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Stars of the week

Big Robins Class: Summer for being a really good friend to her class mates and really helpful around the classroom. Max H for trying extremely hard with his sounds

Grasshoppers Class: Chloe, great work in maths Chloe; well done! Your handwriting is super too. Keep it up! Arlo for your calm and thoughtful approach to everything in class; well done!

Caterpillars Class: Jamie for his kindness towards others and wonderful efforts in reading new and exciting books this term. Merryn for being a very helpful and thoughtful friend for our newest member of Caterpillars class.

Dragonflies Class: Rosie for her all round positive and enthusiastic learning attitude and for settling in so well to her new class. Olivia for working creatively to design and make a set of ear defenders for a rock star’s baby!

Beetles Class: Dylan CO for taking on big challenges this week – representing the school at football and learning many many lines for Beetles’ Collective Worship. Henry for maintaining a hard working and positive attitude to work and school and focusing on his work

Bees Class: Rhiannon is reliable and dependable, Rhiannon always gives 100% – especially when sprinting to the finish! Lee has made a really good start to year and is displaying a good range of learning behaviours.


Top of the leader board this week with a Gold star is Big Robins class. Silver and Bronze awards to  Beetles class and Caterpillar class. Well done everyone.

Dates for your diary

Wednesday 15th November – Football Club KS2 year 5 & 6, with Mark Goodman is CANCELLED.

Thursday 16th November – Dragonflies class assembly

Friday 17th November – Children in Need. Please come to school in your pyjamas or spotty clothes. You may bring your teddy too. Please bring £1 (or more) for this great charity.

Thursday 23rd November – Caterpillar class assembly

All players will be notified by email and parents should log onto school gateway to give consent, inform us of any medical conditions and make any donations.

Events and information

KS2 Football Club Year 5/6 – As you may be aware due to fading natural light we are unable to continue with our Wednesday Year 5/6 Football club. We would like to continue a football club for this group, on the school site, perhaps in the hall with soft balls until the end of term but due to current Wednesday clubs will need to change the day from a Wednesday to either a Monday or Thursday. We will keep you all informed as soon as we have an alternative in place. Wednesday KS2 Football with Mark will not be on this coming Wednesday 15th November. Please contact the school office regarding home arrangements or ASC for your child especially if on school bus.

From School Council – on  Friday 17th November it will be Children in Need. We would like to support this great charity by coming to school in your pyjamas or spotty clothes. You may bring your teddy too. Please bring a pound (or more) for this great charity.

School primary admissions for children born between 01/09/2013 – 31/08/2014 will be open from 15th November, please see posters in FSU and reception for more details about applying for your place in reception class September 2018

IMPORTANT ACCESS INFORMATION – As part of works on behalf of South West Water Developer Services, mains water supply to the new development off Lower Street, Chagford will be installed.To complete this work it will be necessary to use two way traffic lights on the road adjacent to the Fire Station,  access to the school will not be affected however there will be some parking restrictions in the area. The work is due to start on 4 December 2017 and is expected to finish on 12 December 2017.

Are you interested in the Performing Arts? Do you want to boost your confidence, whilst making new friends and having lots of fun? A potential new drama school could be coming to your area. Weekly classes of 90 minutes for 4 to 6 year olds and 3 hours for 6 to 18 year olds will teach you to sing, dance and act. All this comes with the opportunities of performing to friends, family and the public. With small class numbers, led by a professional principal and being taught by professional tutors. If you would like to register your interest or to find out more information please email me at

The Globe Inn is holding a charity auction on the 22 November 2017. The proceeds from the auction will be given to Air Ambulance Landing Lights For Chagford Appeal. For more information on this event please contact The Globe.

News from Sarah Small – Music lessons in Ukulele Flute Clarinet Recorder Saxophone and Oboe. In order to develop the skills required your child will need your support to practice several times a week – usually just for a few minutes each time. Pupils will receive 30 lessons in each academic year. Some terms are longer or shorter so may have more or less lessons. Lessons cost £90 per 10 week block- £9 per 20 minute individual lesson or £135 / £13.50 for a 30 min individual lesson. Fees are payable at the beginning of each term. Please pay the invoice by Bacs. If you prefer to pay by cheque please add £1-50 to the invoice to cover bank charges. If the tutor misses any lessons they will be rescheduled. Lessons missed due to the pupil being absent cannot usually be rescheduled. If the school gives sufficient notice – 2 weeks minimum – to cancel a visit the lessons can be rescheduled. Pupils will need to provide a note book for their practice notes and as communication with the parents. They will need to bring it every week with their music and instruments. It’s important for parents to check their child’s notebook so that they can support them in their practice. If a parent wishes to withdraw from future lessons a term’s notice in writing is required to Sarah Small Stone Gable Brushford Exeter EX187SJ.