As part of their Art and DT topic, children in class 3 could choose their own biome community of plants and animals and think about the common characteristics of the environment they exist in. They made their biomes from cardboard boxes and painted the inside as a backdrop and attached to it wooden rods which they could move back and worth to show living creatures/animals that they drew. They all enjoyed the activity and came up with a good variety of different biomes.
Class One had a busy time learning about and celebrating St George’s Day on Monday. They acted out the story of brave St George defeating the dragon and sequenced the story . Then some of the children decided to make shields of their own with a St George’s cross on the front. Other children decided to make English flags and Henry even got busy with the Tap Tap Boards and made a picture of the story.
It’s been a great start for our year 5’s this week who are enjoying their Bikability sessions, learning road safety and building confidence on the bike. Our country roads have been a challenge!
Well done to the children who either received certificates for Values in Action, completed their Commendation Cards or were our Stars of the Week – what role models you all are!
We are delighted that the reception aged children will be joining Woodbury Salterton C of E Primary School in September to start their Reception year. Many of the children are already at school, as part of our Class 1, but we are excited to get to know the new children who will be joining the school in September 2018.
Learning in Class One is fun and stimulating, as we offer a mixture of child-initiated and adult-led activities specific to their stage of development and their interests. We want your child to feel happy and safe in our setting. With this in mind, we want to ensure that your child’s transition to our reception class is as smooth as possible. We would very much like to meet the children before they start. The new reception children are invited to come in and join us in Class One for their story sessions at 2:55- 3:30 on Thursday afternoons after half term. 7th June, 14th June, 21st June, 28th June.
They are also invited to join us in class on the morning of Thursday 12th July 9:00 – 11:45 to come and play get to know the other children who will be in their class when they start. On that morning, we will also be holding a ‘Welcome to Class One’ meeting for parents/carers where we will explain what being a reception child is like. Please could you join us at 10:45.
We look forward to meeting you and your child to Class One.
This half term’s value is Service and focuses on using our talents to serve, receiving as well as giving, giving with no strings attached, looking at the heart, living for others and of course celebrating Pentecost, the birthday of the church. Once again, we have an acrostic poem to support out understanding of the value and are planning a Secret Service Week too!
Spending time on others
Enjoying giving help
Responsibility in action
I second, you first
Committing to a task
Everyone offering their talents and gifts
We also have a Home School values sheet that you might find interesting to support their learning in this area: Home School Values ideas
The Easter Bunny visited Woodbury Salterton today, hiding cream eggs all over the school. The children hunted for them in pairs, with the older children kindly helping the younger ones to find them. It was much quicker to eat them, than to find them! What a fantastic start to the Easter holidays!
Class 3 had some challenging Maths puzzles today with Mr Lucas, a visitor from Exmouth Community College. He taught us how to easily multiply large numbers by 11 and to divide them by 5. We then practised showing all of our working out to solve some tricky problems. Thank you Mr Lucas; it was great fun!
Dear Parents and carers
We hope that you find our spring term governor newsletter informative. In this edition we want to share news from some of our portfolio leads, as well as some of our observed strengths this term.
Our thanks go to both schools’ PTA groups who continue to work hard to raise valuable funds for the schools. Also our on-going thanks to the parents and carers who play such an important part in your child’s education. It was great to see so many parents/carers at our recent parent meetings with 92% of parents/carers attending parent meetings at Woodbury Salterton and 87.5% parents/carers at Littleham.
We have submitted our three year financial plan and whilst we face on-going financial challenges, as do many schools, we have worked hard to ensure we have robust financial planning for this period across the federation, ensuring that we can continue to focus on improving pupil outcomes effectively. For details on how we use our Pupil Premium Grant please visit the school websites.
Whilst governors work away in the background to support the senior leadership team run your schools, we are interested to hear your feedback and welcome your contact. Should you wish to speak with a member of the governing body, please don’t hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wishing you all a blessed Easter, and a good holiday; children, families and staff.
Chair of Governors
Class One have been busy learning about toys from the past. On Tuesday 27th March they set up their Toy Museum and then became curators for the afternoon. They showed their Class 3 buddies and then their parents around the exhibition, talking about the toys, sharing the information labels they had all written and, of course playing with some of the exhibits. Reading the comments in the Visitors’ Book it seems that our guests enjoyed their visit.