Dear Parents and Friends

Well this week has been fantastic with so many artists helping the children to explore a variety of different mediums to create absolutely wonderful pieces of work. All the children have had the opportunity to take part in six different workshops over the first three days and then learnt the art of street dance at the end of the week to perform a dance battle on Friday.

The atmosphere around the school during this week has been wonderful and inclusive with the older children helping the younger ones within their groups and supporting each other throughout the experience.

Our thanks must go to Ione Rucquoi and Georgia Munday for helping to coordinate and support this amazing event throughout the week; running workshops and generally getting their hands dirty. There have been so many parents and volunteers who have come in to help ensure that the workshops have run smoothly and I would like to thank you all for your time and commitment to the children; it has made a real difference to how well the week has run and we couldn’t have managed without you. Thank you.

Next week will be fairly normal in comparison to this week however on Monday we do have the artist Peter Randall-Page coming in at 2pm to share his experiences and knowledge of the world of art with the children and to celebrate his kind sculpture installation to the school. You are all welcome to come along and listen to this fascinating acclaimed artist.

Reports will be issued by Friday 12th July and you are welcome to talk to the teachers regarding your child’s report at any point during the final week.

Have a lovely weekend.

Liz Wiseman




Top of the leaderboard this week with a Gold star is Beech Class. Silver award to Oak Class and Bronze to Birch Class. Well done everyone.

Stars of the week

Due to the Arts Week this week Stars will be issued next Friday.

Dates for the diary

KS2 Swimming Lessons – Continuing 4th, 11th and 18th July 2019

Parents Wine and Cheese Evening to meet the new Head of School and teachers – Wednesday 10th July 7pm

Swimming Gala – Parklands, Okehampton – Friday, 12th July 2019 10.00am – 1.30pm

Non-Uniform Day – Friday 12th July in exchange for raffle prizes and suitable items for the School Summer Fayre

Summer Fayre – Friday, 12th July 2019 – 3.30pm (See message from Claire below)

Gymnastics Club on Thursday 18th July CANCELLED – please tell the school office about home arrangements on this day after school

Leavers Service at St Michaels Church – Thursday 18th July 2pm –All welcome

Year 6 Leaving Show  – Friday 19th July 2pm for Year 6 parents only

Parents – PTFA News

Friday 12th July is the Chagford School Summer Fayre.  Mrs Wiseman has kindly agreed that the 12th July can be a non school uniform day in exchange for children to bring in something that can be used for the tombola game, please leave the kind donations at school on Friday morning.  Raffle tickets please to be returned to reception where there is a box, and should you have any spare raffle tickets please also leave them in the box at reception.  If you wish to set up a game or your child does, please let us know so we can accommodate with a space and a table.
We are in need of helpers as the Fayre takes a lot of people to run it and we would be grateful of any help, if you can donate your time please contact me on 07732 015769 or
The Fayre will run straight from school until around 5:30.  We will have bouncy castle bouncy assault course (weather permitting), a pizza van, raffle, refreshments, games and throwing wet sponges at teachers – what is there not too like!
Look forward to seeing you all,
Claire and the PTFA”
Claire Northmore
0800 043 1080

Chagford Library Event
Follow the link below to see details of a fantastic event that is happening at Chagford Library on Saturday13th July at 2.30pm.

The Little Princess Trust – Raising money for a good cause

Hettie has been growing her hair for the past year in preparation to donate a minimum of 7 inches to the The Little Princess Trust. She has managed a whopping 9 inches!! The big day is Thursday 18th July so she is trying to raise as much money as possible for this wonderful charity as well as her hair donation.
In her own words “Hair is so important as to how you feel about yourself”.
The Little Princess Trust provides real hair wigs free of charge to children and young people up to the age of 24 that have sadly lost their own hair due to cancer treatment and other illnesses.
Here is a link to her JustGiving page