New page started September 2018 - it will build as we go through the year so do check back from time to time!
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Each week we award two achievers from each class. Awards are given for a variety of reasons including improvement in work, excellent behaviour, trying particularly hard... and generally going the extra mile. Well done everybody!
The year three team organised a fantastic display of poppies along the entrance to the school on Friday 9th November. All children were invited to bring in empty bottles and make poppies as part of this stunning Remembrance display, planted before our two minute silence at 11 o clock.
Well done to everybody who organised, created and planted a poppy – we know they have been appreciated by the local community, too.
We also sold poppies in school during the week to raise funds for the official RBL Poppy Day appeal.
Our Community Larder
Mr Scudder and Mrs Jones took the School Council to visit the Community larder last week, to see what happens to all the donations we collect in school.
The volunteers who manage the larder on behalf of the community and are very grateful for our generous donations, but the facility is so busy that they are already running low on some items. Baked beans and tinned soups are the items they desperately are in need of. If you should wish to donate there is a box in reception which is collected regularly.
Thank you for your ongoing support.
Jeans for Genes Day 2018
Thank you to everybody who contributed to the Jeans for Genes day by wearing jeans into school, raising awareness and funds.
We raised over £400 for this great cause through voluntary donations!
House Captains 2018-19
We'd like to introduce you to the house captains for the academic year, voted in by their peers to represent the different houses across the school.
Children in KS2 had the opportunity to take part in an inter-house art competition. Children had to create a dragon to represent each house: Fire, Sun, Forest or Sea.
It was a challenge to decide on the winners, so we selected 8 runners up as well as the 8 winners. The winning designs will be used on the Award Certificates and House Point Reward cards.
Year 3 and Exeter Chiefs
This half term our Year 3 children were lucky enough to take part in a new Science and PE programme, delivered by the Exeter Chiefs, looking primarily at healthy living and nutrition. Each science session was then followed by a tag rugby coaching session. Over the 6 weeks the children learnt about the different food groups that are needed for a healthy lifestyle as well as how exercise affects the body and what is needed to keep us in our best shape!
The children really enjoyed their tag rugby sessions and grew in confidence week after week. The sessions finished with the children making their own smoothies (some were nicer than others!) and thinking about how they can continue their own healthy being. Huge thanks to Richard Bright and Andy from the Chiefs, it made a huge impact on our children and we look forward to the next programme to participate in!
Year 3 Cricket
This half term our Year 3 children have been super-busy with their PE! Not only have they been enjoying Tag Rugby with the Exeter Chiefs, and swimming, they have also had brilliant coaching with Devon Cricket player Sophie Whitlock.
Each week the children have been practicing their throwing, catching, batting and fielding skills whilst working as a team and also individually. The children really enjoyed their Cricket sessions, with many children either joining the after-school club or showing interest in the up-and-coming summer club at Exmouth Cricket Club. Some of the favourite games played were: Mayhem Cricket, Caterpillar and Bats!
A huge thank you to Miss Whitlock; we look forward to you working with Year 4 in the summer!
Sports Day 2018
We had a fantastic sports day and took far too many photos for this page, so we've created a separate web page for the event! Please click here:
Josh's Trampoline Achievement
Josh competed at the trampoline, DMT and tumbling English championships in Sheffield over the weekend of 13-14th October 2018.
He competed at silver level for age 9-10 boys and came 5th in the trampoline preliminaries, qualifying to the top 8 final where he then achieved 4th place.
On Double Mini Trampoline he came 6th, qualifying through to the final round and maintained 6th place overall.
This is a great achievement for him after all of his hard work and training. He has progressed amazingly well since the qualifiers which were in May. Wwll done Josh!