Newsletter: 17th September 2021

Harvest Festival

This year we will be returning to our normal pattern of holding a Harvest celebration in one of the two religious buildings in the village. Our Harvest will be held in All Hallows Parish Church on Thursday 7th October at 10:00am. Each class will present something related to Harvest and we will share some of our Harvest songs too. Parents and families are very welcome to join us so please keep this date free in your diary.

I will be meeting with Community Voice next week to plan what type of collection we’ll be making for Harvest thi year, depending on which charity they choose to support.

Life Education Visits

We hope your children enjoyed this week’s visit from Life Education learning about all an element of the SCARF programme with Harold the Giraffe and Helen. SCARF is a very important part of our Relationships Education programme and so if you are able to share any feedback from your child with us from their visit, it will be really useful – thank you.

Clubs

This terms Clubs have now begun. we still have some spaces in some of the clubs and Football (Mondays) has been extended to Years 3 and 4 as well. Please fill out the Google Form below if you would like to book your child onto any clubs:

https://forms.gle/7eqY8KJhQvjz92UR8

Sports Display

Mr Davies has begun putting together our Inspirational Sporting Heroes display (see below). Thank you to families who have already sent in a picture of their child taking part in a sporting activity – if you are able to provide one of your child, please send them to Mr Davies (cdavies@woolsery.devon.sch.uk) so they can be added as soon as possible. Thanks.

Child Absences

Please remember you must inform us each day if your child is missing school. You can now do this easily by phone leaving a Voicemail. Our new phone system will divert straight to voicemail after 6pm until 7:30 the next morning, and you’re welcome to ring between those times if it’s easier for you.

This includes absences related to COVID-19 isolation periods as we have a duty to check in on welfare for all absences related to the Pandemic.


 

School Voice

Our School Voice children will be coming home today with their uniform badges and a letter explaining where to put them on jumpers. Please look out for them in book bags as we will have to charge for any replacements. you can also order additional ones for second jumpers, etc if you’d like to – please speak to Tina or Sue in the Office.

Leaky Bottles

We’ve had a few leaky water bottles this week. It has been no problem at all for children who had their bottle in the school bag, but for those who keep their water bottle in their book bag, the spillage has ruined our reading book and also your child;s reading record. Please could you make sure your child understands why they should not carry drinks bottles in their book bag -only books and paperwork should be in there. Thanks.

Mrs Oyarzabal

Mrs Oyarzabal is continuing her self-isolation and will return to school towards the end of next week.

Names in Uniform

We already have an impressive mountain of Lost Property growing in school. Please could you just take a moment over the weekend to check that names written on labels in biro haven’t washed out and that your child’s name is clearly readable? If it is, we can get your child’s lost garment back to them really quickly, thank you.

The first Headteacher’s Awards of the new school year are being presented today. This term we will be re-focusing on our Learning Animals so please expect teacher comments about their Awards to reflect one of the Learning Behaviours represented by our Animals which appear in all learning areas across the school. Well done to this week’s super-learners…

Cranford Class – Joshua (Bee) being a busy bee at tidying up time and working together with his friends; Milo (Cat) being curious and asking questions like “What colour are the planets?”

Burscott Class – Monty: (Dolphin) – independently diving into his maths learning this week; Thomas (Dolphin) – independently diving into his maths learning this week.

Stroxworthy Class – Bea: (Tortoise) – being resilient by continuously improving handwriting; Finley (Dolphin) – diving into learning when working with 100s in maths

Alminstone Class –¬†Bluebelle: (Bee) working together with all her class mates and offering support and encouragement to others;¬†Phoebe: (Dolphin) diving into her learning and working extremely hard in all lessons and producing great work

Ashmansworthy Class – Finley: (Tortoise) being resilient in art for his self portrait work; Elayna: (Spider) making connections during maths place value work


Monday Sports Coaching (PM) for Stroxworthy and Ashmansworthy
Tuesday Mrs Morrison at meeting all day. Mrs Reynold supply. Governors Meeting 6:30
Wednesday
Thursday Mrs Nicholls out all day. Mr Cole out all day (ACCT meeting)
Friday

 

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