July 3, 2020

The Reception children had great fun finding out about non-standard measures using toilet paper. First, they measured how tall they were and measured different body parts and things around the field. Then, the pupils predicted how many sheets it would take to wrap up a peer and later they checked their predictions.

May 11, 2020

There is increasing speculation in the media about the re-opening of schools. At present, we have no more information on this than is publicly available. We are planning for various scenarios so that we can move as quickly as possible once the government announces when and how schools can re-open.

We are sure you share our determination to open again as fully as we can, whilst at the same time guarding the safety and well-being...

April 8, 2020

Olly received a very special letter this week from Her Majesty the Queen after he wrote to her a few weeks ago. Definitely one to treasure!

April 7, 2020

Amelia was delighted to receive confirmation this week that her story 'Where did the sun go?' has been selected for the next round of the 500 Words competition. 

This year saw 135,000 entries which have now been shortlisted to 5,000.

Amazing achievement Amelia - we are keeping our fingers crossed for you.

March 19, 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

Secretary of State’s Announcement

It was announced yesterday evening that schools will close at the end of the day on Friday. Whilst we were anticipating the announcement, some of its contents came as a surprise.

The key points were:

1. Schools close at the end of the day on Friday except for certain categories of children:

• Vulnerable children (eg those with and Education Care and Health Plan; those wit...

March 17, 2020

Dear Parent/Carer,


As the national situation develops rapidly, we are continuing to follow DfE and Public Health England advice, whilst also trying to take decisions that are in the best interests of our communities. We are trying to chart a course that reconciles our duty to keep schools open with our responsibility to promote social distancing.  Schools across Education South West are taking the following steps:

  • Pl...

March 9, 2020

This week the Reception Aged children have been preparing for their cafe day. This ties in with our topic on 'People that help us' in which we have looked at waiters/ waitresses, shop keepers and bakers. The children came up with all the ideas as to what they wanted to do. First, we made invites for our family to invite them to the cafe on Thursday. We worked in pairs to make posters to advertise the day, made menus and wrote...

January 23, 2020

Class 2 had a wonderful day out visiting Torquay Museum to learn about life and death in Ancient Egypt.  The children were able to explore the whole museum which was full of interesting things including the mummified body of a small boy. They learnt about what life was like in Ancient Egypt and what the Egyptians believed happened to people after they had died.  They also took part in lots of different activities.  They made s...

January 16, 2020

On Monday, Class 3 took part in an Ancient Greece Workshop.

We all came to school dressed in our finery, excited to meet Ptolemy - our host for the morning!

We learnt such a lot in a short space of time; what foods the Greeks ate and when; how illnesses were treated with some pretty horrendous cures; how Ancient Greece was made up of different city states and the different types of clothing worn by both the rich and poor.

We were...

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East Allington Primary School

Church Hill

East Allington

Totnes, TQ9 7RE

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