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Cross Country Event.


Unfortunately, due to the weather, the local learning community cross country event for Year 5 and 6 children was cancelled this year. The Year 3/4 children managed to hold their event on an alternative date (WEdnesday 9th March) at Ivybridge Community College where the children raced around the running track and up a steep incline. We are all really proud of the team which comprised of Jack, Oscar I, Zeb, Sienna, Tamsin and Sarah.

Special mention and huge congratulations should go to Jack Guyver who won the boys race in a quick time of 5 minutes 51 seconds and Zeb Fellows who came second overall  with a time of 5 minutes 53 seconds. A highly competitive race for both these boys. Well done.

Indoor Athletics- Thursday 11th February


When we got there we lined up and had to say ‘YEAH’ as loudly as we could for our

team. Then Will and Sarah did high jump. Will got 25cm and Sarah got 20cm. Then

Lois and Oscar did the over head throw and Lois got 4m and Ocar 4.7m. Then

Jack and Sienna did long jump, Jack got 64 cm and Sienna got 58cm. Zeb then did

the speed bounce and he got 47 jumps, then Tara did it and she got 50. Then

Lois and Tara did one lap and they both got a 3rd. Next Will and Oscar ran the

one lap, Oscar came 2nd and Will came 3rd. Then Sienna and Sarah were doing the

two lap and Siena came 2nd and Sarah 3rd. Then Zeb and Jack did the two lap and

Zeb came 1st and Jack came 1st too. Next was the relay and both the boys and the

girls came 3rd. Overall we came 5th out of 13 schools.

By Zeb and Jack

Mrs Caunter was very proud of the whole team.

Year 4 Indoor Athletics

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New Sports kit sponsored by ADWilliams, Building Contractors Ltd.

New Sports kit sponsored by ADWilliams, Building Contractors Ltd. 1
New Sports kit sponsored by ADWilliams, Building Contractors Ltd. 2
New Sports kit sponsored by ADWilliams, Building Contractors Ltd. 3

We are extremely grateful to A.D. Williams Building Contractors Limited  who have kindly sponsored a set of waterproof tops and trousers for the children to wear when they attend sports events. As the weather is often cold and wet at the various events we attend during the year at Ivybridge Community College, we know that the children will now be much warmer and drier whilst travelling to the events and warming up.

Thank you to A.D. Williams Building Contractors Limited  for funding these items for the school.



Year 2 Multi skills festival at Ivybridge Community College- Tuesday 10th November


After school on Tuesday 6 children from Class Two went to Ivybridge Community

College to take part in Year 2 mutiskills competition. There were six different

activities and we approached each activity with buckets of enthusiasm. Well done to

all the children, you all tried your hardest and were all very respectful of the other

children. I'd also like to say a big thank you to all the parents who came and supported


Miss Foster

Year 2 Multi skills festival

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Year 5 and 6 High Five netball tournament


On Tuesday 13th October a group of Year 5 and 6 boys and girls went to Ivybridge to compete in a Netball tournament. The team included Jess Cochrane, Emily Gozzard, Molly Lynch, Lucy Epps, Tom Woodlock, Sebastian Green and Thomas Chishti.

First we played Manor in which we beat them 1 – 0 because Thomas scored a goal. Next we played Yealmpton and we drew 0 – 0. Then we played Shaugh Prior, unfortunately we lost 2 – 0. Lastly we played Ugborough which we lost 4 – 1 , however we were glad Thomas scored again. We would like to thank Karen Jaggs for coaching us beforehand and Mrs McKinnon for taking us, managing us and supporting us throughout the tournament.


written by Jess

Year 5 and 6 Girls Football

Girls Football Report

On Tuesday 29th September a team of Year 5/6 girls went up to Ivybridge to a football tournament. The team included Molly Lynch, Jess Cochrane, Jasmine King, Cara Cochrane, Edie Longhurst, Lucy Epps and Milly Ives.

Our first match was against Stowford and we won 2 – 0. During the match, Cara had a tumble when she tripped over the net and did a forward roll in the second half.

Unfortunately we lost the next match 2 – 0 and the one after that 1 -0. The last one we played was against Yealmpton and we won 2 -0. We were really pleased with our results and would like to thank Mrs Caunter for taking us and managing the team. By Jess and Molly.


Year 3 and 4 Football Festival

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On Tuesday 22nd September, the Year 3 and 4 football team entered a football festival at Ivybridge Community College. We played four games and won each one! When the results were collated we had come first! All of the team played exceptionally well and there were goals by Zeb, Oscar and Jack. Some of the children hadn't played in a game before but came off the pitch smiling! Thank you to the parents for their support.

The following match report was written by William Peacock, Year 4 and goalie for the team.


