Dear Parents and Friends

It has been a busy week of trips and sport this week and the weather has been kinder too. All the children have managed to get outside to enjoy the newly expanded playground space and with the beautiful weather on Tuesday the children were busy digging, planting and looking at different habitats around the school site.

Oak class had a lovely and informative trip to Dawlish Warren on Thursday and were impeccably behaved all day. A full report is available on the class blog.

On Thursday I had the pleasure of accompanying the Year 5 and 6 Tag Rugby Players to South Tawton to compete against the local primary schools. It was a hard fought day and the children really impressed me with their team spirit and support. Their skills were very impressive and Grant Notten; who kindly came along to support me on the day was suitably impressed with the level of rugby played all day. It was a very successful day with the team eventually winning the final in the Cup competition against Okehampton A team. It was a nail biting game with the score 10-10 in the final moments. It was all down to the golden try and with a great pass from Jess to Toby the Cup was Chagfords! Well done to you all, thoroughly deserved by every team member.

The team now go onto the West Devon Finals on Tuesday 2nd April at Tavistock.

It has been a sad day to say goodbye to Ayesha Robinson, our Administrator after 3 years working at the school but she was suitably ladened with flowers and gifts as she left tonight as a sign of our appreciation. We do wish her well in her new job. Thank you Ayesha for all that you have done for the pupils, staff and parents of Chagford C E Primary School. You will be greatly missed by all.

Have a great weekend.

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: Oliver – For being supportive, polite and helpful towards his friends. Henry – For being a confident learner, putting his hand up and sharing his learning more.

Yew Class: Ebba for her wonderfully positive attitude towards her learning and looking after herself this week. Merryn for being an excellent friend and helping others wherever she can.

Oak Class: Oak Class – for their fantastic behaviour and enthusiasm they showed on their trip to Dawlish Warren; their overall knowledge about lemurs in Literacy and for winning the tag-rugby!

Birch Class:Harly Smith – for fantastic effort and skill in literacy this week. Everyone who baked or wrote persuasive letters to raise money for Tommy’s – the baby charity.


Attendance

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


Dates for your diary

Monday 25th March – West Devon Football Finals

Wednesday 27th March – Beech and Yew Classes trip to Bude.


Parent

MENU CHANGE – Tuesday will change to fish fingers or veggie fingers, crispy new potatoes and veg

Please remember to let the school office know if your plans change for home time. Mrs Carmichael, who is joining us on Monday, will need to know if your child is taking part in any clubs so please make sure to remember to add them using school gateway.

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!

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.schoolcomms.sga&hl=en_GBApple: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/school-gateway/id596039615?mt=8

Chagword Short Story Competition

Children’s winners

8-11   1st Hettie D’Apice 2nd Olivia Notten

7+      1st Max Horncastle 2nd George Harrop


PTFA

Thank you to all the buyers and sellers who turned up to our first car boot sale and a special thanks for Andy the butcher for donating all of the hot dog sausages – very appreciated.  We made £184 which for our first one is pretty good and hope this is something which we can do on a regular basis that the community can get involved in and we can build on the success of this one.
We are having our next PTFA meeting this coming Monday, 25th March.  We are doing this at the school straight form pick up so 3:30 – 4:30 in one of the spare classrooms probably upstairs.  Please come  along to share your views.

Claire and the PTFA


Mr B’s Running for Tommy’s!

On Sunday, Mr B will be running the London Landmarks Half-marathon for Tommy’s – the baby charity. He would like to say a  massive thank you to all of the children from Birch class who baked a cake for our sale this morning (and all of the children who bought cakes!) and along with their persuasive writing they have managed to raise £70.32, which brings Mr B just short of his £350 target. Amazing! Here are some words from Leotie and Bryony…

Dear friends,
Our teacher Mr Billinghurst is taking part in the London Landmarks Half-Marathon, which is on Sunday 24th March. The run is 13.1 miles and there are over 13,000 participations from all around the United kingdom.
Mr Billinghurst is raising money for a charity called Tommy’s- the baby charity. Tommy’s helps to keep babies alive during pregnancy – one in four pregnancy’s have complications. This could be you, a family member or a friend. If this does happen to you Tommy’s will be there to help you. Please donate money to this charity you never know, this could help one of your family members. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/leebillinghurst

From Mr Bs star students Leotie and Bryony!


Community News

Safeguarding information Safeguarding info for parents 21.3.19

Music Mayhem has now moved to Thursdays after school and with the new time slot, we are a growing group. This week, we learnt all about Sea Shanties and the tradition of folk music sung by Sailor’s. We are hoping to get ready a performance of ‘When I was One’ in time for Saint George’s Day on Tuesday 23rd April. We have also focused this term on learning recorder, which we will continue with, the class now knows A, B and C, so we are starting to put together some fun tunes! Next term the plan is to continue with recorder and also introduce the Ukulele.
Music Mayhem is a great way to introduce your child to learning music in an expressive and fun environment. Maybe they already have started an instrument, or are curious to try it out. It is open to all 5-7 year olds, after school on Thursdays from 3.30-4.30. We continue to include elements of Key Stage 1 music tuition and education with fun games and pieces that can be performed to develop confidence and knowledge in music in a fun environment. Please book your place on your school gateway account and try it out, only £3.50 per session. Parents are welcome to come in 10 minutes before the end of the session to see what we have been working on that day!

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Sat 13th April 2019 10am – 4pm at Proper Job

The UK’s Air Ambulance Services are charities which receive no government funding and reply entirely on charitable donations to continue flying and responding to life threatening medical emergency. We can recycle your used postage stamps in to funds to help these vital services. All kinds of stamps are welcome, on or off paper. You just need to leave no more than a 5mm single thickness border around them, and the perforations should not be damaged. Anyone can help; individuals, businesses and schoolchildren can all collect stamps to support the UK”s Air Ambulance Services.  So remember to keep all the stamps you receive as every stamps really does help!!! Stamps can be sent to: Air Ambulance Stamp Appeal Xchange Master 272 Bath Street GLASGOW G2 4JR Freepost envelopes can be requested by emailing: airambulance@xchange-master.co.uk