Dear Parents and Friends
Firstly could I thank those of you who have used our After School Club provision over the last two weeks for your understanding whilst our staff were having their First Aid Training. I realise that the reduced service would have been inconvenient for many of you however it is vital that we have a staffing team who are appropriately qualified to administer First Aid to all aged children to ensure that we fulfil our safeguarding duties as a school. You will be pleased to know that the entire Foundation Stage Team and After School team are fully Pediatric First Aid trained and the other staff members of the school will be commencing their Basic First Aid training next week.
Last Friday Mr Billinghurst took the cross country team to compete in the Weaver Cup organised by South Tawton Primary School. The team did exceptionally well with 5 children finishing in the top 10 including 1st position for Daisy R, 2nd for Ben W and 4th for Henry H. Bertie R came in 7th and Logan H-V finished in 10th place. Despite these fantastic finishing positions, as a school we finished in 2nd place overall beaten by South Tawton with only 8 points between the two schools.I know that the team were very disappointed however they should be very proud of their achievements over last week and all before even having their first cross country club after school! Well done, you all represented Chagford School brilliantly.
Small Arts Auction
The Year 6 SATS are fast approaching and they are working hard to ensure that they achieve their best during the week commencing 13th May. As a school we will be making sure that everything remains calm and normal throughout the week and I know as a school community you will be wishing the pupils well also.
Last night was our first night for Key Stage 2 ()Years 3-6) Gymnastics club run by a fully qualified Gymnastics coach and funded by the school to encourage new sporting opportunities. The numbers are limited, however we do still have 3 spaces left so phone the office or sign up online to involve your child.
I hope that you enjoy the bank holiday weekend and see you all back on Tuesday 7th May.
Stars of the week
Starting Friday 3rd May. Cost: £3.50 per session, paid in a half-term or term block.
MUSIC MAYHEM – THURSDAY
Music Mayhem continues from next week Thursday 9th of May from 3.30 to 4.10 for young beginners to music aged 5-7 years. Last term the group had a lot of fun learning African Beats, Sea Shanties, Musical Games, Singing, Recorder as well as learning all about the instruments of the orchestra and listening exercises. If your child has already started music or is curious and wants to give it a go, then come along after school and have a go! We will be running a demo in class this week to show off our Sea Shanty we learnt last term. Group leader Nicholas Bryant moved to Chagford six months ago, from a job as Music Teacher at St David’s Prep in West Wickham and is known for appearing on Britain’s Got Talent with the Collaborative Orchestra in 2016.
RUNNING CLUB – MONDAY
Starting Monday, 29th April 2019, KS2, maximum of 25.
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Mini Music Day – Sunday 5th May 2019
Venue: The Horse, Moretonhampstead 12.30pm – 10pm.
This event for young musicians aged 18 and under has become a firm favourite in Devon’s youth music calendar and this year is sure to be another fantastic day for both musicians and audience. There will be bands, choirs, solo instrumentalists and singers with most genres of music covered from rock to classical.
The aim is to provide a stage for young musicians to perform, have some fun and get inspired by other musicians in front of a friendly and enthusiastic audience. Everyone is invited to come along and enjoy the day. Entry is FREE but we will be raising funds jointly for Moretonhampstead Primary School and the MS Society by various means including a raffle and collections. The schedule is almost full and is comprised of fantastic young musical talent. There will be representatives from: South Dartmoor CC, Okehampton College, Moretonhampstead, Chagford, Widecombe and Bovey Tracy Primary schools as well schools and individual acts from further afield. You can follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/minimusicday/ and Instagram