Yesterday Newton Ferrers football team travelled to Ivybridge school to play a tournament. Onboard was: Zeb, Zac, Jack, Oscar, Isaac, Elliot, Jessica Y, Sarah and me. We met other teams on the astro turf. Our first match was against Shaugh Prior which we won 2-0, Oscar and Jack scoring 1 each.

We went on to play Manor which we also won! Next was a more challenging game against Stowford. I had to make lots of saves and the defenders had to work hard however we came through winning 1-0.

Finally our last game was against Ermington and guess what? We won again!

I was very proud of my team for being underfeated and Mrs Caunter was very excited too!


Sports Day 2015


On Wednesday 15th July, the whole school enjoyed and participated in various events for Sports Day. The morning consisted of a carousel of activities including netball throw, standing long jump, skipping and drum run. Every child in the school took part in each activity, earning points for thier House team.

Carousel of activities for Sports Day

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Carousel of activities for Sports Day 8

During the afternoon at Sports Day , parents, grandparents and friends joined us on the school field for races. These included potato and spoon, obstacle, running, relay and skipping.

Congratulations to  Red Team who were the overall winners of the Sports Day cup.

Sports Day Races

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Year 5/6 Athletics competition at ICC, January 2015

Our team represented Newton Ferrers School admirably, coming 5th out of 12 schools. They demonstrated determination, skill and co-operation as a team. Well done to all of them.

Please read Ilana's full report below.


Year 2 Multi skills event at Ivybridge Community College- Tuesday 2nd December

Year 2 Multi skills event at Ivybridge Community College- Tuesday 2nd December  1
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On Tuesday six children from Class 2 went to Ivybridge to compete against 12 other schools. They had to do 6
different activities and were given points for how well they did. They had to balance a ball on a racket, race to a ball,
get beanbags past an opponent and into a hoop, balance bean bags on their heads and throw beanbags into 3 different
They did really well and came 5th!
Well done Seb, Hannah, Zach, Kitty, Lars and Oliver.

Year 5/6 High Five Netball Tournament- Tuesday 21st October

Year 3 and 4 Football Festival at Ivybridge Community College Tuesday 30th September

Year 3 and 4 Football Festival at Ivybridge Community College Tuesday 30th September 1
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Year 3 and 4 Football Festival at Ivybridge Community College Tuesday 30th September 3

A report of the event written by our Event reporter, Thomas Landricombe, can be found below.

Thank you to our Event Photographer, Jimi Hammond, for accompanying the Year 3 and 4 children to the football and taking photos.


Before leaving school, Tom Woodlock said, " I hope we win but our main issue so far has been Yealmpton".

The teams were:

Newton Ferrers









Our first match was against Ermighton. The team played 7 a side for 4 minutes each way. Thomas Chishti scored a brilliant goal, then Sebastian scored another just before half time. From a corner in the second half, Oscar scored a fantastic goal. This ended the game at 3-0 to Newton Ferrers.

In our second game we played Woodlands. Woodlands got a corner and William made a save from an extremely hard shot. Tom Woodlock was great in defence to stop Woodlans getting the ball from their half to ours. Then Woodlands scored a goal. We kept getting close to scoring but sadly the match ended 1-0.

In our third game against Holbeton, William made three brilliant saves and Tom Woodlock another great block. Ermington came close to scoring when they hit the post. Ermington got a corner and scored. We lost the match 1-0.

In our last game we started slowly, but then Thomas pushed up the pitch and nearly scored. The golie kicked the ball up the pitch and their player scored. The match ended 1-0 to Holbeton.

We ended up in 6th place.

Well done to all the team for trying their best and taking part.


Sports Events- Academic Year 2013-2014

On Tuesday 24th June, 32 children headed to Brickfields for an Athletics Event where we competed against hundreds of other pupils from lots of different schools in the local area. The children participated in both track and field events. At the end of the day we had two medallists with Matthew and Molly both getting bronzes in their long distance runs. Well done!

Tag Rugby Tournament

On Tuesday 6th May a team that consisted of Niamh, Ilana, Bella, Oliver, Joe, Edward, Frank, Sam and I took part in a Tag Rugby tournament at Ivybridge Rugby Club. We all played amazingly and won all but one game. Overall, we therefore finished second out of twelve teams which meant we qualified to play at the next tournament on Tuesday 20th May where we will play against teams from across Devon. It was exciting and we had lots of fun playing in the matches. We want to thank Mrs Caunter, Mr Fuller and all the parents who were there cheering us on.


Report by Matthew Woodlock


Pictures from the event, which are on the slideshow at the bottom of this page, were taken by Mrs Leal and Mrs Hill:





New Sports Kit

Many thanks to the PTFA for providing us with this fantastic new kit which will be used for all our sports events! Here is a picture of our football team wearing the new kit before our latest home game against Manor.


Sports photos