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Newsletter - 19th September 2018


Welcome back!!!


It has been fantastic to welcome you all back to the school for another exciting year. 2017-2018 was a great year for the school and I envisage 2018-2019 being even better. I can't believe that we are already two and a half weeks into the year and already have so many amazing and wonderful things going on both in and out of school.


Our new starters:


May I take this opportunity to welcome all our new starters and their families to our school, it is great to see so many new faces. Everyone  seems to have settled in well and be enjoying themselves.



Welcome to Mrs Brazier


I would also like to extend a very warm welcome to Mrs Brazier who will be teaching Class 3 for three days a week. It is clear that she has had a great impact on the children already and that she has built some fantastic relationships. If you have any questions or just want a chat I know Mrs Brazier would be more than happy to.




It just want to take this opportunity to thank the PTFA for all their hard work fundraising last year and the support that they have given the school. They are already busy planning events for this year and are always looking for new members, so if you have some spare time and would like to be involved please let Therese (in the office) know and she will pass on your details. 


The PTFA's first fund raiser is on Friday 28th September. We will be selling a selection of cakes (created by Year 3) as well as tea and coffee in the village hall from 3.20pm with all proceeds going towards our latest fundraiser. 


We are currently trying to raise £300 in order to purchase two new pieces of software for the school - Times Tables Rock Stars and Spelling Shed. Both of these pieces of software include materials (both paper and online) that can be used both in school and at home to enhance  learning in these two key areas.



A barometer has been placed in the school entrance way to show our progress towards our £300 total. 


Start of school day


A quick reminder of the routine for the start of the school day! Doors to the school will be open from 8.45am for you to drop of you child/children and will remain open until 9.00am. Any arrival after 9.00am will be classified as a late mark on the register. May I thank all of you that get your children here on time so that they are ready to learn and start the day at 9.00am.




Another quick piece of house keeping! If your child is ill and therefore absent from school it is imperative that you ring the school office by 9.15am. If no-one is there to answer your call please leave a message. It is important that the staff know if your child won't be in school for safeguarding reasons.




If i could also turn your attention to our attendance policy - it was updated at the end of last year and highlights the importance of your child being in school regularly. Devon County Council is clamping down on holidays during term time and is now fining parents for this. Holiday requests in school time will always be unauthorised by the school. Please read the attendance policy carefully and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. Please look at the following links for more information and


Cooler/wetter weather


With the weather now starting to cool and those rain clouds starting to rear their heads could I please ask that all parents send their children to school with rain coats just in case it is raining during break and lunch times.


Our School App


In order to communicate information with our parents we use Our School App. Please make sure you have downloaded the app from your app store to keep up to date with all of the events in school. Mrs Carwithen updates this on a regular basis with all necessary news and information. 



Dates for your diary


Date Activity Time/location
24th September 2018 Year 5 and 6 Football Tournament 16.00-17.30 KEVICC Astro turf
26th September 2018 Class 1 Compton Castle visit 9.00-15.00 Compton Castle
28th September 2018 PTFA Cake sale fund raiser 15.20 Village Hall
15th October 2018 Harvest Festival 14.00-15.00 Broadhempston Church
19th October 2018  Photographer - individual and sibling photos TBC Village Hall
22nd October 2018 1st day of Autumn half term (2 weeks)  
5th November 2018 1st day back after half term  
7th November 2018 Open afternoon 14.00-15.00
16th November 2018 Children in Need (more info to follow)  
7th December 2018 Flu Vaccination During school day
18th December 2018 Carol Concert  18.30-19.30 Broadhempston Church