November 2023 - Dance Show
Children from across the school have been attending an after-school dance club run by Premier Sports this term. Thirteen of them attended a Dance Show at the Corn Exchange alongside other schools, where they took part in two performances attended by parents. Their performances were fantastic and enjoyed by everyone.
November 2023 - Girls' Football Tournament
Our Year 5/6 girls’ football team played in an Exeter Football tournament. The girls were fantastic winning all 6 matches, scoring 27 goals in the process and conceding just one. This means they go forward to the Devon finals in the new year.
November 2023 - Killerton Cross Country
47 children from across Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 took part in the annual cross country event at Killerton against other local schools. The Stoke Hill teams were victorious in all four categories - what a fantastic result!
Autumn/Spring Term - Swimming
Our Year 5 children are currently taking part in 6 weeks of swimming lessons at Northbrook pool. They are learning strokes and gaining confidence with the aim of swimming a distance of 25 metres.
Autumn Term 2023 - Year 6 Mixed Football Team
Congratulations to our school football team who have won their first 6 matches in the Exeter Primary Football League this season. They are currently top of the league and hope to qualify for the finals later in the year.
Spring 2023 - Junior School Clubs
Current clubs running this term include:
- Exeter City Community Trust football for lower and upper school separately
- Frisbee club for lower and upper school separately
- Gymnastics run by Premier Sports
- Basketball run by Premier Sports
- Dance run by Premier Sports
- Archery run by Premier Sports
- Netball club for year 5/6 which will continue in the Spring Term
Summer Term 2023 - Exe Valley Challenge
Forty-eight of our Year 6 children are taking part in this year's Exe Valley Challenge event in July. This is a 10 mile walk along the River Exe where teams of 4 children walk independently along the route reaching checkpoints at certain times along the way. The children have undertaken 3 practice walks so far and are showing real determination and positivity and we are proud of their efforts towards this challenge. We wish them all the best of luck!
June 2023 - PE Curriculum Day
The whole Junior School took part in our PE Curriculum Day. The children had the opportunity to use the gymnastics equipment, play hockey and tennis and use a wide variety of athletics equipment on our tracks and field. They were also able to research and watch inspiring sportspeople in action. On what turned out to be a very hot day, the children really made the most of these activities and it was enjoyed by all. A highlight for many was a tug-o-war competition!
June 2023 - Cricket
Well done to our 2 girls’ teams and 2 boy's teams who competed at the East Devon tournaments in Whimple. Great play from all children involved from years 4, 5 and 6. Both year 6 teams have qualified for the Devon Finals!
May 2023 - Tennis
We were lucky enough to receive 10 hours free tennis coaching via the LTA. Our Year 4 children thoroughly enjoyed their sessions from local coach, Lee Burrell.
May 2023 - Exeter Primary Football League
After a long hard football season, with many matches over several Monday evenings, our school team won themselves a bronze medal for their efforts. There have been many children who have taken the opportunity to represent the school this year. Finishing third in the league meant a quarter final against Woodbury, which despite their best efforts, saw us lose 2-0 after extra time. Well done to all.
March 2023 - Classroom to 4k
Following many weeks of training, the Junior school took part in this event. Each year group had a set time to complete as many laps as they could around our track; some children got all the way up to 4k! The children cheered each other on, creating a lovely atmosphere and our Sports Ambassadors helped out with each session. Once again, the children received a medal on completion.
March 2023 - Netball Tournament
Our netball teams played brilliantly at the tournament held at St Luke's. Great performances and fantastic teamwork secured them 4th and 7th place out of the 10 teams taking part. A special well done to Jack who was presented with a medal by the organisers for his 'determination' in the matches!
A fantastic experience for these Year 6 children.
March 2023 - ECFC Women's Match
Over 100 Stoke Hill family members watched Exeter City Women’s team beat Portishead Town 6-0 on 12th March at St James Park. A fantastic afternoon out enjoyed by all! Thanks to ECFC for the free tickets for our children.
Exeter Primary Football League
Our school football team continued their League season with games against Wynstream and Trinity in Group A.
A strong first half showing against the current group leaders, Wynstream Blue, saw us go in at half-time 0-0 and unfortunate not to have the lead. Wynstream Blue then showed why they are leading the group in the second half and eventually we were beaten 3-1.
In our second game, against Trinity, we dominated the first half and were unlucky to only be 2-0 up at the break. Trinity came back into the game in the second half and pulled a goal back, before we scored a third to secure a deserved 3-1 win.
We currently sit third in the group after six games with three wins and three losses.
Spring Term 2023 - Classroom to 4k
All children at the Junior School are currently undertaking a 10-week training programme for our upcoming 'Classroom to 4k' event. We are seeing fantastic progress and enthusiasm from the children as they clock up their laps round our track each week! Watch this page for more details on this event.
