Woodbury Salterton
C of E Primary School

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Year 6 Leavers
24 July 2019

We said an emotional farewell to our lovely Year 6 pupils at their leavers service in church. We listened to their humorous and poignant memories of their time at Woodbury Salterton, heard some beautiful prayers, poetry and all joined in with some resounding hymns and songs.

Thank you to Rev. Nigel for presenting each leaver with a Bible and to Ian form Exmouth Rotary Club, for presenting Dictionaries.

We all wish you the very best of luck at your new schools and success for your future journeys.

Summer Reading Challenge
19 July 2019

Why is reading for pleasure important?

  • Currently, 1 in 5 children in England cannot read well by the age of 11. We know that reading for fun improves literacy.
  • Reading for pleasure is more important to children’s academic success than their parents’ level of education or socio-economic status.
  • Embedding a love of reading in children can help their wellbeing later in life. 19% of adult readers say that reading stops them feeling lonely.
  • Studies have found that those who read for pleasure have higher levels of empathy, greater self-esteem and are better able to cope with difficult situations.
  • The Summer Reading Challenge gets around 700,000 children into libraries each year to keep up their reading skills and confidence during the long holidays.

It’s fun, it’s free and it’s local!

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A Tidy Up at Forest School
18 July 2019

As we come to the end of our Summer term there is lots of tidying to do including our Forest School area which has been in use for den building, pirate ship sailing and team building games to name but a few of the fun activities!

A big thank you to the pupils who helped to tidy our Forest School site ready for September.

End of Term Certificate Assembly
18 July 2019

Well done to all of our pupils who have been showing school values, academic achievements and sporting prowess. What talented children we have.

We also said a huge thank you to all the kind people who give up their time to help out with school activities including swimming, outdoor learning and reading.

17 July 2019

Two of our Year 3 pupils have been spending some of their free time painting this stunning canvas of a dinosaur. Well done boys for displaying not only your artistic talents, but showing our school values of friendship and co-operation.

Class 2 Outdoor Learning
17 July 2019

Class 2 enjoyed the challenge of finding outdoor objects at Forest School beginning with letters of the alphabet. We found a lovely snail shell for “S.”

Buckfast Abbey Children's Book Festival
15 July 2019

Years 2 – 6 finished off another busy week with a trip to the Buckfast Abbey Children’s Literacy Festival. We had workshops with authors, poets, storytellers and illustrators. We made up stories about everything from flying pigs to missing bagpipes! It was a lovely day in the very beautiful grounds of Buckfast Abbey and a fabulous time was had by all!  It was a lovely way to round up this year’s work on the importance of reading for pleasure.

Thank you to Mrs Nosworthy and Mrs Clements for accompanying us.

Class 2 Outdoor Learning
15 July 2019

Class 2 used modelling clay to create creatures and animals. They then looked for materials to make habitats for their models.

The Greatest Show
12 July 2019

We were wowed and amazed by all the brilliant performers in our very own circus production! We experienced strong men and ladies, trapeze artists, magicians, crazy clowns, dancing clowns, hula hoopers, animal tamers with fierce animals, a runaway horse, energetic dancers and a star guest appearance by the talented pianist Eltonno Johno! All acts were cleverly kept in check by the ringmaster who overcame his fears!

A huge well done to every pupil for all your effort.

Thank you to parents for the fantastic costumes and for all your support with props.

A special thank you to writer, producer and director Mrs Turner!

Woodbury Flower Festival
12 July 2019

The children have contributed artwork to the flower festival at St Swithun’s Church is based on Rev Keble Martin’s work as a botanist, and the displays are based on different natural habitats and the flowers that grow there. These in turn are inspired by the kneelers in the church, which commemorate Keble Martin and were embroidered by local women based on designs painted by local women, too.  The kneelers and the original designs are all on display, too.

The festival is open this weekend.