News from the Head teacher
Dear Parents and Friends
Thank you to all those parents who have managed to come in for parents evenings this week to discuss the progress that your child is making this year. If you haven’t managed to do so yet please contact your class teacher who will be happy to arrange some other time to ensure that you feel informed about your child’s education. Mr Billinghurst will be conducting his parents evenings next week so please make sure that you contact the school office to book an appointment or drop in to sign up. The final year at Primary School is really important and I am sure that you will want to support your child to achieve their best along with the school.
We had a fantastic result in the Caste Drogo Cross Country races with Daisy R coming over the line in1st place; a long way ahead of any other competitors. Ben came in 2nd in the boys race which is fantastic. The boys team came 3rd out of 24 team, with four runners coming in the top 20 and the girls came 16th as a team; so overall we had an amazing day. Well done to all the runners, you represented Chagford brilliantly and we were all so proud!
Children in Need
We had a very exciting day today when Pudsey Bear came to visit Chagford C E Primary School. All the children were able to meet him as he went around the school and we were lucky enough to have the BBC come along to talk to some of our children who had organised a cake sale to raise money for Children in Need. They were fantastic and I was so proud that their efforts had been recognised in this special way. It did prove difficult to settle the children back down once Pudsey had left the school but I know that they all really enjoyed the experience. The link for the radio broadcast is below from Janet Kipling’s radio show this afternoon.
Anti Bullying Week
This week was National Anti Bullying Week and the children have been exploring what this means to us at school, how to be kind to our friends and others in our community and demonstrating this through random acts of kindness throughout the week. We have also shared our learning in our Collective Worship on Thursday with the whole school and the strong message of kindness to others has been set and I am sure will continue around the school in the coming months.
Please can I remind you that it is important for us as a school to know that the children are safe at all times however once we have passed your wonderful children over to you at the end of the school day, it has become noticed by staff that some children are allowed to run freely without supervision around the entrance to the school. This is quite worrying for us as buses are still leaving the site and the main road is very busy at this time of day. Please make sure that you are supervising your children until they are off the school site. Many thanks for your ongoing cooperation.
Have a great weekend.
As part of the Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust all payments must be made in advance.
This includes School Dinners, Schools Out (after school and breakfast club) FSU Nursery fees and trips. Please check your school gateway account and make sure your child’s account is not in any arrears. If you require a school dinner for your child please top up their balance so it is in credit on school gateway. Childcare Voucher may be used for activities outside the school day such as after school club or breakfast clubs but can not be redeemed against activities within the school day or nursery fees. The third instalment of FSU fee’s is due on 16th November.
SOS – Jam jars for craft projects, no lid needed and all sizes are welcome. We also still need smaller sized wellie boots. Thank you
Reminder – Please read and return the Parents and Carers Digital Devices Acceptable Use E-Safety Policy before Wednesday next week or for a paper copy please see Ayesha in Reception on Monday
Stars of the week
Ash Class: Will be available on Monday.
Beech Class: Rufus: for sharing and developing stories; for learning the days of the week – yesterday, today and tomorrow; for watching the weather, for naming and matching shapes and for trying hard in your learning. Well done Rufus (from Mrs. Muddle)! Joe T.: for making a good effort in your learning and for great progress in reading. Well done Joe! Keep it up!
Yew Class: Elliot – for really working hard on the presentation of his work in all subjects. Keep up the great work! Gigi for supporting our younger class members in Maths through explaining how to count up using a number line.
Oak Class: Ottilie – for suggesting, and running, the cake stall for children in need. Kitty – for her positive attitude to everything she does in and out of lessons, and willingness to work with all others.
Birch Class: Toby For being really encouraging of others during the activities at Grenville House and Chloe D for coming back to Grenville House after feeling poorly and then mending old friendships
Top of the leader board this week with a Gold star is Birch Class. Silver award to Oak Class and Bronze to Yew Class. Well done everyone.
Dates for your diary
Monday 19th November – Weights and Heights measurements For Reception and Year 6 – Opt out form was sent out and must be returned if you do NOT wish your child to participate
Monday 19th November – Chagford Vs North Tawton at Okehampton College 4pm – 5pm (we shall be leaving school at 3pm and returning to school at around 5.30pm)
Monday 19th November – FIZZ POP SCIENCE CLUB
All Fixtures and trips are on your school gateway account. Please log on to give consent for activities, inform us of any medical conditions and make a donation towards the cost of transport or pay for a trip or club.