Dear Parents,

Another exciting week in the new building, as walls are being painted in the lovely colour palette, and doors are being hung to all rooms. At our progress meeting today, we also saw that some very important kit had been delivered, ready to be fitted!








The Dragonflies had an interesting trip to Lyme Regis, fossil hunting as part of their class topic this term. The children were very well behaved and a credit to the school. They all returned; rather tired but having learnt lots of additional information to use in their learning in class.

Today the Year 5 and 6 pupils have been to ‘We the Curious’ in Bristol as part of their learning and we will update you on all their activities over the day either through the class blogs or in next weeks newsletter. I would like to congratulate the Year 6 pupils on how well they conducted themselves during the challenging SATs this week. They have all taken care of each other over this period and I am sure they will have all achieved well. The rest of the children have played their part and walked quietly around the school during the testing and were very considerate of their peers. Well done to all concerned and the teachers and school staff, who supported the Year 6’s during this week. I hope that they all have a well earned rest over the weekend.

Next week we have plenty of sporting opportunities happening, with the first round of the Dartmoor Cricket Cup and the Weaver Cross Country Cup – so watch this space!

Stars of the week

Big Robins Class:  Kit (again I know but he has been absolutely brilliant again this week!) for willingness to learn, enthusiasm, thoughtful during circle time and all round fantastic attitude to school. Oliver for kindness to others in the class and an awesome catwalk walk!!

Grasshoppers: Georgina: for your enthusiasm and creativity in maths. For your determination and resilience when reading was tricky. Well done! Darcie: for your cheerful approach and for trying hard in all of our activities. What a great attitude! Well done!

Caterpillars Class: Chloe for her efforts in telling the time during maths this week and for sharing this knowledge with her friends. Maisie for trying her best to make good choices and helping others wherever she can.

Dragonflies Class: Harly for brilliant behaviour on our school trip and Hettie for really listening well and answering all the questions

Beetles Class: Sorry not available at time of publish

Bees Class: Well done to all of Bee’s class. Year 6 have worked really hard in their SATs


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

Dates for your diary

  • Wednesday 23rd May – Year 6 Kingfisher Award trip 9.00am – 12.00pm
  • Thursday 24th May – Big Robins Collective Worship 2:50pm start (to allow for changing!)
  • Thursday 24th May – Dartmoor Cricket Cup first round  9.00am – 2.30pm
  • Friday 25th May – Weaver Cross Country Cup 12.00pm – 3.00pm

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

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.

Data – Sims Parent is an app we launched to enable parents to check and manage the data we keep about our students. Many parents have been able to amend and update emails, telephone and mobile numbers, let us know of dietary or medical conditions and let us know what you do and do not give your consent for. Please make sure you read and understand what you are giving consent for, such as emergency first aid or consent to be in class photos This is important and individual choice each parent must make and all staff at Chagford Primary will follow your wishes, so if you do not wish for your child to be group photos they will not be included in class photos.

Saints Southwest will be running their popular Soccer Schools & Multi-Sport Camps* during May Half Term with prices from JUST £7.50** for a full course, 10am-3pm in Paignton**, Dawlish, Lapford*, Ottery St Mary**, Plymouth**, Crediton, Langport**, Exeter**, Dartmouth, Chulmleigh*, Taunton, Newton Abbot** & Okehampton. Ages 7-12 can attend 10am-3pm. Ages 4-6 can attend 1.30pm-3pm. To BOOK please visit or call 01803 206350. Saints Southwest Soccer Schools offer value for money, and the opportunity for young players to improve their skills through a structured and enjoyable coaching programme devised and delivered by experienced and FA qualified coaches. The Soccer Schools are action packed days which allows children to learn new skills and improve match play whilst having fun!





















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 in reception or let the office know via email or telephone.

Thank you in anticipation.

Kind regards Nicola