Thank you all for your support on our GREEN NSPCC day and for your attendance
As usual pupils have been putting their sporting prowess to the test. This week saw the girls’ football team and the school’s netball team in action.
Such a frustrating end to the game for our girls’ football team, who had played so well throughout the game and into extra time, only to lose out on penalties, against Whitleigh. (Memories of England v Germany come to mind?) Brilliant match, brilliant play, shame the result was not in our favour! Take a look at the news article here -
Our ‘Super 6’ players, for the High-5 Netball event, played tactically, getting the ball regularly to the shooters. (They reckon they had 50 chances at goal!) It is a shame some of these shots were not converted into points, as their attacking skills were amazing. Unlike traditional 7-A-side netball, all high-5 players rotate and get a chance to shoot. No doubt there will be some future perseverance in shooting practice! A great effort as a team – well done.
Survey of Local Needs
A reminder that the childcare survey closes this Friday 26th January. Again thank you to all who have spared 3 minutes to complete the online survey regarding sufficiency and child care needs within Wembury. If you have not already done so we would appreciate your views, even if you do not use, or no longer require child care. The survey can be found following this link:
Our first local governing board meeting of this term has taken place. Much was discussed including the welcome of new non-teaching staff governor, Mrs Juliet Shepherd and associate governor Mrs Jacqui Edwards. Becoming a governor is good for professional development as well as providing opportunity to engage in the strategic direction and workings of the school. The school is very lucky to have a strong and conscientious governing board who knows the school well and who are proactive in their role, and with the addition of Juliet and Jacqui it will enable them to have an ever broader skills set. We look forward to working with them in a different capacity.
Attendance and Courtesy Cup Winners 19th January
Each week we celebrate class attendance – a trophy is given to the class with the highest attendance of the week. On Friday Year 5 were the worthy winners – well done!
The Courtesy Cups (x2) were presented to Sam Stansell (Y3) and Logan Mansfield (F). Both have demonstrated politeness, good manners and respect. Each week children are nominated and randomly picked out to receive the cup. We have started to mention all children nominated in our Celebration assembly, and then announce the two winners. The cups are taken home for the week to be returned for the following Thursday. A massive well done to our nominees and winners.
Up and coming events
This week sees the choir, and individual singers and musicians, take part in the Saltash Music, Drama and Speech Festival. We know they have been well rehearsed and look forward to their performances. If Lion King is anything to go by they will WOW the judges!!
Youth Speaks, is a public speaking event run by The Rotary. We have been unable to take part in the past couple of years, but have previously had great successes. We were so impressed by the speeches and efforts of this year’s Year 6 that we have had to enter three teams instead of the two spaces allocated! It is such a privilege to listen and watch this age group speak on a topic of interest to them. Capturing the audience and maintaining their interest is no mean feat, as you know from watching some of the speakers in the Houses of Parliament!