Gogh and had a go at our own Starry Night painting.

Anti Bullying Week -Odd Socks

Parliament Week - We discussed why there are laws and rules and what happens if people don't follow them. We linked this with our work on Guy Fawkes attempting to blow up the House of Parliament. We then went on to look at some videos on debating issues in class.

September Welcome

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Our Snowman Dance

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Here is our Snowman Dance. We hope you enjoy it

Children found about the significance of Christingle for Christians, and created their own, sang a song and shared a Christian prayer. Many thanks to Rev Hamilton and Rosie Stephens for giving the children this lovely opportunity this morning.

Yarner would like to wish you a happy Christmas!

As part of our RE work we have been finding out how Hindu people celebrate Diwali and created our own Diva lamps and celebrated with songs.

The children made clay Diva pots a few weeks ago but decorated them today. They used a base coat then did finer detail using another colour and made sure it was a Rangoli style pattern that they practised on paper earlier in the week. They look amazing and very colourful!!

Willow Lantern Making


The children made pyramid willow lanterns ready for our lantern walk next week. They worked together in small groups to build up the net shape using willow and sticky tape. After this, they added special tissue paper to the frame with lots of glue!! It was great fun and very messy!!

Lantern making

Yarner Class are thoroughly enjoying Arts week,  they have made pinch pots with Reigh Hope who is a ceramist and art student.  The children enjoyed working with the clay and used a range of tools to create different effects.  They also looked at how song lyrics can inspire creativity and will be performing a song with illustrations as part of our class assembly.  Working with Yuli Somme a local felter, children used wool and learnt how to create felt which they wrapped around their feet to create felt slippers.  The whole process was very sensory based and children enjoyed the feeling of the soggy felt   on their feet and observed how this gradually changed as it formed into the shape of their feet.  Trail Arts inspired them to create recycled mobiles which the children really enjoyed, they spent a lot of time threading and tying knots to create their designs. 

The Year Ones had a great morning on Wednesday with Andy Bailey from Yarner Wood (Dartmoor National Park) making flags for the festival at Yarner Wood at the end of May.

As part of our 'Under The Sea' topic launch, children discovered plastic inside a fish.

World Book Day

Free Read Friday! Children loved sharing their books with their friends.

Children decorated odd socks as part of our Respect Week.

Yarner have really enjoyed creating their own dinosaurs.

Children have had fun today using their dinosaur to act out their instructions.

Children having fun in the role play area pretending to be paleontologists.

Many thanks to our school PTA who have funded our recent revamp of our reading areas. The children absolutely love it and are enjoying reading in there.

Year one are making fairy houses today,