Years 1 & 2 Weekly Newsletters

Dear Parents/Carers                                                                               13th July 2018


We have been making the most of the lovely weather in our forest school sessions and have had great fun bubble making.  We have enjoyed making up stories with the puppets we made this term.


Key Stage 1 - Sports Day – Tuesday, 17th July

The children should have brought home a letter this week asking if you are able to bring in coloured t-shirts (each team has a designated colour) with their PE kits and trainers by Monday next week, ready to use on Sports Day.


Parents are welcome to come to watch, please could we ask you to wait by the playground gate, where a member of staff will let you in at 1.15pm ready to take you seats on the field for 1.30pm.  If you arrive later than this, please report to the school office.   For safeguarding reasons, we have children at Orchard Vale whose photos should not appear in the public domain or on social media.  If you wish to take photos of your own child a member of staff will be on hand with the appropriate photo disclaimer form to sign.


FoOV – The Good, the Bad and the OV! – Saturday, 14th July – 11am to 4pm

Please come along with your friends and family to the Friends of Orchard Vale’s western style summer fayre.  There will be lots of fun stalls, crafts, food and a fantastic raffle (top prize is £250). Don’t forget to bring your raffle tickets/money and hand them in during the fair.  The draw will be made at 4pm.


OV’s Got Talent – Friday, 20th July

The contestants, audience and judges are looking forward to the School Council’s OV’s Got Talent next Friday afternoon. 


Reading Book Amnesty

We will not be sending home reading books next week.  If your child has any Orchard Vale or School Library Service books at home please could we ask you bring these in next week.  During the summer holidays we will be conducting an audit of all books. 


During the break Barnstaple Library hold lots of fun reading challenge events and have a brilliant selection of reading books for all ages.  Please do visit and encourage the children to continue reading over the break.


Lost Property

Please could we ask parents to check the lost property area outside the school hall for any missing items.  We do try to repatriate children with named items but are left with a considerable amount of unlabelled clothing, drinks bottles, glasses etc.  Any unclaimed items will be donated to the Friends of Orchard Vale, New2U or local charity shops at the end of term.


Lunch menu for next week is ‘Week One”.


Diary Dates

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

Wed, 25th July – Last day of term.

Tue, 4th September – First day of Autumn term


Have a great weekend.

KS1 Team

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