Dear Parents and Friends
Christmas madness has definitely come to Chagford this week with Christmas Show rehearsals, the Christmas lunch and todays Christmas Fair organised by the PTFA. The children have been working really hard to make the performance next Thursday as professional as possible, however plenty of practice of lines will need to be done over the weekend to ensure that the show runs smoothly please. Thank you to all those who have already helped to prepare costumes, props and backdrops for the show – we really could not have done this without you as well as continuing with the normal business of daily learning and preparations.
As you will all be aware the old school building has finally been removed of all asbestos and is gradually being removed by the demolition company. It has been good to begin to see how wonderful our school site is going to be for the children once the building has been removed. The additional playing area is going to be fantastic and to have such beautiful views opening up towards Castle Drogo as we speak, reminds us how lucky we are to be located in Chagford. The demotion company will be coming in on Monday 21st January to give an assembly for the children and explain further the process taking place before their eyes on a daily basis.
As you are aware we will be saying a sad goodbye to Mrs Thomas at the end of this term and have been busy interviewing for a new Year 1 teacher. I am pleased to announce the successful appointment of Mr Smith who will start in January 19. Miss Rowe will be having two terms sabbatical from January and we have successfully recruited Mrs Burnell to replace her teaching commitment in Oak Class alongside Miss Philpott. I am sure both appointments will prove to be super additions to our school teaching team.
As you will see below we have two new after school clubs starting from the new year so please sign your child up if you are interested.
Next week will end with our Carol Service in the church at 2pm, please feel free to join us to welcome the festive season.