Newsletter: 20th May 2022

Next week, all three schools have a full programme of activities to mark the Platinum Jubilee. On Monday, Woolsery children will be holding a Street Party on the playground, with traditional country dancing and the culmination of their art and bunting display. On Monday afternoon, Andrew Hewitt, Chair of Buckland Brewer Parish Council join the children in Assembly in order to present their commemorative mugs. On Thursday, Buckland children will also be holding a street party and decorating crowns as part of the parish celebrations on the Jubilee Weekend, with a prize for the best crown in each class. Parkham have a full day of activities planned on Thursday too, with street party, crown biscuit decorating and art work for the parish display. Please remember we’re encouraging everyone to wear Red, White and Blue to school on their Street Party days – thank you.
Due to the nature of the street parties, we will be providing lunch-in-a-bag as school meals on your Street Party Day. This will be sausage roll (or veggie sausage roll) with chips. All street parties will also be supplemented by cakes, biscuits etc as part of the occasion.
On Sunday 5th June, the Buckland Jubilee Committee will be serving a special commemorative cake to parishoners at the Village Hall from 3:30pm. If any Buckland children would like to help serve the cake, please let Jen Warrington know as soon as possible.

FOPPS Film Night is back!

Thursday 26th May – 15.20pm – 17.30pm, we are watching Raya and the last Dragon. Snacks, Pizza and drinks included. £3.50 per child
If your child would like to come along, please could put the money in an envelope with your child’s name on it, and hand it in to Linda at reception by Wednesday 25th! Please note that this film is rated PG! Many thanks

Fopps Coffee Morning 25th May at the Allardice Hall

Come along and enjoy a coffee morning!
Its a lovely chance to chat, socialise and of course eat cake!
We will be joining the toddler group so please do bring any little ones along.
We will be there straight from drop off at 8.45am onwards
Tea/coffee and cakes available, donations welcome, which will be donated to the toddler group!
Look forward to seeing you there, everyone welcome!
Many thanks Fopps 😊

Sponsored Walk

Please remember that next Friday morning is the FOBBS Sponsored Walk. Please encourage your children to get as much sponsorship ahead of the event as possible so that they really feel a sense of achivement when taking part. Please also keep an eye on the weather forecast at the end of the week so that your child is suitably dressed – be that waterproofs or sunblock and hat! Thank you

Gangsta Granny

Just a reminder to Woolsery parents that on Friday, the school is travelling to the Queen’s Theatre, Barnstaple to watch Gangsta Granny. We will be leaving after normal school drop-off time and returning for a late lunch at 1:30pm. We will be providing the children with a snack to keep them going! As you’ll remember, the cost of this visit is being funded by FOWS and so is free to all families.

Class Photos

On Thursday morning, Woolsery children have a visit from H. Tempest to take Class and Leavers’ Photos. Please could you make sure your child’s uniform is smart on the day, and that Y6s bring their regular Woolsery sweatshirt as well as their Leavers’ Hoodie to school for their pictures? Thanks.

Adventure Bude

This is the last shout-out for spending money for the Y6 residential. All money must be in school by Friday (in a named envelope, not wallets/purses please) otherwise I won’t be able to process it before we leave for Bude on the last day of the Half Term holiday.


A huge well done to the children from Buckland and Woolsery who took part in the Cricket Tournament last Tuesday. We heard fantastic things about your team spirit, confidence and manners throughout the event. All children showed remarkable perseverence and we’re very proud of them all. I think everyone who went had a great time and we’ll certainly participate in future events when they come around.

Outdoor Learning Day

Yesterday was Outdoor Learning Day and all three schools marked it with activities outside. here are just a few photos from the day from across the schools…


Please remember if your child is unable to attend school, you must let us know, either by phoning and selcting Option 1 and speaking to Mrs Davis, or by emailing We still have some families who are contacting their “home” school directly and as a result absence reasons are getting missed so please avoid doing this. Thank you for your help.

Stop Press: Burton Art presentations!

We’re just back from this afternoon’s presentations at the Burton Art Gallery where Poppy and Ethan were presented with a set of paints, a sketch book and a certificate for their amazing work. If you’ve not yet seen the exhibition yourself, do go along… it’s well worth it!

Well done to everyone who received a Headteacher’s Award this week for great Learning Behaviours… It’s really interesting that at this nearly-half-way-through-the-term point, we’re seeing lots of awards for tortoises. These are for children who are really trying very hard in their learning and not giving up when their tasks are challenging – well done, all!

Owls: Jensen (dolphin) – diving into his learning when doing is computing and programming a bee bot; George (tortoise) – being resilient and working hard to improve his handwriting
Falcons: Connie (tortoise) – resilience for improvement in handwriting; Tilly (tortoise) – being resilient and persevering in her swimming.
Eagles: All Year 6 children (tortoise) – being resilient and pushing through when faced with a week of tests. All the children did amazingly
Kestrels: Jack (spider) – Jack enjoys using his phonics to explore new words and texts. Jack is able to see connections between words he reads. Sometimes noticing rhyme, alliteration or how some words are tricky; Oli (spirder) – Oli enjoys finding connections between numbers or patterns. He enjoys explaining his reasoning too.
Buzzards: Roman (bee) When working in a team Roman ensures that each person in his group are supported and encouraged to put forward their ideas and create their best work; Ava (bee) – When working in a group Ava makes sure she listens to others ideas and puts forward her own views with increasing confidence, she is a key element of each team she is part of.
Sunflowers: Emily and Joey (dolphin) – independently drawing an amazing portraint of the Queen
Cranford: Elowen (dolphin) – writing sentences using her phonic knowledge; William (dolphin) – writing like a ‘year 1’. He remembered his finger spaces, full stops and his very small writing.
Burscott: Isabeau (cat) – asking questions to further her understanding in all areas; Louie (dolphin) – diving into his learning in PE this week
Stroxworthy: Cadey (tortoise) – being resilient when drawing her ap of Woolsery in geography; Elsie (tortoise) persevering through her KS1 assessments this week
Alminstone: Alfie (tortoise) – being a resilient learner and not giving up with his understanding of money in Maths as well as great teamwork in his orienteering; Cobain (bee) – learning together in a range of subjects including reading, Maths, PE and orienteering.
Ashmansworthy: Allan (dolphin) – diving into his learning with excellent character descriptions of the brothers from the text ‘The Hero Twins’; Nate (tortoise) being resilient and giving his best effort with his learning, across the curriculum. Well done!


Woolsery Street Party

Village Schools Partnership Football (away) Vs Bradworthy after school

Governors’ Meeting 6pm, Woolsery

Tuesday Hawks Class to Appledore Art

Falcons – final swimminig

Stroxworthy to Appledore Art


Class Photos – Woolsery (am)

Buckland Brewer Street Party

Parkham Street Party

FOPS Film night


FOBBS Sponsored Walk

Woolsery to Queen’s Theatre (am)

Mr Cole’s Work Pattern

Monday all day
Tuesday all day
Wednesday all day
Thursday pm am
Friday all day
With best wishes,
Matt Cole, Headteacher
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