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Junior Reflections

Junior Reflections Week 30 2024

Dear parents,

I think I spoke too soon about the weather but am grateful that last weekend we had two glorious days out in the sun. With the rain in mind, please can you remind your child to bring their swim kit to school for the whole week? If the weather is poor then the pupils will have the opportunity to get in the pool and enhance those swimming skills.

Fake news

On Wednesday, Mrs. Hardy spoke to our lower school in assembly about fake news. Fake news is like a tricky puzzle—made-up stories that can confuse us. Lower school pupils were reminded to check the source (trusted websites vs. random blogs) and look for evidence such as quotes from experts or photos to spot fake news. Mr Evans followed on from this with the upper school pupils and together they cross-checked various news articles to better inform us of what is true online. Being aware helps us make better decisions!

Assembly

In my assembly, Vally sang a beautiful song – I do enjoy listening to the pupils when they perform and I know that their peers also enjoy it very much, an opportunity to share their talents. We spoke this week about the importance of staying safe online and the many ways in which we use the online world. We all know how useful the internet can be, but we are also aware of the negatives. We stress the importance of keeping lines of communication open at home and also making sure that pupils are aware that they leave a digital footprint and even if they think things have been deleted things can easily be found! A strong but useful message, especially to our Upper Two pupils, many of whom may well be getting a phone for senior school.

Events and reminders

Today I am off to Mount Kelly and Plymouth Prep for our termly District 4 Heads meeting. These meetings are always so useful to connect with heads in the South West, share ideas and listen to our speaker, Leslee Udwin, from Think Equal, who I am sure will give all of us things to think about and bring back to our schools.

We have our first coffee morning of the summer term for Form One and Upper One parents on Wednesday at 8:25 in the Andrews Hall. I look forward to seeing many of you there, as it is a good opportunity to catch up with staff and other parents. A reminder that there is a staff inset day next Friday and therefore Thursday is the last day before the half term break.

Enjoy the weekend and if you are visiting the Devon County Show on Saturday, do pop in to our stand and say hello; we would love to see you, and can be found on Stand 26 Avenue A.

Playground people of the week

Finn U1B

Noa U1R

Bethanie L2E

Arthur L2E

 

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 ...

U14 vs Blundell's

1st XI vs Wellington

Finish line: Ten Tors 2024

Saturday: Ten Tors 2024

Thursday-Friday: Ten Tors 2024

Eden Project 2024

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.