Dear Parents,

We have a busy couple of weeks ahead before half term, Dragonflies class will be heading to Lyme Regis, fossil walk and museum, Beetles and Bee’s class to Bristol to see the We the Curious museum. Both these trip are amazing, fun and educational, and we have been very lucky that the PTFA have help cut the cost for the trips by paying for the transport. We still need parents to make a donation towards the costs of entrance into the museums. If you have not done so already please log onto your school gateway account and give your consent, make a donation and inform us about any health concerns such as asthma or travel sickness. While the donations are voluntary, if we do not receive enough donations, unfortunately on occasion, trips may need to be cancelled.

School gateway accounts include trips, fixtures, dinner money and schools out including after school club and breakfast club and monies transferred from Libacura. Please check your account for information on events and make payments on any overdue payments as they soon mount up. If you are unsure of any charges please come and talk to the school office and we shall help.

The new school build is coming along at a rate, with flooring being laid to the kitchen and wet areas this week. Now the scaffolding is coming down, we are getting a real sense of what the new school will look like. During the last few weeks of term in July, we will be busy packing crates in some of our shared areas like the library. We are still working through the detailed move programme with the contractor but if any parents are able to help at all, please drop us an email.

A huge thank you to Mr Jon Bint who kindly donated his time, van and trailer to collect free, reused furniture for our new school building from Devon County Council.

Stars of the week

Big Robins Class:  Not available at time of publishing

Grasshoppers: Max G.: for your determination and hard work Max. Well done for such a super effort! Libby: for your determination when work is tricky. Well done! Keep it up!

Caterpillars Class: Merryn for her quiet determination and efforts in all subjects but especially dividing and sharing in Maths this week. Jamie for taking changes in his stride and always trying his best to be a good friend to others.

Dragonflies Class: Not available at time of publishing

Beetles Class: Dylan W – fabulous presentation on Canada for Collective Worship. Dylan CO – enjoying his maths work and pushing himself to do better

Bees Class: Ruth for working hard to discuss and explain her thinking in class. Malena – For always being enthusiastic to share her work with the class.


Top of the leader board this week with a Gold star is both Caterpillars and Beetles Class. Silver award to Big Robins Class and Bronze to Grasshoppers Class. Well done everyone.

Dates for your diary

  • Monday 14th May – Thursday 17th May – Year 6 SATS
  • Wednesday 16th May – Year 3/4 trip to Lyme Regis, fossil walk and museum 8.55am – Late finish
  • Friday 18th May – Year 5/6 class trip to We the Curious Museum in Bristol 8.30am – 5.30pm
  • Wednesday 23rd May – Year 6 Kingfisher Award trip
  • Friday 25th May – Weaver Cup

All participants will be emailed with additional details. Consents, medical conditions and any donations will need to be completed on your school gateway account .

News and Information

The GET INTO trial sessions for the Team West Devon Gymnastics team will take place on Saturday 12th and 19th  May, 4.15-5.15pm, in the Okehampton College Gym  (You can come to one or both). Children from year 3 & 4 do not need to have done gymnastics before, but they need to be able to forward roll, backward roll and cartwheel (or nearly be able to do these skills). This will help them with a routine they will need to develop Please just come along to the sessions, If you want more details or your son or daughter would like to trial but can’t make it on the days, please let Vicki know by emailing and she will sort out another date for them to trial. The team will then go on to compete at the South West Rotary Youth Games in Dawlish on 8th July.















The Two Hills Race is fast approaching on Monday 28th May. Chagford Primary have been given this golden opportunity to raise funds for the school on the day, selling soups, quiches and cakes.

In order for this to be a success, donations of cakes and quiches are essential. I am asking on behalf of the school for any budding bakers to kindly sign the clipboards which will be in reception on Monday morning. Please can I have all offers in by Friday 18th May.

Thank you in anticipation.

Kind regards