Some of our year 5 and 6s took to the netball court, on Friday afternoon, to play 6 gruelling games against other schools. We came 11th place out of 16 schools and played our very hardest in every single game. I was extremely proud of how well the children worked as a team and demonstrated our Pinhoe core values. We certainly made our school proud!
The last two fixtures have seen the boys improve their league position and put them in contention to make it through to the next stages as the competition. The first fixtures the boys played against Redhills and Bowhill who we managed to beat 5 - 0 and 3 - 1 respectively. The second fixtures they played against Wynstream and Whipton Barton A who we managed to draw both games 1 - 1. These results we amazing as both these teams were above us and we lost heavily against before. The latest table is below.
On Thursday evening, our netball club took part in a friendly tournament at St Leonard's Primary School. We played in several games against St Leonard's as well as Willowbrook. It was great to see everyone smiling and trying their best on the court. We are extremely proud of our children, they showed great sportsmanship, encouragement and perseverance. We didn't win all of our games but we certainly tried our best!
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Yesterday saw the Exeter Primary Football League go past the half way stage of the competition. The boys played amazingly and ended up with not one but two fantastic results. They won the first game 7-0 and the second a staggering 13-0. The boys played with great passion, dedication and skill to achieve the results.
The goalscorers were; Callum 7, Rich 4, Ethan 3, Harry E 2, Jamie 1 and Kaleb 1.
A very special mention to both Harrison and Aiden, who both didn't get a goal but played as part of the team securing the wins and working hard in defence, midfield and in goal in Aidens case.
See the updated table below, its all up to the boys to push on from here and try and finish as high as they can. You can do it boys!!
On Wednesday 10th January, 12 children from Year 6 went to St Luke's to take part in an Athletics competition against other schools. The children took part in Vertical Jump, Chest Pass, Speed Bounce, Two Footed Jump and Running 1 lap and 2 laps. The children's behaviour, respect and attitude throughout the morning was brilliant. At the moment the school still hasn't received the results of the competition but as soon as we know, we will let the children know. Please browse through the photos below.
On Tuesday 9th January, 9 boys from Year 4, Mr Ansell and Miss Cornwall went to St Luke's to play in a Futsal competition against other schools. The boys played 7 games, they won 3 games, losing the other and came a very respectable 9th. Mr Ansell and Miss Cornwall were incredibly proud of the boys behaviour, attitude and perseverance. The boys scored 5 goals and even managed to get a Man of The Match. Well done to all the boys.
On Monday 13th November, the EPFL football team played 2 more games at St Peter's High School. Unfortunately the boys lost both games. The first 2 - 0 against Bowhill and the second 4 - 1 against Wynstream Yellow, with the solitary goal being scored by Eddie.
On Monday 4th December, the EPFL played their 5th and 6th games of the league at St Peter's High School. They battled really hard in both games and lost the first game 4 - 1 against Whipton Barton A and won the second game 1 - 0 against Clyst St Mary.
This leaves us 4th in the table with 8 games remaining. Keep going boys, we can still make the top two.
On Wednesday 29th November, 18 children from Year 5 & 6 went to West Exe School to take part in the Danone Primary Schools Cup.
We entered 3 teams into the competition and all 3 teams won at least 2 games and showed great skill, dedication and perseverance to keep playing in cold conditions.
Mr Ansell and Mr Leveridge were so proud and delighted with the children's behaviour and respect they showed to other teams and the Sports Leaders who were refereeing the games.
Well done to you all that took part.
On Wednesday 29th November, 14 children from Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 attended St Lukes for the second Gifted and Talented session.
This session was all about BALANCE within sport.
The children were split into 2 different groups and had 4 sessions to do. These were Street-Surfing ran by Premier Sports, Cricket skills with Mr Bayliss, Balanced diet and food with Mr Upston and a Yoga session with Mr....
The children behaved amazingly well and loved all of the different sessions.
The next session will be after Christmas and the children should have their Gifted and Talented t-shirts waiting for them.