November 2022 - Girls' Tag Rugby Event
Some of our Year 5 and 6 girls were lucky enough to meet Abby Middlebrooke from Exeter Chiefs Women's team at a girl's rugby event in Topsham.
October 2022 - ECFC Women's Match
We were lucky enough to be approached by Exeter City Football Club with the opportunity of free tickets for Stoke Hill children to watch the ECFC women’s team play against Bournemouth on Sunday 2nd October.
Over 150 Stoke Hill family members went to watch the match at St James Park. It was a fantastic atmosphere and an exciting match. The final score was 3-1 to Exeter!
23rd June 2022 - Devon Cricket Finals
After their successes in the initial stage, our boys' and girls' cricket teams from year 5 and 6 headed off to the Devon Finals at Exeter University Cricket Ground. The boys were runners up with a very close final score and the girls finished in third place. Some fantastic cricket was played and the whole tournament was enjoyed by all those involved.
May/June 2022 - #skiptothegames challenge
Over the last 7 weeks the Junior School have been skipping, skipping, skipping! We have been taking part in the Devon Virtual Games Event which has involved skipping 340,000 steps - the equivalent of skipping the 170 miles from Devon to the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Our final total is just over 400,000 skips!
Stoke Hill at Wembley
28th May 2022 - EFL KIDS Cup Final
After what has been an amazing run, winning two tournaments on the way, the school football team finally got to experience the dream of every footballer by getting the chance to play at Wembley Stadium.
The team travelled up on Friday with Mr McKimm, Mr Sullivan and Callum Shipton from Exeter City, who the school were representing. After checking into the hotel everyone then took the short walk up to Wembley Stadium to take in the surroundings. The team had a walk around the outside of the stadium, had a football quiz under the shadow of the famous Wembley Arch and took the opportunity take lots of pictures and videos. Eventually, after a long day, it was back to the hotel to get ready for the big game the next day.
The following morning, we were met by members of the English Football League who then took the team on the walk to Wembley again. After more photos and videos, everyone got to experience an amazing tour of the Stadium. This began with being shown our own dressing room before seeing the main ones used by England and teams playing in finals. After walking out of the player's tunnel and touring the pitch, we then got the opportunity to make the famous climb up to the Royal Box. A walk through the media area followed before ending up in the press conference room where the team were able to play the role of the media and ask tough questions to the teachers!
It was finally time to return to the dressing room and get ready for the game. The boys were very excited when they saw all their kit laid out for them and their names on the official teamsheets. A visit from ex-England international, Matthew Upson, followed and then it was time for the game.
Whilst hearing the wonderful support from the families who had travelled up, the team walked out to the pitch whilst their names appeared on the huge scoreboards and were read out over the PA system. Once the game started, however, the boys full focus was on the game.
We started well but St. George's Primary, representing Tranmere Rovers, created the better chances in the first half. At half-time it was 0-0 and the game was wide open. Early in the second half though, St. George's took the lead and we knew we needed take more chances to get back into the game. Whilst it was still 1-0, we created our best two chances of the game but were unable to equalise. As we continued to try and push forward it did leave us more open to counter attacks and this resulted in a second goal for St. George's. Two more late goals for them gave them a deserved victory, although the final scoreline of 4-0 was harsh.
Despite the disappointment of the result, it was an incredible experience and has created lifelong memories for all involved. The team can look back on the day and the season they have had with great pride and they will be remembered at the school for a very long time.
The team of Ollie, Jack, Ben K, Luca, Tom, Harley, Ben G and Leo were, once again, a real credit to the school with their attitude and sportsmanship, as much as their play. Everybody within the Federation are extremely proud of the way the team have represented the school this year and for all they have achieved.
Exeter Primary Football League - Champions (The Wembley team along with Callum and Amir)
Exeter City EFL KIDS Cup - Winners
League Two South Region EFL KIDS Cup - Winners
League Two EFL KIDS Cup Grand Final - Runners-up
23rd March 2022 - Devon Netball Finals
Following their success last month, the netball team from Year 6 had the opportunity to play against teams from across Devon at the multi-sports hub in Paignton. The children played brilliantly and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. They came 7th place in their group.
28th-30th March 2022 – Classroom to 3k
Following 10 weeks of training, the whole school took part in this event. Each year group had a set time to complete as many laps as they could around our track; some children ended up running twice the distance! Our Sports Ambassadors did a fantastic job helping each session to run smoothly. The children were very proud to receive a medal on completion. We hope it has given some of our children the ‘running bug’!
25th March 2022 – Killerton Cross Country
32 children from across the school took part in a Cross Country event at Killerton. Both our Year 3 and 4 teams finished 1st The year 5 and 6 boys’ team and girls’ team finished 1st and 2nd respectively. It was a great day with fantastic results!