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Junior Reflections

Junior Reflections Week 26 2024

Dear parents,

Welcome back

It was super to see so many of you on the gate this week and of course to welcome your children back to school for the summer term. I always enjoy hearing about the adventures that the pupils have got up to and for many, if like me, you were in Devon, it was more about dodging the rain and hail. I am ever hopeful that the sun is going to continue as I know that one of the highlights for the pupils is playing on the field during breaks and lunchtimes.

School grounds

Building work on the sixth form centre is underway with gusto and the pupils are enjoying watching the creation that is unfolding. With this in mind, we had our termly fire alarm to ensure that all pupils are reminded of how to leave the building, and this was the best drill yet. Mr Bone always comments on how well the junior school conduct themselves and this was brilliant – all pupils out of the building in under two minutes and in silence. Our grounds look amazing. Our wonderful estates team have been busy over the holidays ensuring that the school is looking tip top ready for the start, and it certainly does. Thank you!

Staff news

I want to wish Mr Cunningham the very best of luck on Sunday, running the London Marathon in aid of The British Heart Foundation. I will be watching from home and cheering him on. The pupils enjoyed wearing their trainers in support today and thank you on behalf of Mr Cunningham for all your kind donations towards his charity. I am sure he will be sharing his experience with the school on Monday. I would also like to welcome Ms Kat Hodson to the team. Kat is currently standing in for Mrs Turner who is currently absent from school, recuperating from knee surgery, and she will be joining the team in September as a maternity cover Teaching Assistant.

The sun is around for the weekend so do enjoy it and hopefully it will be here for next week as well.

Playground people of the week

Richard F1H

Isla L2B

Summer Charity Concert

Tickets are now available to purchase for our Summer Charity Concert on Wednesday 1 May at 7pm at St Michael and All Angels’ Church, Heavitree.

All proceeds from this concert, will go directly to AzuKo projects, helping to create a world without housing poverty.  Pupils performing in this concert nominated and voted to support this charity’s valuable work.  Ticket prices are Adults £8 / Child £4.

Please purchase tickets here.

Spring Concert

The Spring Concert was such a wonderful way to end last term and we thank our wonderful audience for supporting pupils with the musical performances that day. If you missed the opportunity to come in person, you can watch the footage here. Enjoy!

 

Family Society Summer Fete

If you would like your own stall at the fete, please click on this link to book.

Junior School News

Junior Sport News

We are so pleased with the results our Middle Fifth obtained in the National Scientific Thinking Challenge! 🥇

The National Scientific Challenge is an online test created by university academics, designed to encourage Year 10s to try something positive and enjoyable that enables them to demonstrate their scientific thinking skills. Pupils look at data, graphs and text to make deductions, spot trends, suggest hypotheses and identify anomalous results. 

Out of our 58 entrants 15 got the gold award, meaning they scored in the top 10% of entrants nationally! We also had 7 silver awards and 15 bronze awards. 

What incredible achievements for these pupils. 👏

#schoolofgreatcharacter #exeterschools #independentschoolsuk #inspireandchallenge #nationalscientificchallenge

We are so pleased with the results our Middle Fifth obtained in the National Scientific Thinking Challenge! 🥇

The National Scientific Challenge is an online test created by university academics, designed to encourage Year 10s to try something positive and enjoyable that enables them to demonstrate their scientific thinking skills. Pupils look at data, graphs and text to make deductions, spot trends, suggest hypotheses and identify anomalous results.

Out of our 58 entrants 15 got the gold award, meaning they scored in the top 10% of entrants nationally! We also had 7 silver awards and 15 bronze awards.

What incredible achievements for these pupils. 👏

#schoolofgreatcharacter #exeterschools #independentschoolsuk #inspireandchallenge #nationalscientificchallenge
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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 ...

Junior school Interhouse Cross Country

Founders' Day 2024

Sports Award Dinner

Open morning - 4 July

 

Click here to register for our summer open morning on Thursday 4 July 9-10.45am.

See the amazing community that makes our school a school of great character. For more information on school places, please email admissions@exeterschool.org.uk.