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School Council has spoken…!

Our School Council met this week and we spoke about Ecobricks. Gil said they were, "Ecobricks are Cool!" (big thumbs up) and they all said they wanted to make something out of them. They suggested possibly a seating area, a bench, a table and even went on to say that they could play with the coloured bottoms so that they [...]

5’s Boosters…

Homophones ("same sound"), grammar, speech and general errors were the order of our year 5 booster yesterday. We tried to get to the bottom of WHY it's like that, but also clever ways to REMEMBER it so we use them in our writing! There, they're and their are common mistakes, and so is your and you're. Of and off also [...]

Ambitious Swimming…

Some of our Class 3 & 4 children had an EXCELLENT morning at the Braunton Learning Community swimming gala today. 3rd place, amongst some very good, and also larger schools, is an excellent position to achieve! Everyone was really proud and the organisers mentioned that we were certainly punching above our small school size. Ambitious? Oh yes! What a success! [...]

Are you interested in training to become a teacher?

Although there are no current plans to take on a student teacher from September, the North Devon Teaching School Alliance that we're part of has placements available in many schools in Devon. Read on if you'd like to explore becoming a teacher! Our school is part of a growing number of schools that is leading the way for more school-led [...]

Young Food Writer of The Year 2019

The Guild of Food Writers… Young Food Writer of The Year 2019 The Write It competition is back, with your chance to be crowned Young Food Writer of the Year 2019. Just write a story on the theme of ‘Food for Sharing’ for your chance to win lots of fabulous prizes and an invite to the Winners’ Lunch to meet [...]

Menu changes this week, and a reminder about foods in school…

Please take a look at the newsletter, or below, for changes to the menu this week... And have a read towards the bottom about our expectations regarding packed lunches, drinks, snacks and treats in school. Monday  Keri’s Chicken Curry Veggie Risotto JP & Beans Tuna RollTuesday Spaghetti Bolognese Veggie Chilli JP & Tuna Cheese Roll Wednesday Chicken Pie Ratatouille Bake [...]


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Plastic Praise from Texas!

A lovely message from British Freediver and world-record-setter, Tanya Streeter, about how proud, impressed and inspired she is by our actions over the past year in becoming a Single-Use Plastic Free School.Thanks for the message Tanya! We'll share it with the children in our celebration assembly and I'm sure they'll love seeing the snippet of you on the Plastics Ocean [...]

Year 5’s Boosters…

"Boosters this morning," stated Mr Thomas, "is going to cover speech marks, otherwise known as inverted commas, and also percentages, decimals and fractions." "Ah great!" exclaimed the children. 🤣 Honest... they're loving it. Working hard and finding it a good way to explore and be open about their learning, in a smaller group than usual. Speech first: Our pretend speech [...]

Tag Rugby – Cl.3 – postponed.

We've just had the cancellation message for Class 3's Tag Rugby session. Please don't go to the village hall, as planned, but to school for a normal day. Thanks.