Tesco Donation

Thank you to Tesco’s for donating £330 to Nursery to help develop our garden and vegetable plot. We are looking forward to buying some more plants, sprucing up our walled pallets and equipment for our Mini adventurers.

Eden Project

Last Friday, Year 5 went on a trip to The Eden Project, which linked with their Geography topic of Climate Change. They explored the biomes, whilst looking at plants and finding out fascinating facts.

In the afternoon, they took part in a workshop, where they completed a scavenger hunt to find clues and solutions of ways that the Eden Project reduces Climate change.

Netball Festival

On Thursday 22nd June, Miss Kneller and our Year 5 and 6 Netball team went to a Netball Festival organised by Blundell’s School. The competition involved two leagues of seven local Primary Schools in each group.

Our A Team had a challenging, yet rewarding experience showing off their new skills considering they have had little competition experience. They showed great sportsmanship and collaboration.

Our B Team successfully remained undefeated, due to Oaklee, Aiden and Oliver’s fantastic shooting and the rest of the team’s unstoppable attacking and defensive skills.  A great start to a new netball journey!

Well done to all of them.

Schools swimming gala

Congratulations to the 18 children from years 4,5 & 6, who represented HPS at the schools swimming gala on Wednesday 21st June, they swam against 9 other local primary schools.  The boys & girls from each year group competed in 25m Backstroke, 25m Breaststroke & 25m Freestyle.  The gala was rounded off with a 6 X 25m relay for girls & boys, each team consisted of two year 4’s, two year 5’s and two year 6’s.

The gala was won by Bolham and Heathcoat came 2nd.  All the children showed great sportsmanship by encouraging all competitors and a fantastic time was had by all involved.

Thank you to Mrs Soper, Mr Newsome, Miss E Southcott (swimming assistant) and all the spectators who came and supported us.

Year 6 Cricket festival at THS

On Tuesday 20th June, 12 Year 6 children attended a cricket festival organised by Tiverton High School at the all-weather astro turf. We entered two mixed teams of girls and boys and faced other primary schools, Tidcombe, St Johns and Halberton.  Both teams played back-to-back games, winning two and losing one.

All players played incredibly well and showed amazing team spirit. Many of them had never played cricket before. However, they soon picked up the rules and genuinely enjoyed the game, playing some great cricket, with some exceptional bowling and batting.

What a fabulous representation of sport at HPS, a credit to the school. Well done all!

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.