Wynstream Primary School

Wynstream Primary School


Just a gentle reminder that we are closed on Monday 2nd May for the bank holiday. We look forward to seeing our pupils on Tuesday.
Exciting news for the school! We now have a Portuguese water dog called Pepper, a therapy dog in training who has previously been working at Christow Primary School. She will be in school most days, having started today and she will be training with Bale’s Buddies, a charity based in Newton Abbot twice a week for the next term. https://www.bales-buddies.co.uk/
When she joined school, she was only four months old. She will have the chance to work with all those who want to meet her. Consent letters have been circulated to all parents who can stipulate if their child can meet Pepper in school.
What a term we have had at Wynstream, full of great learning and development. It is wonderful to have had some of our off site activities such as swimming lessons and sport tournaments re-commence again with the lifting of Covid restrictions. Well done to all of our pupils for their hard work during the Spring term. As the Easter holidays begin after school today, may we wish everyone a happy and safe Easter break. We will see everyone back in school on Monday 25th April.
We have received some really helpful advice and tips for parents and carers relating to Mobile Phone scams. The advice comes from the National Online Safety team. Follow the link below to our school website blog that connects you to the advice poster full of hints, tips and advice. We will drop a copy of the advice poster in the next school newsletter as well.

Lots of jokes told by our wonderful pupils to classmates, friends and and staff alike at Wynstream Primary School on Friday 18th March. Lots of fun as we raised money for charity.
Devon County Council coordinate a Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Programme. Its aim is to support children to eat more healthily, be more active over the school holidays and have a greater knowledge of health and nutrition. If you would like to know more about Easter holiday events in Exeter please visit the DCC website www.devon.gov.uk/educationandfamilies/family-support/haf-programme
Comic Relief 2022. We are having so much fun today at Wynstream Primary School! School is awash with lots of fun red clothing everywhere you look. Well done to our families and school staff. Thanks for the 50p charity donations received in school today, we will let you know soon how much has been raised.
This year Parent Consultations will be conducted by telephone on Wednesday 30th March and Thursday 31st March for all pupils from Foundation to Year 6. The online booking system is currently open, and closes on Friday 25th March. To book in visit your ScoPay account, with more details in the letter sent home via email on 10th March. Our teaching team is looking forward to having these very useful discussions about your child's learning and plan their next steps, we hope you are too.

Please make sure your contact details are upto date on the SIMS Parent App so that your child's class teacher has the correct information on the day. If you require a translator, please let the school office know and we will try to arrange this for you. Thanks.
Comic Relief Day 2022! It is non uniform day on Fri 18th March, children can wear something red if they like, and bring in a joke to tell. Optional 50p donation.
An interesting Interactive Science event in Exeter this weekend and next. Backed by the Met Office and the University of Exeter. Family Friendly and Free.
World Book Day 2022. Everyone gets involved on WBD, and it’s a favourite date in our school calendar. This year was extra special as we also re-launched our new library space on the same day. We hope you enjoy the photo showcase poster with many pictures taken in the fantastic jungle themed school library.

World Book Day changes lives through a love of books and shared reading. Its mission is to promote reading for pleasure, offering every child and young person the opportunity to have a book of their own. The charity behind World Book Day reports that reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator of a child’s future success – more than their family circumstances, their parents’ educational background or their income. It wants to see more children, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, with a life-long habit of reading for pleasure and the improved life chances this brings them. Designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, World Book Day is marked in over 100 countries around the globe.
Now we have opened our fantastic new library here is your
chance to help us get even more great books on the shelves. The Scholastic Boo Fair will be in school next week and for every book that you buy, they will give us a percentage back in books for the library.
It will work a little differently from previous years. To avoid having too many people in school at once, the children will be able to have a look at the books during their library session and write down what they want on a Wish List. They will then bring that home and you can pay online. All the details of how to do this are on
the form. If you wish to buy additional books for other siblings for example, the titles are on the website for you to look at, just write the extra books on the form and pay the total amount.
You can use World Book Day vouchers to
get £1 off but only one voucher per
book. There is no need to send in the
voucher. The deadline for payment is Friday 11th March at 4pm. The Wish List then needs to come into school and the children will be given their books the following Monday. If there are more purchases than the books we have got in school, we will order the extras and they will be delivered later in the week. Many thanks in advance for your support!

Wynstream Primary School is part of Exeter Children’s Federation, along with Montgomery Primary Sc

Operating as usual


On the last day of our school term, can we wish all of our pupils, parents and carers, and everyone in wider community a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
School re-opens again for pupils on Wednesday 4th January 2023.

