Years 3 & 4 Weekly Newsletters

Dear Parents/Carers                                                                                                      5th April 2019


The children enjoyed the visit from the local churches on Monday who shared the Easter experience giving the children an insight into the Christian celebration of Easter and what it means to them.  We have all enjoyed making Easter bonnets today and wearing them in assembly.


It seems fitting that we have finished our chocolate topic at Easter and we are sure you will agree it was a huge success with the children.  Thank you for your support with the visits to the Ilfracombe Chocolate Factory were we learnt a lot about the journey from cocoa to the chocolate we eat.  We have recapped the knowledge gained this term and hopefully the children can share this with you.


We have finished our diary entries of a fair trader working a third world country and have gained empathy and an understanding of the difficulties those less fortunate than ourselves face in life.



We will not be setting homework for the Easter holidays but perhaps the children could enjoy a good book or two.  Children will have their weekly spellings to learn and should refresh their knowledge of timetables ready for the Friday tests. 


FoOV Family Bingo Evening – Friday, 5th April – 6.30pm to 8.30pm (eyes down 7pm)

OV families and friends are invited to join us for a family bingo this evening. 

An adult book of 6 games = £5, flyer round = £1 (win an Easter treat, cash prize of £15 or £35)

Children ½ a book = £2.50, flyer £1 (win an Easter treat, local attraction ticket)

Refreshments will be available.  Thank you to everyone who made Easter cakes.


School Council – Sandcastle Competition – 29th April to 29th May

Over the break perhaps you can visit the beach and make a sandcastle for the School Council’s competition.  Please see attached for full information.


Paignton Zoo Residential

Please note that the next instalment is due for this residential.


School Angel – Fundraising initiative

If you shop with your favourite brands online through Orchard Vale’s School angel link the retailers will make a donation to the school.  Please see the poster on the attached sheet for details of which retailers take part in this initiative.


Lunch menu for next week is ‘Week One” (see attached new Summer Term menu)


Diary Dates (don’t forget to check the school website, for up to date information)


Fri, 5th – Last day of school before Easter.

Mon, 8th to Mon 22nd April – Easter holidays.

Tues, 23rd April – Back to school after Easter.

Mon, 6th May – Spring Bank Holiday


We hope you have a safe and enjoyable Easter break and look forward to welcoming you all back for a fun packed and hopefully sunny summer term. 


Miss Gulliford       Mrs Johnson      Mrs Benn       Mr Whapham