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20.11.17

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Children in Need

You certainly did your thing!

The group of Year 2 boys, Jago, Giacomo, Jacob and Bradley (along with siblings) successfully walked up Sheep’s Tor where they had a well-earned rest and a picnic. The walk was about 4-5miles and they raised an amazing £410.00 + £76.25 as gift aid, making a whopping £486.25! Brilliant!

We also had Sarah singing for gold, ‘Fields of Gold,’ during our whole school assembly, in the morning. She too has raised over £400.00 and all with a sore throat! What a wonderful young lady and what a singer. You can watch a clip on this link to ‘twitter.’

As usual the afternoon cakes and refreshments were well attended by parents and families, thank you, and classes really enjoyed making their line of coppers. The pot was too heavy to carry!

The combination of donations will easily exceed £1000, which is such an AMAZING amount to add to the national total of over £50,000,000! It is also great that we know this money will support children, both locally and national, less fortunate than ourselves. Well done Wembury community.

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FroWS

It is also great to see that some parents have started to use the Easy Fundraising site. Remember it doesn’t cost you any extra pennies once you have registered! So far over £16.00 has been raised.

This is the link to click on to register for FroW’s easy fundraising page:

https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/fowemburysch/

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 ongoing donations, especially in the run up to Christmas. So get your Christmas shopping done! Please share the link widely with family and friends.

Thank you for your support.

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Sports

Yet again we have had more success with the football teams. If there was a premier league of primary schools they’d be near the top! Check out how they have been doing through this link.

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Consultations

Hopefully the majority of you have attended your child’s consultation with their class teacher? If you have not been able to do so please contact your child’s class teacher to arrange a suitably convenient time. These meetings are an essential link into the school world of your child. We know they don’t always tell you what they have been up to during the day, or whether they have homework and sometimes their version of the truth is embellished for your benefit! However, we can inform you of their attitude, their strengths, how they engage with others, and in their learning, as well as how and what they can do to further develop. We have it on good authority that by the time our pupils enter secondary school, they are confident and competent individuals, whose attitude towards school shines.

Extended Provision

I know I mentioned that a survey, to gather parental needs for extended provision, is due. I still aim to get this out before Christmas; I am due to meet with the new Pre-school Chair, Pre-school staff and a school governor later this month to discuss the format. I am very aware that there is now a greater demand and need for provision than when the last survey was completed, about five years ago. I am also aware that many parents have to take younger children to provision, beyond Wembury, for care. This is something I believe should be provided within and for Wembury. Hopefully the outcome of the survey, and support from agencies, will enable this for the near future?

Christmas Lunch

Our amazing cooks, Sarah and Emma, require numbers for Christmas lunch, on Wednesday 6th December. If you have not yet returned your form please do so asap. (As an aside it is Sarah’s birthday that day as well, so not only we will be wishing a Happy Christmas, it will also be a Happy Birthday!)

FroWS are again supporting this lunch with crackers and hats, and it will be all hands on deck to serve the children. Thankfully no hooters!

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Sickness

It is that time of year when there are a number of bugs and viruses going around. A reminder that if your child has sickness or diarrhoea, they must remain absent from school, 48hrs from their last bout of either. Any medication brought into school should be prescribed by a doctor, or be in its original packaging. There have been a number of children with throat lozenges in their bags – we respectfully request that any medication is handed to the office, by an adult, where a form for administration, and health and safety, is completed. Please remember to phone in on your child’s first day of absence and also that further medical evidence may be sought by the school.

Performances

Look out for information regarding the F/KS1 and KS2 Christmas performances over the next couple of weeks. As pupil numbers have risen, space is becoming a premium. Therefore there will be restrictions on numbers permitted to attend each performance as well as per family. For health and safety reasons we have to put these restrictions in place and thank you in advance for your understanding.

 

We look forward to seeing you.

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