Newsletter 16 – 16th January 2015

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The next few days ….

Monday 19th January                -           Bikeability – Ash Class

Kings School – Basketball Club (Yrs 4,5&6) 4-5pm

-      Cheerleading Club (Yrs 3&4) 4-5pm

Tuesday 20th January               -           Bikeability – Ash Class/Booster Club 3.30 – 4.30pm


Wednesday 21st January           -           Bikeability Ash Class/Recorder Club 12.30-1pm


Thursday 22nd January            -           Spanish Club 12.30-1pm

                                                            Board Games/Cooking 3.30-4.30pm


Friday 23rd January                 -           Scratch Club 3.30-4.15pm

Homework Club 3.30-4.15pm


Message from the Headteacher

Dear Parents,

It has been a very quiet week and there isn’t much to report. The children have been working hard and the week has flown by.

Each class will be sending out their curriculum sheets today. If you have any questions please see your class teacher.

In the event of a weather warning please check our school website. We will also inform the local radio stations confirming any school closure and we will also send a text out to everyone, but let’s hope that won’t be the case.

Please see my itinerary below for my whereabouts next week.

                     AM                       PM
Monday Awliscombe
Tuesday Awliscombe
Wednesday Payhembury
Thursday Payhembury
Friday Payhembury/Awliscombe

Have a restful weekend,

With regards,

Penny Hammett

Well Done To…..

Willow Class – Reception – Imogen Blackman       Year 1 –  Arthur Olney

                 Year 2   – Charlie Vincent

Ash Class    – Year 3  - Rupert Hammond                        Year 4 –  Charlie Elsom

Oak Class  - Year 5  - Olly Churchill                    Year 6 -  Eloise Doble


Notices to Parents

Letters Sent Home- Cheerleading Letter (Yrs 3&4), Bikeability Letter (Ash Class), Curriculum Class Sheets.


Willow Class – We are collecting junk boxes/tubs/tubes so if you have any please bring them in. We also require rough paper of any description for our art tray. Off cuts from offices/factories – anything will do!


Ash Class – Bikeability will be next Monday-Wednesday. Please remember warm clothes, bike, bike helmet etc.


Oak & Ash Class– All KS2 children will be able to attend Spanish Club on alternate Thursday lunchtimes, starting from Thursday 29th January. Children do not need to sign up, they can just turn up on the day.

Reminder: ALL children should have their wellies in school. On Thursday 22nd January KS1 children will be in the wild area at lunchtime.

Coats – Please could children ensure that they wear/bring a coat into school every day!

PE Kit – Please ensure that your children’s PE kit is in school every day. If your child has long hair, please provide a hair bobble in their PE bag. Thank you.

Rock Solid’s Schools Event Challenge – Saturday 21st March 2015 @ Escot Park

We are looking at entering a team for the above event. RockSolid is a combination of an obstacle race, a run, teamwork and mud! Rock Stars is a children’s 1 kilometer obstacle race aimed at 5-13 year olds. This event is open to pupils in years 4,5 and 6 at primary level and years 7 and 8 at secondary level. The main aim with the Rock Stars event is to promote fitness, fun, team work, wellbeing and something a bit different to children in the Exeter area.

If you think this is something your child would like to take part in, please can you let Mrs Lush or Mrs Vincent know. We are hoping to put a team together so please let us know by 30th January 2015. You can find out more information at or ask for details in the office.

As requested by the local authorityThe admission authorities for all schools are required by the School Admissions Code to consult on their admission arrangements.  Equally, local authorities such as Devon are required to consult on the co-ordination schemes and other policies that enable parents to apply for places. The intention is that admission arrangements meet the needs of parents and children. Consultation is an important part of the process in setting school admission arrangements.

We are consulting stakeholders on the proposed admission arrangements for Devon County Council and on behalf of all local authority maintained schools and those academies for which we provide additional admissions advice and support. This includes a number of schools in other local authority areas.

The documents proposed by Devon and individual schools will be available for review from 2 January to 28 February 2015 at  ‘

Dates for the Diary

2014/15 Academic Year

19th – 21st January        - Bikeability with Ash Class

28th January                - Finance & Resources Meeting 5.30pm

2nd February                 - Oak Class Hockey @ Kings 12pm – 3pm

11th February                - Full Governors Meeting 6.30pm

16th – 20th Feb              - Half Term

2nd March                     - Parent’s Evening

4th March                     - Parent’s Evening

4th March                     - Curriculum Meeting 5.30pm and Buildings Meeting 7.15pm

16th March                    - Bikeability Week

25th March                   - Finance & Resources Meeting 6pm

27th March                   - Last day of Term

13th April                      - First day of Term

4th May                         - Bank Holiday

25th – 29th May            - Half Term

1st – 2nd June                - Non-pupil day

23rd July                      - Last day of Term

News From Payhembury Church

On Sunday there will be a Parish Communion Service at 9:30 and at 6:00 there will be a Worship and Praise Service in Feniton, so something for everyone.

A thought:-

Never be afraid of giving up your best, and God will give you His better.

James Hinton

Community News

The King’s School


Basketball Club – Years 4/5/6 Mondays 4-5pm in Colin Tooze Sports Hall. Starts Monday 12th January 2014 for 5 weeks. Please turn up on the night or for further information contact Heather Little at the Kings School on 01404 812982 ext 235 or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Children should wear appropriate clothing for the activity and the weather. Please bring a drink. Parents will need to complete a registration form on arrival the first time.

Cheerleading Club – Years 3/4 Mondays 4-5pm in Colin Tooze Dance Studio. Starts Monday 19th January 2015 for 4 weeks. Please bring a drink and wear loose, comfortable clothing and trainers or dance shoes if you have them. Parents will need to complete a registration form on arrival the first time. Children cannot be left at the club if no registration form has not been completed. Numbers are limited to 30, please reserve your space before the night. For further information contact Heather Little on 01404 812982 ext 235 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Cross Country Event – Tuesday March 2015

Open to children in years 3/4/5/6. Children need to arrive at 4pm to register. The event should be finished by 5.15-5.30pm approx.. Closing date for entries is Thursday 12th February 2015. For further details please contact Heather Little on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..




Exeter Children’s Orchestra – New Members Welcome

For all children aged between 7-18 who are learning to play an instrument and able to read music. Cost £36 a term with reductions for 2nd and 3rd siblings. Rehearsals take place at ISCA College on Topsham Road in Exeter from 9.45am – 12pm most Saturday mornings during term time. The Orchestra holds a concert at the end of each term as well as a Christmas Concert and other occasional performances.

Come along to our Open Day on Saturday 24th January 2015 at ISCA College 10am – 12pm. Bring your instrument if you’d like to join in.

For more information see ,email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone Jenny Gilmour on 01392 860472





Part time cleaner required at Payhembury Parish Hall. For more details please speak to Jo Vincent on 01404 841554.



Devon Norse have a vacancy for a Catering Assistant for Payhembury Primary School to also transport the food

from St Martins school in Cranbrook.

The hours are 16.25 per week, Term time only. And the

use of your own vehicle is essential.

The monthly wage is £398 per month (paid every month)

plus a 45p per mile travel allowance.

Full Training and uniform will be given, and an enhanced

DBS (CRB) will be applied for.

For more Information please contact Dawn Wood at

Devon Norse on 07867 650415

Closing Date 23/01/2015