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  • Children in Need

    You raised a grand total of £765.19 for BBC Children in Need 2016!

     

    Mufti Day donations totalled £558.45, and a further £206.74 was raised by parents who organised a Cake Sale with the support of the PTFA.

     

    A huge thank you! Photo shows Dragonfly Class all geared up for the day!

     

     

     

     

  • M&M Perform Cinderella Pantomime

    The whole school was treated to a performance of the classic pantomime Cinderella by M&M Theatre, thanks to funding from the PTFA.

     

    The children had a great time and it really got us into the Christmas spirit. There were lots of sing-along songs and plenty of laughs!

  • 'In the Net' Performance

    It’s Dotty’s birthday and she’s just got a shiny new iPad! But there’s a problem. She’s not being too safe online. She’s posting personal information, chatting to strangers and making rude comments about school friends…

     

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    Year 4 children from both Withycombe Raleigh and Marpool Primary Schools attended a special performance of ‘In the Net’, enacted by the Alter Ego Theatre Group and funded by Devon County Council and the Devon Safeguarding Children Board.

     

    During the performance the children met Dotty, Icon, Virus & Spam, Password, ‘Uh Oh’ and Dotty’s dad. The cast brought Dotty’s story to life in the style of a pantomime, covering such issues as safe internet/social media use, keeping personal information safe, and what to do if they have any concerns.

     

    This was a great participatory performance which the children really enjoyed, while taking away valuable lessons.

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    Everything turned out well for Dotty who asked her Dad for help with securing her iPad, before going downstairs to enjoy her Birthday cake!

  • EDF Volunteers

    We are delighted to have some volunteers from EDF working around the school at the end of the summer term, helping to do some repainting and other useful jobs including tidying up planters and preparing our new beds ready to plant in September.

     

    EDF staff have the opportunity to spend two days a year out of the office helping around the community and we're grateful for their hard work - it was a hot sunny day so it was hard going, but what a difference a day makes! Thank you!

     

  • Space Rocket Seeds!

    The RHS has partnered with the UK Space Agency to embark on an ‘out of this world’ educational project - and our school is taking part!

     

    Two kilograms of rocket seeds took off from Florida bound for the International Space Station as part of British astronaut Tim Peake’s six-month mission. After several months on board, the seeds have been sent back to Earth, safely landing in the Pacific Ocean!

     

    We received two packets of 100 seeds to grow and compare – one packet has been to space, and the other packet has not. We don’t know which packet has been to space and we had to carefully plant and label each packet of seeds – one with red labels and one with blue.

     

    They've started to grow and so far we can't really tell which ones have been to space. We're keeping a tally on their progress.

     

    We join pupils of all ages across the UK embarking on a voyage of discovery to see what growing plants in space can teach us about life on Earth and whether we can sustain human life in space through the production of our own food.

     

    The project is called Rocket Science - turning wrpschool pupils into space biologists!

     

     

  • M&M Productions perform Aladdin

    What an absolute treat for the children!

    M&M Productions came into school on 18th November and performed 'Aladdin' for the whole school. There was lots of enthusiastic audience participation, some brilliant singing, and plenty of laughs.

     

    We're delighted that this pre-Christmas treat for the children was funded by the school.

     

     

     

     

     

  • Day of Kindness Repaid by Your Move

    Adam Williams and Kerry Van de Burgt from Your Move estate agents in Exmouth came to school on 21st March, following our Day of Kindness last week.

     

    They were so impressed with the children, who had been into Exmouth giving out gifts and kind messages to members of the public, that they wanted to repay the kindness.

     

    They very generously donated 10 footballs to the school.

     

  • Voices Around the World

    Last term Key Stage 2 children took part in the 'Voices around the World' project. Voices Around The World is a charity that works to link up young people World-wide through involving them each year in a project to record a song together. Funds raised by the sales of the songs released are used to support children in needy schools in Africa.

     

    This link is for the video version of the song which has just been released, with a lovely clip of WPRSchool. You can download it from the VATW store, or order a DVD to keep.

     

    https://youtu.be/8CDpCHAL2HI

     

Our Weekly Achievers

 

Well done to our achievers for 19th January 2018 - wearing their badges with pride! Every week in assembly we award our achievers from each class. Awards are given for a variety of reasons including improvement in their work, trying extra hard... and generally going the extra mile. Parents are told what their child's achievement award was given for.

 

 

Christmas Fayre Raised £3,150!

 

Thank you to everybody who supported our fabulous Christmas Fayre again this year. Huge congratulations to Mrs Dixon and all the PTFA for pulling off such a hugely successful event!
More info and photos here:

 

Sleeping Beauty

 

The whole school were given an amazing treat when talented actors from the travelling theatre company ‘M&M Productions’ came along with their superb sets and put on two fabulous performances of the classic Panto ‘Sleeping Beauty’. The Panto was given to the children as an early Christmas present from the PTFA and it had everything you’d hope for – audience participation, singing, dancing, comedy, an evil witch - and of course a Princess. Add in a little bit of mild teacher-embarrassment and the children had a great time!

Thank you to the PTFA on behalf of all the children!

