Woodbury Salterton
C of E Primary School

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Sports Hall Athletics Success
12 December 2016

Well done to all the Class 3 children who took part in Sportshall Athletics at the East Devon Tennis Centre on Friday. The children competed against 10 other primary schools in javelin, ball throwing, hurdling, sprinting, jumping and a
very exciting relay race to end the morning. As usual, Woodbury Salterton children shone with not only their sports skills and competitiveness, but excellent behaviour, friendship and teamwork. Another opportunity to see our
school values in action!

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Happy Christmas from Class 3
12 December 2016

Class 3 had a very crafty afternoon on Friday, making Christmas decorations out  of socks and pine cones. They were very pleased with the results: squishy snowmen and  shiny Christmas trees! We hope they find a special spot in your
homes for the festive season. Happy Christmas to everyone from Class 3!

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Well done team!
12 December 2016

Well done to class3 girls in playing their first football match at Woodbury Primary School. They all showed great enthusiasm and team spirit and said they would all like to continue and look forward to
another match in the new year!

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Forest School Fun
6 December 2016

Well done to our Year 4 children who joined a group of children from Littleham for a Forest School session. Starting with building a fire, the children selected ‘number one’ sticks to get the fire going and then worked on a collaborative Egg Challenge where they had to build the strongest and tallest structure to nest their egg. Well done everyone, they displayed some great skills. They all had an egg-cellent time!

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Another great end to the week
6 December 2016

Well done to all the children who received Values in Action certificates, Awards from ECC Sports Hall athletics and to our Stars of the Week. Well done everyone, what role models you all are!

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Forest School fire pit
2 December 2016

We’re really excited, our Forest School fire pit is in place! Thank you Mrs Pearson, we look forward to roasting marshmallows soon!

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Well done team
1 December 2016

Well done to our Sports Hall athletics team who represented the school superbly yesterday!

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Samba fun at school
29 November 2016
Class 2 and Class 3 each gave performances of two pieces they have been working on this term with Mrs Nelmes from Primary Music & Education. Based on the term’s focus of ‘rhythm’, the first piece was entirely composed of body percussion, with an added visual focus of movement. The body percussion pieces were based on a modern piece of music called ‘Connect It’, which can be found on the BBC ‘Ten Pieces’ website. The second piece for each class (our grand finale!) was a Brazilian samba composition, with children focusing on specific rhythms written for each instrument, and fitting them together alongside the other instruments. Listening skills were in abundance, alongside intense concentration, musicianship and a whole lot of enjoyment and enthusiasm! Children have also spent time looking at and trying to write formal rhythmic notation, a skill which will be developed further next term.
Some of the comments received from our audience:
My kids were very excited and often talk about music lessons at school.
Fantastic listening and watching to keep the rhythm.
Fantastic 🙂 Really looking forward to the next Class 3 performance.
Very enjoyable. Loved the rhythm and you all did really well. Look forward to the next one.
Very nice, showed lots of skills learned.
Fantastic! Loved the teamwork and the “spectacle”. The body percussion was lovely – great on the ears and eyes!
Great work, so proud. Glad I came along, it was fantastic to see what you have achieved 🙂
Was a very enjoyable afternoon and after so many years to see and hear something different. Thank you.
Lovely performance, we really enjoyed it. I know how much Joanie enjoys the choir and music, really nice to see her confidence grow! Many thanks.
Fantastic, lovely to see the children having fun while also learning. Thank you.
If you felt worried when you started, to us you didn’t look worried. You coped with it really well.
My daughter had “tickle bumps” last night – but all the children did brilliantly! I enjoyed watching their concentration and they kept in perfect rhythm. Especially the boys!
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Well done choir
29 November 2016

Today was the first performance for the newly-formed school choir, which is made up of sixteen children from class 1, 2 and 3. The choir meets every Tuesday lunchtime with Mrs Nelmes and the attitude and commitment of the members has been brilliant. They performed Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree, Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town, Winter Wonderland and Frosty the Snowman to an enthusiastic audience, overcoming nerves and singing beautifully! Fingers crossed for some new members next term. Hopefully we will have some of our school choir members representing us at the Bumble and Bee concert on 22nd December.

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Great end to the week
26 November 2016

Well done to our Stars of the Week, Values in Action children, instrumental success and our winner of our Road Safety poster competition.

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