Haytor View

Community Primary School & Nursery

Learning together ~ enjoying success ~ aiming high ~ celebrating difference ~ enriching community

Haytor View

Community Primary School & Nursery

Learning together ~ enjoying success ~ aiming high ~ celebrating difference ~ enriching community



P.E. Events and Experiences

Playleaders Conference November 2022

Our playleaders had a great morning at Coombeshead Academy learning more about their role as playleaders. There was a great turn out for the Young Play Leaders Conference with 10 schools taking.

Pupils were split into 2 groups with one group focusing first on being a good leader and taking part in numerous playground games, so keeping pupils in their school active during breaktimes and lunchtimes. Games included spider and fly, Duck, Duck, Goose, Red light/Green Light, Golden River Game and Rock/Paper/Scissors jumping game.

The other group first looked at what makes a good leader and worked on their communication skills. They then had time to reflect on their current provision before looking at examples of good practice and the logistics of organising and managing active playtimes. For example: zoning playground/field, rules of the playground, rotas, equipment and expectations etc. Then the groups swapped over.

Huge thanks to Coombeshead Academy for allowing us to use their sportshall and Dance studio for the morning. Thanks to the schools for bringing your pupils along to have this opportunity.

Year 4 Mini Olympic Event

All of our year 4 children took part in the ‘Year 4 Mini Olympic Day’ at Newton Abbot College.  The children were teamed up with children from other primary schools and participated in a range of activities.  The event was led by Mr Patchett and supported by the PE teachers and students from the college.  There were even a few familiar faces who use to attend our school,  helping out. We all had a great time!

“I really enjoyed the football.”

“I enjoyed the Tug of War.”

“Climbing the rope in gymnastics.”

“ I really enjoyed the vault.”

“I enjoyed being part of all the sports.”

“I enjoyed the football.”

“ I made lots of new friends.”

Commonwealth Games with Mr Patchett

Mr Patchett, from Newton Abbott College, came into school and held a Commonwealth Games experience for our Key Stage 2 children.  The children engaged in a range of activities such as relay running, javelin throwing and the long jump to name but a few.

All children had a great afternoon competing against each other in these activities and used it as practise for our up-and-coming Sports Day!


Young Play Leaders Training

Ami, from the South Dartmoor School Sports Partnership, came into school to offer our Young Play Leaders bespoke training.  This training focused on encouraging children to participate in football, developing their skills and applying this in matches.

The Young Play Leaders then taught a football training session to our year 4 children, before offering it to key stage 1 and key stage 2 children during our lunchtime provision.

“I learnt how to play different games.”

“It was very fun.  I enjoyed the games, like the animal game and the football skills.”

“I enjoyed practising and playing the games.  We then taught these.”

“I learnt that you need to be responsible.”

“I enjoyed teaching the year 4’s and playing and learning the games with Ami.”

“I liked how the year 4’s enjoyed the games and listened to us when we said something.”


Lucas Jet Circus

Lucas and Jonny came to our school to show us some fantastic circus skills.  They taught us how to balance a feather, use diablos, spin plates and juggle.  Every class from Reception to Year 6 took part.  At the end of the day, Lucas and Jonny gave an amazing performance.  Some of the children even participated in the show!

We cannot wait to have them back next year!

Year 5 Sports Olympics Afternoon – 16th March 2022

Last Wednesday, Year 5 attended Mr Patchett’s Sports Olympics event at Newton Abbot College. We had an absolutely amazing time trialing all the different activities and getting to know other students from other schools.

The children and adults had a brilliant time. Year 5 were great role models and ambassadors for our school and represented us beautifully.

“I enjoyed the hockey because my team kept winning!” – Alfie

“I enjoyed the game where we kicked the balls into a goal- there were sometimes 3 balls altogether… that was a bit confusing!”

“I loved the hockey. I’ve never done it before but it turns out I’m really good at it.” – Bella

Yr 5 West End Schools – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

On 9th March, we were lucky to have a workshop lead by an instructor from West End Schools. She taught us how to combine certain moves and dance routines to music in order to retell the story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Check our our moves! Can you tell which part of the story we are doing?

West End in Schools – Storytelling Dance Workshop

West End in Schools visited Haytor View.  They supported the children in choreographing a story that was told through dance.

Foundation Stage retold the Gingerbread Man

Year 1, 3 and 5 retold Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Years 2, 4 and 6 retold Where The Wild Things Are

The children engaged well with their chosen text and retold the story amazingly!

PE Impact Day with Ian Patchett

On Wednesday 2nd March, Ian Patchett came into Haytor View to work with the teachers and children.  Ian spent time in year 1 working on their gymnastic skills, in year 2 he worked with Mr Franklin and the children on developing their handball techniques and held an intra-gymnastic competition for KS2.  At lunchtime, Ian spent time with our Young Play Leaders supporting them in developing fun and active games for everyone to enjoy!
“I enjoyed practising then finally performing.” – Ellie
“I enjoyed having nerves for the competition. I was nervous a bit then the nerves went and I enjoyed it.” – Evelyn
“I couldn’t do a move before the competition, then I gave it a go on the day and did it!” – Archie

Key Stage 1 Festival

Our year 1 class took part in School Sports Partnership sporting event.  They had such a great time!

Click on the link below to read the write up about the event.

Key Stage 1 Festival