Class Stars 🙂

Our Early Years… Ernest Hill

Class 2… Nicholas Woodeson

Class 3… Maisie Osborne

Class 4… Charlie Mitchell

Staff Shout-Out… Keri Lambert, for setting the dinner menu really carefully, considering everyone’s needs (and wants!).  

This ½ term’s school value is…

We are Kind.
Do to others as you would have them do to you.
Luke 6 v.31

Welcome back everyone – it’s been a lovely week and it’s so nice to see all the children having fun and enjoying their time here.  It’s been a quite a journey over the past 18 months but we seem to be getting back to some kind of normality.

Your child’s teacher will have, or soon will be, sharing their ‘Class Overviews‘ with you outlining the topics and learning that your child will be covering, and some important information such as home learning expectations and PE days, but also telling you about who’s who in the classroom.  We’ll also update our website so you can recall this information when you need.

We raised almost £100 for the charity ‘Families In Grief’ last term, by having a non-uniform day.  This charity relies solely on donations and grants to enable us to support children and their families who experience the death of someone close to them.  They wanted to pass on their gratitude to the whole school community.  Thank again!

We hold an “Izwilenkozi Day” every term to help sponsor and aid a charity in Swaziland (now know as Eswatini) called Challenge Ministries Swaziland (CMS).   Izwilenkosi is an orphan who’s about to turn 7 and lives in a bungalow with several other boys and an auntie who looks after them.   Our Izwilenkozi days are an easy and fun way of gaining some financial support for the charity.

For those who remember our past teachers Mrs Mortimer and Mrs Turner, both felt compelled to travel to Swaziland and they’ve seen the amazing work that the adoption system and school have put in place to support the children there.  Swaziland is one of the few places that has a negative population growth and 1/5 of the population comprises orphaned and vulnerable children.

Please wear non-uniform on Friday (17th) and bring in a donation – even just a £1 !   We’ll do this a couple of times through the year as we know that this really supports them.

We blogged last Friday with information about Covid.  A person with symptoms should isolate (not come to school) and book a PCR test… School doesn’t do tracking (it’s complicated)… and we really encourage everyone to get the vaccination.  Please read that last blog for more details.

Coats are needed on days like today.  It may have been damp and slightly drizzly but we certainly go outside in that kind of weather.  Please ensure your child brings a coat, and please make sure it’s named as with all other items of uniform, so that we can hand it back when it gets put down and temporarily lost.  We started with nothing in our lost property tub, and we already have a few items in there that aren’t being claimed.

This week, we reviewed our play and lunchtime provision and discussed the den building material and logs on the field.  The children have loved this area over the past year as it provides them with active and creative opportunities but it does mean that minor injuries may possibly occur, such as banged fingers or splinters.  The children are being very careful and considerate in these areas and they play really well with each other and so we’re sure you’ll support this decision to provide these areas and material.      

The Newsletter is blogged and emailed to our website subscribers.  Please ensure you are subscribed so that you get up-to-date information.  We also email separately when we need to and, like today, we also issue printed leaflets.  Today’s leaflet is about attendance and punctuality – please have a read.

Guitar lessons – Sarah Cox will be getting i touch with the parents that she knows about regarding their sessions.  Please let us know if you’d like to be included on the waiting list for this.

 

 


Do to others as you would have them do to you.” 

Luke 6 v.31


Dates in the diary… bottom of the front page…

https://www.georgeham-primary.devon.sch.uk/


Dinner Menu…

https://www.georgeham-primary.devon.sch.uk/dinner-menu/ 


Our school’s Designated Safeguarding Officer is Julian Thomas
We have three Deputy Safeguarding Officers; Jo Benfield, Emma Hill and Lucy Rinvolucri.
If you have any concerns that you’d like to discuss, please call through to Jo and ask for an appointment with one of us.  You may also find some useful or helpful information on our Safeguarding webpage…  https://www.georgeham-primary.devon.sch.uk/staying-safe/