School updates

Dear parents, families and friends,

Before we return to school on Tuesday 7th June, I would like to thank everyone for the incredible support given to our Ukranian Auction, with well over £2,000 raised. Thank you to the PTFA team who organised this so brilliantly and to all those people who paid 'top-dollar' for the prizes! You are amazing! We have some prizes awaiting collection in school. Please check with the office if you think you have a prize waiting here.

I hope everyone enjoyed our Platinum Jubilee celebrations in school and that you managed to spend some quality time with your families and friends over this break.


Thank you to everyone who attended either My Plan meetings or Parent's evenings before the break. We are in the final stages of organising classes for September and will send you a letter very soon, especially if your child is in current Year One and Year Four. School reports will also be sent home in July.


Dates for your Diary:

On Tuesday 7th June - Reception and Pre-School children will be taking part in Forest Schools in the morning.

On Friday 10th June - Stay and Play with the PTFA, 3.30 until 4.30. Everyone welcome. Bottom Pitch. You are responsible for your children during Stay and Play.

From Monday 13th June / Mon 20th June / Mon 27th June / Mon 4th July - Year 6 will be starting half day sessions at Forest Schools, see other dates from the teachers. Dress in long sleeves and long trousers.

From Monday 13th June - please donate a raffle gift ready for the Sports Day raffle. Ask your child which house colour they are and see if you can find and donate a gift for the house colour raffle, which will be held on 24th June! (Here are some helpful clues - Egret - red, Whimbrel - orange, Curlew - yellow, Greenshank - green, Dunlin - blue).

Thursday 16th June - Class 2 will be enjoying Forest School all day. Please dress appropriately on that day.

Tuesday 21st June - Class 3 Forest School all day. Please dress appropriately on that day.

Friday 24th June - School Sports Afternoon at the Cricket Ground, Instow. Children to wear sports wear and a house colour T-shirt, if possible. Parents are welcome for 12.00. Bring a picnic lunch, your own chairs or picnic rug. The cricket club bar will be open for refreshments. There will be a PTFA raffle. Children may be checked out with parents at the end of sports day (approx 3.00 p.m.).

Full Governing Body meeting - AGM - Monday 27th June - 5.00 p.m.

Wednesday 29th June - Year 6 transition days to Pilton and Great Torrington

Thursday 30th June - Year 6 transition days to Pilton and Great Torrington

Friday 1st July - Year 6 transition day to Bideford College.

6th / 7th / 8th July - likely dates for KS2 Production of robin and the Sherwood Hoodies! More details to follow.

Monday 11th July - Year 6 Cookout at Forest School - all day. See separate letter from teachers.

Weds 13th and Thurs 14th July - Year 6 transition day to Park.

Weds 13th and Thurs 14th July - School Kitchen out of action. Packed lunches on these two days, thank you. Any FSM children will be making their own lunches in the morning!

Tuesday 19th July p.m. - Moving up afternoon, when children will spend time in their new classrooms.

Thursday 21st July p.m. - St. John's Church Service at 2.00 p.m. all welcome.

Thursday 21st July - Year 6 Leaver's evening.

Friday 22nd July - Last day of term. Yr 6 Leaver's Assembly p.m.

We are very excited to share some new playground equipment with the children this week; this has installed during the break and has been funded through the Department for Education's P.E. Premium funding, to encourage a healthy and active lifestyle. Photos to follow!

Kind regards

Mrs Knight and team x