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.
On Tuesday, KS2 had their sports day on the field. The children were all competing for their houses and did so fantastically. In the morning they took part in a carousel of field activities such as the long jump and javelin throw. The points children earned for these events were added to the points from the afternoon races which included an obstacle relay, sack races and sprint races. Well done to Lavington House who were overall winners for the day.
Yesterday our tag rugby team represented Exeter in the Devon County Finals held at Plymouth Albion's rugby stadium. The results didn't all go our way but they played superbly and I'm really proud of how they represented our school. We also got to meet former South African rugby player Thinus Delport. Thanks to the parents who took us there and supported us all day.
On one of the hottest days of the year, we took a team to the Exeter swimming gala. The children raced over 25m in their chosen strokes. They were all fantastic and should be really proud of themselves. We had 5 children make the finals of their events with Patrick Ross finishing 3rd in the Year 5 backstroke and Daniel Lewandowski finishing 2nd in the Year 4 backstroke. Thanks to the parents for supporting us.
This week in KS1 Collective Worship we were talking about feelings. We said the best feeling was to be happy and to pass smiles around the school. Doing Wake Up Shake Up in the mornings makes us all happy and helps us to be prepared for the day. Here are some photos of us dancing today!
Our Year 6 girls entered into a girls only tag rugby festival. They all played fantastically and scored some amazing tries. We even got the chance to meet Big Chief from Exeter Chiefs Rugby Club and have a hotdog! Thanks to all of the parents for driving and supporting us.
On Thursday afternoon the whole school took part in a house afternoon to raise awareness for Alzheimer's UK. Mr Ansell is running the London Marathon in April raising money for this charity so, as a school, we thought we would help support too. As well as learning about Alzheimer's, we also focused on being active and healthy.
In Bradbridge Year 1/2 we learnt about being healthy and what we should include in a healthy packed lunch. Take a look at what we would put in our 'healthy packed lunches'...
On Tuesday evening, 10 girls from Year 4 and Year 5 went to St Luke’s for a girls’ football tournament. Most of the girls had never played a football game before and were eager to learn new skills and try something different. Throughout the two hours, the girls played 7 different games and performed fantastically. They showed excellent team spirit and worked fabulously as a team and even managed to score some goals. All of the girls would now like to continue to play football after having such a fantastic time. Well done girls!
Having won the Year 5 futsal tournament at St Luke's in the Autumn term, we were invited to the county finals in Paignton. Unfortunately we got off to a bit of a slow start. However, once we got our positioning sorted and tightened up our defence, we began to play some excellent football and scored some brilliant team goals. The boys represented Pinhoe really well and should be proud of how they performed.
Thanks to the parents who drove us and supported us throughout the day.
We took a football and netball team over to Broadclyst for two fantastic fixtures. For the netballers, it was their first game of the season and the girls were all fantastic. Although we didn't win, they played brilliantly and learned a lot from the experience.
The football was one of the most competitive matches we've had all season. The teams were very evenly matched which made for a great game. Both teams had their chances with the goal keepers making some great saves. In the end, it finished 1 -1 which was a fair result.
Thanks to the parents for their support.
At Pinhoe we have had a very successful term of sport this Autumn. We have played numerous football and tag rugby fixtures where are teams have been very successful. Our cross country team were brilliant at Killerton and our football team won a year 5 tournament and just missed out on a place in the final at the West Exe Tournament. 2016 has been a great year for Pinhoe Sport - let's hope 2017 is just as good!
Each year, St Luke's hold a Sports Awards event for all of their partnership schools. This year Kate Grey, a Paralympian who visited Pinhoe earlier in the year, was there to present the awards. Pinhoe had various nominations including the netball team, the Bronze Young Ambassador team, Joel Greenslade for his football achievements and Jayden Hocking for the Change for Life award who won his category. Mrs Ibbeson and Mr Perkins were also the proud winners of the Primary PE teachers of the Year award! We hope that you will all continue to support PE at Pinhoe so it continues to be an outstanding success!
On Sunday 3rd July, 32 children from years 4, 5 and 6 competed in the Exe Valley Challenge. This involved walking either 7 or 10 miles around Exeter while answering questions and checking in at time points. The children in did fantastically and arrived at the finish line in one piece! The Year 5 team of Neve, Izzy, Evie, Kirsten and Katie won their category, retaining the trophy they won last year! Well done to all involved.
The Paralympic Torch visited Pinhoe Primary School on Tuesday 5th July. Children had the opportunity to see the torch and hear about its journey. Year 6 pupils had a special workshop all about the history of the Paralympics. Children from each year group, who have shown outstanding contribution to the school, were chosen to carry the torch.
On Friday 24th June we held our first sports day where the children were competing for their new houses of Bradbridge, Curzon, Lavington and Stafford. In the morning all of the children competed in 7 different field events including long jump and discus throw. The attitude of all of the children was fantastic as they earned lots of points for their teams. In the afternoon we held 3 different relay races. As with the morning, the children worked really hard for their houses with lots of very competitive races. Overall Bradbridge won the morning events, Stafford won the afternoon events but a big congratulations to Curzon who were the first overall winners of the Pinhoe Sports Day Cup! Thanks to all those who came along to support.
On Friday 10th June, Our year 5 tag rugby team took part in a year 5/6 tournament at the Exeter Chiefs training ground. The team (Millie, Izzy, Neve, Maddie, Michael, Harry, George, Jack and Kaiden) were drawn in a pool with Willowbrook and Silverton primary schools, with the winner of the group proceeding to the final pool. Our first match with Willowbrook ended in a tight one all draw. Our try scorer was Izzy. Willowbrook then played Silverton and that also ended one all. This meant that the winner of our match with Silverton would make the final. The match was another tight game that ended two all with our try scorers being Millie and George. This meant we had to play a sudden death extra time match with SIlverton. We scored almost straight from the start with Jack getting the all important winner.
In the final pool we were drawn against two very strong teams; Duchy School and Exminster. We lost a very attacking game against Duchy and then lost a very tight game against Exminster. Kaiden and George scored the tries in the first match and Neve scored an amazing hat trick against Exminster. The team played extremely well and were very proud to pick up their bronze medals.