Doing their thing!
Children in Need is this Friday 17th November – so please wear something spotty! Money raised supports children locally and nationally as well as some going worldwide. This year we have some of our own pupils, who want to ‘do their special thing’ to raise money for other children less fortunate than themselves. Please help us to support them by sponsorship – they have already raised over £100 for their event.
Sarah (Year 6) will be singing her own version of Katie Melua’s ‘Fields of Gold’ for our Children in Need assembly. She will mesmerise and bring tears to our eyes with her beautiful soulful voice – that’s definitely worth sending in some extra money for sponsorship. You may even get a chance to hear her again in the school performance of ‘Lion King Kids’ or in the Wembury panto ‘Knight Fever.’
We also have a group of Year 2 boys, Jago, who decided he wanted to do a walking challenge because he likes walking, along with his friends Giacomo, Jacob and Bradley (along with siblings) will be walking on Sunday.. starting at Burrator Dam, walking around the reservoir and up Sheeps Tor where they will have a well earned rest and a picnic.. they will then head back on the other side. The walk is about 4-5miles! Jago and the boys have raised over £200 already on their Just Giving site!
Sarah and the boys would love to raise as much as possible – please help us to support them. We have a sponsorship form for Sarah in the office and donations can be made for the walk through this link.
Talking of fund raising FroWS, please look out for the flyer and as to why fund raising for the school can be so easy, especially in the run up to shopping for Christmas! The Easy Fundraising site has over 3000 shops on board, including Amazon, John Lewis and Sainsburys and the great thing is, once you have registered it doesn’t cots a penny!
This is the link to click on to register for FroW’s easy fundraising page:
It's as easy as 1, 2, 3...
1. Head to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/fowemburysch/ and join for free.
2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.
3. After you’ve checked out, that retailer will make a donation to your good cause for no extra cost whatsoever!
There are no catches or hidden charges and Friends of Wembury School will be really grateful for your donations. Please share the link widely with family and friends and don’t forget to check out the new FroWS tab and pages on the website!
Thank you for your support.
Sporting events are decreasing in number in the run up to Christmas but that does not stop Wembury from putting on a good show! The Saints football tournament, mentioned in my last Blog, has taken place and our 3/4 team have qualified for the next round, with our 5/6 team just missing out. Brilliant effort and team spirit all round – well done to all our footballers and we wish them all the best in the next round of matches.
Although we had indoor rowing at the beginning of this year (February), a small group of children had the opportunity to take part in another indoor rowing ‘fun’ event, held at Tor Bridge Primary. It looks as though it was a lot of fun!
We have also participated in multi-skills and indoor athletics over the week, with some amazing individual performances. Unfortunately on these occasions we were not successful in qualifying further, but as a small school we already have for three sports, so it is only fair that others get a chance!
PE Kits and Expectations of uniform protocols
There are an increasing number of pupils still without the correct indoor PE kit. All pupils should have a pair of white shorts and a plain white t-shirt as their basic kit. It does not look good when attending an event and there is a multitude of colours, especially as our new vests make Wembury stand out! Could you please ensure your child has the correct PE kit, named and in school for the duration of the week.
Other noticeable items that are not part of our policy are the wearing of multi-coloured socks. These should be white, black or grey for boys and girls. Tights should also match these colours. From Halloween a number of children are still wearing coloured nail polish – please could this be removed asap.
Name the Artist!
Year 4 have been sculpting in the style of Giacometti, you would think with a name like that he would be Italian? But no! Click here to find out more and how this art linked to science.
Year 3 have completed some self-portraits in the style of… Can you guess? An artist that elongated faces and necks, using earthy colours? And he was Italian! Look out for the display in school.
Play that tune!
Apart from rehearsals for Christmas performances musicians have been busy practising ‘doing their thing!’ As you can see there is a wealth of opportunities to explore music and instruments, both tuned and un-tuned, as well as develop their talent. Play Day in March will be another opportunity to showcase Wembury talent.
Don’t forget – there is an opportunity for parents to experience playing the Djembe drums, with Ms Boucherat, this Wednesday 15th, straight after school. Come and join in the fun!
We look forward to seeing you.