What a fabulous week of learning during a very successful STEaM week. A massive thanks to Mrs Michelle Riley for organising and ensuring we had a kick-start grant, of £300, from the British Science Association. The week included visits from the RSPB, Shark Trust and biology specialist Janet Birchnall from Plymstock School, as well as our own knowledgeable Caretaker Mr Terry Clarke.
Some of the highlights of the week were heart dissections, eye dissections, sharing investigations with parents and grandparents and becoming a Marine Biologist for the day.
Don’t forget to look in our website news, Twitter and class pages to see what else we have been up to during the week.
Congratulations to all those who entered the Science Investigation competition and well done to all our worthy winners. Keep experimenting!
It’s over – the final meeting has taken place and the results are in!
The final event, in the Plymstock Schools’ Cross Country, took place at Oreston. The run was cold, it was windy and it was raining, but our runners were determined to do their best.
The terrain may have been horrendous, slipping all over the place but our runners all came in over the line in good positions again. It was our very own Azad who raced home in first place AGAIN in the year 6 race making it 4 Golds in a row and this time even managed to overtake the hare! What a performance from him this year. Hopefully he will go on to compete at secondary school as I am sure he will just continue to get better and better - watch this space!
We have two cups yet to present, which were not handed out on the day, due to the weather conditions, but can’t publicise what they are for until Friday. Needless to say the recipients will be very proud, as we are of them. At the end of this month we see three of our Cross Country teams, take to the course again, having qualified for the Devon County finals. How will we do against the best of Devon? We will find out on the 28th March!
Such determination and dedication has been shown by our runners and parents alike this year and the support is sincerely appreciated - thank you.
A massive THANK YOU and well done to all readers and the sponsorship money raised – You have raised in excess of £1000!!! This is a phenomenal amount and so generous of all sponsors. Thank you to Mr Matt Bennett and Mrs Julie Brookes, for their organisation of this – I have no doubt they will get many ideas and suggestions for books to purchase form the children.
Red Nose Day
Thank you for joining us for refreshments on Friday and to FroWS for the alternative Red Noses. We have yet to total up all amounts but Margo, who made and sold her Dream Catchers, (with a little help from her friends), raised £27.45 – a brilliant effort. The raffle, a voucher for flowers to the value of £20.00, raised over £40.00. Congratulations to the winner - Luke Fordy. Not only did we sell some of our second hand uniform we also had further donations – again very much appreciated. We will notify you when this is for sale again.
As you know we are raising funds, with FroWS, to go towards new playground equipment, including resurfacing the MUGA area and renewing some of the adventurous equipment. If you have an idea for our next entrepreneurial event, where all proceeds go towards this cause, please contact the office.
All Hands on Deck!
In the run up to the summer and getting ready for the swimming pool and the Summer Fayre, we are planning a weekend of madness on 5th, 6th & 7th of April! There are a range of jobs that we need help with – pruning the orchard, tidying up the sensory garden, clearing the FroWs shed and helping erect gazebos! We also want to paint some sheds and pool fencing. If you can spare a day, an afternoon or even an hour, and would like to offer help, please could you let the office know where and when your skills could be utilised. I’m sure there will be plenty of cakes and refreshments on offer!