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.
May 7th, 2013
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.
March 18th, 2013
Even Miss Knapper received an award in assembly recently …..
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February 9th, 2018
Mortehoe class were sad to see their student teacher Mr Barnard leave this week but he has left them with some great memories. The children have been taking part in a science project about Forces and have been making balloon buggies and rockets! Great fun and great learning all at the same time.
February 9th, 2018
Two netball teams took part in the High Fives Netball Tournament today at Park School. The children improved throughout the day, had great fun and we were really proud of them. Here are the Forches Diamonds and the Forches Emeralds team photos.
February 8th, 2018
Forest Day 2 has gone really well with another 3 classes having a great time making bird feeders.
February 7th, 2018
Forest School Day 1 has gone really well. It started with Mortehoe class making some bird feeders using oranges, lard and bird seed. They all worked really well together and even brought some of their grown -ups along to help! After they had completed their feeders, they went bird watching around the school grounds and were surprised at how many they managed to spot!
Following that the Reception Class came out for their first ever Forest School session. They listened really carefully to the instructions, behaved beautifully around the campfire and succeeded at making bird feeders from pine cones, lard and bird seed. Finally, Westward Ho! class came out to enjoy the early afternoon sunshine. The children all squeezed and moulded the lard until it was super soft and easy to mould into the pine cone – they had very dirty hands but enjoyed cleaning them with water heated up on the camp fire. Each group enjoyed finishing their session with a hot chocolate. Hopefully the sun will stay out for tomorrows sessions.
February 5th, 2018
Last week a group of children got to attend the Devon Schools’ Ability Games where they had a brilliant day taking part in wheelchair basket ball, lazer shooting, fencing, and the primary school festival. The children gave every single event 110% effort and there were smiles all around. As well as taking part in the events themselves, the children watched the opening ceremony where they saw professional BMX biker Matti Hemmings and professional Irish dancer and power lifter Nikki Carter perform. As the day went on the children manged to meet the professional athletes too!
February 3rd, 2018
On Tuesday lots of children returned to school in their pyjamas. They settled down in the darkened reading room and enjoyed a range of entertaining stories.
Mr Barnard read ‘A Squash and a Squeeze’ by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
Mrs Walters read ‘Giraffes Can’t Dance’ by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker Rees
Miss Marshall read ‘The Disgusting Sandwich’ by Gareth Edwards and Hannah Shaw
Mrs Roome read – ‘Whatever Next’ by Jill Murphy
Ms Hayles read ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury
The children stopped for a biscuit and a hot chocolate half way through the stories. It was lovely to see Nursery and Reception children, mums, dads, grandparents and older brothers and sisters too.
The next day parents and children commented on how much they had enjoyed the evening!
February 2nd, 2018
This week we have all enjoyed exploring paint. Some of us used the circles to make different prints. We looked at the big and little circles we had made. Lots of us preferred to use our hands to feel the paint and rub it across the paper. We were very interested in how our hands had changed colour!
January 28th, 2018
Thank you so much for the generosity for the shoebox appeal that we had before Christmas. We managed to send 20 boxes and we have just received news that they went to children in Albania. A special mention to Holy Trinity Chruch who provide the base where they are sent from. The School Council enjoyed delivering them to the church on behalf of the rest of the school.
Thank you for all your support for this project.
January 28th, 2018
Last Thursday children from Saunton,Barricane and Morthoe classes visited the “Rock and Rapid Adventure Centre” at South Molton to take part in “The Shipmates’ Challenge”The inside of the climbing centre looked like a big ship with a huge net and rope ladder.There were five different activities for everyone ,including “walking the plank!” The children were very brave and everyone tried something new,even though they felt a bit scared.We were very proud of everyone.The Rock and Rapid staff commented that they thought the children behaved exceptionally well and that the way they encouraged each other and worked together was outstanding.It was a fantastic day with such a positive atmosphere.Well done everybody and a huge thank you to Rock and Rapid.
January 22nd, 2018
We had great fun on Friday exploring different circus equipment and moving to music.Everyone really enjoyed performing little shows to their friends.