What a lot of lovely costumes we had for World Book Day. This was a fabulous day, we were so impressed with the efforts that went into the outfits. The children also brought from home a book to donate, which allowed every child in the school to choose a free book to keep. Many of the children were reading their new books at playtime – great to have such enthusiasm for reading.
Yarty Class Wetlands Visit
It seems that Yarty class had an absolutely fabulous time at the Seaton wetlands, they all came back suitably muddy and totally buzzing with stories of what had happened! Mr Davis was very pleased, everybody behaved well and was sensible for the whole day and learnt loads. It is always great to hear the children enjoying themselves; they are now looking forward to their ‘Forest School’ sessions in the Summer Term.
Yarty Class (Year 2 & Year 3) continuing their Science topic around rocks and soils
The Thinking Space
PE Academy Workshop
All the children were fabulous and worked hard with Stephen Pritchard and the Sports Leaders. The objective of the session was ‘to out manoeuvre an opponent on the badminton court and be able to explain their strategy’
PE Academy Programme
The School Sports Partnership promotes the importance of Physical Education, healthy active lifestyles and school sport. One aspect of the Partnerships work is to offer children who show above average ability in PE with an Academy Programme.
The Academy provides additional challenges and opportunities to develop children’s potential beyond the PE curriculum.
Cross Country – East Devon Finals
Congratulations to the two cross-country teams who competed in the East Devon Finals at Bicton Arena in November.
They did themselves and the school proud.
Year 5 & Year 6 Swimming Gala
8 teams from Years 4, 5 and 6 represented schools in the Axe Valley Cluster Swimming Gala.
The races included front crawl, backstroke, breast stroke All races were 25m. We also had time to complete the 50m open race which was exciting to watch. Some children were also able to participate in the FUN relays. These included woggles and an on the water assault course which included some team work skills.
The children all put in a fantastic effort in their races. They also demonstrated good sportsmanship, cheering on others and supporting their team members.
Kilmington – Alara did particularly well and won 2 of her races. Jemimah, William, Noah and Nieeve also won their races. The boys relay did well with a time of 1.48.46sec and Noah did particularly well in the 50m winning his race with a time of 42.41s which was 6 seconds faster than second place from All Saints.
A total of 8 teams entered and Kilmington was announced the winning team for the third year running a fantastic achievement!
Well done to all who took part.
In October, we welcomed families to our Harvest assembly in The Beacon Church. As the food-bank in Axminster had been flooded recently and quite a lot of their supplies had been ruined, we again supported this charity by bringing in donations for the food-bank on the morning of the assembly
Thank you to all the families for your supporting them again this year.
Head Girl & Head Boy Elections
Elections were held in September with every candidate delivering a speech to the whole school and every member of the school voting for their choices. This is always exciting and we are pleased confirm the successful candidates were:
Head Boy – Harry
Head Girl – Lucy
Deputy Head Boy – Oliver
Deputy Head Girl – Daniela
Other jobs that have been allocated include Tuck Shop Managers, Playtime Monitors, School Councillors and Dance Leaders.
East Devon Schools Cycle Race
Tour of Britian
East Devon Schools Cycle Race was organised for local Primary schools and was held in conjunction with Sidmouth Town Council and Execel Cycling, East Devon School Sports Partnership on day 6 of the tour. The team arrived early to watch the Tour of Britain in Sidmouth.
This year the PTFA have again raised enough money to be able to fund an end of year trip for the whole school. This year we went to Escot Park for a day of Forest School style activities. The children were split into groups on the day and completed various events which will be led by the staff at Escot, including the Mud Walk.