Photos from Wynstream Primary School's post 13/12/2022

1 sleep until our Wynstream Christmas Lunch! Everyone will enjoy the fun regardless if your child is bringing a packed lunch or has ordered a lunch from school. Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas.🥳


Our wonderful Wynstream School Council announced at assembly recently that they wanted to support a local foodbank. Any families and staff who wish to donate items as part of a Harvest Festival Celebration should bring items to the school office before the end of term please. Exeter Food Bank have published a list of Christmas priority items and these are pictured here. Well done to our thoughtful school councillors, demonstrating brilliantly one of our school values ‘Integrity – We are good people and do the right things’


Year 6 have signed up for UK Parliament week and we will be carrying out activities for this over the week 14/11 - 21/11.

“I have just received an email about your school signing up your school up for UK Parliament Week later this month.

I just wanted to personally thank you for signing up, I’m sure that it will be a great opportunity for yourself and at the other pupils at Wynstream school to learn about the UK Parliament.

With very best wishes, Ben Bradshaw MP”


On Thursday, year 5 walked to the quay to visit the Customs House. It was a lovely walk and luckily the weather stayed nice all day. The children had the opportunity to draw the customs house and to explore the inside, completing a quiz and watching a video about the history of Exeter. On the way back, they enjoyed a quick stop off at the park before returning to school. Well done year 5 for representing Wynstream so well.

“I got to see rusty tools and the canons as well as a Lego building of the Customs House as it was in the olden days. We saw the king’s pipe then we ate our lunches on the benches and watched the swans.” Isobel


Please join us for carols, minced pies and hot squash on Friday 9th December.


On Friday 18th November it is BBC Children In Need Day 2022. We invite Wynstream Primary School children to wear non uniform for voluntary £1 donation. Feel free to wear something spotty like Pudsey!


Year 6 have signed up for UK Parliament week and we will be carrying out activities for this over the week 14/11 - 21/11.

“I have just received an email about your school signing up your school up for UK Parliament Week later this month.

I just wanted to personally thank you for signing up, I’m sure that it will be a great opportunity for yourself and at the other pupils at Wynstream school to learn about the UK Parliament.

With very best wishes, Ben Bradshaw MP”


Our KS1 children have been busy creating art for Remembrance Day.


Free Christmas Multi Sports Sessions. If your child is eligible for Free School Meals, then they can attend Christmas Holiday Pro-Coaching Sessions for free. Lunch is included! See the information flyer below for the QR code and website details. Locations is Wonford Sports Centre.


Don’t forget the PTFA disco is tomorrow. It is also non-uniform day tomorrow, the PTFA ask for a voluntary donation of £1 which will be put towards a new sound system for school.


Winter Childhood Flu vaccinations.
These will be delivered by an NHS partner in school on Friday 11th November. Vaccinations will only be given to children whose parents/ carers have provided consent via the link below. Full details including how to provide consent have been sent via email on 14th October 2022. Click here to be taken to the flu vaccination website where consent for Children attending Wynstream Primary School can be given. https://schoolimms.hcrgcaregroup.com/flu/2022/devon


Libraries Unlimited event at Exeter Library. Read Aloud for kids at Exeter Library every Thursday in November, 4pm - 5:30pm. Ages 7 to 13, no booking required.


Year 5 School Trip to Backswood Farm. On Wednesday and Thursday of last week, the year 5 classes went on a trip to Backswood Farm near Bickleigh. With only a few occasional showers, the children had a brilliant time exploring the farm.

They walked around the nature gardens, learning about: bees, vegetables which we can grow, bug hotels, how the lifecycle of plants works, looking in the ponds, finding out about the crops grown on UK farms. They also explored the woodland areas and someone even found a lizard! The children loved getting close to the sheep and cows too!

In the words of Jessie, Year 5, "I loved looking at the sheep because we managed to get really close to them. I also liked sitting on hay bales and looking at the difference between hay and straw.”

This Girl Can has arrived at Wonford Sports Centre 03/10/2022

This Girl Can has arrived at Wonford Sports Centre

This Girl Can sessions are being held at Exeter's Wonford Sports Centre over the next 12 weeks - and all are free to attend.

This Girl Can, funded by The National Lottery, believes that there’s no “right” way to get active. However you jiggle, kick, lift, stretch, or sprint, it’s time to get moving.

Whether you’re returning to exercise, you’ve yet to don a pair trainers, or you’re looking for a supportive community to brighten up your week, our This Girl Can sessions at Wonford Sports Centre which have been funded by Live and Move, are here to help you move and connect. Click on the link to find out more. Tuesday and Wednesday timetables are below to give to a sense of the sessions available.

