Additional Training Day for WeST Schools
Parents and carers should have received an email earlier today, regarding the additional training day. This is to clarify WeST’s current position regarding the additional INSET day on Friday 14th February 2020.
WeST Secondary Schools are actively engaged in curriculum and assessment development and design so that they can deliver an aligned curriculum that promotes stronger KS4 outcomes.
WeST Primary Schools also believe that they would benefit from crucial collective planning time with a strong curriculum focus.
As such, all WeST Schools will benefit from a centralised INSET day on Friday 14th February 2020.
Should you have any queries regarding this please contact WeST directly and not the school. (There is a link on the home page of our website that will take you directly to the WeST website.)
I also mentioned that we are investigating the possibility of an activities club on that day, run by Argyle. Should this be the case then we will notify you in due course and how to book places. Thank you.
If your child is in Year 3 I have no doubt that you will have heard all about the issue in their classroom on Friday?! The children came into a totally trashed classroom, with tables upturned, papers thrown all over the room and scratches on the boards. It was an absolute mess!
Both Mrs Edwards were devastated and then realised that one of the windows must have been left open, just enough so that someone, or something, could get in! Having gone into the classroom to discuss this with them I was confronted by over-excitable children. Apparently a camera in the classroom had captured the culprit on video...it was a dragon! Yes a dragon and we have the evidence. Take a close look at the photos; in one you can see the mess of the class and in the other the green dragon. You can imagine the quality of the writing afterwards? Their imaginations ran wild. Hopefully the adults have learnt their lesson – not to leave windows open! Fortunately the children were amazing at helping to re-organise their room.
If you are free this Friday why not join us. We have a number of parent helpers already but could do with a couple more, mainly for the walk to the beach and the return. You are of course welcome to stay the day and join in the activities. If you would like to volunteer please could you contact the office, or Mr Bennett.
What a bumper crop of apples! Thank you to Annemie, her husband, and Catherine for organising the event. We had so much apple juice there was enough for the following day too! The variety, sizes and sweetness of the apples was so varied that each time a new batch of juice was made it was a different taste. All were delicious and the apple pickers (children) couldn’t wait to go back for more!
A team of twelve Year 6 pupils took part in tag rugby competition at Plymouth Albion’s ground, celebrating the start of the Rugby World Cup. It was a tough competition and despite losing their very first game, (I’m sure they were just warming up!), Wembury team went on to win in their group. Apparently some of the games were very competitive and fast paced. There were four groups and four winning teams. Each team were given a country to represent, in advance, and Wembury was France. Not only were they top of their group they were also winners of the best dressed team! Well done to our Year 6 team, for designing and painting their own team kit and working so well together. I am sure our partner school in Locmaria will also be thrilled at their win.
EYFS photos – Herald 24th September
If you have a child or relative in EYFS then look out in tomorrow’s Herald. There is a special pull-out of all our new starters. Apparently there are so many lovely photos they are using them all!
I know I have been saying about the new build, for EYFS and KS1 for a number of years and despite the funding being allocated to Wembury Primary School, it has taken a further year to get to the planning application stage! Hopefully over the next few weeks you will see or read the request for planning permission. We now have dates for when the build should be complete – which will now be in readiness for September 2020. Fortunately where the build is planned to be located, it should not affect the running of the school, or impact on carrying on as usual. We will of course keep you up-to-date with where we are and take regular photos. Building work should start around next Easter time, all being well.
We are looking for a block building, that is not only economical but takes into consideration environmental factors, and fits aesthetically into our environment. Baileys, who have been commissioned to manage the build, have built a block of classrooms similar to the design we have requested. This can be found using this link - Block Building
Your child’s annual flu vaccination is now due. You have until 29th September to register and provide consent via this link NHS/Virgincare
The vaccination is FREE and is due to take place on 16th October 2019 – it is a quick and painless spray up the nose. If you have any queries please check out the FAQ on the link or contact the team on:
0300 247 0082
Meet & Greet
These meetings will take place this Wednesday 25th in your child’s class base. If you have more than one child and there is a clash with collection at the end of the day, please inform the office or your child’s class teacher. We would like children to attend the meet and greet with their parent/s, therefore we will be able to accommodate sibling (school age), in the hall until 3.30pm.
FroWS – AGM
Please come and join us at the FroWS AGM, on Thursday 26th September, in the school Hall, where you can offer ideas or support, or just find out about the fabulous work and fund raising that FroWS do, and how just a small amount of support can provide a big difference. We look forward to seeing you there – ALL welcome.
Macmillan Coffee Afternoon
Our annual MacMillan Coffee afternoon will take place on 4th October 2.30pm, in the school hall. School children will be able to join parents and family members from 3.00pm onwards. (Children will need to be collected from their class base.)
We will be requesting donations of cakes, raffles, prizes nearer the time as well for any volunteers that would like to help sell refreshments on the day. Please contact Linda or Toni in the office. Thank you.