This week is National Science Week, where all things weird and wonderful are studied, created and experienced, giving an extra buzz of excitement to learning. We have experiments galore, explorations, investigations, visiting scientists all starting off with some dissections for KS2. How do the eye and heart work? Science affects and supports so much of our lives; it is so important to get both girls and boys inspired and interested at an early age. Who knows, one day it may be one of our pupils who develops or discovers a cure, or designs something amazing that will impact on all our lives. The week will end with a small group of children becoming Marine Biologists for the day at the Marine Biology Association, on the Hoe. We also have the annual- carry out your own experiment competition run by Mrs Riley, and judged with support from the School Council – so get those experiments in!
Don’t forget – Parents are invited in to see all this amazing work, on Thursday 14th March @ 2.30pm (children may leave from 3.00pm). Please take this opportunity to visit the school and each class to see what the children have been up to. Hear their exciting tales of all things scientific.
World Book Day
Books came alive during World Book Day, with characters from a whole genre of books and texts. A love of reading and sharing was evident, especially the younger children with the older children. Classes were mixed up for a range of activities based on books and authors, including creating their own character portrait, writing stories, developing their own 3D worlds and through art work. Thank you all for your support, in ensuring this was yet another inspiring and exciting day, in the lives of our pupils. It is a joy to see such a buzz of excitement in their learning, as individuals and as a school.
Check out Class Pages for more photos!
Bikeability & Balanceability
In amongst the very heavy showers we saw Year 5 take their Level 1 and Level 2 Bikeability Awards. Children initially practised on the KS2 playground, ensuring bikes were roadworthy and that they were riding at a standard to be able to take to the roads. They were absolute stars, braving the heavy rain and wind, all passing their appropriate level.
Year 1 took to their balance bikes in the hall. Initially they carried our balancing activities, to develop core strength and co-ordination, before taking to bikes. Throughout the week they took part in competitive games, developing skills and understanding about healthy lifestyles. They were whizzing around the hall by the end of the week and so many were so pleased that they had learnt new skills and for some ride without stabilisers.
Keep up the great, safe cycling and maintain those healthy lifestyles!
Thank you to PSSP (Plymouth Schools’ Sports Partnership) whom we buy in to as part of our PE package, for their delivery and patience.
Many thanks to everyone for taking the time to complete the recent Survey from FroWS regarding the Summer Fayre.
Whilst the survey is still open for those who may yet wish to contribute, (https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YJMXSMK) FroWS have already looked at the responses received to date.
They have received a great deal of support for the event, with enthusiasm that the event should run as a positive, enjoyable fundraising and community event that the children and friends look forward to attending. There is also support from the other groups in the village, keen to contribute and be involved.
There has also been considerable support for the weekend of the event, with help offered for the setting up, clearing away and for manning the FroWS stalls on the day. Again, thank you for this. FroWS will be in touch nearer the time with further updates.
However, they are still a little thin on the ground with help in organising prior to the event. If you feel that you have some time to offer, however small, to focus on one are of the Fayre, your help would be greatly appreciated. Please do get in contact.
FroWS will now be advertising for stalls, looking for raffle prizes, donations of consumables and goods that can be used on the day. Please do get in contact with regard to any of these areas. We look forward to a bustling, fun-filled Summer Fayre 2019!
Red Nose Day
This massive fund raising day is fast approaching. We welcome parents and their families to join us for refreshments from 2.30pm, where there will also be a raffle and a couple of stalls to purchase items. Pupils can be collected from class at 3.00pm to join you in the hall. There will also be a second-hand school uniform stall, where proceeds will go towards new playground adventurous equipment.
We also have a choice for Red Noses -
Please see FroWS flyer with information regarding the Duck Race.
A vacancy has just become available for a Meal-time Assistant, for four lunch times per week, Monday to Thursday. If you feel you have the skills, or you know someone who has, who would like to facilitate play, and work alongside a caring team, please contact the school office on 01752 862459, where further details, and information can be provided. This post is available with immediate effect. Please note, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check before they are appointed.