09.30 - 10.30 - Pilates (Wonford Community Centre)
09.30 - 10.30 - Total Body Workout (Wonford Sports Centre)
16.30 - 17.30 - Teen Boxfit (11-15yrs) (Wonford Sports Centre)
17.30 - 18.15 - Boxfit (Wonford Sports Centre)
18.15 - 19.00 - Girls football under 7-10yrs (Outdoors)
18.15 - 18.30 - Introduction to Body Pump (Wonford Sports Centre)
18.30 - 19.30 - Body Pump (Wonford Sports Centre)
19:00 - 20.00 - Womens football (Outdoors)

09.00 - 10.00 - Badminton Turn up and play (Wonford Sports Centre)
10.00 - 11.00 - Yoga (Wonford Community Centre)
10.30 - 11.30 - Introduction into the gym (Wonford Sports Centre)
16.30 - 17.30 - Teen Gym introduction (11-15yrs) (Wonford Sports Centre)
17.30 - 18.30 - Circuits (Wonford Sports Centre)
17.30 - 18.30 - Yoga (Wonford Community Centre)
18.00 - 19.00 - Couch 2 5K (Starting 12 Oct) (Outdoors) Please register for this session


This Girl Can has arrived at Wonford Sports Centre Whether you’re returning to exercise, you’ve yet to don a pair trainers, or you’re looking for a supportive community to brighten up your week, our This Girl Can sessions are here to help you move and connect.


Lots of PTFA events up and coming, the next one to let you know about is our Light Up The Night Disco on Friday 4th November.
Free entry!

EYFS, Yr 1&2 timings are 3:15pm-4:15pm, with Yr 3,4,5&6 at 4:30pm - 5:30pm. Glow sticks and refreshments will be onsale.


The Department for Education has confirmed that all schools and colleges will close on Monday 19th September for a bank holiday to mark Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II's State Funeral. Wynstream Primary School will be closed on 19th September, with children returning on Tuesday 20th September. Thankyou.


Wynstream Primary School and Education South West, join with everyone in the United Kingdom, and around the world, who are mourning the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Earlier this year, we observed her Platinum Jubilee which marked her 70th year as Queen, the longest reign of any British monarch. Her commitment and dedication to her country and people was acknowledged worldwide.

We end with two quotes, first from a 14-year-old Princess Elizabeth, from her broadcast to the children of the Commonwealth in October 1940: “And when peace comes, remember it will be for us, the children of today, to make the world of tomorrow a better and happier place”. And “The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.”


1 day left until we see our Wynstream pupils and families. We hope you have had a safe and summer break. Gates open at 08:30am, with registration in class at 08:40am. See you soon.

Wynstream Primary School Exeter 01/09/2022

Wynstream Primary School Exeter

Hello! We look forward to welcoming our pupils back to Wynstream on Tuesday 6th September, and of course are excited to meet our new pupils too. The new school menu launches next week too. Click the link below to help plan for the 1st week back.


Wynstream Primary School Exeter Wynstream Primary School Exeter | Wynstream Primary School, Burnthouse Lane, Exeter, Devon, EX2 6AY | Tel: 01392 284990


This is a plea, please read the whole message!

On 21st July the PTFA are preparing to have our summer Fair. We would like to do this event for the children, families and school community. As a PTFA we are made up of 10 people, 4 staff, 6 parents.

In order to run bigger events such as Summer Fairs, discos, cake sales, we need to have a larger number of people volunteer to help us. So far having done 5 cake sales we have had only 2 parents in total outside the PTFA help. If we have more people, it becomes much less work as whole, meaning not everyone has to do every event.

I am writing this as a plea for help to get volunteers to sign up to help man a stall at the Summer Fair for a 30 minute slot. This is equivalent to less than 2 parents per class.

We have already had 12 sign up to help (thank you!) so need another 12 people signed up to man stalls by Tuesday 12th July. If we do not have enough people we will have to cancel the Summer Fair as it is impossible for us to do with so few people.

If you would like to sign up to help please either email [email protected] or sign up to a sheet outside your child's class, or message Mrs Daly, Miss Fulls, Miss Humphreys, Ms Vickery.

Many thanks



Please help the PTFA with running a raffle at our summer fair. Donations with be gratefully received at classrooms or at the office. Thank you for all your support!


Calling all local small businesses! Do you want to run a stall at our summer fair? Get in touch!


Caught In The Web Lessons - Well Done to all Year 5 students who have participated in the "Caught in the Web" ICT lessons run by Miss Diamond.

As part of the ICT (Information, Communication & Technology) lessons, Year 5 have all created posters around Internet Safety and Cyberbullying. It was very hard to choose the top three posters from each class as they all did amazing and have shown greater knowledge throughout the last 6 weeks.

