Pre-School Trip to Knightshayes

Yesterday we joined Reception and year 1 on their trip to Knightshayes. We started the day with a lovely walk through the woods to try and find The Gruffalo!  All of the children did really well with the long walk through the woods and fields as a certain teacher (Mrs.Hancock!) took a wrong turn. The children then enjoyed sitting down resting to eat their lunches. While class 1 were doing their workshop we had planned to take the children to the playground and read The Grufflo story but we were stopped by the sudden downpour of rain and had to make our way to the house where the children took part in the Knightshayes safari trail where they had to look for different objects around the different rooms.

A day out at Knightshayes

Class 1 and Pre-school had a lovely day out at Knightshayes today.  In the morning we all set off for an adventure in the woods together.  The children loved hunting for bugs and plants and trying to name them.  We found some dens that we enjoyed playing in, we said hello to the sheep and finally got back to the house to find some shade and eat our lunch!  I think we were all glad of a rest!

In the afternoon Reception and Year 1 went off to do a ‘Growing Plants’ workshop led by the National Trust; we got to taste some different vegetables grown in the kitchen gardens, we learnt about the parts of a plant and what they need to grow, we even made our own seed heads that each child was able to take home with them to grow.

The Pre-school children, together with their parents, Kath and Cassie then went off to explore the gardens and also the house to escape the sudden downpour!  It was really lovely to have so many parents and children come along with us and we really hope you enjoyed the day every bit as much as we did, thank you for coming.

We had lots and lots of comments from  members of the public and from National Trust staff about how well behaved the children were, they made us all very proud, well done everyone!  I must also say a massive, massive thank you to the National Trust staff who went above and beyond what was expected of them to help us out today, many, many thanks to you from all of us.

I also must take this opportunity to say a very heartfelt thank you to my team, Miss Alderman, Mrs Howes, Kath, Cassie and of course the wonderful Mrs Honey.  Today proved what an excellent team we are and how well we work together, you are all amazing and it is a privilege to work with you, thank you.  A proud day for Early Years at Bishops Nympton  Primary School.

Alison Hancock

3/4 Football league result

Our year 3 / 4’s played the last game of a difficult inaugural football league campaign.¬† We have had difficulties all season putting together a team, coupled with the impossibility of getting everyone in the same place for training.

However, I cannot fault the effort put in by those who represented the Exmoor Link Federation over the season and last night was no exception.

We visited North Molton in our newly acquired green premier league kit but took some time getting into our stride.  4 Р0 down at half time made it a difficult task to get back into the game.

But they fought brilliantly in the second half with a much improved performance bagging 3 goals.  However, a strong North Molton side completed their victory 8 Р3.

Our players continue to improve with every game and always show a great desire and passion to play.  Their season is still not over as we have a friendly at Dulverton and a cup competition to play in.


Mr Scandrett

London 18 Day 1

What a day! Our adventure started with a smooth journey to the big city. After lunch in the heat of Kensington Gardens we had the fortune of seeing history in the making in Westminster.

We got to see the house of commons and lords in their key debates (seeing the Prime Minister and our MP Peter Heaton Jones)

We then enjoyed a meal at the rainforest cafe before a night out at the West End. Aladdin was amazing. We are all settled now, safe and sound in the hotel.

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Pristine green winning machine.

¬†The winning momentum continued for our year 5 / 6’s, this time against Dulverton All Saints School.¬† For our final footballing outing of the season we wore our newly acquired Green football kit.

The kit, donated by the premier league is now our official Exmoor Link Federation football kit.¬† Made of lightweight, breathable material the players commented on it’s comfort.

And comfortable they were with yet another impressive and dominant display.  A settled defensive unit kept another clean sheet, our midfield and forward players showed brilliant attacking flair with good link up play and a good eye for goal, all resulting in a 6 Р0 victory.

This group of players have improved tremendously this year.  Individually very competent but our strengths lie within the strong togetherness of the team.  The desire to succeed for each other is a joy to watch and has made coaching them a real pleasure.

Mr Scandrett