We received news this week that our Y4 team won the recent Festival of Hope Indoor Athletics tournament against all of the other Trust schools. The children had to take part in a variety of running, jumping and throwing activities with the points from all events for the whole team totalled. Well done, to all who took part!
On Friday, the rest of the school had the wonderful experience of watching the Years 3 and 4 dress rehearsal of their Oliver production. We all enjoyed it enormously and are sure you will too. The performances are on Monday at 4pm and Tuesday at 6pm and all parents should have received their ticket confirmations on Friday.
Little Beacons, Year R and years 1 and 2 all thoroughly enjoyed a visit from the North Dartmoor Search and Rescue team earlier this week. Little Beacons children enjoyed looking at the Landrover and lots of interesting equipment. They then used maps in Preschool to plan their own rescue missions. They also learnt about the Coastguard, made their own rescue boats and mixed red and yellow paint so they could paint their Lifeboats orange.
Mr Wilkins took the children from tag rugby club to the recreation ground on Friday afternoon for a very wet and windy tag rugby tournament against other local schools. The children played brilliantly and had lots of fun.
Message from Mel Holyoak, Chair of LSB
Three Hares Local Stakeholder Board
Many of our pupils will have participated in the Festival of Hope week, organised by the Dartmoor MAT. We had children attend sporting and art events, amongst other things. Part of our role as governors is to gather pupil and parent voice, so that your feedback can be provided to the Trust via us. With that in mind, may I ask you for your and your children’s feedback in relation to the Festival of Hope? It can be as detailed or as minimal as you wish, but to be able to provide something from the Three Hares schools would be really great. If your child attended an event, did they get value from it (and if so, what?), did they enjoy it (why?), did they understand the connection between the Trust and them as individuals? Did they love the Festival of Hope song and video? Anything along those lines would be enormously useful. Please send any comments and feedback to me at email@example.com.
Chair of the Three Hares LSB
The PTA are organising raffles for the two year 3/4 shows this week - so don't forget to bring a pound or 2 to be in with a chancing of winning some great prizes!!
Decorate an Easter egg competition
It's not too late to buy an egg from your teacher, decorate it and return it to your teacher on Wednesday 29th March! Also you could buy and decorate more than one egg if you wanted to! Decorate them however you like - let your imaginations run wild! Mrs Marvin and her team of judges will pick the best one from each year (including pre-school!). The winning decorated eggs will then be displayed in South Zeal village shop window...plus the winners will win a chocolatey treat!!
The PTA are providing small chocolate eggs, so that each class can enjoy and Easter egg hunt this week!
Pop up tuck shop
We will be having a pop up tuck shop to celebrate the last day of term - Friday 31st! Don't forget to bring some money to pick up!
Dates to remember
Monday 17th April - Our next meeting via teams.
Tuesday 6th June - Bags to School collection
Thank you all for continuing to support our fundraising efforts.
Monday 27th 4pm and Tuesday 28th March 6pm - Y3/4 performances of Oliver
Thursday 30th March - Festival of Hope football tournament at Okehampton College
Thursday 30th March - OCRA Futsal tournament for years 3/4
Monday 3rd April - Friday 14th April - Easter holiday
Monday 17th April 6pm - French Trip meeting for parents about the Y6 French residential at Okehampton College
Friday 21st April - Final round of Cross Country competition at Chagford Cricket Club.
Monday 8th May - School closed for Coronation
Tuesday 9th - Friday 12th May - Year 6 SATS week
Sunday 14th - Friday 19th May - Year 6 residential to France
Monday 29th May - Friday 2nd June - Half term
Monday 5th June - Friday 16th June - Year 4 Multiplication Check
Monday 12th June - Friday 16th June - Year 1 Phonics screening check
Tuesday 23rd June - Trust Rainbow Day. Details to follow
Wednesday 5th July - proposed Sports' Day TBC
Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th July - proposed Y5/6 production
Friday 21st July - Year 6 Leavers' assembly
Friday 21st July - Last day of the academic year.
Many calendar and term dates can be found in the calendar at the bottom of our website home page.
2022 23 Term dates can be found here.
2023 24 Term dates can be found here.
South Zeal Beavers
Free Courses for staff and parents
The AIM Group are working together with DMAT schools to support staff and parents access FREE children's wellbeing support courses (already helped 55 people this year)
How does this work? By using government funding, they offer free learning resources designed to learn and complete in your own time on a laptop of tablet
What is involved? You will learn all about the subject, and answer a number of questions to show your understanding (only requires a few paragraphs)
Courses available to start in March/April? Adverse Childhood Experiences, Distressed Behaviour in Children, Specific Learning Difficulties, Understanding Autism, Children's Mental Health
Funding Criteria? Aged 19 or over on or before 31st August 2022 / UK/EU residency for 3+ years / Not already on a free online course (Apprenticeship for example)
Application Deadline [31st March] funding changes expected so we want to make sure as many people get on before that happens.
If you are interested, click the link below Chris Greenfield will be in touch once you have registered interest so he can explain more and confirm if you would like to go ahead
DMAT Schools [March applications] - link to register course interest
Looking forward to hearing from you all
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