Newsletter: 29th March 2019

Art Exhibition

Every year, we place a range of children’s work over in Woolsery Parish Church on exhibition. This year’s display, featuring work from Preschool to Y6, will be in place ready to view from the end of the school day today until the End of Term. Please drop in if you can and take a look at some of the amazing outcomes from our WILD Curriculum. As usual, there will be a comments book for your thoughts on the exhibition – please leave one if you’re able so that we can celebrate your remarks with the children next week.

Stroxworthy Class Does Drop In

Stroxworthy Class have done a sterling job of running this morning’s Drop In Cafe for parents and Carers – I hope you were able to drop in for a cake and a chat. If you’d like classes to do more of these events, please comment below and we will run some trials next term.

Singing Festival Success

A huge well done to the children in Ashmansworthy Class who performed so well at the Bideford Schools Singing Festival on Tuesday. The children performed a very challenging piece, For Forever from the musical Dear Evan Hansen, and did so with enthusiasm, and a high level of skill.

Alongside their solo performance they were also the only primary school to sing the harmony part in Ed Sheeran’s What Do I Know? as well as some Opera pieces from Carmen.

What an evening! Well done everyone!

Spring Term Clubs

Please remember that all after school clubs have now finished for the term and a new batch of Summer Term Clubs will be published shortly after the Easter Break. Thank you for supporting our clubs over the last eleven weeks – with many schools now charging for their extended provision, we’re proud to still be able to offer school-run opportunities free of charge thanks to the generosity of staff and parents who give up their time to run them. If you would like to run a club next term, please speak to me or Sue Miles next week so that we can sort our appropriate disclosure checks for you.

Easter Egg Hunt

Next Friday afternoon, FOWS will be holding their annual Easter Egg Hunt across the school site – every child in the school and preschool will therefore come home with an Easter Egg. If your child is normally not on session iin Preschool on Friday afternoons, please let Kerinda know on your last session of next week and she will get an egg for your child at that point.

Easter Hamper

Please remember that tickets for the Easter Hamper all still on sale throughout next week at £1 each – all proceeds to restoring the storm damaged greenhouse area. Just write your name in a square on the sheet by the hamper in the Foyer and leave your £1 in the box. Thanks

Lunch Variation

Next Thursday, Dave will be serving Chicken Skewers or Veggie Skewers (the skewers will be removed for the younger children…!) with braised rice and an optional BBQ sauce in place of Beef Stew. This is to get some feedback from the children for a possible new menu item next term.

Headteacher Awards

Our amazing learners this week, who have all received a Headteachers’ Award, are:

  • Cranford: Evie – drawing flowers very carefully; Jack – working independently in maths
  • Burscott: Santino – working hard and behaving beautifully; Joseph – some lovely science work this week
  • Stroxworthy: Rojan – being helpful to others and a good team player; Alyssa – writing beautifully crafted sentences in her Dragon Machine story
  • Alminstone: Brandon – always working hard, having a very resilient attitude in class; Daisy a great working attitude and doing extra work finding out about rivers; Alexander – a very thoughtful piece of homework about trees
  • Ashmansworthy: Bodie – always trying his hardest with his work and showing great resilience; Reuben – explaining ratio and proportion clearly to the class

Family Group Points

The race to collect points towards an egg-blowing/decorating afternoon next Friday is done – here are the winners (and losers…!)

  1. Willow – 487 Points
  2. Hazel – 485 Points
  3. Elder – 480 Points
  4. Beech – 423 Points
  5. Silver Birch – 398 Points
  6. Oak – 377 Points
  7. Sycamore – 348 Points

So, on Friday morning, Willow Family Group (Mrs Newell’s Group) will be blowing eggs and decorating them for Easter. If your child could bring in an empty egg box or some other box with kitchen roll in so take their egg(s) home in, it would be really helpful.

The Week Ahead

  • Monday: Mrs Phillips and Mrs Oyarzabal out all day.Mrs Dobson out (pm), Mr Cole with Alminstone Class
  • Tuesday: Mr Cole out from 9:45 (School Direct Trainee Selection Day). Miss Butler out all day (Maths) – Mr Diskin supply
  • Wednesday: Ashmansworthy Class VE Day Party (pm); Burscott Class Parent Presentation 2:45pm
  • Thursday:
  • Friday: FOWS Easter Egg Hunt (pm) – End of Term. School reopens on Tuesday 23rd April

With best wishes,
Matt Cole
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