Newsletter: 23rd July 2021
Posted on July 23, 2021 | By Mr Cole
Goodbye and Good Luck!
Good luck to all our Year 6 children who leave us today. For the second year running, Leavers’ Assembly was online and the Year 6 children did amazingly well with their video contributions to their show. If you missed it and would like to watch, the link to the video is on everyone’s Google Classroom for today. The link will not be available once this year’s class groups are closed down in mid-August so please save it somewhere safe it you want to keep it to look back on. Please remember to NOT share this link on public social media; we are very happy for you to share it amongst family and friends but the video is Unlisted on Youtube so can only be found in this way.
Looking back on this year, it’s once again been incredibly tough on our children and, along with all of the staff team, we have once again been impressed and humbled by the resilience of every single child in the school, who has taken this all in their stride and grown enormously in compassion and resolve as each challenge has been met. Thank you also to all of our amazing parents who have supported the school through Remote Learning, emotional strife, changes in routines, changes in regulations, lateral flow tests and so on. We are deeply fortunate to have such a supportive group of families in our school – thank you.
Whatever you are doing this summer, I hope you have an amazing and restful time.
End of Year Awards
As usual, we presented our End of Year Awards in Assembly this morning. Some of the reasons for presentation had to be changed as many of our usual activities, like School Voice, couldn’t take place this year. Below are the children who were presented with Awards, either in person or virtually, today. They were voted on by members of staff, an incredibly difficult task this year as so many richly deserved them. Other than the Ben Watts Cup, Spirit of Devon Award and June Knight Bowl, I will collect the awards back in later nexgt year for engraving and return them to the recipient until May 2022.
Flo Martin Cup
Presented to a Year 6 child for excellent achievement.
This year it is awarded to Jasmine Van Santen for extremely high academic achievement.
Ben Watts Cup
Presented this year for outstanding remote learning
We could have presented this to a number of children (and parents!) who did so well with their remote learning in all of the Lockdowns. However, the child chosen to receive it this year is Maisie Bell
Sports Personality of the Year
Presented for outstanding sportsmanship
This year’s award is presented to Santino Kingham
Usually presented for contribution to Grounds and Garden, this year we have presented the Award for displaying great Learning Behaviours.
The Stevens Cup goes to Harley Brett for outstanding resilience, making learning connections, diving into all learning, being curious and for working together.
Spirit of Devon
Presented to all Devon Schools in 2006, this award is given to someone showing great attitude, cooperative skills and encouragement to those around them.
The Spirit of Devon Award is presented to Josh Newman. Josh has displayed amazing patience with everyone he works with. He is always encouraging and calm, striving to get the very best out of those around him.
David Braund Shield
The David Braund Shield is presented for Musical Achievement.
The musician receiving the Award this year is Isaac Richards for his accomplishments on Electric Guitar
June Knight Bowl
Usually presented for work with Family Groups or School Voice, this year we have presented it for an outstanding contribution to Art and Design
The recipient of this year’s award is Imogen Trevor who is an excellent artist and has entered work for exhibition to the Royal Academy of Art Summer Show
The Governors’ Award is presented for displaying outstanding manners and politness at all times.
Many children were nominated for this award, but congratulations to Logan Anderson who has very much earned it this year.
EduKid Walk to the Moon
We hope your child has enjoyed their daily bout of exercise in each class’ attempt to rack up miles towards the Walk to the Moon! If you have sponsorship money which you would like to pay in to Edukid, you can use this just giving page which has been set up by Edukid for the purpose:
(please note the incorrect spelling of Woolsery in the URL is correct for this link to work)
Access to the School Field
I am pleased to say that at the end of school today, the electronic lock on the school field gate will be turned off for the duration of the holidays. Please use the field as much as you like with your children. However, we ask that no dogs are permitted on site, that the Forest School area is not used and that no items are left on the field which could cause an obstuction to the Air Ambulance if it needed to land. Thank you.
Starting on Monday next week, I will be completing a 150km solo hike from the South Devon coast across Dartmoor and on to the north Devon Coast to raise funds for 1st Woolsery Scouts. If anyone who hasn’t already would like to sponsor me, the link is below. The hike should take five days to complete. On Monday, I will be between South Milton Sands and Ivybridge, Tuesday between Ivybridge and Merrivale, Wednesday between Merrivale and Okehampton, Thursday between Okehampton and Petrockstowe and on Friday somewhere on the Tarka Trail or SW Coast Path between Petrockstowe and Bucks Mills. All proceeds will help fund the Troop’s planned trip to Canada in October half term, 2022. Thank you.
Term begins on Tuesday 7th September. Staff are attending a training day on the morning of Monday 6th as part of the school’s new partnership with Parkham and Buckland Brewer schools but will be on site in the afternoon if you need anything.
The menu for next term will begin on Purple Week. The Menu is on our Website or can be downloaded here: Autumn Term Menu 2021 Woolsery
Have a super holiday, everyone
Matt Cole, Headteacher