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Putting our School Values into Practice

Shoebox Appeal 2019


A total of 109 shoe boxes for Blythswood Care were sent to the sorting centre, courtesy of your generosity, and will make a huge difference to the lives of those less fortunate than ourselves.

These boxes will be sent to Romania in the coming weeks.


Our Year 6 Ethos Council members visited the sorting centre to help with processing the shoe boxes and to learn about the next stage of the project. They worked hard and were enjoying themselves so much that we had to drag them away at the end of the day!


Our shoebox project is the best way to start our Christmas preparations; thinking of others before ourselves. It is lovely to see our value of GENEROSITY in action!


World Down Syndrome Day


Rabbit and Bumble Bed Class provided some lovely artwork for a window display in town to mark Down Syndrome Day on 20th March. Thanks to Miss Lee for the photos.

Tree Planting, thanks to Mr Powley


We planted two lovely trees at the front of our school today. They were a gift from Mr Powley - who left Withycombe Raleigh as Headteacher at Christmas - so that the children can watch them grow over the years.


Ryan and Emily, who are oldest boy and girl in Year 6, and Thomas and Jessie, the youngest boy and girl in our school all helped to plant the trees. They were assisted by Mrs Jones, Acting Headteacher.


Jessie was keen to make sure the worms wouldn't get squashed as they help the trees to grow, and Thomas wondered why the worms had eaten the leaves, as there aren't any on the trees at the moment. Ryan and Emily helped to move the heavy clay soil into the hole around the roots. The children did a great job between them and we're sure everyone will enjoy seeing the trees with their blossom and leaves in the spring!














Mud Kitchen & Digging Pit!


We are very lucky at Withycombe Raleigh Primary School to have some amazing outdoor space. Mrs Parker was back at Nature School on Friday with Hedgehog class - the children had a fantastic time and were so engaged! Barnowls and Rabbits also visited.


We enjoyed the mud kitchen with lots of fantastic role play and team work. The children tidied up amazingly afterwards - we don't want stinky rain water filling up the pans!


We used lots of imagination and worked together in the digging pit, from finding treasure to planting.


Using stick and logs there was so much team work and listening to the ideas of others with great imagination. The children made a pirate ship this week - it was amazing!


Friendship potions - children used the cup (which the other classes will re-use) to add things to water, and chose natural ingredients to represent and signify a friendship quality or a school value, eg grass could represent respect, leaves could represent sharing etc.


Nature school crowns - children used cardboard bands and collected different shapes, colours and textures to arrange onto a headband and stick.


Athletics Tournament


On Friday the 24th January Mrs Ryan took a group of talented athletes to the Exmouth School’s Sports Hall Athletics Tournament.


There they completed in a series of activities such as;

Speed bounce, Hurdle relay, Standing long throw, Standing jump, Turbo javelin, 5 minute endurance run, Triple jump and Sprint relay. The children performed incredibly well and showed brilliant sportsmanship, not only for their own team but for the other schools also.


Fantastic news - we came 2nd, getting us through to the East Devon Finals on Thursday 30th of January at Kings College!


Well done Year 6 team: Ned, Harry, Louis, Ethan, Jenson, Ryan, Lucas, Olivia, Niamh, Zara, Emily, Sienna and Anna. We are super proud of you!!







Football Tournament


Theo, Felix, Elliott, George, Max, Jack, Tommy and Louis took part in a Kids Cup Football Tournament on Thursday 23rd January at Exeter University Sports Park. The event was run by Exeter City FC with a whopping 28 teams taking part.


The team played really well and got through to the quarter finals, but were knocked out in the last 16.

Great effort boys!











Years 5-6 Netball A-Team

Through to Finals!


Miss Auster took two teams along to represent our school at the Exmouth Schools Year 5-6 Netball Tournament on Friday 6th December.


We’re proud to report that our A Team came second, so they are through to the next round - the East Devon Finals in March. Well done everyone!



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