Dear Parents and Friends

Our school site and gardens are looking wonderful in the beautiful Spring weather experienced this week and the children have certainly enjoyed helping to plant the borders and the vegetable patch with Chantal. As a school we are extremely lucky to have such extensive grounds available for the children’s well being and learning opportunities and we are really beginning to see the results of all the hard work over the winter period.

This week started extremely well with the football team taking part in the West Devon Finals at Okehampton. Report below from Craig.

On monday our football team competed in the West Devon Schools Football Finals. This involved five teams from our Learning Community and six teams from the Tavistock Learning Community. We started well, winning our opening two games 2 – 0 and 3 – 0 against Tavistock and St.Peters (four goals from Henry and one from Toby). A narrow 0 – 1 defeat against North Tawton was followed by a 6 – 0 win against Dartmoor Federation (five goals from Henry and one from Toby). The sheer volume of goals we scored in these ten minute matches qualified us for the final. This final game against a strong St.Andrews team proved to be a match too far, and after conceding two quick goals in the first couple of minutes we were on the back-foot and chasing the game before conceding two more. We ended the day as tournament runners-up.
Once again our team played very well, giving their all whilst representing our school with great sporting spirit. Very well done to all the players: Louis, Henry, Toby, River, Daisy (the only girl in the whole tournament!) Hugo, Bertie and Charlie.

Chagford C E Primary School came away with silver medals and ranked 2nd in the whole of West Devon; quite an achievement and the team should be extremely proud of themselves. Craig and I were really impressed with the team spirit and support for each other and the level of skills displayed – impressive without an actual football pitch on the school site. Craig and the team have really perfected their close ball skills over the winter, with just the school hall to hold their training sessions in however it did show on the pitch. Well done to you all.

On Thursday Lucy Horncastle, a family GP came into school to hold Collective Worship on keeping healthy. It was a very informative session and involved lots of fruit and vegetables, colourful edible rainbows, feeding the brain and some super heros from Ash Class (Reception).

The assembly ended with the whole school doing a ‘Sticky Kids’ active session which involved lots of sitting then standing, push ups, press ups, leg lifts and attempts at touching our toes to music. It was fantastic to see the whole school taking part with smiles on their faces, even the teachers; perhaps not when they were trying to touch their toes! Many thanks to Lucy for sparing her precious time to help send the message about staying healthy for life.

 

 

 

 

This morning we had our first Open Morning for parents to share their child’s learning and have an opportunity to speak to the class teacher about their child’s work and experience at school. It was very well attended and great to see how excited the children were to be able to share all that they had been doing since parents evenings at the beginning of this half term. Thank you to those of you who could make it and if today wasn’t convenient then there is always next friday morning from 8.45am – 9.10am. Please come in with your children through the pupil entrance at the back of the school.

Next week the tag rugby team are off to the West Devon Finals in Tavistock so we wish them well at this competition and hopefully we will be bringing home some more medals!

Have a lovely weekend,lets hope the sunshine remains for you all to enjoy.

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 being a confident learner in maths this week.  He is now beginning to solve addition word problems using a number line.  Faye for always being able to work well with others, learning from them as well as supporting them.

Yew Class: Elijah and Gigi for being excellent role models on our school trip to Bude and for offering help wherever they can both in the classroom and beyond!

Oak Class: Lissy for showing fantastic resilience this week.  Nothing has phased her and she is becoming such a confident and talented writer.  Jamie for always giving 100% – he always listens and is ready to learn at all times.

Birch Class: Daisy T for reading the complete series of Harry Potter books for the 4th time!  Hugo for taking time to respond to marking and for great effort across the board.

 


Attendance

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


Dates for your diary

Tuesday, 2nd April – Tag Rugby Finals, Tavistock Rugby Club

Thursday, 4th April – Own Clothes Day

We are having a come-in-your-onesie non-uniform day on Thursday, 4th April in support of Hospiscare.  Hospiscare is a local charity that provides wonderful nursing care to people who are very poorly.  Please help us raise money for this fabulous cause by wearing your onesie or pyjamas and bring in £1.  Birch class will be selling cakes after school for a small donation and George the Mouse, the Hospiscare mascot, will be there too…in his pyjamas!


Parent

AFTER SCHOOL CLUB NOTICE:

On 24th and 25th April and 2nd May 2019 we are only able to offer ASC until 5.00pm, this is due to staff training.
On 1st May 2019 we are NOT ABLE to provide ASC at all, due to staff training.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Summer Term Dance Club

Spaces available! Sign up by contacting Jessica Squire: text/call 07746892660 or email jessicasquire.perform@gmail.com.Classes will cost £3.50 per week (paid in a block – contact Jess for more info).
Key Stage One 3:30-4:05pm.
Key Stage Two: 4:10-4:50pm.
ADVANCE BOOKING ESSENTIAL

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

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

Community News

SAVE THE DATE – FRIDAY, 26TH APRIL
SMALL ART WORKS AUCTION

 

Proper Job Music Day 

This is to let you know about an exciting community event we are planning in Chagford!  The ‘Proper Job Music Day’ will take place on Saturday 4th May in Chagford Square. Proceeds from the event will be donated to our local charity Proper JobThere will be a marquee next to the Pepperpot with performances and live music from 2pm-10pm. We are looking for some talented young musicians to perform, whether you play an instrument, are in a band, sing in a choir or a solo act.
If you are interested in taking part or being involved in anyway please contact Bernie Printy at printys@hotmail.co.uk or 07970 873250