Our School Newsletters Archive: 2014-2017

2017/18 Newsletters - 8th September 2017

30th June Newsletter and classes for 2017 / 18

23rd June Newsletter

Meet your Governors Summer 2017 and Spring/Summer Governor Newsletter 2017

9th June Newsletter, Talent Show Entry Form and Dragonfly Forest School Flyer

19th May Newsletter and Talent Show Entry Form

5th May Newsletter

21st April Newsletter

24th March Newsletter

24th February 2017

3rd February Newsletter

6th January 2017 Newsletter

9th December Newsletter

2nd december newsletter and DVD order form

25th November Newsletter

Meet your governors

Newsletter 4th Nov and 11th Nov Lantern Festival arrangements

newsletter 14th October, BMX information, School Menu (sorry it wouldn't rotate!)

23rd September 2016

2015/16 final Newsletter of the year

Letter - Classes for next year and other news

Weekly Newsletter 1st July 2016


Weekly Newsletter 10th June 2016

Weekly Newsletter and Ceilidh Information Flyer

Weekly Newsletter and Electric Science Lab 13th May 2016

Weekly Newsletter 6th May 2016

Weekly Newsletter and Science Workshop Notice 29th April 2016

Weekly Newsletter and Parish Council Report 2016

weekly newsletter 15th april 2016

weekly newsletter 11th march 2016

weekly newsletter 4th march 2016

Weekly Newsletter 26th February 2016

Weekly newsletter 12 02 16

weekly newsletter 5th february 2016

Weekly Newsletter 29th January 2016

Weekly Newsletter 22nd January 2016

Newsletter 15th January 2016. No newsletter this week.

Weekly Newsletter 8th January 2016

Weekly Newsletter 11th December 2015

Weekly Newsletter 4th December 2015 and attachment

weekly newsletter 27th november 2015

weekly newsletter 20th november 2015

Weekly Newsletter 13th November 2015

Weekly newsletter 6th November 2015

Weekly Newsletter 23rd October 2015

weekly newsletter and attachments 9th october

Weekly newsletter 2nd October 2015

Weekly Newsletter 25th September

Weekly Newsletter 11th September 2015 / Version 2

Weekly Newsletter for the New Year 2015/2016!

Newsletter 10th July

Newsletter 26th June 2015

Newsletter 19th June

Newsletter 12th June 2015 and attachments

Dear parents and friends of Instow,

A paper copy of the letter below was sent home with each child on Friday 5th June. Check bookbags!


Parent Newsletter on Assessment and Standards, Classes for Sept 2015, new Governors, ACCT Consultation. 5th June 2015.

Latest newsletter and Nepal Appeal information, 15th May 2015

Latest Newsletter 8th May 2015

School Newsletter 1st May 2015

School Newsletter 24th april

School Newsletter 20th March 2015 NB no newsletter until 17th April

School Newsletter 6th March 2015

Forensic Science on Saturdays!

School Newsletter 27th February and Attachments

School Newsletter 9th January 2015

School Newsletter 12th December 2014

School Newsletter 5th December 2014

School Newsletter 28th November

school newsletter 21st november

School Newsletter 14th November 2014

school newsletter 7th november

School Newsletter 24th October and Flyer

School Newsletter Friday 10th October 2014

School Newsletter Thursday 2nd / Friday 3rd October

School Newsletter 26th September

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Newsletter for Friday 19th September 2014

Friday has come around again so soon! Thank you everyone for making our Book Week so enjoyable and successful! Please see Class Pages for more news from your child's class. All of our pages are slowly being updated so do have a wander around the website. We would value your feedback as well.


Breakfast Club

Our provision of Breakfast Club is going from strength to strength with Mrs Wattley and Miss Beer needing to add yet another table to the Big Breakfast this morning! There is a wonderful happy atmosphere around the table following 20 mins of enjoyable activities and exercise in the playground from 8.00 a.m.

If you are considering using our Breakfast Club our charge is for £1.50 per child, £1.00 for second children. Please place your payments in the envelopes provided and ensure that you are able to pay up front as this helps with our current purchasing for food, juice etc.

A typical breakfast choice will be fruit juice, milk, cereals, crumpets or muffins etc., along with wonderful company!


School Lunches

These are also proving very popular. This time last year we averaged 40 meals per day. Today Mrs Guymer cooked for 96! With over 400 meals this week. What a resounding success!

If you would like to come in and have a school dinner, meat or vegetarian, or a picnic box with your child, please book a dinner with Mrs Woo in the school office. The cost is only £2.10 and is free for all children up to the end of Year 2 and any pupils eligible for Pupil Premium from Year 3 to Year 6.


