Intra House Sports competition Heats up

Our Intra house sports competition is heating up as we move in to our summer sports programme.  The competition is designed to introduce healthy competition within school by competing in their house groups in various sports.  Points are awarded for each sporting event to find out who is the best overall sporting house.

Leader board

Amber   40 Points

Emerald 29 Points

     Sapphire 24 Points

     Ruby  18 Points


Sports Completed:

Netball, Athletics, Football, Tag Rugby, Kwik Cricket


Next Event: Rounders

Tag Rugby Triumphs

Once again Bishops Nympton forged a name for themselves in the North Devon Tag Rugby tournament.  Despite the drizzle, making conditions very difficult to play in, our players performed brilliantly.  An early 4 – 2 victory against Horwood and Newton Tracey set us in good stead for the remainder of the group games.

Two closely contested games followed, but our organisation in defence and our attacking flair were rewarded with  a 3 – 1 victory against Instow, and 4 – 3 win against Chittlehampton and Filleigh.  We finished the group stage strongly with an impressive  6 – 1 win against Berrynarbour.

Topping our group gave us the confidence and fighting spirit required to progress through to the knockout stages.  We looked strong and confident against Swimbridge, defeating them 5 – 2.  Semi final time against a very strong Shirwell side.

An exciting match, back and forth between two very good teams.3 – 3 at full time , our fate would be decided using the golden try rule.  First team to score wins.  Despite a rugged defence, Shirwell managed to come out on top.  The disappointment was clear to see on our players faces.

We are so very proud of their achievements.  A top four finish out of the whole of North Devon is an impressive accomplishment.  Well done to you all.

Mr Scandrett


On Wednesday, Middle Class decided to make the most of the weather and take our learning outside! We have been learning about Celtic roundhouses as part of our topic, what they look like and what would have been inside. Miss Jones took the children onto the playground to draw outlines of Roundhouses, thinking about their size and shape.

Miss Whapham

I don’t bee – lieve it!

Bishops Nympton’s spelling bee, held yesterday, was a huge success.  Teaching staff were bowled over with the spelling achievements made throughout the school.  The spelling work completed within school literacy sessions is clearly having an impact, combined with the children’s own commitment outside of school supported by parents was very clear to see.

The spelling bee was an optional event, but every child chose to take part, enthused by the exciting prizes on offer.  The grand prize being a trip to Quince Honey Farm.  All staff were so impressed with individuals who had clearly made a huge effort to learn their spellings, as well as the overall school spelling picture.

As we proceeded through the rounds (the pressure of being in the hall in front of the whole school did not phase them)  it was getting increasingly harder to whittle down our speller numbers, with nearly all year groups requiring several sudden death rounds.

Year 1 and year 2 were so good that there competition had to continue into the afternoon!    All  children who took part received school merit awards of increasing value as they proceeded through each round.  Our finalist also received a prize out of the school prize box.  Cheered on throughout the competition we were finally able to declare our winners.  They will shortly receive their invite for an exciting school trip to the Quince Honey Farm.

There is however one place on the trip still available.  This event was a fund raising initiative, we asked for the children to collect sponsorship money to help raise vital funds for our school.  We are offering a place on our Honey Farm trip to the individual who can raise the most sponsorship money!

We ask that all monies raised are to be brought into school by Friday 26th May.  Good luck.

Once again, a huge well done to every child for making this event so enjoyable and worth while.

Mr Scandrett

Spelling Bee Champions 2017

Reception – Toby Lloyd

Year 1 – Dulcie Baldwin

Year 2 – Jack Lloyd

Year 3 – Lily Govier

Year 4 – Ruby Bedford

Year 5 – Anoushka Burton

Year 6 – Hannah Spence


North Devon Athletics Finals

Our brand new sports kit was revealed to the sporting world during the North Devon Athletics finals.  Our athletes looked really smart and commented on how proud they were to be sporting such a great looking kit.  Again, a huge thank you to our P.T.A who provided us with the kit.

A team of 8 represented Bishops Nympton in 4 athletic events as part of the North Devon regional finals.  We were a little fish in a very big ocean but proudly performed fantastically well.  It was a great experience using the professional athletic facilities.

Out of the 25 schools in North Devon who made it this far, we finished a very respectable 19th.  A huge effort by all competitors and supporters.

Mr Scandrett




To use be, or the other bee, that is the question!

Our inaugural spelling bee takes place tomorrow.   Our children will be tested randomly on their statutory word lists to determine our king our queen bee spelling bee in each year group.  With some fantastic prizes on offer, a trip to the Quince Honey farm, we our looking forward to a fantastic competition.

Please remember to continue collecting in your sponsorship money.  The individual who raises the most money will also  join us on our school visit!  We request that all monies are to be collected and brought to school by the Half term holidays.

Good luck everybodeeee!

Mr Scandrett

Class 1 – Life Cycles

Class one have been learning about life cycles as part of our Science this week and we were very lucky to have a visit from Joshua’s butterflies.  Joshua had some caterpillars given to him for his birthday and he watched them closely at home as they grew and changed into butterflies.  Joshua’s mum very kindly brought them in to school to show us yesterday and we all watched and Joshua set them free on the playground.  Many thanks to Joshua and his mum for sharing that experience with us.