Over the last six weeks, after school on a Tuesday, there has been a Tag Rugby club running with 10 children regularly attending.This has been run by Mr Ansell and Miss Chambers. The children have been learning the basic tag rugby skills such as passing, tagging, attacking and defending.
The children have progressed well within the skills of rugby and even enjoyed getting covered in mud (well most of them) and even started learning how to kick a rugby ball.
Both Mr Ansell and Miss Chambers have been really impressed with the children's behaviour and attitude towards each other and the members of staff so well done to all.
After Christmas we will be organising some fixtures against other schools. So keep an eye out for any letters and on the sports blog for regular updates...
On Thursday 2nd November, 57 children from Year 2,3,4,5 & 6 went to Killerton to run in the Cross Country event ran by St Luke's School.
The children in Year 2 ran 1,100 metres and the children in Year 3,4,5 & 6 ran 1,300 metres. They had a warm up before they started then they went to the start line. The children were fantastic and behaved amazingly well as they had a lot of waiting around.
Results should be with the school by next week so look out for results posted on the blog.
Please look at the photos.
On Wednesday 1st November, 12 children from Year 4,5 & 6 went to St Luke's School to take part in an Inclusion Festival. At St Luke's the children took part in Seated Volleyball and New Age Kurling, the children really enjoyed themselves and took on the challenge of playing against others really well. Please look at the photos below to see how much fun they had.
On Tuesday 31st October, 18 children from Year 6 went to St Luke's School and played in an Under 12's Futsal Competition.
The boys were split into two teams Pinhoe Marvals and Pinhoe Sports. Both teams played really well and considering that they were up against some Year 7 teams they were great. They show great perseverance in themselves, respect and attitude towards the other teams and referees. In the end Pinhoe Marvals finished 11th and Pinhoe Sports finished 6th out of 17 teams. Because of the spirit and attitude of the Pinhoe Sports team they ended up winning the spirit of the games award. Well done to all the children involved, you have done us proud yet again.
Wednesday 18th November, 11 children from Year 4,5 & 6 went to St Luke's for a 'Gifted and Talented' session. In this session we were baseline testing on areas such as speed, agility, endurance, coordination, awareness and focus.
At the end of the session St Luke's collated the data and will use it for the last session to see if the children made progress.
The children were well behaved and seemed to really enjoy their time there.
9 Year 3 children will be joining us next time as they were on a school trip and weren't able to make the first session.
The next session will be 29th November 2017 and during the session we will be working on balancing.
Our Year 6 children, who have put themselves forward for house captain, have had their spotlight today during our house meetings. Each and every one of them delivered well written speeches and some even rapped! We are very proud of how many children put themselves forward for this role and know that each of them would do their very best to represent their house.
They will be busy over the weekend mass-producing posters to campaign next week! It's then down to the voting on Friday!
Good luck Year 6!
Monday 2nd October
11 boys from Year 6 went to play the first round of fixtures at St Peter's High School for the Exeter Primary Football League.
The first game was against Montgomery A, the boys started really well and showed amazing skills and determination during the game.
They ended up winning 10 - 0!! Amazing!!
Goal scorers: Rich 4, Callum 3, Kaleb 1, Eddie 1 and Ethan 1
The second game was against Redhills, the boys started off flowing with confidence from the previous game which almost cost us the game if it wasn't for some brilliant saves from Aiden. The boys managed to show get perseverance and just kept going until the end.
The boys won again, 4 - 0.
Goal scorers: Callum 2, Jamie 1 and Eddie 1
Well done to all the boys that played, next round of fixtures is 13th November.
Mrs Nex met with Year 6 today to talk about the upcoming house meetings on Friday 13th.
After much discussion, we agreed that house captains need the following qualities:
Children who would like to stand for house captain have a week to prepare their election speeches. We are all excited about the election presentations next week during house assemblies!
Campaigning will commence on Monday 16th reading for voting on Friday 20th. Good luck Year 6!
This year we entered 9 teams into the Exe Valley challenge. The Year 4 and 5 children had to walk 7 miles and the Year 6s 10 miles. On a very warm day, all of the children were fantastic and crossed the finish line within 5 minutes of their expected time. Thanks to the parents for their support.