Woodbury Salterton
C of E Primary School

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World Book Day
13 March 2018

Our World Book Day event on Thursday 8th March was a huge success with the children all coming dressed up as their favourite book character.  We had superheroes, princesses and Gangsta Grannies!

The children took part in various activities such as making book marks and writing book reviews of their favourite stories as well as sharing books with each other. The children also took part in a parade around the playground to show each other their costumes.

What a fabulous way to celebrate our love of reading!

Geometry in Year 5
13 March 2018

The year 5 children have been developing their Geometry knowledge over the last couple of weeks and today they were measuring angles directly on the table! They have been working really hard using the protractors and measuring different types of angles.

Devon – “drawing on the tables was really fun! I liked measuring the angles too.”
JJ – “I became more confident measuring angles in today’s lesson!”

Operation Encompass
13 March 2018

The school has been given the opportunity to take part in a project that will run jointly between schools and Devon and Cornwall Police. Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has exposed to, or involved in, any domestic incident.

Operation Encompass will ensure that a member of the school staff, known as a Key Adult, is trained to allow them to liaise with the police and to use the information that has been shared, in confidence, while ensuring that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families, who have been involved in, or exposed to, a domestic abuse incident.

We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved. See link for further details: http://www.operationencompass.org

 

Well done!
9 March 2018

Well done to our Values in Action children, Commendation Cards and our Stars of the Week – what role models you all are!

Fair Trade Conference 2018
9 March 2018

Our young ambassadors had an incredible time at this years Fair Trade conference. So many fascinating things to learn and talk about. The children talked in depth about the growing, farming, production and trading of tea. The children  also explored a number of other fair trade products and traders. They especially enjoyed activities that encouraged them to taste the product even if some didn’t quite taste as they imagined!

Midget Gem Maths
8 March 2018

Year 5 got stuck into midget gem maths this week, making 3D shapes from sweets and washing up liquid. They were able to examine faces, edges and corners of a whole range of shapes, even a very large and sticky cuboid! Marvellous maths Year 5 – Well done!

World Book Day 2018 on 8th March!
1 March 2018

We’ve had to cancel World Book Day today, but recognise that many of the children, and staff, were excited about wearing their costumes. Therefore we are planning to reschedule World Book Day to 8th March and we would like to invite you, once again,  to join us in helping your child to make the most of this special occasion.

World Book Day celebrates the joy and value of books and reading, especially for children.  To help get them started on their reading journey, every child receives a £1 World Book Day token that can either be exchanged for one of the 10 special £1 books or used to get £1 off any book.  You can find out more about the books at worldbookday.com/books

School and libraries across the UK celebrate World Book Day with a huge range of events and activities.  Here are a few things that we will be doing for World Book Day.

Dress Up!  Children are invited to dress up as their favourite book character on Thursday 1st March.

Extreme reading!  Bring in a photograph of yourself reading in the most extreme poses, conditions or places that you can think of.  These will be displayed  in the library.

Schools Library Visit!  Carolyn Kennedy from the Schools Library Service will be visiting classes on Wednesday 28th February to talk about the author David Walliams and to share some of his stories.  She will also have lots of quizzes and books with her for the children to enjoy.

‘Awful Auntie’ at the Northcott Theatre!  Class 2 and 3 will be visiting the theatre to watch a production of David Walliams, ‘Awful Auntie’ on Thursday 15th March – further details to follow.

Various other book-based activities will be run by teachers throughout the day too.

You can join us in building your child’s enthusiasm for books well beyond World Book Day by reading together regularly and joining your local library if you are not yet members.  For more information about World Book Day and ideas on sharing books at home, visit worldbookday.com

Children are never too young to start their journey with books and the benefits of reading are enormous – so we hope, like us, you will use World Book Day to celebrate it with your child.

Victorians in Class 2
15 February 2018

The children in Class 2 have been creating information posters about life in a Victorian school. They have researched the lives of children during the Victorian era and then set up a Victorian classroom for the day in order to bring their learning alive. Thankfully no child needed the cane, but a few had to wear the dunce cap! Their Victorian work culminated in producing information posters on school life in Victorian Britain.

 

Well done role models!
13 February 2018

Well done to the children who received Star of the Week, Values in Action or completed their Commendation Cards! What a wonderful way to end the half term!

Doing Lent Generously
13 February 2018

40acts is a generosity challenge which invites people to do Lent a bit differently. During the forty days of Lent, 40acts participants will be invited to take part in forty simple acts of generosity which will challenge them to ‘do Lent  generously’ in 2018. Lent marks a pivotal point in the  history of the church, when Jesus prepared to give himself up as a sacrifice.

Traditionally we mark Lent by giving something up, but what if it could be more than that? What if Lent was a preparation for a lifetime of big-heartedness? Small acts of generosity, performed by thousands of people across the UK and beyond, have the power to make a big change to our communities, to our churches and ultimately, to our world.

Lent begins on 14th February. Follow the link to the Challenge Card and take part in the generosity challenge. Each day, the children select a Challenge Card and see if they carry this out throughout the day.

40acts Wallchart