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Dear Parents and Friends

Welcome back after the lovely Easter break. The weather was very kind to us over the bank holiday weekend and we had got used to the rise in temperatures however we do live in the UK and true to form the temperatures have dipped somewhat and rain has returned. As a result I would ask that you send your child into school fully prepared for whatever the English weather may throw at us; waterproof coats, hats, labelled suncream (if hot) and jumpers/fleeces please. Could I also ask that all PE kits are brought back into school for this half term; some children even after a week have still not brought these back in and we just do not have enough spare kits to supply everyone. The PE kit is very much part of the school uniform.

Alford Cup Cross Country

On Wednesday I had the pleasure of taking our cross country team to compete in the Alford Cup, just outside of Okehampton. The course was a 2 mile challenging course across farmland however all the children demonstrated such resilience and team spirit and put their all into the event. Those adults who came to support and Betsy and I were incredibly impressed and proud of each child’s performance on the day – well done to you all. As a school we had some super results with Daisy R and Be W both winning their individual races convincingly. We had 5 boys come in the top 20 and the team finished 3rd overall. The girls unfortunately did not come home with a medal but we did have 2 girls come in the top 20 still. Fantastic afternoon of running and a good warm up for today’s Weaver Cup Competition!

Small Arts Auction

Tonight is our Small Arts Auction starting at 6.30pm, raising funds for a summer arts week and to support the continued integration of arts in the school. There has been many wonderful original artworks donated from local artists and Peter Randall-Page has kindly installed a sculpture at the front of the school as part of his support to the Arts for children. Please come along if you have an opportunity tonight. Many thanks to Ione Rucquoi and Georgia Munday for their enthusiasm for this project and the many others who have helped to make this event come together. We will report back after this evening on the funds raised however hopefully it will be an enjoyable evening for all involved.

Tomorrow, April 27th April is International Save the Frogs Day apparently and I am including a website address to find out more if you are interested. Frogs are the best indicator that our environment is ecologically balanced and clear of pollutants so really important to look after with the current international focus on Climate Change.

https://www.savethefrogs.com/

Have a great weekend

Liz Wiseman

Headteacher

 


Attendance

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


Parent

DANCE Club
Limited spaces still available for this term – please contact Jessica Squire to book your place – text/call 07746892660, or email jessicasquire.perform@gmail.com. Starting Friday 3rd May. Cost: £3.50 per session, paid in a half-term or term block.
Advance block booking discount – £31.50 pay by/on 3/5/19 and receive one free class!
NEW Summer Term Times:
3:30-4:05 Key Stage One
4:05-4:40 Key Stage Two
ADVANCED BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL.

TENNIS
Junior Tennis Coaching – Chagford  –  Please contact Nick on 07515275354
Nick’s tennis coaching sessions are restarting this weekend. 27th April 2019
10 am for children up to 11 years old, and
11am for children and adults over 11!
If you know of any of your friends who would like to come and join in  – please invite them along.
First session is free – normally £5 per person per session
Please contact Nick on 07515275354

 

 

 

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PTFA

PTFA Bingo on Saturday, 11th May 2019, more information to follow.