Woodbury Salterton
C of E Primary School

Latest News

Learning about Circuits in Cl4
14 October 2014

All the children had great fun in class and learned how circuits can be changed to create brighter/dimmer bulbs or faster motors. Libby and Emily T found that they could make a circuit that included their pencil case!

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Class Letters
16 September 2014

Please visit our Learning pages where you will find all the class letters for this term which provide an overview of the learning this term, as well as information about the weekly timetable and other useful reminders.  As ever, any questions get in contact and we’ll help. We’re all looking forward to another exciting term’s learning in school.

Click here to see the class letters.

Forest School starts!
16 September 2014

We are really excited about offering weekly Forest School sessions throughout the year, starting with year 4 children. During each session, the children will be exploring aspects of science through the natural environment and also building on their knowledge and understanding of maths in context. Underpinning all of this, your child will be developing wider skills including: cooperative learning, communication and leadership skills.

Here’s what some of the children thought after their first session:

Libby – It was fun because we got to light a fire and I didn’t know how to 
light a fire before. The spark  was a bit scary because I thought I might burn 
myself. I liked the hot chocolate.

Bethany –  It was amazing. We got to have hot chocolate!

Megan – I loved it. It was fun. I liked the fire making and the hot chocolate.

Albert- I enjoyed making a den with Oliver, Thomas, Megan and a few others – we 
were using our school value co-operation. It was pretty cool to make the fire. 
The flint and steel was cool as well. I’m looking forward to next week.

Esme – We used Endeavour because we had to keep trying to light the fire and it 
did at the last minute.

Katie- I had fun making the fire and finding all the logs and stuff.

Lucie- It was awesome-  we got to light fires and drink hot chocolate

Lola- I liked it because we got to make a fire. We used the values of 
Friendship because we made friends with children from Littleham and Cooperation 
when we worked together to make a fire.

Thomas- I liked the hot chocolate and roasting the banana

Oliver- I liked using the fint and steel

Tilly- The only thing I didn’t like was that it was too short. I liked making a 


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Tour of Britain
14 September 2014

The Tour of Britain proved to be a hugely memorable event for many in school. A group of year 6 children cycled the yellow jersey into Exmouth, whilst Jacob, Finlay and Vanessa joined the start of the race. The whole school also walked to Woodbury and watched the pleton whiz past. Mr Nelmes even got his bagpipes out and everyone started dancing.

Vanessa commented: “It was an unforgettable experience!”

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Harvest Service success
14 September 2014

It was great to see so many of you at our Harvest Service in church on Friday 12th September. Thank you for the kind donations of food which will go to the homeless in Exeter.

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School Values and Class Charters
7 September 2014

Welcome back to school and we hope you managed to have a great summer together. The children have all had  positive start to term, where we have revisited our school values – Respect, Equality, Friendship, Love, Endeavour, Co-operation and Truthfulness – and begun to think about our Class Charters. The children thought about ‘Love thy neighbour as thy self’ commandment and what this means in terms of the things we do, think and say in school.

24 July 2014

Our summer production of Oliver was a great success. Well done once again to the children; we are in awe of their confidence and talent and the hard work they put in to learning their lines.

Thank you to all who supported the event and to Woodbury Park for allowing us to use their facilities free of charge. Thank you also to all staff and volunteers giving their time and energy and to Mrs. Sommers for pulling the whole thing together!

Enjoy the photos.

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More about Haven Banks trip
8 July 2014

On Tuesday 17th, Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th June 2014 Class 3 went on an enjoyable and educational trip to Haven Banks where they learnt lots of tricky skills and took part in lots of fun activities such as kayaking and team building.

Each day every group took part in two activities with a lunch break in-between. Most of the activities we took part in involved using our school values and working together which helped us develop these skills. One example for this is team building which helped us with co-operation. I’m sure you can tell by the smiles in the pictures that everyone enjoyed this trip and learnt a lot from it too.

Written by competition winner Poppy in Yr 4

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Sponsored walk
27 June 2014

The sponsored walk raised £45 for the PTA – thank you to all who took part.

Sponsored walk


Haven Banks
18 June 2014

Class Three are demonstrating excellent teamwork and co-operation already during our outdoor adventure learning with Haven Banks. We are all really keen to get back on the water tomorrow!

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