With the wonderful weather this week, we have seen the playground, field and nature areas busy with outdoor learning. As well as PE and playtimes, there have been stories, PSHE circle times, wildlife workshops and so much more happening outdoors. Thank you for continuing to apply sun cream and sending in a hat. Please ensure everything is named; as children are getting hot and removing layers, then can get lost.
We are most grateful for the patience and kindness you have shown, a big thank you from all the staff at South Tawton.
The school enjoyed a fantastic visit from The Bookery, Crediton on Wednesday. Kathie and Jennie shared extracts from some of their favourite books and then the children had the opportunity to explore the books and purchase them if they wished. As a School we have also purchased the Bookery’s top 20 titles for the children to read in school.
Friday 23rd June is our Trust Rainbow Day. This will be a non-uniform day for children wishing to take part and wear favourite colours to celebrate. It is an opportunity for us to reflect upon our similarities and differences so that all of our children learn to understand that there are people in the community and wider world with characteristics similar and different to their own. It is a day steeped in respect and inclusion.
The rainbow flag is steeped in history from a symbol of maritime peace, the cooperative movement, LGBT equality and more recently, support for the NHS. The colours of the rainbow are different but come together to make something beautiful.
We will be asking children to think about equality and when people may be treated unfavourable. We anticipate they will think about people with different physical abilities, cultures, religions and families. We are careful to talk in an age appropriate way and give children space to explore questions and develop their own thinking.
Message from Phil Whittley- DMAT Lead Primary Principal
It has been lovely to get to know so many of you better this previous week whilst I have been at South Tawton. I will pass your get well wishes to Sarah Marvin, who will be back as soon as she is well enough. In the meantime, I shall be based most of the week at the school.
We have also benefitted from our Trust colleagues supporting with Administration covering Wendy in the office. Marina Cassel will be in the office Monday to Wednesday this week.
I will be on the gate as much as can during the week, so please come and say hello.
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)
Please keep skirts at a sensible length- you may wish to add shorts underneath
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.
Here are some upcoming dates for this term. Teachers will be in touch about class specific trips and events.
Monday 12th June - Friday 16th June - Year 1 Phonics screening check
Friday 23rd June - Trust Rainbow Day. See details above. Non uniform, wear a colour.
Friday 23rd June - PTA Disco will be postponed.
Wednesday 5th July - proposed Sports' Day TBC
Thursday 13th July 1pm - Music Concert
Friday 14th July - PTA BBQ 3:30pm start.
Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th July - Y5/6 production
Friday 21st July - Year 6 Leavers' assembly
Friday 21st July - Last day of the academic year.