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7.10.19

Raising Funds for Macmillan

A massive thank you has to go out to all who supported our annual MacMillan fund raising event; from the supply of delicious cakes to joining us to eat the cakes! We must also thank all those children who ran the mile and raised sponsorship from family and friends. It was a phenomenal effort by all but the biggest thanks has to go to Linda Aldridge for organising this event. It was so lovely to see so many attend but what an amazing total raised –

Coffee afternoon = £262.23

Sponsored Mile = £755.50

Making a whopping TOTAL = £1017.73

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Residential and Activity Weeks

As ever we try to keep our curriculum as rich as possible, providing opportunities that challenge on a number of fronts, including trying out new activities and reaching new goals. This year the annual residential/activity weeks have been booked as follows:

Year Group

Venue

Type of activity

Dates

Year 4

Pixie’s Holt

Week’s residential – adventurous activities

29thJune – 3rd July

Year 5

Mountbatten

Week of water-based/adventurous  activities

1st – 5th June

Year 6

France - Brest

Week’s residential – cultural, language, excursions

7th – 12th June

 

As Year 6 is a change from the usual PGL week, due to increasing costs, we invite these parents and children to a meeting this Thursday 10th at 3.30pm, where staff will present the planned week.  If you are unable to make the meeting please inform the office so that all relevant information can be made available to you – thank you.

Visits

We have a number of visits taking place this week – Year 2 are off to the Aquarium on Tuesday 8th October and Year 3 are off to visit Kent’s Cavern. Obviously these trips are linked to their current topic and I look forward to finding out what they have learnt and how these have impacted on their learning back in school. Again, these opportunities are vital to an enriched and purposeful curriculum; we are very conscious that these could not happen without the fantastic support that you, as parents provide – thank you.  

Nits!

It’s that time of year when a number of children have been discovered with nits. It is essential that parents regularly check hair, but also to alert the school should their child have nits. This will enable us to provide your child’s class with a generic ‘nit letter,’ informing you that a child within their class has been treated for them. As a precaution parents need to check their child’s hair and if any found treat the whole family. There are a number of recommendations for treatment, available from all good chemists and pharmacies, but sometimes spotting them is the trickiest part. Below is a link to an NHS website that provides information on how to check and what to do. We also have some ‘Facts of Lice’ information leaflets, on the letter rack in the main Reception area that provide further information.  

 

Head Lice & Nits

 

Please do not be embarrassed to let us know and the sooner we know the easier it is to treat and the less people affected. Thank you.

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Year 6 Secondary Applications

A reminder to Year 6 parents – the application window for secondary place applications closes on 31st October 2019. Please ensure you have applied online and that you receive acknowledgement of your application. Below are the links to Devon admissions (For Devon LA secondaries i.e. Ivybridge) and Plymouth admissions (For Plymouth LA secondaries i.e. Coombe Dean, Plymstock)

DEVON Admissions

PLYMOUTH Admissions

EYFS Morning Routine

After half-term, should you feel your child ready to and they are confident to, EYFS children may join all other children at morning drop-off, in the KS2 area, at 8.35am. Should you wish you may drop your child to the quiet area (where there are covered benches) for their very first time but are then requested to retreat to the gates. I am aware that many of our EYFS pupils have older siblings in school; your EYFS child may be comfortable to go into the KS2 area with their sibling at 8.35am. However, we will maintain the 8.45am drop off at EYFS for those who wish to continue to do this. We request that children are not dropped off in either area before these times and also that parents do not enter the KS2 playground area, but remain at the gate, if it is your intention to wait. (Health & safety compliance.) Once the whistle goes at 8.45am EYFS children will be collected by an adult from the KS2 area and taken to class.


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