Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome to the latest blog. Such an immense amount has been happening this term in school: our ‘New Build’ is nearly complete; the children have begun to enjoy our fantastic swimming pool and the buzz of learning around the school is just fabulous!
As you know, our incredible headteacher Susie Evans has been appointed as Headteacher of Sherford Vale Primary. We cannot express just how much we are all going to miss her. She is very much loved and respected. With Sherford Vale being part of our West Primary ‘Hub’, we will have the opportunity to work with Mrs Evans and to maintain links, for which we are exceptionally pleased. We know that Mrs Evans will be writing to you all shortly and we plan to invite her back as soon as possible to ensure that we can say goodbye in a fitting fashion. In the meantime, we (Mrs Chamberlain and Mrs Jackson) are continuing as Joint Acting Headteachers for the rest of the Summer term to ensure that we can continue to teach our wonderful classes as well as leading the school. Mrs Chamberlain will continue leading the school from Autumn with Mrs Jackson as Deputy Headteacher.
We are on the move!
After years in the planning, our new build will be complete by the end of half term. We are so thrilled with the final look, layout and additional space this will provide our children. As the Year 2 hut is being demolished the week commencing 24th June, Year 2 will be the first cohort to move across to their new classroom. To allow services to be removed from the classroom in preparation for the demolition and for a window of time to move furniture/resources over to the new classroom, the year 2 children will be taught in the hall until the half term break. During the week of the demolition, children in EYFS, Year 1 and 2 will be using the Key Stage 2 playground and the field for their break and playtimes. If all goes smoothly, once the water has been connected during half term, Year 2 will begin the second half of the term in their new room - let’s keep our fingers crossed!
Once year 2 are settled into their new environment, we will then begin the process of Moving EYFS and Year 1 over before the end of term. We will of course keep you posted and confirm dates as soon as possible.
During the week commencing 24th May, in the mornings the EYFS and Year 2 children will be collected by their teacher on the field at their normal drop off time and walked around to their classrooms. At the end of the day, they will be brought to where they were dropped off in the morning to meet parents/carers again.
During the same week, our beloved Den is also being demolished. For health and safety reasons, this will be happening after school, therefore ‘After School Club’ will not be using the playground. If weather permits, the field will be used instead for this week.
Wembury Primary Facebook Page
Those of you who are on Facebook are in for a treat. Please visit our Wembury Primary Facebook page for photographs of learning taking place within school. Our uploads to this will increase as we ‘get in the swing’ of using it and it is a really great way to share learning instantly with you.
Let’s Celebrate an Ex-Pupil!
We are so proud and thrilled to receive an article about Dylan Roose who left Wembury Primary just last year! We know that all of our pupils have unique and varied talents and it is so special when we here about them after they leave. Dylan has always loved water sports but his skills and love of ‘Foiling’ are ‘out of this world’. He is brave and adventurous beyond belief! For a link to the full article (where Dylan shares his story) please follow this link:https://primarysite-prod-orted.s3.amazonaws.com/wemburyprimary/UploadedDocument/4455e8304c7242f3864548e6443827d8/dylan.pdf
Let’s Celebrate Our Stars of the Week!
We have been enjoying our virtual Celebration Assemblies on Fridays and want to share our stars with you. We are so very proud of all of the children in Wembury Primary but particularly our recent ‘STARS’:
Week Beginning 26.4.21:
Foundation – Lydia Marshsall/James Wise
Year 1 – Arthur Walrond
Year 2 - May Dubauree
Year 3 – Dylan Bolton
Year 4 – Erin Greenaway
Y5 – Elle Woods
Y6 – The whole class
Week Beginning 3.5.21:
Foundation – James Dore
Year 1 – Sophie May
Year 2 – George Withey
Year 3 – Nathan Richardson
Year 4 – Erin Greenaway
Year 5 – Faith Hurrell
Year 6 – Owain Woodcock
Week Commencing 10.5.21:
Foundation – Beatrice Bates
Year 1 – Sophie May
Year 2 – Oscar Rowe
Year 3 – Finlay Balkham
Year 4 – AJ Durbauree
Year 5 – Harriet Cane
Year 6 – Austin Miller
Week Commencing 17.5.21:
Finally, we look forward to the rest of the Summer Term with excitement and a real sense of positivity, with a huge ‘Thank You’ to all our Wembury Primary Community for making it a magical and special place to be.
Lyn Chamberlain and Susie Jackson
Joint Acting Headteachers
Please see a range of information below that you may find useful or to be of interest. We will keep you updated on events here and of course please remember our Facebook page.
The 1st Wembury Scout Group Needs You!
"Wembury Parish's young people need volunteers"
1st Wembury Scout Group is looking for Beavers Leaders for 6-8 year olds. (over 18) but all welcome. DBS will be required but funded by the Scout movement.
Every volunteer has a unique skillset that makes them brilliant. Why not discover yours??
Help young people gain skills for life.
We have a fully functional Scout hut and this can be used any day of the week between the times of 16:00 to 18:30 pm. All new volunteers will be fully supported by other sections and the group executive members
For more information please contact us at the following email address:
Morrisons - Children’s Little Library
Government guidance for extra-curricular activities
If you are using external childcare providers or out of school extra-curricular activities for their children, you should aim to:
limit their use of multiple out-of-school settings providers, and to only use one out-of-school setting in addition to school as far as possible.
check providers have put in place their own protective measures.
Please click here for further information.
Gathering Views and Aspirations of Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
Please click the link below to find out more about a two hour, free online session with the opportunity to ask questions at the end - Tuesday 25th May 10.30-12.30
The aim of the session is to support parent carers to gather the views and aspirations of their SEND children:
Communication and Interaction Team
Social, Emotional and Mental Health Team
A free, informal workshop for parents and carers to consider the links between behaviour and speech, language and communication needs. This event will be held virtually on Tuesday 15th June 2021, 10am – 12pm
Does your child have difficulty with:
The session will aim to raise awareness of speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) and consider the impact on a child’s social, emotional and mental health (SEMH). SLCN can become apparent through a child’s behaviour in a variety of ways and we shall provide further insight into these complex links.
The session provides an opportunity to share ideas about what works for you and a chance to discuss and learn from other parents/carers.
There will also be an opportunity for questions to the Advisory Teachers and Family Worker from the Communication and Interaction Team and the Social, Emotional and Mental Health team.