We had a HUGE treat this morning, when a group of performers from the Royal Marine Band based at Lympstone came to entertain us. We listened to the sound each instrument made in turn (tuba, trombone, saxophone, trumpet, drum kit) and were treated to a range of popular songs, including Reach for the Stars (the ‘older generation’ teachers enjoyed that one!!) and Sweet Caroline. Some of the children even got to join in on a range of percussion instruments! It was a wonderful, truly inspirational morning – the sound that the band make are incredible. We all loved it.
We love to celebrate our achievements here at EHPS! 5GT and 2JM got together this morning to share the wonderful things that we have been up to! The Year 2 children loved reading the older children their ‘Bubbles’ writing, from our recent visual literacy unit, and Year 5 made us all smile by showing us their fabulous hand-made toys – the final outcome from this term’s DT project! Well done all – what a lovely way to start the day!
Year 1 were treated to an afternoon of music making on Tuesday, when our violin teacher Mrs Bull came to visit, along with Mrs Mabin and some older pupils from across the school in Years 2, 3, 4 and 5 respectively! The visiting children are all learning the violin with Mrs Bull and had come to give us a little concert! They played various songs that they had been learning during the year and talked to us about what it is like to play an instrument. Mrs Bull answered our questions about the violin and Mrs Bull and Mrs Mabin even played a duet! We had a lovely time and really enjoyed hearing some live music. If you would be interested in your child learning the violin, or another instrument (we offer lessons in piano, guitar, drums, flute, clarinet, saxophone and from September, singing), look out for the letter on MCAS which lists the contact details for each of our instrumental teachers. If they have space, they are happy to teach pupils from Year 2 upwards. Feel free to get in touch with the individual teachers if you would like to know more. It would be lovey to get some new instrumentalists up and running in September.
Our Year 5 Innovation team have only gone and done it – they have won the Ted Wragg Innovation competition across all our primary schools! The (very worthy) winners spent the day at Exeter College alongside other Ted Wragg schools, before presenting their sustainable project to a range of industry experts. Despite understandable nerves, our team performed remarkably and delivered a heartfelt presentation filled with detail and thoughtful ideas to ensure a better future for us all. The judging panel clearly agreed, awarding us first place! Each child has received a medal and a £20 voucher for their effort, as well as an action-packed day at Exeter College!
Riad, Leila, Amelia, Felix, Flavia, Anoush – thank you for representing our school so incredibly throughout this competition. You are superstars! A huge thank you also to Ms. Lloyd-Seetim and Mrs Long, who have supported the team throughout with any and all organisational needs.
We have been getting wet in the harbour today with kayaking and raft-building and enjoyed a big roast dinner followed by Eton mess. The high ropes was a challenge for lots of the children and they did really well. Everyone gave it a go with lots of them reaching the top! Crabbing was very exciting and another lovely sunset.
It’s been another fun-filled day of activities with 5MW and the other half of 5LS joining us at lunchtime. Have a look at some action shots of the crab racing from last night, yummy food and group activities. The children have been brilliant at working together and encouraging each other to have a go!7
What a day we’ve had on our Year 5 holiday! 5GT and our 5LS friends are so excited to tell you all about our adventures tomorrow, and pass the baton onto 5MW and the rest of the 5LS team. Take a look at just a few of our wonderful snaps below:
Take a look at our glorious adventures so far on Day 1 of Grenville!
We couldn’t be prouder of the outstanding effort and enthusiasm shown by every member of Year 5 during sports day. It was truly a terrific day! Take a look at some action shots below:
I’m sure that no one has forgotten, but it’s Grenville next week! The children have been excitedly talking about what they’re looking forward to and getting all of their kit ready. If you have any questions, please contact the Y5 team as soon as possible!