May 14th, 2013

The next Governors meeting is on Wednesday, May 15th at 6.30 pm. Initially governors are meeting together to discuss the possibility of Academy Status and this is then followed by the Resources Committee. We will also be discussing publishing Governor’s Minutes on the web site regularly to help keep you informed of what Governors are doing.

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School Clubs

May 7th, 2013

Buzz Dance

We are lucky to have a specialist dance teachers  running a club on Fridays. At Buzz Dance club children learn hip hop dance routines which usually end in a performance at the end of the term. Thanks to The Greg Matthew’s “Make it happen” fund there is no cost to attend the club. There are two sessions between 2:30 – 4pm in the School Hall.  If you are interested in joining, please see Mrs Robinson in year 3/4  for a permission form.Buzz Dance 012

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About Class 6J - Mrs J Walters

March 18th, 2013

We have all recently got our SATs results back and we all did extremely well. We are now looking foward to our trip to Wimbleball Lake on the 18th of July.

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Miss Knapper gets an award !

March 18th, 2013

Even Miss Knapper received an award in assembly recently …..





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About Class 2PJ - Mrs P Robinson & Miss J Jeffery

March 18th, 2013

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About Class 1R - Mrs R Roome

March 18th, 2013

Welcome to our blog! We hope you’ll enjoy reading about and looking at what we’ve been doing, both inside and outside of the classroom.

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This week in Nursery . .

July 15th, 2017

Look how much fun we had mixing colours in shaving foam in the Twinkle Toes room!  We used powder paint and sprinkled it onto the foam.  We used our hands and brushes to mix up the colours.  It was a very messy activity and we all concentrated really well.


In Tiny Toes we have been talking about ‘change’.  Some of us have been getting to know Ms Hayles before we start in the Reception class in September.  She has enjoyed spending time with us and thinks we are doing really good listening.  

Some of us have been playing with our new friends who will be Tiny Toes in September. It has been fun learning everyone’s names and getting to know what they like to play with.  We’re looking forward to playing with them again next week.  

We have also been talking about things which worry us.  We have a special friend called William, the Worry Eater.  We can draw pictures of anything we are worried about and pop them into his zip mouth.  The next day all our worries are gone as William has eaten them up!  He’s a good friend to know.  If William is busy we can always tell our worries to a grown-up that we trust.

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Well done everyone and enjoy the summer holidays!

July 14th, 2017

The Governors would like to congratulate all the children for their hard work and achievements this year. Also a  big thank you to the staff for their continued commitment to the school. Not forgetting the parents and carers who are so supportive especially recently with the change in menu due to the problems with the kitchen equipment.

Have a lovely summer holiday everyone and we look forward to seeing you next term!

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New to Reception in September 2017

July 12th, 2017

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On Tuesday afternoon many of the children and parents who will be joining

Reception in September 2017 came to visit the class and spend an hour getting

used to their new classroom. We have  a number of children new to Forches

School so it was a chance for them and their parents to make some new

friends  in preparation for the new school year.


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Music For Life

July 12th, 2017

The Reception children have been taking part in the Music For Life club for the last few weeks. They have all had lots of fun whilst ‘mastering’ a wide range of instruments such as ukeleles, autoharps, mandolins, cajon drums, violins and squeeze boxes. Today the budding musicians shared some songs with a large audience of friends and family. Despite there being over twenty adults watching along with numerous younger audience members everyone played to the very best of their ability and enjoyed every moment of it.

Thank you to everyone who came along in support and thank you to David and Nick for being brave enough to take on the Reception children!!

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Tiny Toes Visit to Rosemoor

July 7th, 2017

Tiny Toes had such an exciting day on Tuesday.  We went on a trip to Rosemoor Gardens, just outside Torrington. We had to travel there by coach which was a really new experience for some of us.  We had a super driver from Taw and Torridge Coaches who drove us carefully all the way there. 

