Wilcombe Wobbler

On Wednesday 24th May, 16 budding athletes took part in the 2023 Wilcombe Wobbler cross country race. The event included four races starting off with the Year 3/4 boys, Charlie led our team home finishing a superb 2nd with Alfie on his heels finishing 3rd and teammates Jonah and Zack in the top 10. Next up was the Year 3/4 girls with Poppy, Isabel, Tia and Freya running with determination and resulting in them winning the Year 3/4 girls team shield. In the year 5/6 boys race Billy lead the boys home finishing 5th, Joe 7th, Joey 8th and Oakley close behind. Finally, in the Year 5/6 girls race, Kayamai won the race with an outstanding performance with Tammy, Roxy and Matilda finishing closely behind.

It gives us great pleasure to celebrate first place at Wilcombe Wobbler, 2nd place Bolham & 3rd place Tidcombe.  Thank you to the athletes who trained hard with Mr Payne and Miss Hughes at running club, parents for supporting their children and Mrs Martin and Mrs Soper for supporting and cheering the team on the day.

Year 6 Tag Rugby

On Tuesday 23rd May, ten Year 6 girls represented the school in a local Tag Rugby Festival at Tiverton High School. The girls were organised into two teams to play in two different tournaments. Our team 1 representatives were: Roxy, Phoebe, Isabelle, Heidi, Frankie and Lily. In Team 2 Tammy, Matilda, Darcy, Amelia and Daisy-Mai.  They all played local schools including Bolham, Bampton, Tidcombe, Halberton  and Wilcombe. Despite little experience playing the game they all showed great teamwork and sheer determination in scoring a try, with noticeable tries scored by Amelia, Tammy, Roxy, Heidi and Phoebe. Congratulations to Team 2 for winning the tournament and Team 1 for finishing a close second. A big thankyou to Tiverton High School Leaders who ran the tournament along with Mrs Baker, Mrs Soper and Mrs Hughes for supporting our participation in the event.

King’s Coronation celebration day – Friday 5th May

The children at HPS had a wonderful day on Friday 5th May celebrating the King’s Coronation.

The children & staff came to school wearing red, white & blue.

The children took part in a number of activities during the day including crown making, flower planting and other Coronation related activities.

Celebrating King Charles III Coronation

This week in reception we have been celebrating King Charles III Coronation.

We have learnt about who King Charles is and a little bit about his family history.

We now know that the Coronation is an important ceremony where the King will be crowned and he will be presented with an orb and sceptre.

We have enjoyed lots of arts and crafts this week and have made crowns, finger print flags of the union Jack and collages of the Kings face.

Our role play this week has been transformed into a royal palace and the children have loved dressing up as Kings and Queens wearing royal robes and crowns.

Nursery children made crowns to celebrate the Coronation.

Year 4 trip to Wildwoods, Escott

Year 4 had an amazing time during their recent residential at Wildwoods, Escott.

They took part in metal forging, woodcarving and baking in the Anglo-Saxon village.

They went to see the wolves, bears, artic foxes and other animals who live on the site.

They had fun running around and getting lost in the maze and playing on the very large drop slide.

But most of all they enjoyed wading though the very wet, muddy and cold swamp.

Take at look at some of our photos from the trip.

Visit from the Police

As part of Reception’s ‘People who help us’ topic, two police officers came to visit the children today to talk about their job.

The police officers showed the children their equipment which included a pair of handcuffs, a baton, leg restraints, a stab vest and a taser.

The children asked the police officers lots of interesting questions, and they had fun trying on the helmets and night time vests.