Change4Life sees Platinum
A group of KS2 children took part in the Change4Life Festival at the Life Centre. This was an opportunity to try out new sports, meet new people, work in different teams and of course have fun! The children were so excited, full of energy and loved the day.
At the end of the day Mrs Shepherd and myself, were presented with the PLATINUM award, for activities towards sports. Wembury, along with Pomphlett and Elburton primaries, and Sir John Hunt (secondary) were 4 of only 104 schools nationally, (from over 17000 schools) who were awarded this new, top accolade. It is hanging proudly in school.
Wembury Primary qualified for the cross country Level 3 event by finishing in the top two at the local Level 2 competitions throughout the Winter term. The success of our Year 5 & 6 girls and boys teams earlier in the school year ensured their place at the Devon County Winter Games, County Championships. Please read the full article by clicking HERE. How amazing for our girls to come 5th overall and our boys 11th. What an achievement!
Goosewell – PAAC
Due to the inclement weather interrupting meetings, only two of the planned four, cross-country event meetings took place. We are exceptionally proud of all our runners, who braved the weather, the mud, the rain and the hills. A special well done to Henry who was awarded 1st place overall, in the Years 5&6 Boys’ race. Go Henry!
WeST Go Writing!
Primary teachers from across WeST met at Stowford Primary to share writing practice, pupils’ work, moderate work and discuss developments. There were around 70 teachers working together. Every school was represented and initial feedback confirms the value to classroom practitioners of spending time with colleagues to agree standards and unpick the next steps in children’s learning and develop their own practice.
There will be a second session at Wembury Primary in June where we are hoping that colleagues from Year 7, in our secondary schools, will be able to attend as part of the initiative to develop effective transition. Working collaboratively and sharing good practice is a powerful tool; but what it certainly is not, is all becoming carbon copies of each other. There will of course be some common elements and consistency, but each school will retain its uniqueness.
A Wild Day at Dartmoor Zoo
What a fantastic day out! The whole school ventured out together, including support staff and our amazing cooks, who ensured the whole school had a cookie each! We were so lucky with the weather, it wasn’t until we got back to school that the rain started. Well done to Mrs Michelle Riley and staff for their organisation of this day. I wonder what we could do next year??
Despite volunteers being small in number, all the planned work was carried out. The trees were fed and mulched, then pruned; a new section of hedging was planted, with the addition of some crab apple trees. The grass has been cut right back but unfortunately it was too wet to rake. A special extra thank you has to go to Shelley Roberts, Max and Hugo, as well as Mr Tall, Anna and Sam, for their sterling efforts and enthusiasm. John Bennett, local resident also came up to give a hand alongside, Keith, Charles and Dean, who were leads on this project, funded and supported by AONB.
There are to be some further developments, but considering the work done and the weather conditions it was a very successful day. (There was even some cake left!) Perhaps the next time you are up in the park take a look through the hedge and see what has been achieved in this valuable resource.
Don’t forget PLAY DAY this Wednesday 28th, with a Samba workshop at the end of the school day. The theme is Rock – Wembury Rocks! – so we are asking that children dress up in their rock outfits. (Please just wear denim and t-shirts.) We are looking forward to a rockin’ good day and look forward to seeing you there. Be prepared to join in!!
Last Day of Term
As you are aware we do not provide after-school care on the last day of each full term, therefore please remember that arrangements need to be made to collect children at 1.15pm, when the school closes for the Spring break. Whilst we are aware there are a few parents who find this more difficult this format works for the vast majority and am sure where possible they would provide some support.
Don’t forget to buy your ducks for the FroWS Duck Race – Sunday 15th April down at the beach and Mill Meadow. This is a wonderful community event for all your friends and family. Why not make a day out of it?
Wishing all children and their families a HAPPY EASTER!
Pupils and staff return to school on Monday 16th April.