Congratulations to our poster winners Kelsey, Isobel, Teo & Preston from Cedar & Shakyla, Bartosz & Tate from Willow. Some examples of the winning poster are below, and all of them can be seen on pages 7-9 of the latest school newsletter. Visit school website https://www.wynstreamprimary.org.uk/letters-and-newsletters or Class DoJo to see the newsletter.


On Wednesday 22nd June, the whole of Year 2 went on a Science and Art trip to Haldon Forest. Trips and visits are a crucial part of learning, and we are so glad that our classes were able to go. They had a brilliant day, and our children found the natural environment very inspiring. The art was inspired by an artist called Andy Goldsworthy. He uses natural resources in the environment to produce art. The children impressed all the adults who went with them. Thanks to Miss Humphreys and Mrs Howell.
Kyzer told us "I had a great time on the minibus. We made a picture of a kite with sticks, leaves, pine cones and rocks. It was a good day!"
Issac told us “I have never been on a school trip before and I felt very excited. I had an amazing day. We went for a walk, ate lunch together on the grass and made art in the woods. It was the best day ever!“ Well done everyone.


Can you help run a stall at our Summer Fair? Please contact our Wynstream PTFA for more information: [email protected]


School Crossing Patrol Update. Some good news for the school from Devon County Council who manage the school crossing patrol. The vacancy has been filled, and from the start of the new school year in September we will have a new crossing patrol person. Unfortunately, the crossing will remain unmanned for the rest of the summer term.


Well done to each and every one of our 14 pupils recognised on Friday for strongly demonstrating any one of our Wynstream School Values. A few examples of the latest nominations were;

"This pupil comes alive in science lessons and is so infectiously enthusiastic towards his learning. He regularly provides extra homework based on his interests. Keep striving to learn more!!!"

"This pupil is working extremely hard to improve her handwriting and is now forming clear letters"

"This pupil is a very caring member of our class, she is always willing to help her friends with their learning and checks in to make sure they are OK if they look sad. They always do the right thing and set a brilliant example to her friends of how to act in school. Well done!"

Congratulations everyone, we are very proud of you.


Places are now available for children from across Devon, aged five to 16 years old, who are eligible for benefit-related free school meals, to take part in holiday activities with meals this summer.

It's Devon County Council's Holiday Activities and Food programme, providing free physical activities as well as healthy, nutritional, hot meals, for four weeks over the summer break.

This time, they've got 40,000 places available for a range of activities including sports and coaching opportunities; indoor and outdoor play activities; outings to local parks and beaches; magic and circus skills; film making, arts and crafts; music; cooking; theatre workshops; yoga and mindfulness, and a lot more.

To learn more follow https://www.devon.gov.uk/educationandfamilies/family-support/haf-programme


Pepper, our therapy dog in training is settling in very well. Pepper has now got a timetable to spend time with our Year 6 children who will be moving on to secondary school. She will continue to spend time greeting all children on the way into school and will visit all classes. However, no child (or adult) ever has to go near Pepper unless they want to.


Message from Cyber Protection Team.
Police are urging parents to stop their children from watching videos on social media platforms including TikTok that feature a killer bear called Huggy Wuggy - a main character in 'Poppy Playtime'. The warning comes amid concerns that some children are copying the bear's actions in the playground and that the videos are graphic and traumatising to young children.

Chris Conroy, Cyber Protection Officer for Dorset Police told a newspaper "There are videos people have made, songs people have made, and it's popping up all over YouTube and Tik Tok using this quite graphic imagery of this bear-like character with razor sharp teeth. It’s based around jump scares and things you certainly wouldn’t want children exposed to”
Please be aware that any toys, books or other item with ‘huggy wuggy’ will not be allowed in school. Thank you.


Well done to 14 of our pupils who were nominated for Headteacher Awards last Friday. Each and every nomination very well deserved. One example of the nominations reads “For always helping other pupils without being asked. If someone is upset she is the first to be there to ask if they are okay.”

Last week, and this week we will be telling the children about a new celebration that will be held termly at Wynstream. We are proud of all the children and would like to be able to reward children termly for their progress. Staff from each year group will select one child to get a progress award and this will be presented to them during
a whole school assembly. The award will be a book token that can be used to buy a book to inspire their learning further.

Whilst we value academic progress, we also want to recognise the wider Wynstream values. The whole staff will help to select five
children from across the school who have embodied each value for the term and five children will receive a governors’ award shield to keep. Governors will present the awards to the children and parents of those children receiving awards will be invited to the assembly. Over time we hope that many of our children will get the chance to receive one of these awards.

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Year 5 News report from Callie
Challenge 2- LATERAL HOP
Challenge 1- REACTION
PE Challenge Series Intro
PE Dance Project
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