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Merit System

From the start of Year R all pupils are assigned to one of our four school houses: Tigers, Pandas, Leopards and Wolves . Competitive events – academic and sporting – are held throughout the school year. Points are assigned and the house with the most points at the end of the year is presented with the House Cup in the final assembly of the academic year. Pupils are made very aware of how important it is to be either a humble winner, or a gracious loser. Competition is healthy and succeeds in bringing the very best out of children.

We believe that having a healthy body is linked to having a healthy mind and feeling good about oneself. We also see how sporting competition can contribute to children achieving positive academic outcomes. If well taught and well organized competitive sport is not only fun, it helps to build character. Qualities such as self-belief; determination; perseverance; courage; leadership and resilience can all be fostered through engagement in competitive sporting contests. Furthermore, sport can teach important values such as fairness, respect, discipline, grace and humility.

Our house competition programme is not solely about sport though, it contains a large number of non-sporting events. These include: a house handwriting competition; a house memory competition; a house reading competition; a house reading in a language other than English competition; a public speaking competition and a poetry recital competition.

Siblings are always in the same house. Children have a chance to represent their house in a wide variety of sporting and educational competitions throughout the school year . Parents are asked to purchase a special house T-shirt so that pupils can be easily distinguished when taking part in competitive events. House colours are:

Wolves - Yellow

Leopards - Blue 

Tigers - Green

Pandas - Red 

House competitions scheduled for 2018-19                                                        

Autumn Term 2018
House handwriting     The week of 3.9.18
Tugging in the Park     Friday 26th October 2018
House memory competition    2nd Half of term 
House spelling competition 2nd half of term 
Poetry recital competition  Thursday 15th November 2018
House reading competition    2nd half of term
Spring Term 2019

Talent show

TBC

Public Speaking competition

TBC

House table tennis

TBC

House rugby

TBC
Summer Term 2019
Key stage 1 sports day  Friday 5th July 
Key stage 2 sports day  Friday 5th July
                       
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Reminder for Parents and Carers:  Just to remind you all that children do not need to be in school on Friday 18th October as this is an Inset Day.

Canoeing fun

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Royal Maths Institute afternoon

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Fabulous Friction!

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World War One Workshop

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A World War One soldier visited for Year 5 and 6 to show them what it was like to live during this time.

Magdalen Farm Forest School

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Forest School – a day at Magdalen Farm! On Thursday 6th December, Miss Mayes and Mrs Kew had the pleasure of taking six children to Magdalen Farm for a Forest School day.  The purpose of th...

Acorn MAT supports local fallen hero's

15 Nov 2018

Chidren from Axminster Academy, Mrs E's and Chardstock all came together to lay tributes to the 68 men, from the parish of Axminster, who died in WW1. A wonderful service included readign fromthe chil...

Acorn MAT supports local fallen hero's

15 Nov 2018

Chidren from Axminster Academy, Mrs E's and Chardstock all came together to lay tributes to the 68 men, from the parish of Axminster, who died in WW1. A wonderful service included readign fromthe chil...

New lease of life for play area in North Street, Axminster

27 Jun 2018

Axminster Community Primary Academy and Little Acorns @ Axminster are so proud to support this wonderful project. The children really felt a strong desire to improve the local community and I am immen...

Canoeing

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14 children from Year 5 and 6 went canoeing on Wednesday 6th June to the Axe Vale Canoe Club in Axmouth. Everyone really enjoyed the day paddling up the estuary and River Axe beyond Axmouth and p...

New arrivals

13 Mar 2018

We have some new arrivals and Beech class are taking full advantage to use them as a model for descriptive sentences! 

World Book Day

09 Mar 2018

On Friday 9th March, the children (and staff) all came into school dressed as a character from their favourite book.  The costumes were amazing!  Thank you to all parents and carers who help...

Early Years Activities

26 Feb 2018

The children in our Early Years Centre have been very busy recently.  They have been talking about their pets and the children and some of our teachers have brought in photos of their animals for...

Maple & Spruce classes

05 Feb 2018

Maple and Spruce class Pupils in Year 3 and 4 have been busy working on their latest topic – Extreme Animals.  The children have discovered a multitude of fascinating facts about animals &...

@Bristol

18 Jul 2017

On Monday 26th June, Spruce and Rowan classes went to @Bristol Science Museum to support their learning of the science curriculum.  They had a fabulous day and were able to learn more about frict...

Sports Day

18 Jul 2017

Today Axminster Community Primary Academy held its annual Sports Day.  Thankfully the recent heatwave was over and we were able to hold the event as scheduled.  Our children excelled in the...

Axe Vale Festival

18 Jul 2017

The children of Spruce and Rowan classes have been working hard, with Mrs Hogarth the Art Teacher, designing a poster on the theme "Axminster Carnival" for the Axe Vale Festival. Although all the chil...

Tadpole update

18 Jul 2017

The tadpoles that Beech Class were studying last term have continued to thrive! 

Election Week

18 Jul 2017

Here at Axminster Community Primary Academy, a decision was made to change the names of our four team colours Red, Blue, Green and Yellow. With the general elections drawing closer, our school council...