Newsletter: 22nd November 2019

Scheherezade Ticket Booking

Booking for tickets to see our production of Scheherezade at the village hall on Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th December is now OPEN!

In a change from previous years, booking is online via a Google Form which can be found HERE. You can only submit one form per family, so please ensure you have all the information you need before rushing to book! Please also communicate with your child’s other parent if you are no longer together to make sure there is no duplication of requests.

For families new to the school, we have to allocate tickets in order to control audience numbers but we do not charge you to see your children perform! We begin by allocating two tickets per family for one performance of your choice. Once that is complete, we go back through and allocate additional tickets which families may request. Tickets are not numbered but the village hall seating is raked so everyone will be able to see the performances. All children from Year 1 upwards are expected to attend each performance as this is a core part of this term’s music curriculum. We very much hope that all reception children will come to the performances too but we realise that this can be a tough ask when you’re only 4 years old!

Last year we had a couple of families ask for tickets they didn’t actually need in order to keep their “options open”. Please don’t do this… with 131 children in the school and a maximum of 450 seats available to see the show, demand is going to be high and we want as many people as possible to see your children’s amazing work.


Finally, please could all children bring in a named carrier bag and a named coat hanger next week so we can begin sorting out costumes. If your child needs anything from home, your child’s teacher will let you know directly.

PE Trials

A huge well done to our Year 6 children who took part in the first heat of the north Devon athletics tournament at Bideford College yesterday. The children very narrowly missed progressing to the next stage, coming third out of seven competing schools. The top two schools go on to the next stage. Mrs Appleton reports that the children’s behaviour, effort and enthusiasm was exemplary and they were very unlucky to be pipped at the post when the final scores were totted up.

Photographic Competition

Congratulations to Liam and Dominic who have both won the Woolsery Parish Council Photographic Competition! It’s the first competition they’ve entered and we’re so proud of them that they have been so successful.

Liam’s photo is of the River Torridge at Ashmansworthy and Dominic’s is of the main street at sunset:

Bring A Bulb Day

Community Voice have set the date for our Bring A Bulb Day as next Tuesday. Weather permitting, we’ll move into Family Groups after morning play then head out to several locations around the village to plant spring bulbs. If your child is able to bring a bulb in to plant, that would be great, but School Voice have funded bulbs which they will provide so no one will be without.

Please could your child bring a trowel (named) with them to school on Tuesday so they can plant their bulb? You’re welcome to come along too to help. Playtime finishes at 11am so we’re hoping to head out shortly after that. We’ll be planting in Old Market Drive, Manor Park, Auction Way, South Park and East Park.

Well done to all of our super learners who’ve got Headteacher Awards this week…

  • Cranford – Ariah – being so amazing in her letters and sounds work this week; Cadey – her amazing measuring of the penguins
  • Burscott- Aaron – Being resilient with his partitioning in different ways during maths; Bea – being resilient with her partitioning in different ways during maths
  • Stroxworthy – Isla – trying her best in all her work; Allan – working well independently
  • Alminstone – Maisy – showing kindness in helping others who find work tricky; Liam – working really hard learnnin how to read and write inEnglish, with great success.
  • Ashmansworthy – Lilly – Great effort and teamwork during the athletics festival at Bideford College; Gianni – Trying hard with his work this week and being calm and settled in class


Attendance has obviously suffered in the last couple of weeks due to the winter bugs going around. Well done to Cranford and Ashmansworthy classes though, for some pretty good attendance levels despite illness. However, we really need to increase attendance in Burscott class which is now lagging behind the rest of the school by some way…

Family Group Points

The race for the cookie decorating session at the end of term is hotting up! Elder have held on to their narrow bead, but now by the smallest of margins!

  • Beech 306
  • Elder 368
  • Hazel 348
  • Oak 332
  • Silver Birch 332
  • Sycamore 318
  • Willow 367

Next week, many members of staff are out having their planning day for next term’s WILD Curriculum. Mrs Dobson is covering the majority of classes to provide continuity for the children. Where this hasn’t been possible, supply teachers who are well known to us have been used.

  • Monday – Mrs Kersey out all day, Mrs Dobson supply
  • Tuesday – Governors Meeting 6pm
  • Wednesday – Miss Butler out all day, Mr Cole out all day
  • Thursday – Mrs Oyarzabal out all day, Mrs Dobson supply. Mrs Farmer & Mr Cole out all day
  • Friday – Mrs Kersey out all day, Mrs S Nicholls supply
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