Must be santa!

Mr David Hill, our established and esteemed author friend of the school, has once again kindly donated to the school funds.  Our modern day Santa has been busy writing for the newspaper and has donated his earnings to our school.

The legendary figure of Santa clause depicts a jolly man who brings gifts to well behaved children.  In my opinion, David Hill must be Santa!

A huge thank you to Mr Hill for his continued contributions.  The children love hearing from him through his letters and cards and would love to see him again some time soon.

Merry Christmas Mr Hill from all at Bishops Nympton Primary School.


Mr Scandrett

Intra House Sports Competition.

To conclude the sporting year we held our Intra house athletics competition.  Various indoor athletic challenges were completed to test the skills learnt in P.E in regards to running, jumping and throwing.

It was a closely fought contest with 3 house teams level on points going into the final sprint round.  Emerald proved to be too strong with a well earned victory over joint second place, Amber and Sapphire.  Ruby finishing a close 3rd.

We look forward to many more rounds of sporting competition as we charge into 2018!

Intra house Sports Shields standings:

Amber – 40points

Ruby – 35 points           Emerald – 35 points

Sapphire – 30 points


Sports completed: Cross Country, Netball, Indoor athletics.


Mr Scandrett


Pre-School-Our Nativity

It was our Nativity on Monday morning and all our children took part and got involved , the play went amazingly and all of our children did so well! Just a reminder it is our Christmas party tomorrow any donations of party food would be gratefully received. Our party will start at around 9 o’clock parents are welcome to join us if you would like to and we have a special visitor arriving at 10.30! We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Celebrating National Tree week

We have been celebrating national tree week in our classes this week.  We have been discussing the importance of and the huge positive impacts that trees give us.  Many of you may have noticed a potted oak tree near the school gates.  This tree has been rescued from being chopped down and built upon from an ex pupils garden.

We will be planting this tree in the new year and it will have a poignant purpose which I will reveal at a later date.  To celebrate it’s rescue and national tree week the children have been creating tree decorations to dress up the old oak tree.

Tree dressing is based on many old customs from all over the world. The idea behind it is to bring us all closer to the trees that play such an important role in our lives as well as to each other.

Mr Scandrett

Christmas dates to remember!


As you all know it is out Nativity next Monday 11th December, if all parents could drop your children to us in the morning and make your way over to the church the Nativity will start at 9.30AM. Your all invited to come back to Pre-School after and have a mince pie and a cup of tea! We will be having a Christmas raffle to raise money for the Pre-School so any donations would be gratefully received.

On Thursday 14th we will have our Christmas party from 9AM onward, again you are welcome to stay and join in the party games and even see a special visitor! In the afternoon at 2PM we will be attending the schools carol service in the church all parents welcome to attend and join in the Christmas sprit!

Finally we will return to Pre-School on the 4th January 2018! We wish you all a Merry Christmas from  the Pre-School and hope you enjoy your break.

A European Christmas!

Today we all had a fantastic day learning about different European Christmas traditions.  The children worked in mixed aged groups on a carousel of craft activities throughout the day.  They made Nativity scene pictures in one session, Norwegian Christmas baskets in another and German paper Christmas trees in the last group.  All children were able to complete the different crafts throughout the day.

All of the children made their teachers really proud with their superb attitude to their learning; the kindness and help that the older children displayed when with working with the younger children was lovely to see.  We had a European themed lunch with a choice British beef burgers or Italian pasta and Polish apple cake or Cheese and biscuits for desert!  A great start to December that was thoroughly enjoyed by all!