Woodbury Salterton
C of E Primary School

Our Learning

Anti-Bullying Week - Choose Respect
26 November 2018

‘Telling’ school

Last week the school focused on Anti-Bullying Week – Choose Respect and reviewed our commitment to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all of our pupils so they can learn in a relaxed and secure atmosphere.

Bullying of any kind is unacceptable at our school. If bullying does occur, all pupils should be able to tell and know that incidents will be dealt with promptly and effectively.

We are a TELLING school. This means that anyone who knows that bullying is happening is expected to tell the staff.

At our school EVERYONE has an important part to play in discouraging and preventing bullying from happening. Whenever the opportunity arises it must be made clear that we will not tolerate bullying.  Children must be encouraged to tell adults, be given strategies for self-help and staff must always be observant

During the week we talked about the variety of methods for helping children to prevent bullying, as well as what is bullying?

We believe that bullying behaviours are Several Times On Purpose and therefore need to STOP. Bullying is the use of aggression with the intention of hurting another person.

Bullying can be:

Emotional – being unfriendly, excluding, tormenting (e.g. hiding books, threatening gestures)

Physical – pushing, kicking, hitting, punching or any use of violence

Racial – racial taunts, graffiti, gestures

Homophobic – because or focusing on the issue of sexuality

Verbal – indirect or direct name-calling, sarcasm, spreading rumours, teasing

Cyber – All areas of internet, such as email & internet chat room, the misuse of mobile threats by text messaging & calls etc

During the week some children made some posters too.

Football success!
22 November 2018
Our football team competed in a local tournament, along with 7 other schools, run by Primary Sports at Woodbury School. We played 3 games against Woodbury (0,0) Lympstone (1,0) and Bassett’s Farm (3,1) before competing in the semi final and winning the final against Woodbury 4-0! Team play was excellent, with fantastic passing, goal keeping and of course goal scoring! Great work team Woodbury Salterton!

Remembrance in Class 1
12 November 2018
The children have been leaning about  why we commemorate Remembrance  Day on the 11th November and why poppies are worn.  On Friday 9th November, the children wore the poppies they had made to the Remembrance Service in church, where they sat quietly and listened to Rev Sid explaining about the soldier silhouettes and in particular what we know about the soldier whose silhouette is in Holy Trinity Church.  Rev Sid then talked about the cornet and showed us some of the calls which are important to soldiers. He then played the Last Post and we observed 2 minutes silence.  The children were very proud that their artwork which was displayed in the church.

 

Dance, dance, dance!
6 November 2018

A group of year of 5 and 6 children have been taking part in weekly dance sessions with Premier Sport to prepare a dance sequence that they will perform along with several other schools at St. Luke’s secondary school on the evening of the 5th December. The children have really enjoyed choreographing the dance to one of songs from The Greatest Showman.

Here are a few snapshots of their rehearsals…

Forest school updates
16 September 2018

Class 2 had a lovely first week at forest school enjoying the last of the summer sunshine. Some the children enjoyed the space to create their own games and looking for bugs whilst others were busy decorating our cross ready for ethos day to celebrate our outside prayer space. They also talked about what we want our forest school to be and started to make signs to hang up.

Class 3 felt really lucky at forest school to come back and discover a hedge full of blackberries, so all the children picked a handful and we put them into a pot to cook over the fire pit and ate them with biscuits! They loved it! The children also enjoyed playing in the field and busy creating in our new mud kitchen kindly donated by Woodbury Council.

 

Class letters and home learning grids
11 September 2018

Welcome back! We hope you had a good summer break and are ready for a new term. Class letters are going home tonight, detailing the arrangements and useful information for this academic year. This will also include your child’s home learning grids, outlining the home learning activities which can really support your child’s learning at school. We hope you find them useful; parental engagement in learning can make such a massive difference to your child’s progress.

As a minimum would encourage everyone to:

  • Read daily with your child (10 minutes).
  • Support multiplication tables practice including related division facts.
  • Practice spellings including their meanings and creating word families of related words.
  • Complete at least one activity per week from the home learning grid or a piece of interest to them that may or may not be linked to our learning in school.

As you know, we have an open door policy, so please do come and talk to us if you are worried or have any queries about any aspect of the home learning and/or arrangements for this academic year. Mornings are a little busy, but staff will always see parents/carers after school.

Well done role models!
10 June 2018

Well done to the children who were either our Stars of the Week, completed their Commendation Cards or received Values in Action certificates. What role models you all are!

History in action
10 June 2018

Class 3 had great fun recreating scenes of Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole in the Crimean War.  They showed that female nurses were not initially wanted, but how they made a fantastic contribution to cleanliness and care in the war. Well done Class 3 – great acting and improvised costumes!

Royal Wedding
21 May 2018

On Friday Class 2 and 3 were invited to Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding in Holy Trinity Church and afterwards to  wedding reception  in the playground. Thank you to Mrs Wheeler for providing the music at the wedding and Mrs Haggerty for help with the wonderful wedding cake.

 

Weddings in Class 1
21 May 2018

On Tuesday, as part of our work on the Royal Wedding, Rev Syd and Mrs Wheeler visited Class One. Rev Syd  talked about why people choose to get married  in a church and then explained what happens in a wedding service. The children then took their soft toys, the bunches of wild flowers they had picked earlier in the day and their handmade rings to church for a wedding ceremony. Mrs Wheeler provided the wedding music on the  organ and once Micky Mouse and Lion were wed we enjoyed the wedding breakfast at the back of the church.