Newsletter 15.05.15 - Harbertonford Primary School


Newsletter 15.05.15 - Harbertonford Primary School
Harbertonford Primary School and Pre-School
15th May 2015
Chess Club
Calling all Chess players who signed up for Chess Club from Year 3 to Year 6!
The chess sets have arrived and Mr Yates will be running
the club on
Tuesday lunchtime for Year 3
Wednesday 20th May
Tempest photography in to
take class photos.
Monday 25th to Friday 29th May
Wednesday lunchtime for Class 1 (Years 4,5 and 6)
We look forward to seeing you there! Parents/Carers, please note that lunches
will run as usual!
Dog Walking
As we have had some lovely weather recently, we have started to use the field
and Play Park more for outdoor physical activities and for our outdoor learning.
However, we obviously have people who are walking their dogs on the school
premises and NOT cleaning up after their dog. When Pre-School staff completed
a risk assessment for their children before taking them to the Park, they even
noticed someone walking their dog there, despite the signs asking them not to.
Please help our School Community by reminding everyone, whether they are
parents from our school or people from the village, that there are genuine
reasons why we don't want dogs walking on our playing areas. It is so
unpleasant for the children who should have a wonderful, clean environment to
play in. Thank you for your help
Sunny weather
We are all hoping that those few days of sunshine
were only just the start of a glorious Summer!
Here are a few reminders about protecting the children in the hot weather to
come, as we love being outdoors!
Make sure your child has a sun hat/cap. It really helps us if you can put
the name inside it.
Please put sun cream on before you send your child to school. If they
need sun cream in the day, please send a named bottle of cream into
school. Please help your school aged child to practise putting cream on
at home so they know how to use it in school. Thank you!
If we have a particularly hot day, please note that we will ensure the safety of
your children, such as moving them into the shade and making sure they are
well hydrated etc. Water is always available in school. If you would like to send
water in for your child please make sure it is in a labelled bottle. Please note we
do not allow fizzy drinks/pop in School or Pre-School.
Half Term
Monday 1st June
Return to school
Tuesday 2nd June
Pre-School starts
Tuesday 2nd, 16th and 30th June
Class 1 visit KEVICC for their
Design and Technology sessions
in the afternoon - please return
the slip to give permission.
Thursday 2nd July
This is obviously a sports focus
day as we had planned our own
Sports Day on this date! However
KEVICC are holding their Area
Sports event on 2nd July and this
is a wonderful opportunity for our
older children to participate in
events with children from other
Totnes area schools. We have
therefore moved our Sports Day
to our reserve day of Friday 3rd
July. Pre-School will hold their
sporting event as well - more
details to follow!
Friday 3rd July
Sports Day
We will have more dates soon.
Look out for future newsletters
and dates on our website!
Little Wyverns
Our Parent and Toddler group, Little Wyverns, is going from strength to strength! It is run every Friday morning by
Other news...!
Wendy Mason and is proving to be highly popular.
We are also pleased to say that parents are offering outdoor learning to our youngest children by running the 'Wild Bug
Club' on alternate Friday mornings. Here is a message from the organisers......
We love being outdoors and our children do too, so we have set up the 'Wild Bug Club!'
It's a special time for parents with preschool children to come and explore and learn from nature and from each other.
We light fires, have snacks and generally have lots of fun.
Come and join us!
Session time: 9.15-11am
gear if raining.
Next sessions:
5th June
19th June
Where: Preschool room at 9.15am to sign in.
3rd July
See you there!
Olivia (Mum of Indigo and Isaac)
Bring wellies, warm clothes & wet weather
17th July
Vicky (Mum of Lola, Immy and George)
A huge THANK YOU to all the wonderful people who offer these opportunities to our Pre-School community!
African Garden
Many thanks to Parents who have helped children plant in our African
Garden. The children are really enjoying this experience and learning
such a lot from it.
We have also had some parents who have been helping weed our
borders along the balcony area - so another thank you is in order!
The support and generosity we are seeing from Parents and Carers at
the moment is fantastic! This newsletter is full of examples of such
partnerships. I also know that PTFA members are incredibly busy
behind the scenes getting our swimming pool ready for action. They
are tirelessly working for the benefit of all the children. What a team
we all make!
If you have anything you would like to help with or feel you can offer
the school, please get in contact with us.
What a lot of reminders and updates we seem to have had this week!
I couldn't finish without saying a huge well done to all our Year 6 children for all their hard work during
this SATS week. They have been excellent role models and all have strived to do their best. We are very
proud of them so...