20th October Updates

Dear families and friends,

We are pleased to offer you a lovely Halloween Walking Trail from Torridge District Council, on Northam Burrows over the half-term break, please see attached. This is the message from Rose, who has set up the trail:

There will be a free, self-guided Halloween themed trail on Northam Burrows throughout the half term holidays – just download the map and head outdoors to find creepy creatures and strange sculptures. Solve the clues to reveal the secret words – can you draw us a picture to prove that you completed the challenge?

Time/date: Dawn till dusk, Saturday 24th October to Sunday 1st November

Cost: free!

Booking?: No booking is required

Start point: Near the Westward Ho! entrance to Northam Burrows (EX39 1HN)

Suitable for: Families of all ages

Poster attached. The full leaflet including maps to find the creepy clues will be shared on the Northam Burrows website and social media. Printed copies will be displayed on the Westward Ho! toll booth and at the visitor centre.

Family Survey - Final chance to complete the Family Survey and to have your say - click on the link below to complete our Family Survey, which should take you about 5 minutes. It enables us to know what is going well and to consider developments in the school. I have also attached a graph of the number of responses to each year group, for your information. We are hoping to get as near to 20 responses as possible!

Instow Family Survey

PTFA Cake Sale on Friday - our PTFA raises small amounts of funds throughout the year and the end of term cake sales are very popular. We are having to work differently currently, due to H&S restrictions. So this Friday, children can wear non-uniform, bring in a small box of pre-packed cakes if possible, a voluntary £1.00 donation for non-uniform along with 20 pence to buy a cake of their choice in the afternoon. If your child has any food allergies please make sure your child's class teacher is aware. We are used to vegan / milk allergy / egg allergy choices and do try to accommodate. Due to the same restrictions there can't be a grand bargain cake sale at the end of the day either, sorry. I hope you appreciate and support us when we are trying to give children some of our traditional experiences but have to adapt them to comply with government guidelines.

Pre-School Build - we are hoping that plaster boarding and plastering will take place over the half term break. there is a possibility that some of the children's improved fencing will also be installed, fingers crossed!

If I don't email anything further do have a lovely half-term break and make sure your children are dressed smartly for head and shoulder photos on Thursday morning! If they have PE that day, they can bring a top to change into.

Kind regards

Mrs Knight and team x