Class Photos Tuesday 23rd May
Tempest Photographers will be in school on Tuesday 23rd May to take class photos of the children. Please ensure that you child has their school jumper or cardigan in school with them on this day.
It looks like we will have some lovely sunshine this week and we will be hoping to do some learning outside of the classrooms. Please could all children bring a hat, water bottle and suncream to school with them every day. We are unable to apply suncream to the pupils, so please apply each morning before school. Ideally, hats should cover the ears and back of neck as well heads.
Year 6 Normandy Residential
Year 6 enjoyed a full week of activities in Normandy, France, last week along with other year 6 pupils from, across the academy. The Trust blog for the week can be viewed here. In addition, there are many photos and news from each day (including more added today) on the Year 6 Blog Page.
Thank you to all the pupils for your impeccable behaviour throughout the week and a big thank you to Mrs Dunn, Mr Wilkins, Mrs Budworth and Miss Watts for looking after them so well.
Years 1 and 2's visit to The Devon Show
We had the BEST day at Devon County Show with Years 1 and 2. There was SO much to see and do. The children were amazing and we were very proud of how they represented South Tawton. Thank you so much to all of the school staff and parents who volunteered to help: without you these trips cannot go ahead!
The children saw so much and got to try so many new things: rock climbing, pastie making, rope making, CPR, butter making, flour making and so much more!
Uniform Expectations for September
With the summer term well underway, I am aware that many children are growing out of their school uniform and shoes. Before any new items are purchased, I just wanted to give you some advance notice that, from September, we would like to see all children in smart trousers, dresses and skirts (not leggings, tracksuit bottoms or very short skirts) and completely black shoes or trainers without coloured soles or edges. The uniform expectations are as follows:
White or pale blue polo shirts or shirts,
Navy blue jumper, sweatshirt or cardigan
Grey, navy or black trousers, shorts, skirt, pinafore (not leggings or jogging bottoms)
Blue check summer dress
White, grey or black socks
Plain black shoes/boots
For PE lessons
Black or navy shorts
Trainers or plimsolls
The only jewellery which may be worn to school are watches and stud earrings. Make up and dyed hair colours are not allowed.
Monday 22nd May 3:30pm - PTA Preloved Uniform Sale
Wednesday 24th May - PTA Break the Rules Day
Monday 29th May - Friday 2nd June - Half term
Monday 5th June - Friday 16th June - Year 4 Multiplication Check
Tuesday 6th June - PTA Bag to School Day
Monday 12th June - Friday 16th June - Year 1 Phonics screening check
Friday 23rd June - Trust Rainbow Day. Details to follow
Friday 23rd June - PTA Disco
Wednesday 5th July - proposed Sports' Day TBC
Thursday 13th July 1pm - Music Concert *DATE CHANGED
Friday 14th July - PTA BBQ
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.
Break the Rules day - Wednesday May 24th
For one special day, the children are able to pay for the privilege of breaking the normal rules of School!! On Wednesday 24th the children can choose to break one or more (or all!!) of the following rules ;
- wear school uniform
- do not wear nail polish
- only bring in a healthy snack
- only bring in water to drink
- no toys or games (the school does not accept any responsibility for the toys that are brought in)
For only 50p per rule!!
It's simple - break your rules and pay your teacher when you arrive at school!!
Bags2School - Tuesday June 6th
Please bring your unwanted clothes and textiles, which are recycled and the PTA are paid according to the weight of the donation. Please bring your bags to the function room in the The Kings Arms pub (a huge thank you to Carolyn for allowing us to be use the pub!) on either Monday 5th or Tuesday 6th morning please!
WHAT WE COLLECT
We accept the following ‘good quality’ items for RE-USE*:
Men’s, Ladies’ and Children’s clothing
Paired shoes (tied together or elastic band around)
Scarves and ties
Household bedding (bed sheets, pillow cases and duvet covers)
We DO NOT accept:
Duvets and blankets
Pillows and cushions
Carpets, rugs and mats (including bath, shower and toilet mats)
Soiled, painted, ripped or wet clothing
School uniforms with and without logo
Corporate clothing and workwear
Textile off cuts, yarns or threaded material
Date of our next meeting - Monday 5th June, 8pm via zoom. We will be planning the summer fair so please do join us if you're interested in helping out in any way - big or small!!