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19.11.20

Dear Parents, 

 

It has been fabulous that our staff have been able to catch up with most parents this week over the telephone.  Please remember that you are able to email your child’s class teacher on the relevant email address if you need to communicate.  For example: y4@wembury-primary.devon.sch.uk   

 

Microsoft Teams

In school, we have begun to teach children how to access Microsoft Teams so they are able to participate in remote and virtual learning opportunities in the event of home learning. Children in Key Stage 2 have been shown how to log in to Teams, join a live meeting and also how to use the assignment functions to download, complete and hand in work set by their teachers. From next week, a weekly homework task for your child/children (KS2) or weekly information for parents re homework (KS1) will be assigned to your child. Detailed instructions outlining how to access, complete and hand in assignments can be found using the link below, along with our Home Learning Guidance, which was sent out before half term and a 'quick start guide' for parents. E-mail addresses and passwords needed to access Teams will be sent to you by early next week. 

 https://www.wemburyprimary.co.uk/home-learning-guidance-and-information/

 

As children begin to access the platform more regularly, please could you reinforce the ‘Dos and Don'ts' again with your child to ensure the safe and appropriate use of Teams.  

 

Ducks 

Thank you once again for supporting your children in their amazing entries. We were truly overwhelmed with the enthusiasm and the quality of the entries.  It was almost impossible to pick out winning entries but awards were made to a child in each class across the school as well as a parent and staff prize.  Mr Bennett has compiled a fabulous PowerPoint. You will need to see this to truly appreciate the creative talents of the participants, the dedication, ingenuity and the time given to this project. We have never seen anything quite like this! Watch this space!

 

Laptop and Tablet Donation 

Ivybridge and Saltram Rotary have kindly donated a set of laptops and tablets to Wembury Primary to  support children during the pandemic. We are extremely grateful for this generous donation and wish to pass on our sincere thanks to those involved - we know this will have a huge impact on the children. 

 

Virtual Tour of Wembury 

Please take a look at our virtual tour of the school https://www.wemburyprimary.co.uk/new-intake-2020/. We would like to send huge thanks to Jade Daniel, the branch manager of Bradleys Estate Agents – Plymstock, for creating this fabulous video at short notice. Due to the current situation we were unable to hold our usual open evenings for new prospective parents, however we are sure that the virtual tour will still provide parents with a flavour of our school. 

 

New Age Kurling - Intra School Competition 

This week, Years 3 and 4 had the opportunity to try a new sport – Kurling! New age Kurling is a target-based sport which has been adapted from the traditional sport so that it can be played indoors on a flat surface.  Each player delivers a 'stone' towards the target at the other end by sliding it across the floor. The score is determined by the stone closest to the centre of the target. The children competed in their house teams to win points and to play by the school values of: determination, honesty, passion, respect, teamwork and self-belief. It was lovely to see the children's competitive spirit shine through. Particular recognition was given to individual children who demonstrated the above skills. The overall winning teams in both Years 3 and 4 were the greens - Bigbury. Well done you super stars! We would like to thank Mrs Walpole for organising the event and Years 5 and 6 are looking forward to competing next week. 

 

 

Stars of the Week

Many congratulations to the following children for being our superstars: 

6th November: Anthony Littlejohn-Odam,  Harvey Colton, Violet Gordon, Kynan Brassil, George Standlick and Beatrice Mackenzie 

13th November: Jacob Wright, Digby Hawkins-Ward, Hugo Vivian, Anwen Badman, Fizzy Kent, Ellie Richards, and Sukey Gale. 

All of these children have demonstrated great commitment and enthusiasm for learning across a range of curriculum areas which is fantastic to see.

 

 

 

Warm wishes, 

Susie Jackson and Lyn Chamberlain

Joint Acting Headteachers 

 


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