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Read below to find out more about some of the different activities we have been getting up to; from sporting and musical activities, to visitors and 'wow' days. We are looking forward to helping our children 'explore and grow' further in 2023-24.

  • RLT Dance Show

    Wed 22 May 2024 M Davis

    On Wednesday, Cobalt class took part in the annual RLT Dance Show at Catmose College. This year we were dancing to 'Believer', with strong movements and additional floor drumming. 

     

    The children did an amazing show, with great confidence - and it was great to see almost all of the class taking part. 

     

    Well done to all concerned, and thank you to Mrs Larratt and Mrs Creed for accompanying the children.

  • Pilgrimage to Peterborough

    Tue 21 May 2024 M Davis

    Tuesday saw the whole school depart from Exton on a coach for our pilgrimage to Peterborough Cathedral. A pilgrimage is literally 'a journey', and there was much excitement from our younger children about travelling on a coach!

     

    The day had been put together for us by the education team at Peterborough Cathedral to help the children understand more about their diocesan cathedral and its history, and to understand a little more about what it means to be a church school. 

     

    In the morning the younger children used bricks, pictures, material and other resources to recreate our journey to Peterborough Cathedral from Exton in the aisles of the cathedral. They also had the opportunity to create their own bishop's mitres.

     

    Meanwhile, in other parts of the cathedral, the older classes took part in a trio of activities to create pilgrim badges; to understand more about the role of the bishop and what the diocese is; and to find out more about the history of the cathedral and the buildings that preceded it. 

     

    After a quick lunch, it was time to explore some of our learning through art activities, with Aqua class making smudge art using some of the symbols they had seen around the church. Teal and Cobalt classes explored the cathedral building, looking for different shapes of interest, and then created pastel and ink art to create their own cathedral shape. 

     

    The day concluded with a shared collective worship in the nave of the church, where Canon Tim led us in readings and prayers, and we raised the roof with our singing.

     

    Thank you to the cathedral team for putting the day together for us - we certainly have a better understanding of the cathedral as our 'mother church'. 

     

    It was great to have so many lovely comments from both the volunteers at the cathedral, and from the public who were sharing the space, about how beautifully behaved and polite the children were.

     

    We look forward to visiting the cathedral again in the future.

  • EYFS RLT Multiskills Festival

    Mon 20 May 2024 M Davis

    The EYFS children had a fantastic morning at the RLT Multiskills festival alongside EYFS children from other RLT schools. 

     

    The morning took the format of a 'round robin' of activities for each group to visit, with activities such as bouncing balls, balancing a ball on a bat and jumping.

     

    The children enjoyed all of the activities and were a credit to the school and their parents.

  • Harriet and her Harp

    Thu 02 May 2024 M Davis

    A huge thank you to Harriet Flather for bringing her harp in to help with Teal class's science topic this week. As well as helping the children explore the science of sound and how it is made, she also performed for the rest of the school. The children really enjoyed seeing a real harp and hearing it played by an expert!

  • Aqua Class Theatre Visit

    Tue 23 Apr 2024 M Davis

    Aqua Class enjoyed a visit to Uppingham Theatre to see a musical version of 'Charlie Cook's Favourite Book' by Julia Donaldson.

     

    Charlie loves reading. Especially books about pirates. But his sister hates it – it’s boring! Can Charlie convince her that reading is fun? Perhaps if she read a book about a pirate, who is reading a book about Goldilocks, who is reading a book about a knight…

     

    Alongside children from other primary schools, we delved delve into a range of books with Charlie Cook, brought to life with puppetry and enchanting songs. Eventually, alongside Charlie's sister, we discovered the wonderful world inside a book…

     

    A huge thank you to Uppingham School for hosting the production and inviting us to see it. The children all had a fantastic time, enjoying not only the theatre experience, but also having a trip out on a coach and seeing the sights of Rutland on the way!

     

  • Year 4 Residential

    Mon 15 Apr 2024 M Davis

    Year 4, Mrs Larratt and Mrs Creed all had an amazing time on their residential this week.

     

    Residentials are a wonderful opportunity for children to develop their independence - not just in being away from home, but also in trying new activities and taking themselves outside of their comfort zone.

     

    This year, the Year 4 residential was again at Hilltop, in Sherringham. The outdoor centre is set in picturesque woodlands overlooking the coast.

     

    During their three days the children had the opportunity to take part in an array of exciting adventure activities, including: high ropes courses, zip wires and archery.

     

    Favourite activities included: ‘the big zipper - I did it twice’ ‘making it to the top of the vertical challenge’ ‘balancing on the seesaw in the team tasks’ ‘bikes because we got to do the big bumps and jumps’.

     

    We are always proud of the children at our school - but we were particularly proud of all the year 4 children for the comments adults received on how polite and kind our children are. What wonderful ambassadors they are for our school! We are also proud of individuals for facing their own particular fears - whether that was staying away from home, having a go at something they never thought they would do, or knowing their limits and being brave enough to say no!

     

    A huge thank you to Mrs Larratt and Mrs Creed for giving up their time to accompany the children and give them such a wonderful experience; and thank you to the other schools and staff members in RLT for enabling us to join with them on this adventure.

  • Easter in a Day

    Wed 27 Mar 2024 M Davis

    What a fantastic 'Easter Day' we had!

     

    'Easter in a Day' is a great Exton & Greetham tradition, and this year was as successful as previous years, despite the variable weather!

     

    We started the day with a visit to Greetham Church, where Cobalt class led us through the Easter story, interspersed with lusty singing from the whole school. A huge thank you to the church for providing delicious treats and drinks afterwards!

     

    We then returned to school to decorate our eggs, before settling down for Easter lunch.

     

    In the afternoon, we had our traditional egg rolling in the hall. Well done to everyone for remembering to hard boil their eggs. There were some closely fought contests in each year group, and some very agile children moving out of the way of the unpredictable rolling eggs!

     

    It was then time to hunt for creme eggs in the classrooms, before the sun came out to enable us to partake in egg and spoon races before hometime.

     

    An 'eggciting' day for all!

  • Artsmark Discover Award

    Sun 24 Mar 2024 M Davis

    Just before Christmas, alongside children from Glapthorn and Polebrook schools, our Year 6 Arts Ambassadors took part in the Artsmark Discover Award. This consisted of them exploring different art forms, and then choosing one to explore in greater depth. They then looked to create their own piece of art work and then worked with others to review the work they had done. All three children did a fab job, and received their certificates from Trinity in our celebration assembly. Well done to all!

  • Football Tournament

    Fri 22 Mar 2024 M Davis

    Mrs Ranson reports some superb football playing by both our year 3/4 and our year 5/6 football teams in the March round of the RLT football tournament. Whilst there were no wins- everybody agreed that the children's performance was much improved. They very much held their own and only lost by one or two goals in each match. Mrs Ranson reports that passing was more accurate and there was fearless tackling. There were a number of shots at the goal, which were artfully defended by opposing goal keepers. 

    With five matches for each year group, and only 1 sub for each team, our outfield players kept going with amazing stamina. There were also some amazing saves by our goalies. Well done to everyone concerned.

     

  • Purim Assembly

    Tue 19 Mar 2024 M Davis

    On Tuesday, Mrs Edward (one of our school governors) came to join us for an assembly about Purim, a Jewish festival. We enjoyed hearing the story of Queen Esther - and especially enjoyed using all of the musical instruments to cover up the name of Haman! Mrs Edward often visits to share with us the stories behind different Jewish festivals, and it was lovely to hear a new story this morning!

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