Happy Summer!

Class 1:  what a fantastic year we have had!  The end of a school year is a time of mixed emotions, happy that we have a nice long break, sad that children are moving on from our classes or from the school, pride in all the children have achieved and excitement at a new beginning and new children joining us in September.

The children in class 1 have worked so hard this year and have achieved so much.  It still amazes me how they start school not being able to read and write, yet after only one year they have learnt how to do it!  Children are amazing, your children are amazing and they have been an absolute pleasure to teach this year.

Thank you to all our parents for your continued support, it is very much appreciated.  We wish you all a wonderful summer and remember…. keep reading!! 😉

Alison Hancock and the Infant Team.

Intra house sports competition – final standings

Our Intra house sports competition has been a culmination of 7 different sporting competitions over this academic year.  The competition is designed to introduce all children to competitive sporting competition across a range of sports taught during P.E sessions this year.

A really hard fought battle between Amber and Emerald went all the way to the end, with Emerald just piping Amber to the winning position.  Sapphire and Ruby had their own running battle vying for 3rd place.  We intend to continue this tradition next year, trying to add even more sports to the competition.

Final standings 2016 / 2017


Emerald 64 Points

Amber   63 Points

Ruby    38 Points

     Sapphire 34 Points

Sports Completed:




Tag Rugby

Kwik Cricket



Emerald team captains, Hannah Spence and George Snell, proudly hold the Intra House Sports Shield.



Growing- Little Owls

Little owls have been growing lots of different vegetables and fruit. We pulled up our potatoes this morning and washed them off. We ate them for our afternoon snack and they were delicious! We are continuing to grow our runner beans, strawberries and tomatoes.


CPRE Devon – My Outdoors Competition Winners

Once again this year, as part of our L.I.N.E. (Learning In the Natural Environment) work we entered the CPRE My Outdoors Competition.  For the second year in a row, Bishops Nympton Primary School have been named as joint winners of the best overall school prize!
The CPRE (Campaign to Protect Rural England) work tirelessly to protect our beautiful and living countryside in Devon.  They work to protect, promote and enhance our towns and countryside to make them better places to live, work and enjoy, and to ensure the countryside is protected for now and future generations.
As a L.I.NE provider, I actively encourage the children of Bishops Nympton to experience their outdoor environment, thus enabling them to feel connected and part of our living world.  By making this connection, we hope it will enthuse and inspire them to protect and conserve our beautiful and amazing natural world.
This CPRE competition has created the opportunity for the children to think about their loved out door spaces and to imagine  a world where these spaces have been built upon and lost forever. As custodians of this planet, it is our responsibility to protect these special outdoor places from destruction.
In addition to the best overall school prize, several children have won the title of ‘Highly Commended’ for their paintings.  We will name these individuals in due course with information regarding the prizes.
Winning entries will be posted on the CPRE website,  next newsletter, and displaying them at their AGM in Hatherleigh at the end of July and on their stand at the Chagford Show on 17th August.
A huge well done to all the children who entered the competition.
Mr Scandrett

Sports day champions = AMBER!

Congratulations to Amber, our 2017 sports day champions.  Racking up a massive 965 points, amber are deserved winners of this years sports day trophy.  A fantastic day of sporting challenges and competition resulted in many tired legs and red cheeks.

Our morning round robin competition of 8 physical challenges  tested the children in various components of their physical fitness.  Speed, agility, strength, endurance, balance, flexibility were all on show as every child in the school gave their team 100%, earning them points to be carried forward into the afternoon races.

A supportive crowd cheered on all the runners during the afternoon races.  The determination to succeed was etched on every child’s face as they ran for individual glory and to add to their teams points total.  Ruby House, sports day victors for the last two years, closely matched Amber throughout with Sapphire and Emerald closely following behind.

However, Amber had the speed to get them across the finish line as sports day winners.  Well done to all the children who demonstrated their sporting prowess, determination and team work throughout the day.  We are very proud of you all!

A huge thank you to our PTA, who kept the supporters fed and watered with pasties, and other refreshments as well as continuing to proudly support our school with a varied range of stalls and games.  It was great to see so many of our Bishops Nympton School family on the side lines, suffering Mr Gurneys jokes, but enjoying a fabulously entertaining sports day.

Mr Scandrett

Business Week a huge success

Yet again our children from Class 3 planned, resourced and ran a very successful business afternoon on Friday 7th July. This is our fifth year running this programme and each year the children work harder to create businesses which will appeal to children of all ages. This year we also had a group who considered the requirements and needs of our visiting parents by running a successful tea and coffee stall on the side. This was run by ‘Coffee stop, tea shop’ (Olivia, Seth and George).

As you will see from the attached photos the children managed to offer a variety of stalls fronted by their own design boards. We spend a lot of time in school creating their design boards and also recording video adverts to advertise their wares. These adverts are shared with the rest of the school in the lead up to the event.

This initiative offers the children a real chance at being entrepreneurs and each year we always offer a little something different. A particularly good idea this year was from a group called ‘JEMS’ (Matthew, Jayden and Emily) who offered, as their main prize, a £2 off token for our upcoming show DVD ‘Shakespeare Rocks’. This shows a super understanding as to what it takes to entice customers by offering appealing prizes. Well done that team!

A huge well done to all the children in Class 3. You did it again!

Excellent results across the school!

We have had some brilliant results this year and would like to share our success with you.

We had excellent results in Class one with all children passing their phonics screening with 35 or above.

In our KS1 SATS results the children achieved above 75% for both reading and writing and 50% for numeracy.

In our KS2 SATS results the children achieved above 82% for both reading and writing and above 50% for Numeracy. There were two children who did not make the 100 scaled score for Numeracy but were extremely close with 99 and 98. We will await our progress figures in the Autumn term but indications are that our children have made huge individual progress which has been recognised within school and hopefully also celebrated at home.

I am sure all parents are extremely proud of their children, as are we at Bish Nym.

Mrs Scandrett