Of Sunshine and Glory!
What a fantastic day for the Summer Fayre and what an amazing turn out! It was such a lovely day, with so much going on and brilliantly organised by FroWS. Initial congratulations have to go to FroWS for the time and effort they put in to the organisation of the day. We then of course had a number of super, raffle prize winners and the scarecrows were just adorable.
Governors, Linda Watts and Sheila Jenkins, along with Mrs Holden (WI) judged the scarecrows. It proved an extremely difficult task. The results were:
1st Place: Fisherman in Wheel Barrow by Hattie Morris: Year 2
2nd Place: Ice cream seller: Amy and Lucas Glover: Foundation and Year 2
3rd Place: Fairy: Faith and April Hurrell: Year 2 and Foundation
(I notice ‘Steve’ has returned back to the top of Knighton Road, though he did look like he had celebrated too much after England’s win in the World Cup.)
The filled jars proved very popular and ran out in such a short time. Winners of this will be announced in our Celebration assembly on Friday.
Overall it was a very successfully day ending in the glory of England’s 2:0 win. What a Fayre what a Day! Thank you to all for your ongoing support.
My name's James Carr, father of Henri and George Carr at Wembury Primary. You very kindly supported me in my bid to run from John O'Groats to Lands End, I was wondering if you could please help me and my friends to continue to spread the message for Coppafeel?
The husband of my friend who passed away, Jon Plane, with some help, has organised a family friendly mini festival to be held in Wembury on the 27th - 29th July 2018. LauFest is a homegrown festival in Wembury celebrating the life of Laura Plane. Friends, music and good food at the best little festival in the Westcountry! (More details here at http://www.laufest.com/).
The council have imposed a date when all tickets must be pre purchased by, this being the 10th July. Just to repeat, there will be no tickets available to buy past this date!
‘The Native’ need your Vote!
Ben Andrew, an ex-pupil, plays in the band ‘The Native.’ They are in the vote to be the local band that opens the Ocean City Festival and it would be wonderful if we could help them to be that band by voting for them.
Vocabulary Project for September 2018
In September, our new Year One will be taking part in a project to develop children’s vocabulary skills. Rose Brooks, our Advisory Teacher from the Communication and Interaction team, will be supporting Y1 with this project, which involves daily vocabulary teaching and practice games. A project information sheet will be sent home and a Parent/carer consent form, that will require signing and returning to school if you are happy for your child to take part in the language and literacy assessments related to the project. These are enjoyable tasks that are needed to see how well the vocabulary teaching is working for all children. Here are some pictures of the assessment tasks the children will be doing:
You can find out more about the project and assessment tasks on Youtube:
Maths Challenge Day
As you know Wembury hosted a Maths Challenge Day, for groups of pupils across WeST. As part of his new role of ‘Maths Mastery Specialist Teacher’, Mr Chantler organised a day of mathematical fun! It was wonderful to have children from five of the Westcountry Schools Trust (WeST) schools gathered together at Wembury to take part in our Maths Challenge Day.
Groups of Year 5 children from Oreston, Dunstone, Woodlands Park and Yealmpton joined us for a day of problem solving, reasoning, exploration and investigation. The children were encouraged to work together to tackle a range of fun and engaging mathematical problems. They were noticing patterns, hypothesising, discussing solutions, considering alternative solutions and developing perseverance and resilience when faced with challenging tasks. There were also many conversations of rich language using mathematical vocabulary.
Particular favourites were the camel story, magic maths and making cubes! Despite a whole day of maths, all children were a credit to their schools, showing excellent teamwork and brilliant behaviour throughout the day. It was also lovely to see children working alongside those from other schools. The feedback from the children was very positive; well done to everyone!
Please could we remind, and request, that younger siblings are closely supervised during drop off and pick up times. There have been a number of occasions where equipment set up for the day, in KS1 playground, has been disturbed and therefore not ready for learning, new decorations in the sensory garden have been broken and children are using the adventurous equipment without any adult supervision. Parents and children dropping off or collecting from KS1 area should remain behind the fencing until a member of staff invites parents in to collect school children. Whilst it is appreciated that these times of day are catch-up time for parents, younger siblings need to be closely supervised as we cannot be held liable for any injuries that may occur. Thank you.