Class Stars 🙂
Our Early Years… Aria Gilroy
Class 2… Vinny Turner
Class 3… Harry Legg
Class 4… Will Shaddick
This ½ term’s school value is…
We are Curious
“Live life in all its fullness.”
Reminder, to bring cash for the playground purchasing of raffle tickets next week.
Christmas Panto details below… (and a google form you need to complete)
Attendance data below – well done to Reception and Years 2 and 4 for improving this week!
Dates for Christmas things…
Did you see the link about Christmas productions…?
There’s lots of difficult terrain to navigate with the Christmas performances next month, that’s for sure!
Thanks for being patient and understanding with how we’re organising you to have an opportunity to see it.
One of the biggest hurdles of course is that North Devon’s Covid numbers are incredibly high at the moment and we’re putting people together in a relatively small space.
After arranging the seating in the Village Hall, we have to be strict at limiting tickets to 1 seat per family.
I appreciate this may be a little disappointing but we have now increased the KS2 show to three performances rather than the two as was originally planned. This means we’ve managed to slot in an evening performance to support those who are going to find it almost impossible to attend the afternoon performances. KS1 show remains as the one afternoon show, 2pm on Thursday 16th.
The main parts are taken by Year 5 and 6, so priority should ideally be made for these families.
Year 3 and 4 have supporting parts but are still required for all the performances.
We’ve used a Google Form to collect ticket requests and any thoughts or comments from all our parents. Please read the text here, and on the form very carefully to help us allocate a ticket to you.
Cinderella and Rockerfella
Please choose just one option
…Monday 13th 2pm for Class 4 parents,
…Tuesday 14th 2pm for Class 3 parents,
…Tuesday 14th 6pm for those that really can’t make afternoon performances. (Cl.3 parents would need to drop them for 5.45pm – we’ll bring them out to the car park for you at 7.10pm.)
…Thursday 16th 2pm for Class 2 parents.
Tickets will be issued – 1 seat per family.
Covid-19 mitigations –
> Socially distanced seating – 2m apart, forwards and sideways
> Ventilated hall – windows and doors open throughout (dress warm!)
> One-way system – Rear door ENTRY (beyond the wooden gate)… side door EXIT (the main ‘front’ door)
> Masks should be worn throughout the performance (unless exempt).
> Not to attend if you have symptoms, are isolating or have a positive LFD.
The Google form for returning to us…
please click here
Attendance so far…
Yr6: 97.4% … Yr5: 97% … Yr4: 95.6% … Yr3: 95.7% … Yr2: 97.5% … Yr1: 96.4% … Rec: 92.8%
Well done to years 4, 2 and Reception for improving their attendance over the past week.
School average 95.38%
The school and Government’s target is 96.5% which we’re slightly below… but
> Friday… FROGS’ Christmas Market, school playground, 2.30pm this coming Friday, 10th December – where you can purchase some children’s crafts!
> Christingle, at St.George’s, 5.30pm on 12th December.
> Christmas school dinner… that’ll be at lunchtime, on Wednesday 15th December.
> Christmas Shows – Cinderella and Rockerfella in KS2 and also KS1’s Hey Ewe! – week beginning 13th December.
We will be recording these and sharing the link so everyone can see it, but we’ll have limited seating available and can only offer one seat per family. More details are at the top of this newsletter.
The Christmas Market takes place on Friday afternoon at 2.30pm in the playground. Come along for a mulled wine and mince pie, buy an Xmas decoration made by your child, stock up on uniform items and enter our fantastic raffle, with prizes including:
- – £50 voucher for New Coast Kitchen
- – Afternoon tea for two at Saunton Sands Hotel
- – Go Pro accessories courtesy of the Board Barn
- – £25 voucher for The Beach Hut
- – Dior perfume, candles and handwash
- – Coffee and donut voucher for Heartbreak Hotel
- – Towelling robe and soft roof racks from Tiki Surf
- – A bundle of sweet treats courtesy of The Hub
- – Two bottles of wine courtesy of Hang Loose Bar
All money raised goes to FROGS to help support the school.
See you there!
The big switch Croyde & Georgeham on and Father Christmas on Saturday 4th December!
5.30pm Father Christmas is driven up to Georgeham as he was last year. He will then come back to Croyde Village Hall to the see the children & adults gathered there
Bob Gibbs is switching his light on at 6pm and so is the Village Hall. It would be great if as many people as possible could do the same – it made such a great atmosphere last year!
The Community Choir will be singing some Carols & Christmas songs too… weather permitting!
We’re still being cautious regarding Covid-19 in the area. Please keep an eye out for the three main symptoms (temperature, new cough, lack of taste) and book a PCR test if they come about. Devon’s Risk Assessment and the guidance from DfE says that
positive cases should isolate
people with symptoms should go for a PCR
contacts should also go for a PCR.
“Live life in all its fulness.”
Dates in the diary… bottom of the front page…
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/