Pantomime workshop

Today we were delighted to welcome Lisa Hudson, Creative Learning director of the Exeter Northcott Theatre, who led two drama workshops with children who are going to see the pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk next week.  She helped children to explore the themes of panto, including suspending belief, noticing that the ‘baddies’ and good characters enter and exit from different sides of the stage, discussing characters and creating their own ‘It’s behind you’ scenes.

The children all thoroughly enjoyed their hour with Lisa and produced some impressive freeze frames and drama scenes. Thank you to Lisa and well done to all children.

Bronze award for young Karate champ

Oliver bronze karate medal

On Saturday 17 November, Oliver competed at the South West Regional Karate competition, held at Uffculme School. Oliver is currently a purple belt, and competed against other children of a similar age and different gradings.

Our talented young athlete reached the finals and was awarded the Bronze medal for all his hard work. Well done!

Family Xmas Workshop

It was great to see so many families at the workshop last Wednesday. Lots of wonderful xmas decorations were made, the creativity of everyone always amazes us and each decoration is so individual. Thank you to everyone who attended and to all the staff who helped make the workshop happen.

Year 1 Multi-Skills workshop

On Wednesday 21st November Mrs Soper and Carla Isaac took 20 Y1 children to a multi skills workshop at Tiverton high School. The children were not only exemplary with their manners and behaviour. But they also showed all their building learning powers persevering new skills taught by the young leader at THS, being reflective how they could improve their performance, collaboration working together to achieve the varied activities from throwing and shooting at a target to balancing and jumping over obstacles. The children were praised for their effort and behaviour and feedback their enjoyment and couldn’t wait to show off their new skills back at school.

Wellington Maths Challenge

On Saturday 24th November a group of children went to Wellington to take part in the Maths Challenge. Heathcoat Primary joined 44 other schools for the day of challenges, which included various activities and questions on a range of topics, including one challenge which was to guess how many sweets were in a bottle. All of the children enjoyed taking part as a group, and there was lots of fun had by all.

Anti-Bullying Week 2019

We have been celebrating Anti-Bullying Week this week, taking part in a number of activities that focused on ‘choosing respect.

Just some of the things children have been doing is wearing odd socks for the day, and creating an action for ‘#chooserespect’.

Everyone did really well at taking part in all the activities, and it was great to see all the children get involved.

Children in Need Countryfile Ramble

Children in Need Countryfile ramble fundraising

On Monday 22nd October a group of Heathcoat Primary staff walked 10 miles along Tiverton Canal on a Countryfile Ramble, raising money for Children in Need. It was a lovely, sunny day and we all enjoyed getting outdoors and raising funds for an important charity.

If anyone would like to donate towards Children in Need please contact the school office, or click here.

First Prize for produce

Three of our Year 4 children attended the Tiverton in Bloom presentation evening last week, celebrating the school being awarded First Prize in the School Produce Garden category. We also achieved a Level 4 ‘It’s your Neighbourhood’ award. Well done to everyone involved – a brilliant achievement!