PAYHEMBURY PRIMARY POST
Newsletter 37 – 10th July 2015
01404 841291 Website: www.payhembury-primary.devon.sch.uk
The next few days ….
Monday 13th July - Year 6 Transition Week at Kings
Swimming – Willow Class
Optional Parents Evening from 3.45pm
Tuesday 14th July - Induction of new starters 9.30 – 11.30am
Transition to new classes – am
Drawing Club 3.30-4.30pm
Wednesday 15th July - Recorder Club 12.30-1pm
Swimming – Ash/Oak Class/Transition to new classes pm
Thursday 16th July - Transition to new classes - am
Church Service – Celebration for Reception children @ 9.15am
Spanish Club 12.30-1pm
Gardening/Scratch/Sports Clubs 3.30-4.30pm
Friday 17th July - Homework club 12.30-1pm / Forest School Club 3.30-4.15pm
|Message from the Headteacher|
Only two weeks to go! Next week Year 6 spend the week at The Kings, getting to know the site and the routines. They have the chance to meet the new tutor groups and make new friends from the other primary schools. I know that week seems strange for us as the familiar faces are missed throughout the week. The focus on their return will be the leavers’ service on Thursday 23rd July at 9.15 am. Please come along as it is our last time to say a proper goodbye. We will also be presenting the trophies for the year to the other children in the school too. It’s always emotional so bring your hankies.
This week Mrs Edge carried out home visits for our new reception class. It is an important part of their induction and transition.
We had a small change in menu yesterday called Teddy bears picnic. The children really enjoyed it as they all had their lunches outside like a picnic. The new menus for September will be sent home soon.
I hope you received your reports on Wednesday? Thank you for the great feedback. If you have any issues with the reports please come along to parents evening on Monday.
This week the chlorine seemed a bit strange at the pool but we have discussed this with Rob Leach and just to confirm that there wasn’t any changes or problems noted this week. The pool is checked every day and independently checked every couple of weeks.
Over the last two weeks we have welcomed a couple of schools who have visited for advice and guidance on becoming an outstanding Church school. It has been a pleasure showing our school and letting the children take the tours. Both schools have been so impressed with the children and just how amazing they are.
Just a small reminder that if you use the breakfast club and your child is having breakfast, please can you have your children there for closer to 8am as the children use the staffroom and it is needed for 8.30am staff meetings. Mrs Foulds is finding she is running out of time to ensure the children get to eat breakfast comfortably.
I am just about to confirm details regarding an after school club. Please can I ask you to sign up in the office if you are interested in after school care from 3.30 to 5pm Monday to Wednesday. We may look to extend to Thursday and Friday if we have enough interest. Club night will continue to run on Thursday so it may just leave Friday nights without any offer. If we have enough for September I will confirm arrangements next week.
Have a lovely weekend.
|Well Done To…..|
Willow Class – Reception – Harry Bentley Year 1 – Matthew Currey
- Year 2 - Jessica Morris
Ash Class – Year 3 - Thomas Fenwick Year 4 – Ellie Mullin
Oak Class - Year 5 - Brooklyn Churchill Year 6 - Jenson Goodland
|Notices to Parents|
Letters Sent Home Reports, Optional Parent Evening Letters, Parent Governor Election and reply report slips.
Transition to new classes next - Children will be spending time in their new classes next week (Tuesday am, Wednesday pm and Thursday am). Children will register in their current class at the start of the day.
Swimming – Willow Class will be swimming as normal on Monday afternoon. On Wednesday current year 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 children will be swimming on Wednesday afternoon. That means Year 1 and 2 children will be swimming twice next week.
Lost Property – William Brainch has lost a navy baseball cap with NZ on it. Please can you check to see whether you have taken it home by mistake.
|Dates for the Diary|
2014/15 Academic Year
13th – 17th July - Transition week - Year 6 @ Kings School all week
14th July - Induction of new starters 9.30 – 11.30am
16th July - Church Service – Celebration for Reception children @ 9.15am
23rd July - Leaver’s Service 9.15am
- Last day of Term
7th September - First Day of Autumn Term
9th October - Non-pupil day
26th-30th October - Half Term
18th November - Individual School Photos
18th December - Last day of Term
4th January 16 - First day of Spring Term
12th to 19th February - Spring Half Term
22nd February - Back to School
24th March - Last Day of Spring Term
|News From Payhembury Church|
On Sunday there will be a CAFÉ Service in the Parish hall at 10:30 but do arrive earlier for coffee and cake, lots of fun activities for the children.
No matter how badly we have failed, we can always get up and begin again. Our God is the God of new beginnings.
Twilight Walk 2015 – Exmouth, Saturday 11th July
Jane Spiller, Jo Vincent, Ruthie Fenwick, Hazel Pike, Julia Porteous, Caroline Goodman and Debbie Grove will be taking part in the Twilight Walk and walking 10 miles to raise funds for Hospicecare. To donate to this worthy cause please go to the Justgiving website and search TEAM PPG.
Good Luck to you girls!
East of Exe Schools Orienteering League - Devon Orienteering Club (OC) are putting on a series of Orienteering events for schools, youth groups and families in the Exeter and East Devon area.
19th July – Knighthayes near Tiverton (tbc) (DevonOC)
For further information visit www.devonorienteering.co.uk
http://www.123rf.com/stock-photo/cricket_ball.html&ei=1uSyU4f2MIS57AbZvYCoDQ&bvm=bv.70138588,d.ZGU&psig=AFQjCNHjBTz2QkN1DqrXvqLlkBy-fTyq-Q&ust=1404319299954410">K E N T I S B E A R E C R I C K E T C L U B
SUMMER CRICKET CAMP!
Tuesday 28th & Wednesday 29th July
(Kentisbeare Cricket Ground)
A two day coaching camp that gives 5-11 year olds the opportunity to improve their cricket skills through fun games and activities!