Posted by Ruth Jones on 12 May 2017 | Comments

Dear Parents/Carers, Thank you to all of our parents and grandparents who came along to our May Day celebrations last Friday. We were incredibly lucky with the weather and the children all danced and performed beautifully.

mayday1In the collection made at the end of the afternoon, we raised £76.40 for Hospice Care, so many thanks to everyone who donated to this extremely worthwhile cause.

Food, Glorious Food project

The Food, Glorious Food project which has been organised by the Newtown Community Association (NCA) is going very well and many thanks to those parents who have been able to help with the planters at Belmont Park and here at school. Last Wednesday morning, Cherry class participated in different activities related to the project and all had a fantastic time.



Star team trophy  Mayday3

Congratulations to the Sandford team with 110 points, who are the winning team of the ‘Star team trophy’ this week. The scores were very close this week.

Other team scores were as follows:

2nd Portland team with 107 points

3rd Clifton with 102 points

4th Belmont team with 72 points

Year 6 SATS (Statutory Assessment Tests

breakfast club satsWell done to all of our Year 6 pupils for working so hard in the lead up to the national tests which they have been sitting this week. They have all tried their best and we have been extremely impressed with their sensible attitudes and perseverance. 29% of our current Year 6 cohort has joined the school from overseas in the past two to three years with very little or no English to begin with, consequently we were delighted to have a team of interpreters supporting our pupils as readers in their home language, for the Mathematics tests.

Some of the year 6 pupils enjoying the Year 6 SATs Breakfast club.




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Reminders for week beginning Monday 15th May  2017: 

Monday  Hazel class – swimming. Please remind pupils to bring in their swimming costumes and towels.

Dance club 3.30 – 4.30pm in the school hall with Mrs Bailey

Tuesday   Olive class – swimming. Please remind pupils to bring in their swimming costumes and towels.

Food & Polish culture sessions for Cherry class (pm)

Wednesday Residential to Pixie’s Holt

Elm class to St Lukes for multi-skills event (am)

Cherry class to visit Belmont hut as part of the ‘Food Glorious Food’ project (pm).


Elm class to visit St Lukes for Mulit-skills -  9.30-12

Sequoia class to visit St Matthews Church (pm)

Cricket club – 3.30 – 4.30pm

Friday Lunch time Football Club for Years 3-6 with Sports coaches provided by Exeter City FC

The Donkey Sanctuary Roadshow to visit Year 2

Events coming up this half  term

22nd May – Tempest class photos from 1pm

24th May -   KS1 Sports afternoon  2pm at Ladysmith’s Junior School (Elm, Oak and Maple classes)

25th May –  FONS summer discos / Governors Meeting


The KS2 End of Year Show has now been chosen and we are very pleased to announce that it is called ‘Shakespeare Rocks!’ written by Steve Titford. All of our pupils from Year 3 upwards will be involved in this production and yesterday we auditioned and chose the pupils who would like a speaking part, with everyone being successful.

We are now looking for a talented artist to design our poster and programme for the show.All we need on the poster is the title ‘Shakespeare Rocks!’ and the design is left up to the pupils’ imaginations. The closing date is the 26th May so please hand it in to the office, clearly named.  

Many thanks for your continuing support,

Ruth Jones


Ruth Jones - Head teacher