Dear Parents and Friends

This week Birch Class led our Collective Worship and encouraged us all to think about Climate Change and the impact the we, as humans are having on our planet. The drama pieces that the pupils developed were really thought provoking and it was obvious from the content that the class had already begun to delve deep into the Climate Change agenda as part of their learning this term. As a school we agreed that we needed to support each other in reminding each other to turn off lights and computers before leaving the room and we discussed a few ideas which the children could try to implement at home. It was agreed that small changes by everyone can have a big impact on helping our planet. Thank you to Birch Class for raising this important subject and putting some powerful acting into their Collective Worship to support their message.

Year 6 SATs

Next week is the Year 6 SATs tests and we would like to wish all our pupils well. Remember that you are all amazing individuals and we know that you are well prepared and will perform to the best of your own abilities. The week is tricky at times with emotions running high however as a school will be supporting the Year 6 pupils in whatever way we can. As parents of these pupils, please endeavour over the weekend to get plenty of rest and relaxation and of course arriving on time at school all week will be essential to ensure that your child is calm and settled before the tests start. Thank you for your support.

Moreton Mini Music Day

Many thanks, and a huge well done, to those children who came along and performed at the Moreton Mini Music Day last Sunday. It was wonderful to see our band and choir perform their pieces so confidently – I had lots of very positive feedback and I’m sure I am not alone in feeling very proud of all who took part. Some excellent individual and small group performances too, which certainly takes some nerve. Thanks too to all the parents who brought the children along on the day. Here’s looking forward to next year’s event!
Lisa Rowe
Music and Arts Leader
Reminders
Please ensure that your child has a coat in school at all times; it is still likely to rain and judging on today, when the rain comes along, it can be hail!
I have had a lot of football, Rugby and Netball kits back however I am still missing some so if you have anything at home which belongs to the school; please wash and send back in as soon as you can ready for next year’s season.
The staff have all finished their First Aid training so as a school we are well equipped for whatever 150 pupils can throw at us! Thank you for your ongoing support over the last few weeks when teachers and support staff have been involved in this training, however it is so important.
I hope you have a good weekend and the sun shines for us all!
Liz Wiseman
Headteacher

Stars of the week

Ash Class:    There will be a ‘Star of the day’ board in the Foundation Stage classroom.
Beech Class:  Max – for an excellent week of engagement, particularly within his writing.
Faye – for making such good progress in her reading, reading with great fluency and understanding.
Yew Class:  Ellawyn – for her resilience to read as much as she can even when words are tricky at first!  Alec Smilie – for his excellent efforts in reading and understanding what he reads.
Oak Class:  Bertie- for fantastic inference in guided reading this week.  Harry – for writing amazing expanded noun phrases about Varjak Paw.
Birch Class:  Birdie and Alena for putting a fantastic effort into running our weekly mile!


Attendance

Top of the leaderboard this week with a Gold star is Beech Class. Silver award to Birch Class and Bronze to Oak Class. Well done everyone.


Parent

Lunch Menu
The Summer term lunch menu will remain the same until half-term – 24th May 2019.

Request for donations of spare PE KIT
We would really appreciate if you could donate any old, but in good condition, PE kit to the school.  Our supply has really diminished and we do need some for emergencies!  Many thanks.

Lost Property
We have a few items of Lost Property – please check in reception if any belongs to you.

Dance Club: Spaces still available! New recruits welcome!
KS1 3:30 – 4:05 (School years R-2),   KS2   4:05-4:40 (School years 3-6).  Join next week – Key Stage 2 will be starting The Greatest Showman next week. The teacher, Jessica, is a professional dancer whose past contracts include Disneyland Paris.  Contact Jessica Squire for more details – jessicasquire.perform@gmail.com   07746892660   www.jessicasquire.co.uk

For those parent who might not have yet, please:
Remember, download School Gateway to make keeping up-to-date with what’s going on at school effortless. The app is free and saves our school money!
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PTFA

BINGO – TOMORROW, SATURDAY 11TH MAY 2019

Don’t forget your lucky pens, BINGO in the school hall this Saturday.  Doors open at 4pm, numbers start being called at 5pm.  Bar, refreshments, hot dogs and raffle.  Fun for all the family!


Community News

Chagford Two Hills Race – Monday 27th May 2019
The annual Chagford Two Hills Race takes place on bank holiday Monday 27th May at 11.30am at The War Memorial Playing Fields. Now in its 42nd year the race covers a relatively short distance of 3.5 miles, but a very challenging 1076ft of ascent! The race is open to all ages but under 8s must run with an adult. Entry forms are available from Uptown in Chagford Square or email 2hillsrace@gmail.com  Entries cost £6 for children and £12 for adults until May 22nd, entries after this date cost £10/£20 and are subject to availability. If you are running please arrive before 10.30 to register.  It is a great day out for all the family with refreshments, bouncy castle, table top sale, music and Frank the Bike Fixer on hand to give your bike a summertime service.  Many thanks,  Kate Webber

Chagford Swimming Pool – HELP!
If anyone has 1 or 2 hours to spare on Saturday, 11th May and/or 18th May to help at the pool, it would be greatly appreciated.  Opening day is Saturday, 25th May 2019

Okehampton Argyle U11s
Okehampton Argyle U11s Squad are recruiting more players to join them in the 2019/2020 season.  If your child (boy or girl) is currently in Year 6 going into Year 7 in September 2019, we would love to invite them along to join a successful team which currently plays in the Exeter and District Youth League.  Training is on a Monday evening in Okehampton and we have matches most Saturdays, home and away.  All abilities welcome, you just need football boots / trainers, shin pads and a drink.
For more information contact Pete – 07473 467270 OR Kerry – 07772 654557 / kezdoc09@gmail.com