Monthly Archives: December 2016

Circus Berzercus show – ‘Funny Business’

On Thursday 15th December, ‘Gerald the Juggler’ and ‘Wallace’ entertained us all, in the Early Years, with their amazing juggling, bell ringing, illusions, uni-cycling and funny business. Some of the children (and adults) were even called upon to help out and be circus assistants!

It was certainly a fantastic, fun-filled performance, which captured everyone’s interest and provided opportunities for lots of laughter!

Thank you Circus Berzercus!

Year 3 Carols at the Station

Hello all,

This week 24 year 3 children wowed commuters at Exeter St Davids train station with their wonderful impromptu carol performance. The children sang carols that they had been learning for their Carols in the Playground and delighted passers-by with ‘Once in Royal David’s City’, ‘Come and Join the Celebration’ and ‘We Wish You A Merry Christmas’, amongst others.

Whilst having a great time and putting smiles on many faces, the children also raised an incredible £195 for the school!

Thank you to all those who came and supported the children and from all the Year 3 team we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Christmas celebration week

The Foundation children and staff have been celebrating Christmas in style this week.

We have eaten Christmas dinner (which was very yummy – ‘thank you’ to the kitchen staff), had a party, with party games and delicious party food and have laughed and cheered with Circus Berzercus.

We are now all ready for the Christmas holiday and that special day. Thank you all so much for the cards and gifts that we have been given; you are very generous.

All that is left for the Foundation team is to wish every family a Very Happy Christmas and Happy New Year. May you all have much fun, love and laughter with your family.

We look forward to hearing about your Christmases on January 3rd.


Roman banners

We have been busy designing and sewing Roman banners this week for our DT project but with a twist… The banner could include a Roman symbol or it could represent us! The designs varied from Roman numerals to initials, volcanoes to eagles and even ice-cream!

It is the first time a lot of the children have learnt to use a running stitch and blanket stitch and it was a bit fiddly at first, but they have got better and better as the week went on. They are all very proud of their finished product and would like to do more sewing in future!

Well done to all of Year 4 for a fantastic Autumn term!

We enjoyed having our Red Badge treat (everyone took part!) and Christmas party this week as well as Exwick’s Got Talent.

Have a happy Christmas and we look forward to seeing you all in the New Year!

From all of the Year 4 team

Christmas in Year 6

Year 6 have enjoyed a week full of celebrations – parties, Red Badge treats and Exwick’s Got Talent! They have fully deserved some fun after such a hardworking term, well done Year 6!

We were lucky enough to receive some personalised Christmas cards from France too! We sent our Christmas cards to a Year 4 class in Ecole Cesaire Levillain a fortnight ago and theirs arrived on Tuesday. It was great reading the children’s messages and admiring their beautiful designs. 


The Year 6 team wish all the Year 6 children and parents a very merry Christmas and see you in the new year!

Friends of St Thomas Christmas Writing Competition

Following on from our very successful competition last year, The Friends of St Thomas Library are once again giving you a chance to flex your imagination and writing muscles over the Christmas holidays.
This year,the theme will be ‘What I’m dreaming of for Christmas’. So let your imagination run riot!
Will it be a Christmas shivering under the snow? Or tucked up cosily at home with the family? Maybe a tropical Christmas on a desert island or even helping Santa and his reindeer get safely through an alien attack!
Entries should be approximately 500 words and be in before the closing date of 14 January, so you’ll have plenty of time when the presents have been opened and the turkey all munched. It is open to all children from the age of 5-15. two categories 5 -10yrs and 11 -15yrs.
The winner will get a small sack of brilliant books plus one of your choice! You can either send your entries (with your name age,and address on,so we know who you are!) to St.Thomas Library, 35 Church Rd/Cecil Road, Exeter EX2 9AZ to drop them in in person or email them to for more information you can call 01392 252783


Christmas is coming!

The children have been getting in to the Christmas spirit this week! We made badges for the Christmas Fayre and created our own wrapping paper to sell.  Thanks to the children for working so hard and to those of you who bought our products. We hope you enjoy them!



Next week is our final week and we break up on Friday 16th December. We have a fun filled week starting with our carols in the playground after school on Monday. On Wednesday the children have their red badge treat which involves a movie and hot chocolate. Exwick’s Got Talent will be taking place and then we finish the week with our Christmas party on Friday .

Phew! What a week! We will all be ready for a nice relaxing holiday.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! ( see you on the 3rd of January)

Year 5


Prickly hay, prickly hay!

We would like to say a huge thank you for coming along and seeing your children in the nativity. The children put on a fantastic show and worked really hard during the build up to the shows practising their singing and lines. We hope you enjoy the photos below.

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Don’t forget you can order your DVD from the office so you can watch it again and again!

We have a fun filled week planned with Exwick’s Got Talent, Circus Berzurcus and our end of term treat. Thank you to those who have contributed their £1. If you would like to make a contribution please can you give it to your child’s class teacher by Tuesday.

Although there is no homework this week, we encourage you to continue to read every day, maybe you could visit the library and borrow a Wintery or Christmas book.

The year 1 teachers would like to take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!




We hope that you managed to see at least one of our nativity performances this week. Wow, weren’t your children amazing and such a credit to yourselves and the school AND what enthusiasm for singing they have. It’s hard to believe that most of the children are only 3 and 4.

But now with performances completed, and the costumes stored away for next year, we can now look forward to our Christmas party week.

Despite a busy week of acting, we have also been looking at the story of Stick Man. To support this book we have been exploring ice, making people from sticks (thank you Mr Carter’s class for your help) and using sticks to help us draw pictures. Our role play area has been turned into a Christmas bedroom and many children have pretended to be Santa, delivering presents and ringing their sleigh bells! Some children have just enjoyed having bedtime stories.

Next week we will be busy with making Christmas cards and decorations, having Christmas Lunch (Tuesday) and class parties (Wednesday). We will also be watching Circus Bezercus (Thursday). If you would like to donate your £1.00 towards these events, please could you hand it to your class teacher by Monday. Thank you

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The Great British Bake Off-Ration Edition

This week, year 6 have been researching ration booklets and ration food. After researching, we decided to make bread and soup using only the ingredients that would have been available during World War 2.

We are pleased to say that it has been a huge success, with many children trying and learning new things.

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More photos to follow.