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

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.

Orienteering with Mr. Patchett

Year 3 took part in an afternoon of orienteering on the school field with Mr. Patchett. The children worked in pairs equipped with a map and a score card and raced to find all the letters hidden around the field. The children quickly discovered they needed to read the map to win, and thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

Life Education

On Tuesday 29th July, Helen from Life Education visited our school to talk to us about health, drugs and emotional wellbeing.  Unfortunately, we were unable to have the lesson in the Life Education bus however we still really enjoyed having Harold back to visit us.   We learnt about the different systems in our body and what effect certain foods, drugs and alcohol can have on us.  We also spent time exploring why it is such a good to be unique!



The circus came to Haytor View!

On Thursday Lucas and Johnny came to our school to teach us circus skills.  We learnt how to use diablos, flower sticks and juggling balls.  They amazed us with a fantastic show.  The unicycle was really high and we got a chance to take part!

“Lucas and Johnny were really impressive”

“I enjoyed learning how to do flower sticks”

“I learnt how to balance a peacock feather on my chin”

“I enjoyed learning how to spin plates”

“It was great watching them juggle”

“I enjoyed being part of their act on Johnny’s shoulders!”

“I learnt to keep trying and sometimes it can take years to achieve what you want!”

Mr Patchett’s Impact Day

Last Tuesday, Mr Patchett from Newton Abbot College, came into our school to support us with our PE.  We really enjoyed this session, working with Mr Patchett. We focused on skipping and how we can challenge ourselves.  It sounds simple but this proved to be quite tricky at times!

“I enjoyed learning to skip with my friends”

“I enjoyed learning new tricks and getting better at skipping”

“I enjoyed seeing Mr Patchett and I enjoyed skipping faster”

“I became a better skipper”

“I learnt different tricks and techniques”