Bishops Nympton Easter ‘Eggs In Space’ competition

We had an ‘egg-cellent’ turn out today from children entering our Easter sculpture competition, which tied in with our space theme this year. The entries were very creative and really captured a sense of what they have learnt about the planets, space and comets this term. There were many aliens and beautifully crafted blown eggs also.

We had a 3rd, 2nd and 1st place winner from each class with eggs for prizes, very kindly donated by the PTA.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the PTA from all the children and staff at Bish Nym as they work tirelessly to raise money for the school and have been tremendously successful this term. They will also be serving refreshments and holding a raffle at the church this afternoon after our Easter assembly. All are welcome to attend.

Mrs Scandrett

Bishops Nympton Easter Egg Hunt

All the children took part in an Easter egg hunt this morning in their paired reading partners. They were given half an egg each and had the challenge to find the other half (which had been expertly hidden by the teaching assistants during the morning). Children worked exceptionally well together and all had a great time. They were then given some sweets upon finding their eggs, which were kindly donated by the PTA.

Mrs Scandrett

Wear a Hat Day

We have been raising awareness of the Brain Tumour Research charity throughout the week at Bishops Nympton primary school. School council have been selling pin badges and wristbands during playtimes and on Friday we ended the term with our wear a hat day.

We can proudly announce that we raised a hat-tastic £163.76. A huge thank you to everybody who has supported us in this venture.

Mr Scandrett

Bishops Nympton Pre-school Easter Bonnet Competition

Mrs Kiff held a very successful open morning on Thursday 30th March whereby parents were invited to look around the unit and join their child to make an Easter bonnet. The bonnets were then judged (with great difficulty) by Mrs Scandrett during the morning. There were two overall winners but all entries were beautiful and very creative.

Well done to the Early Years team and have a great Easter holiday.

Mrs Scandrett

Easter treat from David Hill

Our author friend, David Hill, has once again generously donated £50 towards our school library.  We received an Easter card and message from him recently which we have shared with all the children.  In typical David Hill style, the letter got a laugh from the children as he recalled his childhood Easter sugared egg.

Mr Hill, an ex pupil of Bishops Nympton, continues to follow the schools progress through our website page and continually gives generously his time, thoughts and money.  The children love hearing from him and are excitedly preparing a reply.

Happy Easter Mr Hill.

Sponsored Spellathon coming soon

The English language, we can all speak it from a very young age, yet writing it is a very different challenge!

There, their, they’re ar so maney sownds projuced in ower langwaj, with so maney ways of making those sownds.  Is it aney wonder that ower children find lurning spellings hard?

Teaching spellings is just as difficult.  There are spelling rules that we can follow, all of which can be broken in various words, Phonemes and graphemes help children to collaborate different sounds, but learning which sound you need within a word is a difficult skill to master.  Because of these challenges, learning spellings can become tedious and morale sapping.

After Easter we are launching a spelling drive to raise the standards of spellings throughout the school.  Our school council are busy organising a sponsored spellathon to help raise vital funds for our school, but more importantly to give learning spellings a positive impetus!

You will shortly receive a statutory word list.  A list of words produced by the government which they believe every child should be able to spell at this juncture in their education.   We ask that whilst munching on your chocolate eggs, spend some time learning the spellings of these statutory words in preparation for our spellathon event.

We are busy organising some fantastic prizes for our top spellers with the opportunity to progress forward into a federation spellathon later in the year.  Your children are taught numerous methods of how to learn these statutory words but will require support and encouragement from all the family.

More details of this exciting competition will follow after Easter.

Mr Scandrett

Little Owls – revisit/reflect and Easter

This week we have been reflecting on what we have learnt and consolidated our learning.  The children have also enjoyed making Easter bunnies, daffodils and eggs using different materials.  The children have been making nests for their eggs using rice krispies which were eaten for snack!

The tadpoles have been moved to their new home outside and we look forward to returning after the holidays to see how much they have grown.

After the Easter holidays our focus will be growing and living things.  Thank you to those of you who have given us seeds to grow.  We will be planting and talking about what the seeds need to grow and making our own garden beds.

We wish you a happy Easter and we hope the sun will shine! We return on Wednesday 19th April.