Exwick Heights FC

This week, our school first team were only able to play two fixtures, both against Montgomery.

The first was a league game where the score was 0-0 despite a hard-fought contest. Montgomery started the game on top in the first few minutes although we were able to keep the score at 0-0 thanks to some good defending from Archie and Harry. Daniel also made a couple of vital saves in goal. We grew into the game and were unlucky not to go ahead after an excellent corner delivered by Jack to Niko whose header rattled the bar. Leo worked tirelessly in midfield showing strength and determination. This earned him Man of the Match.

The second game was a friendly game where we changed formation regularly to give players the opportunity to showcase their skills in different positions. Goals came from Niko and Leo while Brad worked hard, almost creating a chance for himself in the second half. The game finished 2-0 and it was a great opportunity for Mr Tanner and Miss Baxter to see the versatility of the team. Man of the Match was awarded to our captain, Niko, for his unfailing work ethic in defense and a great goal to finish the game!

Mr Tanner and Miss Baxter

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Perfect Pancakes

It’s Pancake Day! One of the greatest days to try out new ways to eat pancakes! Here are some ideas to inspire you to ‘flip’ your way to something new.

Have you tried a savoury pancake?

Have you tried a sweet pancake?

Can you create your own toppings or fillings? Share them with us if you do!

These recipes were found, tried and tested on https://www.foodafactoflife.org.uk/recipes/

TOP TIPs –

  • Stack the pancakes as you make them between sheets of greaseproof paper on a plate kept in a warm place.
  • Different herbs, spices or fillings can be added to the pancake recipe for a different taste.
  • Instead of using sugar, try adding a small amount of sweetener instead.
  • Use half wholemeal and half white self-raising flour for added fibre

Savoury Pancake Ingredients

100g plain white flour

25g wholemeal flour

2 eggs

275ml semi-skimmed milk

Pinch of paprika

Dash of oil

6-8 slices of ham

60g tinned pineapple chunks or slices

60g cheddar cheese

Method

  1. Grate the cheese.
  2. Sift the flours and paprika into the mixing bowl.
  3. Break the eggs into the separate bowl and beat with the fork.
  4. Make a well in the flour and add the eggs mixing with the wooden spoon.
  5. Gradually add the milk, mixing well to remove any lumps.
  6. Pour the mixture into the measuring jug.
  7. Add a little spray oil to a frying pan on a medium heat.
  8. Pour three 15ml spoons (table spoons) of the mixture in the centre of the frying pan.
  9. Cook until bubbles appear on the surface and then turn using the fish slice.
  10. Cook the underside of the pancake for one minute or until golden brown.
  11. Grate the cheese and drain the pineapple.
  12. Roll up pancakes with the ham, pineapple and cheese
  13. ENJOY!

Fruit Pancakes Ingredients

50g fruit, e.g. blueberries, raspberries, banana

125g self-raising flour

1x15ml spoon sugar

1 egg

180ml semi-skimmed milk

Spray oil

Method

  1. Chop the fruit into small chunks or keep whole (depending on size of fruit).
  2. Sift the flour into a bowl and add the sugar.
  3. Whisk in the egg and milk.
  4. Stir in the fruit.
  5. Heat the frying pan and add a little spray oil.
  6. Pour in 2x15ml spoons of mixture for each pancake.
  7. Cook for 2 minutes, until golden, and turn over.
  8. Cook for a further minute.
  9. Serve.

Enjoyed these ideas? There are plenty more variations to try! Click the link to follow other recipe ideas.

Here’s one of my favourites – https://www.foodafactoflife.org.uk/recipes/breakfast/granola-pancakes/.

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Exwick Heights FC

This week, our Year 5 and 6 girls’ football team took part in three fixtures at St Peters.

Our girls started the first game, against Montgomery Primary School, positively and took the lead in the first few minutes with a goal from Grace. Montgomery proved a difficult team to break down and battled extremely well; nevertheless, Willow was able to put us 2-0 up with a cool and collected, right-foot finish into the bottom corner. Madison and Zoe communicated brilliantly in defence while Maya proved why she was our captain with powerful running and passing brilliantly from midfield. Only minutes before the final whistle, Grace, again, found herself through on goal before beating the goalkeeper for her second goal of the game. In their first game together, our girls team performed brilliantly against tough opposition who competed until the final whistle. Man of the match was awarded to our star striker, Grace.