First of all we set about finding things which were the colours of the rainbow.  We couldn’t pick anything from the plants but we could use petals or leaves which had fallen on the ground.  Once we had collected all the different colours, we went back indoors and stuck them onto some sticky card to make our very own summer colours rainbow.  

It was fun having lunch in the ‘Brash’ which was a picnic area in amongst the trees. Our mums, dads and nans had packed us enormous lunches but we were so excited that we couldn’t eat lots of it!  After lunch we had a run around before heading back to the main building.  

Our second job was to help Rosie the fairy to tidy up the garden. We walked around picking up petals, leaves, sticks and other things like empty snails shells.  Then we went back indoors and used all our garden treasure to decorate our own crowns and wands.  We did look smart wearing them!  

Soon it was time to head back to the coach and travel back to Nursery.  We were excited to see our mums, dads and nans again and the good news was that all our grown-ups at Nursery were very proud of the way we had behaved on our trip.

Here are some of the photographs of our day.

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A picnic in the rain!

June 28th, 2017

The Reception children enjoyed a wonderful day out at RHS Rosemoor Gardens. They learned about how plants grow and planted their own seeds to bring back to school. Everyone tried the delicious peas straight from the pod. Down in the woods the children found mysterious footprints. Eventually they discovered lots of bears hiding under the trees and up the trees! After searching under stones and logs and in amongst the sticks and bracken everybody had something special in their jar. The children even managed to find two newts and a tiny frog.

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Drama Project with Courage Copse Creatives.

June 26th, 2017

Year 6 have been working on an exciting drama project called, “Ode to the Ash Tree” with Katy from Courage Copse Creatives.They have worked on movement sequences,storytelling and using and filming shadow puppets.Here are some photos of their preparations for their fantastic performances in the woods.Look out for another post soon showing their amazing finished work.

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New temporary lunch menu

June 26th, 2017

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Please note that we have had to change our lunch menu from 26.06.17 for the next few weeks – a copy is listed on the right this page under Important Documents – sorry about any inconvenience

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This week in Nursery . . .

June 23rd, 2017

Twinkle Toes have enjoyed exploring ice.  We used our hands to feel it and learnt new words such as ‘icy’ and ‘melting’.  We watched as the ice melted and talked about what we could see happening. Some of us liked splashing in the puddle of water!

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In Tiny Toes we enjoyed playing a bit more inside on the hot days.  It was lovely to have the sunshine but nice to be indoors where it was cooler too.

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When we were outside we made sure we had out hats on to protect us from the sun.  The grown-ups had made plenty of shaded areas for us to play in and there was lots of extra water to drink.

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Our potato stems had all disappeared so we decided to see what was in the soil.  Not very much!  There were only about twenty-five tiny potatoes which Mrs Roome cooked for us to taste.  Most of us were happy to hold one of the potatoes and nearly everyone who took one tried at least a ‘little nibble’.  Some of us loved the taste and seconds!





We’re looking forward to our trip to Rosemoor Gardens at Torrington on 4th July. Thank you to all the parents who have sent in their contributions so far.


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This week in Nursery . . .

June 16th, 2017

Tiny Toes have been learning about the number six.  We can show six on our fingers using all the fingers on one hand and the thumb of our other hand.  We have watched some videos about the number six and tried to draw the number six in the air.


We have had some new friends come to play with us and they have been settling in over the last two weeks, finding out about our routines and learning where all our resources are kept.  We have all been much better at tidying things away and clearing up any mess that we have made outside.


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There were lots of tomatoes left from our snack time so several of us helped to slice them up then Mrs Roome cooked them and made soup.  It was the tastiest tomato soup we have had!  We also had some sweet peppers to try at snack time.  There were red ones, yellow ones and orange ones.  We all held them and smelt them and some of us tasted them too.  There are some left over so we might make them into soup next week with some carrots we have been growing in our garden.  

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Tiny Toes are getting excited about our trip to Rosemoor Gardens next month.  Thank you to all the parents/carers who have returned their forms and contributions already. It really does help with the organisation.


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