Key Stage 2 - Years 3, 4, 5 and 6

Hello and welcome to Key Stage 2. We currently have three classes, Year 3, Year 4/5 and Year 5/6.  Each classroom has an interactive whiteboard and networked computers.

Our topic this term is ‘Our World Rocks’. This will be incorporated into the majority of our afternoon lessons. This will include a variety of activities covering History, Geography, ICT, Music, Art and Design Technology.

 

All our KS2 children perform in our ‘Summer Production’ which is held at the New Hall, Tiverton.  This gives the children the opportunity to perform on a proper stage with lighting and sound, to an audience of parents, other family members and members of our local community.  The children are also involved in the backstage elements of a production, such as prop making and scenery design.

Year 6 Life Skills - March 2014

On Thursday 6th March our year 6 class took part in a ’life skills’ morning at Tiverton Youth Service Centre. Having walked there independently, they met with their teachers and spent the morning learning skills for life. They had talks and got involved in practical activities on first aid (including CPR and the recovery position), road safety, internet safety, beach/coast safety and fire safety. All of the children were very well behaved and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

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Year 5 London Residential - March 2014

On Monday 3rd March our year 5 children were joined by other year 5’s from Sidbury Primary School. They travelled to London by train for their residential trip.

After arriving at Paddington they used the tube to get to the youth hostel in Kensington.  That afternoon they went to the Pineapple Dance Studios where they learned some dance routines from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory before they went to see the show at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. The show was fantastic and enjoyed by all.

Tuesday was a packed day with visits to the Houses of Parliament and the Tower of London. The children had the opportunity to enter the Houses of Lords and Commons and were given a guided tour. At the Tower of London they were able to see the Crown Jewels and look at the instruments of torture!

On Wednesday morning the children visited the Science Museum. This gave them the opportunity to interact with many different exhibits and was enjoyed by all.

They all had a busy, but brilliant time!  We would like to thank all the staff who participated in the trip.  It would not be possible to take the children without them volunteering to give up their evenings.

 

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KS2 Plymouth Trip - January 2014

On Friday 24th January, the children from KS2 had a taste of the 1940’s life when, dressed as evacuees, they waved goodbye to their parents and were driven to Plymouth. There, they were chosen by new parents in role play activities, examined WW2 artefacts and wrote postcards home. During the day, they were taken into an air raid shelter hidden beneath Hyde Park Junior School’s playground. The children listened to sirens and bombs while singing war songs and chanting their times tables. They were fascinated by the layout of arch tunnels and enjoyed using torches in the complete darkness of the shelter. It was a fantastic experience and on exiting the air raid shelter many pupils exclaimed “that was awesome!”

Thank you to Naomi Weeks & Hayden Pancherz from Year 6 who have written the following report

“Our favourite part of the Plymouth school trip was when we went to the air-raid shelter in a school that was built in WW1, it was used for a hospital. In WW2 the children came out of the air-raid shelter to find their school had been hit by a big bomb and the top floor was completely on fire!”

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Year 6 Residential to Grenville House - November 2013

On 27th November our Silverback class went on residential to Grenville house in Brixham, Devon. Whilst there, the children had an amazing opportunity to experience many activities such as canoeing, abseiling, caving, indoor climbing, raft building, high ropes, problem solving and orienteering. The activities were very popular and despite a few nerves everyone gave them a go! All the children were very well behaved and made everyone at Wilcombe very proud.

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Sword in the Stone - November 2013

As part of their English topic on Myths and Legends, Parrots and Tigers have been studying ‘The Sword in the Stone’. They performed their play to parents on Monday 18th November, in which they were fantastic! They are now looking forward to using all they have learned to write their own story in this style.

 

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Silverbacks and Monkeys share a book - October 2013

Each week this term, our reception children in Monkey class will visit our oldest children in Silverback class. Whilst together they will be sharing a book enabling the reception children to practice their reading skills. They also work together with Year 6 teaching them computer skills.

 

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Exmoor Challenge - May 2012

On Saturday 2nd May twelve year 6 children made up three teams and participated in the Exmoor Challenge.  This is a 16 mile walk across Exmoor, starting and finishing at Dulverton Middle School, organised by the Rotary Club of Exmoor.  The children leave Dulverton Middle School then walk to Mounsey Hill Gate, on to Tarr Steps, up to Anstey Gate, down to Marsh Bridge and then back to DulvertonAll three teams did incredibly well and finished ahead of their anticipated time.

We would like to thank Mr Gittins and Mr Pomeroy for preparing them so well for this event and for supporting them on the day.  It was also good to see some parents travelling around Exmoor cheering the children on.

 

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Year 4 Residential - Dartmoor - May 2012

Our year 4 children went on their 3 day residential on Dartmoor with  children from Sampford Peverell.  This is an art based residential where the children use their surroundings to gain inspiration and collect resources.  The recent bad weather didn’t have too much impact on their enjoyment and they were fortunate enough to still be able to  walk across the moor and enjoy all it has to offer.  They went on guided walks across the moor and collected what they needed to make walking sticks.  The inside activity was to make fish sculptures using willow and tissue paper.  These will be used to create a display in school.  The children had a brilliant time.

 

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Annual Exeter Chiefs Tag Rugby Tournament - April 2012

Mrs Soper took our tag rugby team to the 17th Annual Tag Rugby Tournament at Sandy Park.  Our team played exceptionally well and held their own.  Our results were won 1, drew 2 and lost 1. The team were outstanding in both their performance especially their defence and general behaviour – a credit to the school.  Joe Heard was our leading try scorer with 7 tries throughout the day!

We would also like to thank JHD Automotives who have sponsored our new kit.  The team looked incredibly smart.

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Wilcombe Wobbler - March 2012

On Thursday 29th March we held  our annual cross country event the ‘Wilcombe Wobbler’.  This event was attended by 14 primary schools from across Mid Devon and the Culm Valley and saw over 250 children competing.

The four races were run in glorious sunshine, not typical weather for this event!  The team race results were:

  • Year 3/4 Girls—Hemyock
  • Year 3/4 Boys—Hemyock
  • Year 5/6 Girls—Bickleigh
  • Year 5/6 Boys—Two Moors

The overall event winners were Hemyock Primary.

Wilcombe team runners should be incredibly proud of themselves.  Every member finished the course and our team came 8th overall.  Well done Wilcombe!

 

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