The second game against Broadclyst proved a tight encounter against a physical opposition. Madison and Ellie saw their chances just steered wide or saved by the goalkeeper before Grace managed to put Exwick 1-0 up. Shortly after, Madison’s driven effort rattled the woodwork. A period of the game saw Broadclyst piling on the pressure near our goal; Ruby defended valiantly with some goal-saving tackles while Ella make some superb saves. Willow showed more great control and composure on the ball, and was able to put the game to bed and earning her Man of the match. The match finished 2-0 to Exwick Heights

In the final game of the evening, we faced another tough test against West Clyst. Brimming with confidence, our girls were striving for their third win on the bounce. Ella was crucial in keeping the score at 0-0, demonstrating some great saves before Maya was able to break out of defence with the ball and put Grace in for her fourth goal of the night. Aara battled hard in midfield and passed the ball brilliantly to keep us on the front foot while Ellie was unlucky not to get herself a goal. An unfortunate own-goal from West Clyst saw the score finish at 2-0 to Exwick. A versatile player in defence and midfield, Madison was awarded man of the match.

Our girls were phenomenal in their first matches together with three wins from their first three games. We are extremely proud of the whole team who’s attitude, fair-play and ability shone at St Peters.

Miss Baxter and Mr Tanner

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Super home learning in Year 4!

This week we have seen some fantastic Home Learning with Rangoli patterns, art work depicting different emotions and an increased effort to learn the weekly spellings.

The children also got creative in Maths, investigating areas of rectilinear shapes by counting squares (post-it notes)!

We have started to prepare for our Year 4 assembly after half-term which will be posted on the blog. Here are the lyrics to one of the songs for you to practice at home…

Go

1, 2, 3, about electricity

powers our lives and lets us all thrive,

powers our lives and lets us all thrive.

4, 5, 6, volts make the difference,

electrons go round now the circuits are complete and sound.

Circuits closed, voltage there, current flows power, everywhere.

Use AC in batteries and homes because we can transfer it.

High voltage transfers to our house and low voltage is best for safety.

I said ‘what is electricity?’

1, 2, 3, about electricity

powers our lives and lets us all thrive,

powers our lives and lets us all thrive.

4, 5, 6, volts make the difference

electrons go round if the circuit is complete and sound.

Heat makes steam, turns turbines and magnets in coils of wires.

Use AC in batteries and homes because we can transfer it.

High voltage transfers to our house and low voltage is best for safety.

I said ‘what is electricity?’

Have a great weekend!

The Year 4 team

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Exwick Heights FC

On Monday 9th February, our Exwick Heights school football team continued their league campaign at St Peter’s school against Broadclyst and Stoke Hill.

The team started with a hard-fought victory against Broadclyst. Harry and Archie were rock solid at the back with Archie earning himself ‘Man of the Match’ whilst the goals came from Brad (2) and Daniel (1). Despite Broadclyst hitting the woodwork, Jack made a number of tremendous saves to keep us in the game. Calum made his Exwick Heights debut with some mazey runs down the left wing whilst their captain, Niko, controlled the game from midfield. They beat Broadclyst 3-1.

We had a tough start to the second game, with the team falling behind 2-0 in the opening minutes. However, the team remained stoic and fought their way back into the game. After a brilliant assist from Niko off the outside of the boot, Archie kept his composure and made the game 2-1. Harry moved from defence into midfield and passed the ball beautifully, adding strength to our attack. Deservedly, he was awarded man of the match for his performance.  Unfortunately, they lost 3-1 against Stoke Hill who took their chances well; however, it was a tight game and all should be proud of their collective performance.

Manager Mr Tanner and assistant coach Miss Baxter were delighted by the efforts of the team and are optimistic that they can move up the league table if they continue to perform with the same teamwork and skill in future matches. Congratulations to Archie and Harry for their man of the match performances and our new Exwick Heights captain, Niko.

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