Years 1 & 2 Weekly Newsletters



Dear Parents/Carers                                                                         13th October 2017


The children all enjoyed the dynamic assembly with our visiting author, Steve Cole, on Monday.  He left the children buzzing with enthusiasm.


In class, we have enjoyed learning about Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights.  Some of us have been learning songs, playing with instruments and acting out the story of Prince Rama and Princess Sita. We had fun sharing what we have learnt in our Key Stage 1 Diwali assembly.


In Literacy, we have started our new book Fatou Fetch the Water and have been working hard on tens and units in Maths.


The children in Speech and Language have been learning how to make shelters in Forest school and testing them for strength and protection from rain then enjoyed our hot chocolate around the 'campfire'.  We made delicious flapjacks in our cookery lesson, and wanted to share them during snack at forest school. As part of our topic Rainforests and the woods, we have sewn our own 'autumn' pictures using felt and hessian. The children are very proud of their work and look forward to showing you them.


Non-Pupil Days – Thursday, 19th and Friday, 20th October 

Please note that Thursday and Friday next week are non-pupil days.


School Council – Design a pumpkin competition

Letters will be coming home today inviting the children to take part in a design a pumpkin competition.  Please hand all entries in by Tuesday, 31st October.


Exmoor Zoo – Keeper visit – Wednesday, 1st November

The children are excited about the Zoo Keeper’s visit we have scheduled for 1st November.  Thank you to those of you who have already sent in your donations towards the cost of this enriching experience.


Parent/Pupil/Teacher interviews – 7th and 8th November

Thank you for returning your slips requesting a time slot with us for the Parent/Pupil/Teacher interviews.  If you have not done so already, please return these by Monday, 16th October.  We will be sending home slips confirming your interview time on Wednesday, 1st November.


Harvest Heroes Appeal – We are collecting non-perishable food (tins, dried milk, biscuits, pasta or rice) to donate to the Harvest Heroes Appeal.  This is a food bank specifically for people in North Devon.  Each client receives a carefully designed food parcel containing 3 days’ worth of nutritionally balanced food.  All donations gratefully accepted.  Please bring these into your class teacher before Wednesday, 18th October.


Diary Dates

Have you visited our website lately for the school calendars 2017/18/news of school events

Mon, 23rd to Fri, 27th Oct – Half Term.

Tue, 31st Oct – Flu Vaccinations – Reception, Years 1,2,3 and 4.

6th to 10th Nov – Poppy appeal week

13th to 17th Nov – Children in Need week at OV – School Council

Mon, 18th Dec to Tue 2nd Jan – Christmas Holidays


Have a great weekend.