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17.12.20

Dear Parents and Carers, 

 

Where on earth did that term go? The children have enjoyed a fabulous term, full of friendship and great learning. Over the last few weeks, the children have experienced many festive learning opportunities and Christmas cheer. The sound of chime bells and Christmas tunes have filled the corridors, festive art and craft work displayed and the smell of turkey and Christmas pud has filtered through the school. A big thank you to every member of the team who has worked tirelessly to make Christmas as special as ever for all of our children this year. Thank you to our governors who continue to support us so brilliantly, to FroWS and of course to yourselves, the parents and carers of the wonderful children in Wembury Primary, for all your support this year. 

 

STARS of the WEEK Beginning 11.12.20 :

  • Foundation-Laurence Higgens
  • Year 1 - Eli John
  • Year 2 - Reuben Wheatley
  • Year 3 - April Hurrell
  • Year 4 - Fergus Byrne
  • Year 5 - William Bye
  • Year 6 - Ellise Stafford

 

Christmas Activities Photos - Please take a look at the class webpages to see some of the lovely Christmassy activities/events your children have enjoyed over the last couple of weeks Click here.

 

Christingle - Last week Children learnt about the significance of Christingle by constructing their own Christingle using oranges, sweets, ribbon and a candle.  Reverend Ryan and Kim Lovelle connected with the whole school via a live stream and the children enjoyed Christmas songs and reflected on the message of hope. Other photos are in other year groups. A gigantic thank you to Ms Kernevez for organising and liaising with all those involved. Please click here to view one of the classes. 

 

Christmas Videos – Each class has now posted a video they would like to share with you in our’ Video Resource Centre’. Children and adults alike had fun in the making and we hope that you enjoy these memories. 

 

Feast of Fun - The feast of fun is a project that has been running in Plymouth for a few years to support vulnerable families, particularly during the school holidays when free school meals are not available. This year has been difficult for many people, so four churches in Plymstock have joined the project so that families in this area are supported. Already a few hundred food parcels have been given out. If you are in genuine need and you or your children are in danger of going without food please contact Wembury school and give them permission to pass your details onto us. Everything will be kept completely confidential. Don't struggle alone feeling you can't ask, we are happy to help.

 

 

Christmas in the Community - Mrs. Pooley organised a Christmas Card making challenge across the school.  Each class created their own card for members of the local community who live in care or nursing homes.  The children were very keen to participate and to bring joy to others.  A big thank you to Mrs. Pooley and Mrs. Law for delivering the cards this week to some very happy recipients.

 

 

 

 

Christmas Holidays – Track and Trace - Despite Thursday 17th being the last day our children are in school, our obligations in respect of ‘Track and Trace’ will continue beyond this date. Please could we remind you of the continued procedures for Covid-19. If any member of your household develops the following symptoms, the family needs to self-isolate immediately and book a test: 

  • A high temperature 

  • A new continuous cough 

  • A loss or change to sense of smell or taste.  

 

 

In line with advice from the Department of Education, please could you report any positive test result that may occur up until 23rd December by emailing admin@wembury-primary.devon.sch.uk. E-mails will be checked daily and the relevant families and staff members will be informed.  

 

During the weekend prior to our return to school, please can you notify the school, using the e-mail above, if any member of your household has had a positive test result, are awaiting a test result, is displaying symptoms or is self-isolating. This will enable us to update our records and make arrangements for the beginning of term.  

 

Duathlon – Despite the wind and rain this week and last, Years 4, 5 and 6 took part in a Level 1 Duathlon competition. This was a team event consisting of a 4 lap run, 6 lap cycle and a 2 lap run around our school field. The results are as follows:  

Year/Team 

Red 

Blue  

Yellow 

Green 

27.56 

30.14 

25.32 * 

28.36 

25.53 

25.10* 

25.17 

26.11 

44.11 

42.13* 

45.08 

43.19 

Overall Time 

98 minutes 

97 mins 37 secs 

95 mins 57 secs 

98 mins 6 secs 

Final position 

3rd 

2nd 

1st 

4th 

A special congratulation goes to three of our Year 4 children - Archie, AJ and Lucy who were awarded with a ‘fastest team prize’ by Mrs Walpole. Great job Year 4! 

 Please click here to see an article written by Mrs Walpole and see our PE page for additional photos.  

 

New Build – After many years in the planning, Monday January 11th will mark the start of our long awaited big build! Three new classrooms, with outdoor space, will be a superb addition to our current building, providing our EYFS and Key Stage 1 children with a new, fresh and vibrant learning environment. This will also mean that children currently working in the huts will move into the main building. If all goes to plan, the build will be ready to use by the end of May.  

 

Children in Need – This year, we raised £342.89 for Children in Need. This is an incredible amount of money – thank you to you all!  

 

Hope - We started the term with a curriculum based around the theme of ‘Hope’; we celebrate the achievements and many instances of joy we have shared with the children; we finish the term and look forward to the new year with renewed hope in our hearts, for a calmer and safer 2021. We wish you all a very happy and peaceful Christmas and look forward to welcoming you all back safely in the New Year. 

Mrs. Jackson and Mrs. Chamberlain 

 

Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering ‘it will be happier’… 

ALFRED TENNYSON 

 

 


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