Pupil Premium

Please read through the paper copies sent home today of the DfE's Pupil Premium applications. One side explains how your family may qualify and the other side is the form to complete and return to Mrs Woo in the school office.

Because the DfE has introduced free school meals for all KS1 children from this month some families think they they don't also need to complete the Pupil Premium form. We cannot underestimate how important this form is. You may not be requiring FSM now, but your child can qualify for extra funding via the school even if you applied for FSM over any time in the past six years, so please take up the opportunity.

Any questions please come and speak to me.


Election of new House Groups Captains and Vice Captains!

Congratulations to those pupils who campaigned and were elected in these important roles. See House Groups pages for more news over the terms ahead.

This position carries respect and responsibility and I look forward to working with you all this year.


To other pupils in Year 6, your valuable role as our eldest pupils matters to us in school. You will have the opportunity to work in a variety of other roles, such as Eco Warriors or School Council Representatives. More news to follow...

New House Captains and Vice Captains for 2014/15

Harvest Festival - Friday 26th September

Please come along and join us for Harvest Festival in St John's Church at 2.00 p.m.

Any contributions of non-perishable foodstuffs will be gratefully received on Friday morning to school. These will be redistributed to North Devon's Harbour homeless project.

Reverend Keith will lead our service, with our school children taking an active role and hopefully performing one or two songs for us! The theme this year is how our food gets to our tables, to recognise the role of growers, transporters, shopkeepers etc.


Class News

Please visit the Class Pages section of our website.


Club News

Clubs will start next Monday. The KS1 Football Club is now able to take this children who's name were placed on the waiting list; thank you to Mr Martin for joining Mrs Ernest for a second night! Mr Martin will be running a Wednesday football coaching session to prepare us for a new Instow team!


Mrs Martin will be able to set up Choir / Glee once she has settled into her new teaching role.


In the meantime, have a relaxing weekend and hopefully the sun will remain with us for a little while longer!


All the best,

Mrs Knight x









News letter for friday 12th september 2014

Our usual weekly newsletter format from last year will now change so that we can bring you more up to date news as and when it happens on the lastest News section of our website. To assist everyone in this change I shall still send out a Parentmail for this half term, so that everyone becomes used to using our new website for information.

We will continue to use Parentmail for information about trips and events as well for the foreseeable future. I would really welcome your feedback on our new website.


We have now organised clubs for this term, please see the Clubs Pages as well.

Monday -          no clubs as there are staff meetings. If any parent would like to run a club please see us.

Tuesday -         Netball for KS2 pupils with Mrs Brewer, meet in Class 5.

Tuesday -         Art and Construction Club for KS2 pupils with Ms Leach, based in Class 3.

Tuesday -         ICT Club with Mrs Slater for KS1 pupils based in Class 2.

Wednesday -    French Club for KS2 pupils with Mrs Turner, based in Class 4.

Wednesday -    Football coaching for KS2 girls and boys with Mr Ski Martin, based on the bottom pitch or Hall.

Thursday -        Football for Reception and KS1 pupils with Mrs Sharon Ernest, based on the bottom pitch or Hall.

Thursday -        Staff Meetings.

Friday -             Cross Country for KS2 pupils with Mrs Tuohey and Miss Graves, meet in Class 5.

Friday -             Film Club for KS2 pupils with Mrs Knight, based in Class 3. Free membership with £1.00 charge for healthy                                    refreshments. Each half-term family film sessions - when all welcome.




Pupil premium

We will be sending out important forms next week to all families to assist you in claiming vital funds for our school. 

This is separate to the Government initiative to offer free school meals to all pupils in Reception, Yr 1 and Yr2.


dates for your diary

15th Sept - Book Week at School

Friday 26th Sept - Harvest Festival at St John's at 2.00 p.m. - all welcome. Donations to school in the morning please. Walk up the hill to school together after the service.

Thursday 9th October - Trinity Class 5 - Assembly to parents.

Thursday 16th October - Hartland Class 3 - Assembly to parents.

Thursday 23rd October - Eddystone Class 2 - Assembly to parents.

Friday 24th October - break up for half term. 3.30.

Monday 3rd November - return to school.

Thursday 6th November - Lundy Class 4 - Assembly to parents.

Thursday 13th November - Crow Point Class 1 - Assembly to parents.

Friday 28th November - Christingle Service in St John's - 2.00 - all welcome - walk up the hill to school together after the service.

WB 8th December - School Christmas productions - more details later.

Wednesday 17th December - Carol Service - no longer in the Barn due to the wonderful May family moving house - but we will find a location and celebrate together! More news to follow.

Friday 19th December - Break up for Christmas holiday.

Monday 6th January - Term begins - Staff only.

Tuesday 7th January - children return.




More news to follow on our website,

with best wishes,

Mrs Knight and team xx