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Dear Parents and Friends

I hope that you have all survived the wild and windy weather that we have been experiencing this week; it has certainly whipped the children up quite nicely! Your children will be bringing home their scripts and costume requests for their part in the Christmas Show so hopefully you will be able to support us in helping your children to learn their lines. We have started the songs this week and the children have been thoroughly enjoying them, so I think that you will be in for a fabulous show.

Next Friday is Late Night Shopping in Chagford and as a school we will be performing in the square (weather permitting) or in Endecott House if raining. The choir and band will be entertaining you with some Christmas songs as usual so please come along and enjoy the talent on show.

Thank you to the children of Yew Class who led the Collective Worship on Thursday all about perseverance and their top tips for getting out of the Learning Pit and achieving all that they can even when things become tricky or difficult in class or in life. All the children spoke clearly and demonstrated how much they had taken in during their learning this term. The children identified some very famous people who had demonstrated their own perseverance to achieve their place in the history books and it was fantastic to see how much the children supported each other in delivering a wonderful and meaningful Collective Worship. Well done. Many thanks to those parents who were able to come and watch their children; it makes it so special for everyone to have such a great audience.

Today has seen the demolition team start to take down the old school and although it has definitely been a day tinged by emotions, it has also provided much excitement for the children out at play. The large equipment being used is fantastic to watch and I am almost certain that we will have sparked an interest in building or demolition as a future possible career with some of our children!

More fantastic publicity for Chagford C E Primary School

Many thanks to Imogen Stott; Editor of Manor magazine (and ex-governor of the school) who kindly published an article in this months edition,all about our fantastic official opening by Michael Morphurgo in October. Please see the link below to read the piece.

We will also be having an article published in the Oke Links magazine to share the news about the new school building and our official opening so spread the news.

Have a lovely weekend

Liz Wiseman


Important information:

As part of the Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust all payments must be made in advance.

As you may be aware school budgets are increasingly tight and we have a finance policy of all payments to be paid in advance for clubs, trips, FSU nursery sessions and the school dinners we provide. We still have outstanding balances on accounts and cannot allow this level of debt to continue, so we are asking for parents to check their school gateway account and make payment of any outstanding monies or to come and talk to us if you are having trouble making payments.

Any unpaid accounts will receive a letter and an invoice and all provisions will be stopped until your account is cleared, this may mean you will have to provide a packed lunch or arrange alternative care after school/breakfast time or even cancel school trips if we cannot cover the full cost. Nursery sessions will be reduced to only funded session. Any outstanding debts will be referred to the Dartmoor Multi Academy finance team for debt recovery.

Please help us to maintain a high level of service by ensuring your account is not in arrears.

Stars of the week

Ash Class: There will be a ‘Star of the day’ board in the Foundation Stage classroom

Beech Class: Arnold for listening more carefully on the carpet and for trying hard in your reading, writing and maths. Well done Arnold! Keep it up! Aly for being a fun friend and for making good progress, especially when you are working independently. Well done Aly! Much better concentration!

Yew Class: Eve Rout for applying herself in maths and using what we have learnt to check both her own work and that of her friends. Lotte for her patience in helping others to learn and for taking the time to explain each method a friend could use to find an answer.

Oak Class: Olivia for much more confidence an ‘have a go’ attitude in maths. Bertie for working hard and consistently achieving well in spellings.

Birch Class: Juliette for scoring 30 out of 30 in a recent test! and Dylan C-O for working very hard in maths over the past couple of weeks.


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

Dates for your diary

Friday 7th December 2018 Christmas Late night shopping in Chagford

Monday 10th December 2018 – Football and Netball vs South Tawton at Okehampton All weather pitch 4pm – 5pm

Friday 14th December 2018 – PTFA Christmas fair

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.



REMINDER – PTFA meeting this Sunday to discuss upcoming events of grotto at late night shopping, Christmas fayre and Christmas performance. Please note the change of time and venue of 7pm at the Chagford inn. Please come along.

New Club in Spring

Monday – Dance club and Fizz Pop

Tuesday – Football and Gardening

Wednesday – Football

Thursday – Netball

Friday Football