Hello! Welcome to Yarmer Class’ page!
The teacher in Yarmer Class is Verity Kingston and we are supported by four wonderful teaching assistants: Sian Fenton-Jones, Alex Parkinson, Angie Callard and Rachel Elliott. We are also lucky enough to be supported by a wonderful army of volunteers who support the children with their reading, Phonics, come with us on our weekly Welly Walks and topic linked trips.
With the help of their friends, Tom and Tess, the children explored why Christmas is such an important time for Christians.
We learnt about why Jesus' birth was such an important event and what it meant for mankind; Father Daniel helped us to explore this when we were visited the church and found lots of Biblical clothing around the church.
The children understand that Jesus was God's gift to us all and therefore is the most precious present anyone can get. They made him presents and left them by the nativity scene for him.
We became people who help others when we spent the day with Emma, Alison and Sue from the National Trust at East Soar Farm.
We helped them clear gorse and bracken from the cliffs and along the footpaths and build and feed a bonfire to clear the cuttings.
We also went pond dipping and identified some of the different mini beasts that live in the freshwater ponds all round the farm. We also made some bird feeders to keep our feathered friends fed during the winter months!
To launch our new topic, People Who Help Us, Yarmer Class were invited to visit Kingsbridge Police Station.
We met Serjeant Andy and PC Dave and spoke to Charlie in the Exeter control room!
We learnt about their different roles, tried on their different uniforms, had our fingerprints taken, sat in the police van, had a ride in the police car and even arrested a "criminal"!
Even the mums that came with us enjoyed all our experiences!