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5.11.18

Lest We Forget

 

All pupils in the school have created a poppy to mark 100 years since the end of World War 1 - 'The Great War.' An agreement - called the Armistice was signed on 11th November 1918, which silenced the guns after four years and four months of fighting. We think it is important to remember those who made sacrifices for us and how we can learn from this. We have created a beautiful poppy wreath display, courtesy of Mr Matt Bennett. This will not only help us to remember those involved but also to respect all past and present in war or conflict.

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Parent Governor

 

You should all have received information regarding nomination for a new parent governor, via email. (Should you require a hard copy please request via the office.) We are looking to recruit another parent to join our team of committed and active governors. We are a diverse and friendly group, a mix of parents, school staff and people from the wider community, who use our varied skills to support and challenge the school to be the best it can be for our children and our community. Skills and experience in an area such as law, built environment, business, education or communication would be welcome, but having a fresh pair of eyes and enthusiasm for ensuring that Wembury is a great school are the main qualifications. For further information please follow this link – Parent Governor – and/or look out for the email.

You would be most welcome to have an informal discussion about the role with myself and a governor before making a commitment. Please contact wemburyclerk@wembury-primary.sch.uk who will be happy to arrange this. There is further information in the Governor section of the school’s website.

French project

 

Miss Patricia Kernevez is organising a Science/Art project with a partner school and agencies in France. She is currently running a club where they are learning some French, researching and producing work on Plankton, all of which will be used in an exhibition in Brest next year.

We are also planning to visit Brest for a short stay, during which we will work together with our French partner school, in Locmaria-Plouzane and visit the city. The provisional dates (to be confirmed by our French partner school) are May 19th – 24th 2019, however these will be dependent upon accommodation availability. We will also be working with parents, the local community, including the Marine Centre, Aquarium and Plymouth University. As part of their project pupils have come up with some fund raising ideas, so over the next few months watch out for these events – there will be crafts, cakes and raffles. There is also an article in this month’s Wembury Review.

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Maths Mastery Training Day

 

Our last staff training day, Friday 19th October, saw Mrs Susie Jackson and Mr Greg Chantler take a leading role in the delivery of Maths Mastery, to all of WeST Primaries. As the originally planned speaker, organised by WeST, was unable to attend I put forward our Maths experts, who admirably rose to the challenge. They worked alongside colleagues from other WeST primaries to deliver four informative and practical workshops. Wembury, as you may know, has been on the mastery route for the past three years, over which time all Wembury staff have had access to their expertise and coaching. This work has definitely shown the benefits and impact of this process as shown in our end of KS2, 2018 outcomes –

 

Wembury Primary School

National Data

 

KS2 (Actual results)

Greater Depth

KS2 (Teacher Assessment)

KS2

Mathematics

93%

 

54%

96%

76%

Reading, Writing & Maths combined

79%

11%

82%

64%

 

Well done to Wembury staff for taking on board the challenge and sharing their expertise, which was much appreciated by all.

Kents Cavern

 

Year 3 recently visited Kent’s Cavern and had an amazing, underground exploration. What better of learning about rocks, past lives and pre-history than visiting first hand, could you wish for? The pupils have also followed up with some fantastic writing which can be seen on display outside the classroom. Why not pop in and take a look?

International, Anti-bullying, Open Afternoon and Spotty Socks!

 

Next week is due to be a very busy week – it is international Week, where each class have chosen a country to research, carry out activities and generally find out more about the world we live in, which we are planning to share with parents during an Open Afternoon, on Thursday 15th November. (Further information on this will follow.) It is hoped that you will not only visit your child’s class/es but visit the world in seven classes! Look out for further details and put the date in your diary.

 

This week also sees Anti-bullying week, and it kicks off with a spotty sock day on Monday 12th November. Children are asked to donate £1 which goes to a charity. You should have already received a text or email regarding this, from Mrs Michelle Riley.

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Parent Consultations

 

Parent consultation information will be coming out this week. The dates for all (with an exception of Year 5 on 20th) will be Tuesday 20th November and Thursday 22nd November. We will notify you once this is set up on Teachers2Parents.

 

 

Flu Vaccination Reminder

 

Flu vaccination will be carried out for Foundation to Year 5 (only) on Tuesday 27th November. You will have already received a like to book this online however, if you have mislaid link or are having difficulties please contact the office. Thank you.

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