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

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


Sherborne Development with our Foundation Stage children

Relationship Building

Sherborne  Development Movement sessions this term have focused on ‘Relationship Building’  The physical games involved trust building, inner strength, ‘with relationship’ work as they work in partners.

Games – ‘With relationship’ 
Limpets & Rides.
Strength is shown as the child on the floor glues themselves to the surface and partner takes care of them trying to lift a selected limb.  Again care is shown by both as each child rides on a partner.
Blue Train Rides
OUR favourite part of each Sherborne sessions is the ‘Blue train rides’  which we have on our own or with our friends.. WE LAUGH OUT LOUD EVERY TIME!

Ian Patchett Impact Day

Ian Patchett, from Newton Abbot College, came into our school and worked with classes from foundation stage to year 6.  In foundation stage Ian supported the children in developing their core strength skills on the lower apparatus.  A group of children from year 5 and 6 worked collaboratively together on team games.  Year 5 developed their fitness and stamina engaging in Vigorous Activity.  Years 1 & 2 and 3 & 4 had a great afternoon in Netball Festivals.

“It was great to see all of the students engaging in a range of different sporting activities. During the festivals, we broke the skills into simple activities where the students were able to focus on the specific skill that they were working. The students did a great job, and clearly have developed a range of core techniques that are needed for all ball sports such as throwing, catching and shooting. I am looking forwards to going back to the school and seeing how this gets developed into some small sided invasion activities” Ian Patchett.

West End In Schools – Diwali Dance Workshop

This half term, the school worked with West End in Schools.  All the children from foundation stage to year 6 participated in a Ramayana Diwali dance workshop.   Diwali is embraced by a number of religions and teaches the children about the idea of self-improvement. By retelling the famous story through dance, the children improve their cultural understanding and confidence in self-expression.

Year 3 and 4 Sports Day!

Wow! What an amazing afternoon we all had yesterday.  The sun was shinning and we had great fun taking part in different events.  The children participated in javelin throwing, relay race, shot put, standing long jump, sack race and the egg and spoon race.

Although it was a shame families could not join us, you would have been very proud of your child.  They showed great sportsmanship and respect for each other when completing the races.  Thank you for your support in making sure your child Sports Day was a success!

I am sure you are all keen to know the results….drum roll please…

1st – China (Red Team)

2nd – Brazil (Green Team)

3rd – Italy and Australia (Blue and Yellow Team)

Elijah received the ‘Respect’ trophy for his support towards other children, during the events.