Newsletter: 14th May 2021

Further Rollback of Restrictions

We are really pleased that with the easing of restrictions in England from Monday, we will no longer be requiring members of staff to wear masks around school. Similarly, Parents and Carers dropping off and picking up children no longer have to wear face coverings, but you may of course do so if you wish. However, social distancing is still in place as a mitigation for no longer wearing masks, so please remember to keep 2m distance between adults, and between children in different class bubbles.

At the moment, guidance around staggered starts and ends to the day hasn’t changed but we are hopeful that we will be able to revert to our usual  times of 8:55am and 3:15pm from June 21st – We will of course let you know more when we hear from the Department for Education and Devon County Council.

A huge thank you to everyone who brought or sent in entries for this week’s Mental Health Awareness Week photo and art competition. The variety of entries was wonderful and clearly resonated with the children’s imagination and experience in nature!

Everyone’s work is on display in the main corridor and they have all now been judged. Here are the winners of the £10 book tokens:

Photographic Competition Art Competition
Sunflowers and Cranford Luca Antonia
Burscott and Stroxworthy Logan I Isabeau
Alminstone and Ashmansworthy Sidney Megan

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School Meals Change

Next Wednesday’s advertised “Hunter’s Chicken” will be replaced with “Chicken and Ham Pie” which will be served with new potatoes and vegetables.

Visits Out and Art Project In

As things slowly get back to normal, we are beginning our cross-school work with our fellow school in the Atlantic Coast Co-operative Trust. Next week, Abby Falkner from Appledore School’s Art Studio, which is part funded by ACCT, will be coming in to school to work with Ashmansworthy Class on two successive days. On Tuesday, she will work with Year 5 in Ashmansworthy Class making Greek-style vases and pots as part of their learning about the Ancient Greek civilisation. On Wednesday Abby will be working with Year 6 who will be making commemorative mugs of their time at Woolsery Primary as a keepsake for when they leave. This will take place during morning schooll and your child doesn’t need to bring anything special with them.

On Monday, our first classes resume our programme of visits when Stroxworthy and Alminstone Classes visit RHS Garden Rosemoor for a day of activities in the Education Centre and the Garden. It’s really exciting to be starting things like this again and hopefully more visits will start again in the not-too-distant future!

As our school week is getting steadily busier, we are re-introducing the “Week Ahead” feature into Newsletters, which you can find at the bottom of this Newsletter…


Woolsery Primary continues to sponsor Leng Piseth, a boy in Cambodia. During Covid we’ve not been able to run our normal School Voice school council groups, one of which (Global Team) would have been responsible for fundraising for Leng.

To begin the process of re-starting our work with EduKid, Sophie Littlejohns will be visiting each class next Thursday to update the children on Leng’s time at school and introduce a whole school fundraising idea which we’re hoping to participate in after the Half Term break. Here is the information we have about Leng – he will now be 9 or 10 years old so we’re looking forward to catching up with his progress!

Class Photos

Tempest Photography will be visiting the school on Wednesday 26th May to take whole class photos and a Leavers’ Year 6 photo. Photos will be available to order online shortly after the visit.

Well done to everyone who got their Headteacher Awards this week:

Cranford Class: Elsie and Monty – Writing amazing letters to Jack, from the Giant.

Burscott Class:  Jenson – great attitude to learning this week!; Logan I – managing his time really well and finishing tasks.

Stroxworthy Class: (Mrs Dobson is currently ill so we will award Stroxworthy’s when Mr Davies and Mrs Dobson return next week)

Alminstone Class: Louie – beautiful art work to complement our Literacy work; Arthur – trying hard in all areas.

Ashmansworthy Class: Connor – excellent effort in his maths and some amazing writing this week; Joanne – always having a positive attitude with all aspects of her learning.

Monday Stroxworthy Class and Alminstone Class at RHS Rosemoor all day

Fun Sports Club

Recorder Club

Bikes & Scooters Club


Ashmansworthy Art Project (AM) in the Library

Governors’ Meeting 6:30pm – POSTPONED


Ashmansworthy Art Project (AM) in the Library

Mr Tellam from Atlantic Academy visiting Y6 children transferring there (PM)

Running Club
Thursday Sophie Littlejohns (EduKid) working in all classes throughout the day Field Games Club

(If anyone is still wanting to book a place on an after-school club, the link to the form is Here: )

with best wishes,


Matt Cole, Headteacher

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