A few parents have asked why we are not using the grass pitch in the playground. There is a drainage system under the newly laid grass to allow rain to soak away so we can use the pitch even during and after rain. Unfortunately, the grass has not grown as was expected and we have patches, which means it is not yet ready for us to use. The company who laid the grass are checking it regularly and reseeding it. We are hoping we will be able to use it in the summer.
Chantal has planted seeds on the soil around the stone circle, which is why we are not on it at the moment, the wild flowers will grow through very soon and we will be able to enjoy the area again. This month, the grass banks have been very muddy and slippery in the recent rain, so to avoid accidents and save our carpet from becoming a quagmire, I have asked children not to play on it. We do of course have our playground! We try to get the children out every day, and only have a ‘wet play’ if it is torrential rain!
Yew Class Sports Event
On Monday 27th January, the children of Yew Class went to Okehampton College to take part in an exciting ‘Movement and Dance’ workshop with children from many other schools. The children took part in many activities ranging from trampolining to basketball to dance. The children absolutely loved the experience.
A Parent Plea
Our daughter Lulu’s blue Micro scooter went missing from the school’s bike shed on Monday or possibly Tuesday. I anyone sees it (it is a collapsible Cruiser model – the kind with big wheels) could you please report it or return it to reception at the school straight away? Thank you very much,
Earl and Katya
Oak Class have decided to raise money for their heroes Hospice Care. The class would like to run a French themed bake sale and Bric-A-Brac sale. This will be on Wednesday 12th February at 3.30pm in Miss Green’s classroom. Please bring your contributions to Oak Class by the morning of the 12th.
Volunteers Safeguarding Training
On Monday, we have our Volunteers and club leaders safeguarding training in the hall. It is important that all staff and volunteers are aware of how to make sure our children are kept safe. Jane Lake, our Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust Director of Safeguarding will be leading this training.
If there is anyone who is interested in learning to play the flute, please contact Betsy at email@example.com to discuss lessons. Trial lessons are available.
Hero Showcase Assembly – Thursday 13th February
Do not forget our Hero Showcase Assembly! Thursday 13th February 2.30 – 3.30pm at the school.
As previously, each class will showcase some of their learning so you do not just see your own children, but what has been learnt across the school. Many parents have said they really like this format.
Hansel and Gretel
‘Paddleboat Theatre are coming back to Chagford with their fabulous production of Hansel and Gretal on Saturday 15th February at 3pm in the Jubilee Hall. Tickets available now from Sally’s.
Recommended age 3+ and anyone who would enjoy a relaxed, inclusive theatre experience
50 minute family show. An interactive treat for families.
Join Hansel and Gretel as they venture into the woods, trailing breadcrumbs and sharing their story as they go…”. Thanks to all the Friends of Chagford Library for making this possible.’
With very best wishes,
Miss Tara Penny
Written by Miss Tara Penny, Head of School