Newsletter: 19th July 2019

Happy Holidays!

Whatever your plans are over the summer break, we hope you have a great time with your wonderful children. Please remember school reopens for children on Wednesday 4th September but the office will be open on both Monday and Tuesday for any queries, unform collections, etc.

Goodbye and Good Luck!

We have had a truly lovely assembly from our Year 6 Leavers today as they mark their departure to secondary education. Our Year 6s have had many challenges this year, both as a class and individually and we are very proud of each and every one of them. They have shone in all sorts of ways that mere SATS tests don’t measure and know that the qualities they gave will stand them in good stead for years and years to come. So, from everyone at Woolsery Primary School, thank you, goodbye and good luck to Sam, Emily, Erin, Charlie, Holly, Winnie, Bodie, Samanta, Lucy, Charlie, George, Charlie, Harri, Kyson, Ricards, Rebecca and Rivers. we will miss you all enormously!

Goodbye and Good Luck!

And, of course, we also say goodbye to Mr Pennington and Mrs Furse today who both leave the staff team for pastures new. We have celebrated both steve and Nicola’s time at the school in assemblies over the last week but nevertheless would like to say publicly that we are hugely grateful to both of these talented professionals who have given so much to the school over the years. Mrs Furse is looking forward to her retirement which, she assures me will be even busier than her life at the moment (!) and Mr Pennington is off to St James’, the new primary school in Okehampton as a higher Level Teaching Assistant and Forest School Leader. We wish them both the very best for their next chapters…

Congratulations, Mrs Kersey

We’re delighted to have heard yesterday that Mrs Kersey, who leads our Language Team in school, has been confirmed as a Specialist Leader of Education with the Department for Education and the Dartmoor Teaching School. This means Mrs Kersey will continue to support us and other schools in development of Literacy in tandem with her teaching role here.

Avoid the Summer Drop

Please remember to keep reading with your child (even if they’re a free reader) over the summer, and ask them to do some writing from time to time. This will help avoid the attainment drop which frequently happens over the summer break, which can set your child’s progress back by over a term. Also, any maths conversations you can have in the supermarket or in the car to keep multiplication tables and number bonds fresh will help enormously when we return in September.

All children will now have received the Wild Curriculum Project Outline Sheets to pass on to you as well. We strongly encourage you to help your child find out anything about the content your child’s teacher is planning to cover next term- this will help them be one step ahead when learning resumes in September. Thanks.

With very best wishes for the summer,

Matt Cole,


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