Posted by Ruth Jones on 20 May 2017 | Comments

Dear Parents/Carers, Our Year 5/6 pupils have just returned from their residential visit on Dartmoor and they have had a wonderful time. Many thanks to our staff who attended the residential this year; Hannah Bowen, Kerry Bailey and Caroline Hughes-Jones. We will include lots of photographs of the visit next week.

Star team trophy 

Congratulations to the Sandford team with 142 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 Clifton team with 125 points

3rd Portland with 106 points

4th Belmont team with 98 points


donkeyThe Donkey Sanctuary Roadshow

Many thanks to the Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary for bringing along two of their beautiful donkeys last Friday. Maple class thoroughly enjoyed hearing about how to care for the donkeys and they heard all about their lives before they arrived at the sanctuary.  











Multi skillsSt Luke’s Multi Skills Event

Elm class had a brilliant time at St Luke’s College yesterday when they all took part in different PE events which were run by the St Luke’s students. Our children met up with Reception children from different local schools and enjoyed taking part in the multi skills activities.

FONS summer disco next week - Thursday 25th May
FONS will be selling summer disco tickets next week on Tuesday and Wednesday morning and after school in reception. £2.00 per ticket or £5.00 for family of 3 or more. Key stage 1 is 3.30pm to 4.15pm and key stage 2 is 4.30pm to 5.15pm. Tickets can also be bought on the door.
Hope to see you there!





Reminders for week beginning Monday 22nd May  2017: 

Monday  Cherry Class – visit to Shillingford Farm

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.

Wednesday KS1 Sports afternoon  2pm at Ladysmith’s Junior School (Elm, Oak and Maple classes)

Cherry class – Guatamalen cooking talk

Thursday FONS Summer Discos

Cricket Club – 3.30 – 4.30pm

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

Football Club

Due to popular demand, we now have a second Football Club setting up after half term for Years 2/3 which will be run by the same Football coach from Exeter FC as our Friday club.

This new club will run on Tuesday lunchtimes and the Friday lunchtime club will be for Years 4/5/6 only.

If your child is Year 2/3 and is interested to join the new club, letters can be collected from the office.

End of year show

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 the pupils who wanted a speaking part in the play have now been chosen.

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.  

Tempest class photos

Due to a clash of dates with the Shillingford Farm visit on Monday, the Tempest photographer has now been rearranged for Thursday, 8th June.

Volunteers needed for watering

If any parents live near Belmont hut, we desperately need a couple of volunteers to water the flowers and plants that are now planted in the new planters. Obviously if the rain continues we are fine, but if/when the weather improves and if you are able to help in anyway please see Jo Kingscott.

Maybe our pupils could just empty their water bottles in to the planters on their way home?  

Many thanks for your continuing support,

Ruth Jones


Ruth Jones - Head teacher