Scholastic Book Fair, Nov 2017

 

Thank you to everybody who supported the book fair in school this year. Mrs Board-Medley worked with the Scholastic team to bring this to school as we get a percentage return based on overall sales of the books, stationery and gifts. Thanks to the impressive number of orders we received £1,043 to spend on books for the school library! We hope your children enjoy their new books.

Shoebox Appeal 2017

 

A sincere thank you to everybody who donated beautifully packed and wrapped shoeboxes for the 2017 appeal. In case you are wondering how many shoeboxes it takes to fill a typical car - the answer is 147! The boot, footwells and seats were loaded ready to go by our team of helpers.

 

For more about the 2017 shoebox appeal: https://www.blythswood.org/shoebox

Exmouth Learning Community

Key Stage 2 Dance Festival

 

On Friday 24th November 2017, under the guidance of Amy Phillips, Head of Dance at Exmouth Community College, the Year 10 GCSE Dance students ran an inspirational morning of dance for 106 KS2 pupils. The morning started with a mass group warm-up to get the children familiar with dance terminology as well as getting their bodies ready to dance. The children were then split into smaller groups with two Year 10 dance students as their leaders.

Click here for the full write-up

 

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Exmouth Learning Community

Key Stage 1 Aesthetics Festival

 

On Friday 24th November 2017, children from 8 ELC Primary Schools enjoyed a brilliant afternoon of Aesthetic activities. The event was organised and stations designed by the Dartmoor School Sport Partnership.

 

The activity stations were all led by Year 9 ‘Living For Sport’ Sport Leaders from Exmouth Community College. The leaders showed an enthusiastic sense of fun and maturity in their approach to the afternoon which really encouraged all the youngsters to take part and enjoy themselves.

Please click here for full write-up

Netball Team Debut

 

Our new netball team played at ECC against other schools from Exmouth, Lympstone, Budleigh and Woodbury. It was their first tournament and most had only been learning netball for a term so this was a great experience for them.

 

Our Smart New Football Kit!

 

We'd like to thank MPS Windows, Exmouth for generously sponsoring our smart new football kit. The children were really excited to be heading out for a competition looking like a professional team! We really appreciate your support.

BICTON CROSS COUNTRY FINALS

3rd November 2017

 

Bicton College provided a super setting for the East Devon Primary Cross Country Finals. This year’s Cross Country Finals expanded dramatically as over 280 young runners from across 20 of East Devon’s Primary schools took to the grounds of Bicton College on a beautiful late autumn Friday.

 

Particular thanks go to Matt Cookman, Bicton College Sports Maker, Bicton College’s Military academy students and sports leaders from The King’s School, Ottery St Mary for their assistance and efforts in ensuring that the event ran smoothly.

 

The 44 Boys and Girls School teams had won through local cluster qualifying rounds held in The Axe Valley, Exmouth, Ottery St Mary, Honiton, Sidmouth and Culm Valley Learning Communities as part of The 2017/18 Devon School Games programme.

 

Whilst competition was fierce the overriding atmosphere was one of tremendous camaraderie and support. There were some very close results and congratulations should go to all teams on qualifying for the East Devon Finals and demonstrating such team spirit and effort levels throughout the afternoon.

 

We are so proud of our children who took part, many whom had never entered a Cross Country competition before! This year however we did not make it through to the Devon Finals, here is to next year!

 

The course was tough (very hilly!) but the children gave it all they had, and for many of them this was only their second cross country race. Mrs Jones said "the children all ran very well and I was very proud of their team spirit, perseverance and sportsmanship! Well done to both teams!"

CROSS COUNTRY RUNNING RACES

10th October 2017

 

Well done to the cross country teams representing Withycombe Raleigh Primary School at the Exmouth School’s Cross Country event at Bicton Arena yesterday.

 

The Years 3-4 girls team came 2nd, so they’ve qualified for the East Devon championship. Huge well done to Anna who came 1st place!

 

The years 3-4 boys team came 1st, so we’ll also be taking them to the East Devon championship! Well done boys – you showed great determination and it paid off.

 

Our school were the overall Years 3-4 winners!

 

With our Year 6s away on residential, our Years 5-6 teams were not so well represented, but the 4 boys and a girl who came along really tried hard, showing great willpower.

 

Well done to all the runners who took part - we have discovered some very talented runners at Withycombe Raleigh Primary School, and the after school running club is very popular!  We wish you good luck for the East Devon championship!

 

Full write-up and results here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPORTS HALL ATHLETICS: Year 5/6

29th September 2017: Exmouth Tennis Centre

 

Congratulations to the team of 12 Year 6 children who attended an athletics tournament in Exmouth on Friday 29th September. The children were fantastic and came up against some fierce competition from the other Exmouth schools, finishing an impressive 5th place out of 12 schools!

 

The children competed in a variety of athletics events in the sports hall:

• Speed bounce

• Sprint hurdles

• Chest throw

• Vortex throw

• 5 minute run

• Triple jump

• And finally a team relay

 

Well done to Charlie, Josh, Richard, Ollie, Aaron, Evan, Sophia, Alana, Crystal, Ruby, Sophie and Arabella.

 

Full write-up and results here

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