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5.2.18

A Quieter Week! Well Slightly!

 

Yet more amazing successes to report!

 

Saltash Music, Speech and Drama Festival

Choir - As you will be aware our KS2 Choir WOWED the judges and won their category with a DISTINCTION! Unfortunately is was not possible to perform at the gala evening, with such short notice, however if they had, all winners would have had the opportunity to hear their mesmerising singing. It was so good that in fact they won the Overall Best Choir, out of adults, secondaries and primaries!

 

http://www.wemburyprimary.co.uk/news/detail/a-rainbow-nation-in-all-ways/

Well done to the Choir and our Soloists, both singing and instrumentalists. Go Wembury!

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Sporting events

 

Football - As ever football has taken place. Last week saw three teams playing; Wembury United, Wembury City, and the Girls’ team. Both the Girls’ team and Wembury United won their games convincingly with Wembury City losing against an older, Year 6, visiting team. However all teams did themselves and the school proud. Great team work!

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Rowing –We sent eight rowers to the Plymouth Indoor Rowing Championships (4 x girls, 4 x boys). In their category they did amazingly well. There were individual races in which both Lottie and Maddy won their own race. Maddy came 2nd overall, rowing 445m in 2 minutes and Lottie came 3rd overall, rowing just one metre less with 444m. The combined teams came 1st overall in the Team Race as well as 1st overall for their category (Minor). (Apparently they scored above the next category, intermediate, and were only 2 points behind the majors.) Another amazing team effort – well done!

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Wembury is certainly getting its name noticed, for all things good.

 

School Community Orchard

 

As I reported in my last Blog the intention is to have a community event with a follow up day, for pruning, development and a bit of TLC. The date has been set for Saturday 24th March. Further details will follow, with a suggested equipment list, cake offer (!), and timings, once further details have been received from the AONB, who will be providing the funds for materials etc for this project.

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Ukelele Masterclass

 

Ms Boucherat kindly set up a workshop, as an introduction to the ukulele, for parents and their children. Although workshops were introduced in September this one was not additionally advertised, as some other workshops, other than on the calendar but actually had a lovely group and number to work with.

If you fancy joining Ms Boucherat for a Samba, keep this date in your diary; Thursday 22nd March, 3.15-4.15pm.

Awards and Achievement Winners 2nd February

 

Attendance - Each week we celebrate class attendance – a trophy is given to the class with the highest attendance of the week. On Friday Year 2 were the worthy winners again – well done!

 

The Courtesy Cups (x2) were presented to Roma Skilton-Husbands (Y4) and Ned Williams (Y5). Both have demonstrated politeness, good manners and respect. Children are nominated then randomly selected to receive the cup. All children nominated are mentioned in our Celebration assembly, and then the two winners announced. The cups are taken home for the week to be returned for the following Thursday.

 

Stars of the Week – Going for Gold

These are children who have been nominated by their class teacher, support staff or pupils, who have shown an improvement, determination, or just having done something simply amazing.

F – Tommy Gibbons

Year 1 – Dylan Woodcock

Year 2 – Kamilah Hawkes

Year 3 – Lewis Ashley

Year 4 – Harvey Hall

Year 5 – Robyn Jones

Year 6 – Teo Bugliolo

A massive well done to our nominees and winners of the above awards.

 

Most Active Class of the Week

We have started to present a certificate to the most active class of the week. This week it was our Year 6. Keep active!

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Learning

 

Despite the cold and the rain, learning still takes place outside. Foundation have had a day of Forest School activities and thoroughly enjoyed the openness. I notice in some of the educational news that early years are keen to follow some of our fellow Scandinavian countries practice, of allowing children to sleep outdoors! We haven’t got there yet but space would not be an issue.

 

Forest School Day

Year 4 have been working with South West Coast Path Organisation to develop resources for local coastal path exploring the potential of creating some trails from Wembury Beach in collaboration with National Trust and Wembury Marine Centre. The focus has a range of possibilities including surveying wildlife, learning map skills or promoting it for walking and physical activity, and trialling out trails and maps.

Other local schools are also taking part in this project with each having their own area of coastal path. We look forward to seeing what the groups come up with.

 

Coastal Path Project

Please check out your child’s Class Pages to see what they have been up to.

 

Reminders & Changes

 

Important change to Breakfast Club – A reminder that all Breakfast Club bookings must be completed in advance and online from Tuesday 20th February. Bookings MUST be made the previous day before 4.00pm, so that we are able to make arrangements and provide staff with a list of attendees. Again we appreciate there may be exceptional circumstances when this is not possible but this will enable parents to drop off to staff, at 7.45am currently, without the additional need to sign in, and perhaps lessening the stress of mornings?

 

School Lunches – This has been much better this week as more choices had been booked online, thank you. We have also introduced a coloured wrist band for easy identification of choice number. Hopefully combining this with online booking will make the system more time efficient and greater accuracy of numbers. Thank you for your support with this.

 

Half term break  - 12th February - 19th February (Inclusive) Monday 19th is a staff training day and school will be closed. Enjoy your half term.


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