Anti-bullying Week – FuNky HAIR
This week is national anti-bullying week and throughout the week pupils will be discussing a range of issues and behaviours through a range of activities. Today we introduced the theme through the topical discussion of the Haka. ‘Should the Haka be allowed in sports?’ The week will culminate in a ‘Funky Hair’ day, on Friday 15th November, where we are asking pupils to come to school with a new funky hair-do! It is not a mufti day so school uniform needs to be worn. For the privilege of funky hair we are asking for a donation of £1.00 that will be donated to a charity linked to anti-bullying.
Pudsey’s Children in Need
Also on Friday 15th November we will be holding our annual Children in Need afternoon drink and cake. Please come and join us from 2.30pm where there will be raffles, games and prizes to be won, as well as a catch-up with other parents. Parents may collect their child from the child’s classroom at 3.00pm to join them in the hall. All funds raised from this will of course be donated to CiN. Thank you.
Today, like so many, we held our 2 minute silence in respect and remembrance of those who died, serving their country. This was the first year I have ever known the school not to have received poppies to sell in school. It appears a number have not and we are not sure why, but we hope this does not affect the funding towards the super work and support that is carried out, by the British Legion.
Did you happen to notice our school flag today or over the weekend? Mr Clarke very kindly purchased, and raised this for us last Friday. It certainly seems to have caught the attention of some children, as do all the lovely poppies in Elburton.
"How important it is for us to recognise and celebrate our heroes and she-roes."
"All we have of freedom, all we use or know - / This our fathers bought for us long and long ago."
"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. / At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them."
Laurence Binyon, For The Fallen
As some of you may know, Mrs Ridge delivers a reading programme to a group of pupils. It appears she has developed their love for reading and the pupils have been spotted reading in some peculiar places! Do you have any photos of your child reading in peculiar places that you would be happy to share? Please either send in to firstname.lastname@example.org for the attention of Mrs Ridge or send in a photo, that you are happy for us to photocopy. Thank you.
Each year we try to make our school Christmas tree from recycling products. So far we have used egg boxes, plastic drinking cups and wooden pallets. This year we have used the good old cardboard box. Pupils attending the Activities Club on Friday built and painted our tree. (They also managed to paint themselves and the floor despite having painting aprons on and a cloth on the floor!) The next stage is for pupils to make their own decorations – these could be upcycled old ones, ones made from packaging, ones created from new or old materials. They can be flat or 3D. Whatever inspires; over the next few weeks if your child would like to bring in, and donate, their creation this will be hung on the tree. Get those creative juices flowing!
Do you have a child with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities?
For those parents in the Devon catchment only, the local authority 0-25 SEND Team have requested signposting parents to their survey. It only takes a few minutes to complete and is anonymous. They would like to gather views on their local offer. Please follow the link below to take part. Thank you.
Open Morning Invitation to our New Parents at Wembury Primary School
If you have an EYFS child that is due to start school in September 2020, or know of a friend/family member that has, we would delighted to offer this opportunity of an invite to our new parents’ morning on Thursday 14th November at 9.30 – 11.00 a.m.
This session is designed for parents/adults only where you will have the opportunity to meet representatives from the Governing Body, FroWS, Administrative staff, and ourselves, as well as have a tour of the school. (Please note your child will have a chance to visit the school when they have their induction days the term before they are due to start school.)
We look forward to meeting you.
Autumn term’s consultations will take place week commencing 25th November. Please book online, via Teachers2Parents.