Junior Reflections

Junior Reflections Week 20 2024

Dear parents,

I hope that you all had a restful half term with your family and friends. It has been great to welcome the pupils back for the second half of the spring term. The staff had two inset days at the beginning of the week with our second education conference being held – WellFest24. It was a day of wellbeing, inspirational speakers, and workshops with guest speaker Alicia Drummond from Teen Tips. A lot of collaborative learning took place, and hearing the whole school community sing, with thanks to Mr Pete Tamblyn, was a highlight.

Fixtures and clubs

Fixtures and clubs started with a bang this week, although the weather was not always on our side. It is always great to see so many pupils involved in the wide range of clubs on offer as well as having the opportunity to represent the school. I know that this half term is going to be a very busy one, so do have a look at SOCS to see if your child is playing in any of the many fixtures.

Informal woodwind concert and New York deli style lunch

I was blown away by our junior school pupils who played in our Informal Woodwind Concert on Wednesday – they were brilliant – and clearly a lot of practise has taken place over the half term. Well done to Evie, Henry, and Sophie. The pupils were also treated to a New York deli style lunch as well, which was delicious, I hope your children enjoyed it as much as the staff. A big thank you to our catering team, who always do a fantastic job of providing a varied and nutritious lunch every day. It puts my culinary skills to shame!

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.

Playground people of the week

Henry F1H

Elliot F1H

Rupert U2T

Junior Artist of the moment

The art department regularly recognises the achievements of individual pupils in the junior school through the award of the title, ‘Artist of the Moment’. Entries cover a wide range of disciplines, including drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, installation and mixed media.

Form One have enjoyed exploring the themes of friendship and family in Charlie Mackesy’s The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse. Georgina in Form One has used one of the illustrations in her beautiful sketch of the central characters, and added a very fitting quote.

Informal Woodwind Concert

The Music Hall was filled with the sounds of saxophones, flutes and a bassoon on Wednesday after school, at it was the turn of many of our woodwind players to perform in their Informal Concert. With pupils ranging in age from Form One up to Lower Sixth, a pleasing selection of repertoire was selected, with some jazzy sax numbers by Bennett and Buckland, traditional songs played on the flute, including Mockingbird Song,  Hot Cross Buns and Pease Pudding, We’re off to see the Wizard from the musical The Wizard of Oz and the classic Pink Panther. Sixth form pupils Matt, Lucia and Chi were especially inspirational to the younger players with their mature and technically impressive renditions. You can access the audio recording here.

World Book Day

Mark your calendars, everyone! On Thursday, March 7, Exeter Junior School will immerse in the enchanting world of literature for World Book Day. We are delighted to host author Sam Sedgman, who will conduct engaging workshops for each year group. We invite you to join the festivities by participating in our biennial tradition of dressing up as your favourite book character. We would like you to step into the shoes of any one of your most cherished book characters. Let’s make this World Book Day a memorable celebration of the magic found within the pages of a good book! Happy reading, Mrs Hardy.

Junior School News

Junior Sport News

Delighted to be able to host @devoncricket U15 vs @cornwallcricketboard U15 today. Three @exeterschooluk pupils representing the county. Well done Josh, Jacob and Marcus. Thank you Simon and the ground staff for their hard work! 🏏🙌🏻 #cricket #devoncricket #exeterschoolsport

Delighted to be able to host @devoncricket U15 vs @cornwallcricketboard U15 today. Three @exeterschooluk pupils representing the county. Well done Josh, Jacob and Marcus. Thank you Simon and the ground staff for their hard work! 🏏🙌🏻 #cricket #devoncricket #exeterschoolsport ...

Well done to Isla (4F) who finished 5th at the South West championships in the Junior Girls javelin. A PB of 29m 🙌🏻 @exeterschooluk #athletics #javelin

Well done to Isla (4F) who finished 5th at the South West championships in the Junior Girls javelin. A PB of 29m 🙌🏻 @exeterschooluk #athletics #javelin ...

Great day of cricket vs @plymouthcollegesport running alongside the Exeter School Summer Fete @exeterschooluk

Great day of cricket vs @plymouthcollegesport running alongside the Exeter School Summer Fete @exeterschooluk ...

Delighted to be able to host @devoncricket U15 vs @cornwallcricketboard U15 today. Three @exeterschooluk pupils representing the county. Well done Josh, Jacob and Marcus. Thank you Simon and the ground staff for their hard work! 🏏🙌🏻 #cricket #devoncricket #exeterschoolsport

Delighted to be able to host @devoncricket U15 vs @cornwallcricketboard U15 today. Three @exeterschooluk pupils representing the county. Well done Josh, Jacob and Marcus. Thank you Simon and the ground staff for their hard work! 🏏🙌🏻 #cricket #devoncricket #exeterschoolsport ...

Well done to Isla (4F) who finished 5th at the South West championships in the Junior Girls javelin. A PB of 29m 🙌🏻 @exeterschooluk #athletics #javelin

Well done to Isla (4F) who finished 5th at the South West championships in the Junior Girls javelin. A PB of 29m 🙌🏻 @exeterschooluk #athletics #javelin ...

Great day of cricket vs @plymouthcollegesport running alongside the Exeter School Summer Fete @exeterschooluk

Great day of cricket vs @plymouthcollegesport running alongside the Exeter School Summer Fete @exeterschooluk ...

Congratulations to 1st XI player Dom (L6) who captained his U18’s Football Team Buckland AFC to victory in the Devon League Cup last night, beating Plymouth Marjons 2-1 in the final 👏🏻🏆 @exeterschooluk #champions #exeterschoolsport

Congratulations to 1st XI player Dom (L6) who captained his U18’s Football Team Buckland AFC to victory in the Devon League Cup last night, beating Plymouth Marjons 2-1 in the final 👏🏻🏆 @exeterschooluk #champions #exeterschoolsport ...

Informal Woodwind Concert

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