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27.11.17

Fund Raising

Firstly, a massive THANK YOU and WELL DONE to all who contributed to the staggering total of over £1500 for Children in Need.

Sarah raised over £500 singing Fields of Gold.

Jago, Bradley, Jacob and Giacomo raised over £400 with their walk and Phoebe raised over £200 with her ice bath!

What amazing feats!

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Christmas

I imagine many of you have embarked upon your Christmas shopping, or perhaps have even completed it but did you forget to register for FroW’s easy fundraising page? If you haven’t done so already please check out this link and see how you, family members and friends can support the school to raise additional funds

It doesn't cost you a penny extra when you shop the easyfundraising way with one of 3,220 shops and sites that give us a commission for your purchase. They turn that into a donation and give it to Wembury Primary School. Easy! And all at no extra cost.

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

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Christmas Lights Festival 6th December @ Village Hall

Please come and join us in this family occasion of fun and festivities. Be prepared to get your singing voices on as well as listening to the school choir whilst drinking mulled wine and eating mince pies. Presents are warmly welcomed, wrapped up and handed to Santa, who will deliver them to the Shekinah Mission in Plymouth. Mr Clarke will no doubt keep us entertained and in order.

Christmas Performance Tickets

You will be notified this week, via text, email and/or letter, that tickets for Ks1 performance (Christmas Counts) and KS2 performance (The Lion King) will be available via ParentPay. Please note that initially only two tickets per family, (not child), per performance, will be allocated, due to growing pupil numbers and ensuring that all families have opportunity to attend. Any tickets not allocated or spare will be available from the office at a later date. A text will be sent out as a reminder. Please check all forms of correspondence to ensure you are informed and to avoid disappointment.

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Christmas Lunch

A reminder that the school Christmas lunch is next Wednesday, 6th December. This replaces the usual roast and alternative options, so if you have not yet booked your child’s Christmas meal, please do so asap.

School Meals

We request that when booking school meals online, where possible your child is included in the decision making. We are finding an increasing number wanting the alternative choice, and as main meals are prepared pending numbers, there is not the facility to swap. As a consequence some children are eating less than desired. For those pupils who regularly have baked potatoes we would encourage them to try alternative meal options throughout the week, especially as many do not seem to eat the skins. There is also a range of fruit, yogurt and pudding choice available daily, please could you remind your child to make a selection so that they benefit from the whole meal that will provide the energy for the remainder of the day. It will also reduce children going home saying they are hungry!

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Sports

A group of twelve, Ks1 pupils (6 x boys + 6 x girls) took part in a Multi-skills event. Their behaviour and efforts were exemplary not only that but they were keen to tell us what they got up to and how much they had enjoyed it, during our Celebration Assembly. We have some amazing athletes across the school, and getting their interest and providing opportunities, early on, is key. As pupils move through the school, there are greater opportunities to build upon previous experiences. Our aim is to nurture and enhance and these skills; in doing so, enabling pupils to make healthy lifestyle choices.

Walk…Like an Egyptian!

Last week all teachers’ practice was observed by the Senior Leadership Team (SLT). Planned activities were engaging, challenging and captured the imagination, and interest, of both boys and girls. Children were positively engaged and enthusiastic and it was great to see the respect they had for each other.

If you have not yet seen the article on Year 3’s Egyptian Day take a look here or through their class pages. Living history has a profound effect on children’s learning. Pupils were able to articulate some interesting facts on what they knew and were able to make independent choices in learning. Despite the excessive excitement and enjoyment of transforming into Egyptian Gods, (through their costumes) the support of additional adults enabled all pupils to access and engage in all activities successfully. It was such a wonderful day. King Tut would have been very proud!

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General

In the run up to the end of term children are always more excitable, tired and seem to pick up a number of illnesses. Please ensure your child is appropriately dressed, including outdoor wear, and is organised to ensure reading books, homework, PE kit etc are in school daily. Although some routines and structure change, due to performances, the expectation of maintaining as much of the normal routine is expected.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you at the performances. Be prepared to be amazed!


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