Winter and Birds

This week we have started to look at what happens in Winter. We have been looking at different types of birds that you see and went on a Winter bird walk this morning to see how many we could see.  We were lucky to see a Robin, some Blackbirds, Pigeons and Starlings. The children each had a clipboard and a worksheet with different birds to spot, when they saw the bird they had to mark it off. The children also made some bird feeders to take home and feed the birds in their gardens.

  

EFL Kids cup 2018 Results

The annual football league cup celebrates the talents of our Devonshire footballers.  This nationwide competition aims to find a school team to represent their local team involved in each of the 4 football league division.  For the third year in a row we attended the University to enter the Exeter City F.C branch of this esteemed competition.  Winning teams go on to Wembley to compete against all of the other nationwide winners!

From previous experience, we knew that was way out of our grasp due to the vast number of schools who enter who are considerably larger than ourselves.  In the 3 years we have attended, we have never scored a goal and our best result was a 0-0 draw!

Incredibly, we re-wrote the records this year with performances of epic magnitude.  I am so proud of our 7 representatives from the Exmoor Link Federation who played the games of their lives.  We knew instantly it was going to be a good day with an opening 1 – 0 victory against Montgomery.

Our first goal ever, our first win ever in the tournament.  It was already our best performance in the EFL Cup and there was more to follow.  We ground out a 0-0 draw vs Stoke Cannon before tasting victory again, 1 – 0 against St Leonards.  The confidence was spilling out of us and the euphoria on the side lines from our travelling supporters (there were 2 of them) was a joy to behold.

The icy hail and strong winds could not dampen our day.  The results were fantastic but more importantly the commitment and attitude from our players was unfaultable.  With one game to go we had a chance of topping our group and making the quarterfinals.

Uppottery, whom had already knocked in several goals past many of their opponents stood between us and the quarters.  It was a bright start with both teams looking comfortable on the ball.  A very near miss from our corner, gave us that belief that we could do this, however a break away attack from the following corner put us a goal behind.

Despite an enormous effort we were unable to draw level, loosing the game 1 – 0 but winning the admiration from ourselves for their amazing achievement at such a high level competition.  We are so very very proud of this sporting achievement.  Well done to our super seven.

 

Mr Scandrett

Pre-school- Our furry visitor

This morning we have had a lovely visit from Humbug the Hamster, Lindsey who has been helping us over the last couple of weeks kindly brought her hamster to visit the children. All of the children held and stroked Humbug, they were all very gentle and handled her well. When the children has the fruit at snack time Humbug also enjoyed hers too!

Year 3 / 4 Football vs Dulverton

Our year 3/ 4’s, across the Exmoor Link Federation, spread their wings this evening during an outing at Dulverton All Saints CE School.  Dulverton school has excellent sporting facilities including a floodlight all weather sports pitch.  The link that we now have with Dulverton provides an excellent opportunity to extend the sporting opportunities throughout the federation during the winter months.

Our first sporting venture was tonight’s year 3 / 4 football match.  A great way to re – invigorate our players in preparation for the continued year 3/ 4 football league.  Our players performed brilliantly in a closely fought contest which could have gone either way.

Although finishing on the loosing end of a 3 – 2 result, we are gaining in confidence as we familiarise ourselves with our team mates from either side of the federation.  Dulverton hosted us brilliantly and we look forward to many more future sporting occasions with them.

Mr Scandrett