Happy Birthday Mrs Harris!

On Friday, we celebrated Mrs Harris’ very special birthday in style. After keeping secrets for a couple of days, the children were able to surprise Mrs Harris with a birthday ‘cream tea’ party including the scones they had baked on Thursday and a wonderful cake they had worked together to decorate.

The cake was delicious!

Mrs Harris was very shocked by all of the fuss she received and enjoyed her day very much. ‘Thank you for making me feel so special today with all of your surprises and very kind gifts!’ she said.

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Year 3 & 4 Trampoline Club


The USF’s Trampoline Club for Year 3 and 4 pupils is well underway. With participants from Ipplepen and Marldon joining our own pupils, many new friendships have been formed.

We are only two weeks in and everyone has already learned a huge amount of skills including; shaped jumps, seat landings, twists, front landings and even how to get on and off the trampolines by themselves (a very tricky feat as they’re almost as big as the children!).

As you can see, even when the moves are difficult and a little bit scary, everyone has a smile on their face at all times!

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A Brixton Adventure

As part of our ‘Local Studies Week’, both Dahl and Morpurgo classes joined forces to explore our local environment. We headed out of school for a huge adventure, down to the river and back again on a great big loop. With the fantastic weather to enjoy and the splendid scenery, we had a wonderful time and learned lots of new facts about our village.

We learned how to keep ourselves safe when walking on a road with no pavement.

We stopped to admire the view, our first glimpse of the estuary.


Lucky for us, Mrs Howells was waiting for us to pass her house and had cookies and drinks to keep us going. Thank you Mrs Howells!

We set off again for the rest of our walk.

We gathered around to look and learn about an old brick factory. Mrs Harris knew a lot about it!

Mrs Hext helped us to jump down onto the beach.


We found lots of dark-green, shore crabs under the seaweed as we explored in the mud.

On our way back to school, we continued through the woods, climbed over the stile into a sheep field and made our way up the ‘horrible’, steep hill.

‘It was soooo brilliant!’ Ava

‘It was the best walk ever!’ Bobby

‘We are exhausted!’ Naomi

‘It was refreshing’ William S

‘We loved seeing the countryside!’ Ashton

Morpurgo Class posing in front of the estuary.

Dahl Class had a fantastic time!

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Tag Rugby Tournament

Our Year 5/6 Tag Rugby squad braved the snowy conditions on Tuesday 25th April to play some brilliant matches. Although they didn’t manage to win any games, they scored many trys and kept showing their courage and perseverance to continue playing at their best!

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Tom and Jerry Visit

On Thursday 30th March we had a visit from two little lambs, Tom and Jerry. They joined us in the classroom, in the playground and at St Mary’s church for our Easter service. The little rascals caused havoc for the staff as they wouldn’t sit quietly, but were in fine voice and supported our hymn singing!

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