Dear Parents/Carers and Friends
Governors have recently been reviewing our school meals service and they interested to know how you make the decision about whether your child has a hot meal or not. Although the numbers having a school dinner are now quite high (70 or 80 children each day), we would like to increase the numbers further. I have discussed this with the School Council and they are gathering information from their classmates for us to discuss at meetings. However, if there is any information that you, as parents/carers could provide, I should be interested to hear it – particularly if the decision has anything to do with the menu on offer. Perhaps you could talk to your child about it and they can then tell their class Councillor.
A message from Green Team's Weaam and Alice:
'We are Green Team. We are monitors for the lights and taps in the classrooms and cloakrooms. If we spot a class with their light turned off, we give them a point. At the end of the week we will say in assembly which is the best class at keeping everything turned off!'
Weaam and Alice are wearing polar bear hats to raise awareness of global warming and the melting of the ice caps. We can all do our bit to help the environment by turning off lights and appliances when we don't need them!
Exeter Respect Festival:
This festival takes place over the weekend of June 1st and 2nd in Belmont Park and is a major annual event in Exeter to showcase the creative arts and diversity. It is a fun event attended by about 20,000 people over the 2 days. You may like to go along! More information is available on their website: www.exeter-respect.org.uk
Dates for 'Drop-ins' for the first half of this term are as follows:
Years 1 and 2 – Monday 20th May at 3.30 pm
Nursery and Reception – Tuesday 21st May at 3.30 pm (following a 'mark making' session for parents)
Juniors (Years 3 to 6) – Thursday 23rd May at 3.30pm
Please try to take advantage of these opportunities as they are really valuable for your child and help them to take pride in their achievements. Let the class teacher know if you need a different time and we will try to accommodate you.
Two class assemblies have been arranged so far for this term:
Year 5 – Wednesday 22nd May at 2.45 pm
Reception Class – Wednesday 17th July at 9.20 am
Everyone is welcome!
We are delighted to have Jo Goff as our new lollipop lady! Jo is here to help everyone use the crossing safely, so please ensure that you and your children wait for Jo to stop the traffic when you come to and from school. Please also note that children must dismount from bikes or scooters when crossing the road. Thank you!
Love the Internet? Keep it safe!
Workshop for parents/carers—Tuesday May 7th from 3.45pm-4.45pm in the ICT suite.
Please look out for a letter home today from Mr McLeod— we have a lecturer from Exeter college coming in to lead a workshop on internet safety. This is a great opportunity to address ANY worries or queries you may have about your children's use of the internet and the games and tools that they can access. We hope that many of you will be able to join us on the day.
School trips and medication:
Please can we ask you to note carefully the dates when your child has a school trip and ensure that they are sent in to school on that day with everything they need. Teachers will advise if a packed lunch is needed, but children should always have water to take with them, a waterproof coat and, as the weather warms up, sunhats and suncream.
It is essential that your child takes any medication they require with them: up to date inhalers, epipens or medicines MUST be kept in school and if they are missing on the day of a trip your child will not be allowed to go. If there is any change in your child's medication, or they no longer require it, you need to inform us of this in writing please.
Mrs Brown will be sending home forms today for you to give us up to date information on your child's medical needs and we would be grateful if you could complete and return them as quickly as possible. Many thanks.
Reception children went on a train journey from St James' Park to St David's Station as part of their 'Travelling the World' topic. It was a gloriously sunny day and the children really enjoyed their journey. They have since been very engaged in drawing, painting, role-playing and writing about trains and their experience.
Nursery had lots of fun buying tickets for the 'magic train' from our school ticket office and then going on a wonderful imaginary journey to forests, castles and 'the land of cakes'. Mrs Hood helped by waving a flag and sending the train safely on its way!