Woodbury Salterton
C of E Primary School

Latest News

Pumpkin Carving Competition
21 October 2016

Well done to our newly formed and fabulous PTA who organised a superb pumpkin carving competition in school raising over £100 for school funds. With so many excellent entries, it was extremely difficult decision to award prizes. Well done to our overall winners!

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Great Wake and Shake this half term!
21 October 2016

We’ve been so fortunate this half term to have had such an excellent team of Year 6 children who have created and led an energetic workout each week. Well done to those children who have joined so well to our Wake and Shake too!

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Harvest in church
14 October 2016

The children took part in their first big Collective Worship of the year as part of the school’s Harvest celebrations. They were joined by a good number of parents and family member too. Well done our Class 1 children who took part for the very first time.

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PTA Newsletter
13 October 2016

Check out our website for the latest PTA newsletter outlining our new team and events this term including our ‘Fundraiser of the Month’. More details to follow…

Farmwise Fun!
13 October 2016

On Tuesday we visited Westpoint to take part in the annual Farmwise event that
aims to connect children to the sources of their food.  The event helps
children to know more about farming, how food is produced and how farming links
to the countryside.  The children had a great experience of touching, feeling
and smelling farming and food production.  We visited 6 of the 12 zones
including diary, beef, sheep, poultry, forestry and environment.

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Cross Country Success
13 October 2016

Well done to all the runners who took part in the Bicton Cross Country race. What a group if runners – Brooke, Jonathan, Megan, Sam, Joanie, Libby and Lucie. Well done also to Lucie who won her race!

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What a team!
11 October 2016

Our football team played really well with lots of passing and good defending. They didn’t win any games, but they kept positive till the end. Well done team – we’re proud of you! Thank you to Mr Haggerty for supporting the team too!

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Film club fun continues!
10 October 2016

Tonight’s film was another huge success. ‘The Wrong Trousers’ proved very popular with all ages. Here are some of the children’s comments from the film:

  • My favourite part was the end when he walked into the sunset – Harrison, Year 1
  • My favourite BT was when the were on the train at the end. It was really exciting! Ella Year 3
  • I enjoyed the part when the penguin was being sinister and secretly planning to steal the diamond. Joanna Maltby Year 6
  • I liked to where the penguin flicked his turkey hair! Toby, Year 3
  • I liked it when jam popped onto Wallace’s face! Eliza  Year 3
  • I liked the part when he walked outside of the window in the wrong trousers! Kayla Year 2

Lots of the children liked the ending in particular, especially when the penguin fell into the bottle. Next week we begin Curse of the Were-rabbit! Thanks to those parents who donated some biscuits for the session.

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Dogs Trust Visit
7 October 2016

 

As part of their work on animals and pets Class One enjoyed a visit from The Dogs Trust. They  learnt how to look after a dog and how to behave around them. They also practiced stroking a dog correctly with the help of life sized Midnight the toy Labrador.

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Foundation Stage Unit Consultation Begins
4 October 2016

Proposal

As a school we are beginning a consultation on the change of age range from 4 years to 2 years with effect from January 2017.

Background

The objective of the proposal is to create additional spaces for children aged  2-4 years within the School and will provide 13 places.  The accommodation for the additional children will be organised in a foundation Stage Unit led by existing Class 1 teacher. There will be key worker system for two year old children (max number of places available 4 spaces per session).

The Foundation Stage Unit will involve children aged 2-6 years and will be based in class 1, with additional classroom space in further unused classroom.

Suggested organisation and staffing:

  • Class Teacher
  • EYFS Practitioner 
  • Two Year old EYFS Practitioner 

Net capacity of the School

The proposed FSU will not affect the PAN number for some time. Our PAN is 15 and we have current total number of 55 pupils, with a capacity of 105 children. There will be no change to the PAN. We currently have four classrooms and have the ability to use the village hall in future to support this provision, should the pupil numbers increase beyond our PAN total of 105 children.

Capital

No capital funding will be required by the School from Devon County Council.  The increase will not affect the net capacity of the School, nor the Planned Admission Number and will not put pressure on existing classroom space for at least two/three years. To accommodate the FSU provision and extend the school age range we will not require any capital building projects. However the use of the Village Hall will need to be confirmed to ensure that the school has capacity to use this space if required from Year 2.

The Process

All responses to this consultation will be considered and the timetable is as follows:

  • Consultation: begins  5th October
  • Governing Body to consider responses received 5th November  
  • Proposed Implementation: 1st January 2017

Responding to the consultation

You can respond to the consultation by writing to: Clare Rooke, Chair of Governors, Pebblebed Heath Federation, Woodbury Salterton CE Primary School, Stony Lane, EX5 1XS

Contact address: 01395 232649

Email:  admin@woodbury-salterton.sch.uk