We are hoping for a quieter week this week (!??) as Year 4 are off on their adventures to Pixie’s Holt, on Dartmoor, and Year 5 are going to be very active all week, at the Mountbatten Watersports centre. Plus all national assessments are complete and sporting competitions are taking a well-deserved rest this week.
If you hadn’t heard, though I don’t know who could have failed to have heard the screams (and that was just the teachers), our girls’ Year 6 team won the Girls’ Football tournament, held at Wembury. (See the article below.)
If your child is in years 1 – 5 you should have received your child’s report last Friday. For Foundation Stage Profile and Year 6 Report, these will be due out to parents this Friday 29th June. We hope that you have enjoyed sharing these together and with other family members? Please remember to return your commentary form, as confirmation of receipt of the report.
Girls’ Football Tournament
As mentioned above, it was a fantastic day of football from start to finish! Wembury hosted our first girls’ football tournament on the school field. Mr Chantler and Mrs Shepherd have been building our girls’ teams over the last year, and they relished the chance to put their skills to the test against other teams from all around Plymouth. In all, 11 teams entered our tournament and the weather was perfect for it!
Both our teams did exceptionally well, with the final game (for Year 6 girls) going to a penalty shoot-out. Not only that, as it was still a draw, it had to go to ‘sudden death.’ Now we know what England can sometimes be like, and we certainly know what the Serbian goalie was like, but they didn’t have Megan! (And Roma.) Megan, as petite and lady-like as she is made a brilliant save and then Roma then booted in the goal, against the Horrabridge goalie. I think their screams were heard across Wembury!
Thank you to Michaela Phillips (Plymouth Argyle goalkeeper) and the PAFC Community Trust for providing referees for the tournament. They have kindly offered all girls, in attendance at the tournament, free Wildcats Football sessions for the remainder of this term. Any girls that are interested in playing football should go along to the Wild Cats girls’ football sessions. Plymstock School on Thursdays, from 5-6pm. For more information, follow this link:
Foundation Forest School Day
As you will know, from a previous Blog, Year 3 have recently been to Churchwood Vale for a Forest Schools Day. However, this week it was the turn of our Foundation Stage. As you can imagine they were in their element. They made pancakes, on an open fire; created art work from the nature around them; and just thoroughly enjoyed being outdoors and adventurous. Another massive thank you to Emma, the resident Forest School Leader and mum!
InVentry & Safeguarding
A reminder that no matter when, or for how long, you are on school site visiting, during school hours, you must sign in at the Main Reception rather than go directly into class. We are having a new, electronic signing in system, InVentry, installed this week, for visitors and parents. (If you have visited Coombe Dean or Ivybridge Community College, it is the same system.) All schools within WeST will be operating the same system; a photo and your name details will be taken, along with who you are visiting. Like all things techno, please be patient in the first few weeks of use!
For any pupils arriving late, either because of appointments or general lateness, a responsible adult MUST come to the Main Reception and sign in their child. Pupils must not go directly to their class, as registers may have already been submitted.
It is imperative that we have an accurate register of who is on site, should there be an emergency of any sort. Thank you.
Tiredness, Behaviour & Well-being
With the heat wave on its way it is essential that pupils are well prepared. Please ensure that not only do they have correct PE kit and swimming kit in each day, as classes will take advantage of getting outdoors, they also need hats/caps to wear and sun cream, that they are able to apply themselves. On top of this we need your help to encourage pupils to drink as much water as possible throughout the day. Due to the heat in general, pupils will be more lethargic, but if they are active as well, and carrying out exciting activities, they are going to be more tired than usual. This has become more noticeable in the last week with a decline in some behaviour, towards the end of the week. It is therefore important that pupils have a good bed time routine; a good sleep is essential. If it becomes too hot outside we will keep pupils in the shade or indoors.
Summer Fayre - Saturday 7th July
Don’t forget to sign up to help out at the Summer Fayre, with FroWS – there are lots of exciting events and stalls happening this year, and with many people doing a small shift it will go all the smoother. The theme this year is Farmyard and there are many fabulous prizes to be won in the draw. Tickets will be coming home this week, so please look out for the white envelopes. Could you be the lucky winner?
Next Mufti, Friday 6th July, is cakes or sweets – KS1 bring in a cake and KS2 bring in a bottle. We are looking forward to seeing you there, for another successful day, full of fun and laughter!