Trinity Term 2021 – Week 5

A very exciting week! Firstly, THE CHICKS HAVE HATCHED, THE CHICKS HAVE HATCHED!!! Year 1 has been beside themselves with excitement as the eggs,
which have been incubating in their classroom, started to hatch this week. A crack was on one egg on Monday morning and, by break time, we had one chick.  Now, we have 10. The children are like proud parents and I have heard stories of children waking at five, fully dressed by six, eager to get into school to the chicks! Apologies to those parents.  Pictured is me cuddling a TINY chick.

Emma Solley has been with us taking some photos for our new prospectus and website, which will be launched for September. We need a revamp, as it has been four years since the last one and September will mark my fifth year as Head. It has flown by! We made a little trip down to Exmouth beach with Reception and Budleigh beach with some Year 6s. We were lucky with some sunshine between the rain. I will let you know when the pics come in and send on any individually, if they are particularly good.

We have had parents back on-site for the first time since last March and it has been wonderful to welcome them back for coffee mornings and afternoon teas throughout the week. Some of the new parents had never met each other and there were some lovely moments, with lockdown baby siblings meeting each other for the first time as well. Do take note of the coffee mornings/teas for parents of Years 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 taking place next week for your diaries.

The first matches took place this week and the bus took Years 6, 7 and 8 off to Mount Kelly Foundation in Tavistock. There was great excitement all round. Well done to the pupils. The weather looks great for the second half of next week and into half term. We hope to see some more proper Summer sunshine then!

Huge congratulations to some of our artists who entered the Leach Pottery competition. We were delighted to have won a prize. Miss McCormick has got the children working on some quite exceptional, innovative art and pottery this term, as well as teaching Home Economics to Years 7 and 8, who have loved using the
new cookery space.

It is Mrs Katie Richardson’s last day today. We wish her well for the future ahead and thank her for her teaching in the Learning Success department, and with smaller groups, over the years.

Years 1 to 5 have parents’ evenings next week. Please do read all the necessary details, which were sent out at the beginning of the week. We have recently had the Standardised assessments’ results back and are delighted with the progress and achievements made across the board despite the restrictions of lockdown;
this is all down to our amazing team. More to follow on this.

Please also make note of the details for the Eco Fashion Show on Friday – we can’t wait!

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Charlotte Johnston

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