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Junior Reflections

Junior Reflections Week 29 2024

Dear parents,

What a difference a week makes, the weather has finally taken a turn for the better and it certainly feels like summer has arrived.

Taster Day

On Tuesday we welcomed prospective children to the school for a taster day and, as always, our pupils really looked after them and certainly rose to the occasion of promoting several of our virtues with their kindness and welcoming all the children to our school. A lot of happy, smiley children left after their visit.

Curriculum

It was lovely to get out and about and watch our U11 and U10 pupils playing cricket on Wednesday against Blundell’s – over the years my cricket knowledge has certainly improved, and a lot of wickets were taken along with some outstanding batting across the teams. There were some very close scores, and I am very much looking forward to more matches in the sun. I popped into Form One history on Tuesday afternoon and my word, their recall of the Romans and Celts was amazing, and I didn’t have enough time to ask everyone who had their hand up but I was super impressed with their enthusiasm and learning. Well done Form One.

Events

Thursday evening saw the school buzzing with prospective parents and their families for our summer open evening. It was a wonderful event with the school looking outstanding. As always, our tour guides sold the school fantastically and were so enthusiastic to share the experiences of their time at the junior school; they really are such a good advert for the school and I had so many compliments when the tours finished! Thank you for allowing your children to help with these events; it wouldn’t work without them, and they really are a credit to you and the school. Next week we have a stall at the Devon County Show at stand 26, Avenue A. If you are visiting, please do pop over and say hello. I will be there on the Saturday and would love to see you. A reminder also that we will be holding our junior school speech day on Monday 8 July so please ensure the date is in your diary (more details will be sent in due course).

Report cards

Finally, you will be receiving a report card showing current attitudes to learning and attainment grades for your child, on Monday 13 May. Full written end of year reports will also be produced, and you will receive these a few days before the end of the school year in July.

Enjoy the sun this weekend.

Playground people of the week

SheShe F1H

 

Jazz Supper

Tickets are now available to purchase for our Jazz Supper on Monday 1 July at 6.30pm here at Exeter School.

This is an annual highlight in the calendar which is kindly sponsored by Charles Stanley Wealth Managers and offers the opportunity for our performers to really enjoy their playing with a colourful, live-event feel. This excitement will be even stronger this year as many of the performers will depart the next day for performances on international stages which you can read more about by clicking here.

Ticket prices are Adults £11 / Child £7 to include a light supper/refreshments.

Please purchase tickets here.

Play Olympics taster event

Your children always tell us how much they enjoy the extra curricular activities available to them here at Exeter Junior School. So we thought we would offer this to prospective families to try. If you know of any friends considering the school for their child, please share this event with them and we’ll look forward to sharing the fun with them on Saturday 6 July!

Please register for a place at the taster event here.

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 ...

Eden Project 2024

Junior school Interhouse Cross Country

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.