World Safer Internet Day in Hermit Crabs

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019


Today is World Safer Internet Day and all the children in Hermit Crabs attended an assembly learning about e-safety.

The children enjoyed learning about things like: why companies collect personal information, how to make positive choices about their life online and to be careful before sharing information about their friends.

Everyone agreed that if they were ever unsure about anything whilst online, they would speak to an adult for help and support.






Science and Technology showcase

Friday, January 25th, 2019

As part of Devon and Cornwall Children’s University, our year 5 and 6 children who have a CU passport had the opportunity to take part in an exciting school trip this week. 14 children from Sharks, Hermit Crabs and Starfish went to Plymouth University and had an amazing afternoon having fun and learning about a variety of STEM subjects, from chemistry, marine science to mathematics and earth science to engineering.

All the stalls were manned by very enthusiastic University students and were all hands on and packed with activities, and at the end of the afternoon our children had their passport stamped!

Time Capsule Discovery!

Friday, January 11th, 2019



Have you ever wondered what life was like for the children evacuated from their homes and family during World War 2?

Following the exciting discovery of a time capsule, that’s what Hermit Crabs have been investigating this week. They were lucky enough to be one of the classes chosen to examine the contents of the time capsule and learn more about them. Some of the items discovered included: a gas mask, ration card, newspapers and some photographs.

Hermit Crabs are looking forward to learning more about World War 2 in the coming weeks.


Making Electrical Toys in Hermit Crabs

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

This week in Hermit Crabs we have been busy completing our Wild Things Toys. We’ve really enjoyed learning all about electrical circuits and have used them effectively in our toy designs. The children from Seal Class visited us and had lots of fun playing with the toys and learning about how they worked.


Visit from Torquay Fire Brigade

Friday, December 7th, 2018

Earlier this week, Starfish, Hermit Crabs and Sharks had a visit from some fire-fighters from the Fire Brigade from Torquay. They taught us how to be safe in and outside buildings, what to do in case of an emergency and which are the most important things to remember if we or someone around us is in danger.

We even got to try on some of the equipment they use to protect themselves when they are called on a fire, it was heavy and a bit smelly!