Years 3 & 4 Weekly Newsletters

Dear Parents/Carers                                                                                                    13th July 2018


Well done to everyone for taking part in our sports day yesterday – they all performed brilliantly.  A huge thank you for Mr Ovey for a fantastically well organised event.


This week the children have enjoyed completing robot artwork based on Ted Hughes’ book, The Iron Man – please take a look next time you are in class.  We have been learning about biographies in literacy and were particularly interested in the story of Rosa Parks – perhaps they can tell you about her.  We have enjoyed free exploration in forest schools making the most of this fantastic weather.


We enjoyed some fun activities getting to know our new classmates in our 2nd transition day.


The children have their spellings, together with a times table challenge sheet, to complete/learn for a test next Friday.   Please could we ask for all Homework Folders/Books and reading books to be handed in to your class teacher next Friday.



Mr Dymond will be helping Mr Luttman’s class make a giant robot out of milk bottles next week and would still be grateful for donations of clean 4 litre milk bottles or any similar sized squash bottles.  Thank you.


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.


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.  During the summer holidays we will be conducting an audit of all books. 


During the holidays 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.



Miss Gulliford       Mrs Grimwood      Mr Luttman       Mr Huggins