Class Stars 🙂 Well done to…

Our Early Years… Koa Whitney

Class 2… Oscar Humble-Smith

Class 3… Jack Ferguson

Class 4…  Kitty Cheal  


This ½ term’s school value is…

We are Ambitious.

We have the highest expectations for all our children and teachers.
In return, we give everyone in our school as many opportunities as we can to fulfil their potential in the widest possible sense.
Forget what is behind us and reach straight for what is ahead.  Run straight towards the goal.”  Philippians 3.v.12  


Attendance so far…

Yr6: 94.8% … Yr5: 94.8% … Yr4: 93.4% … Yr3: 96.5%  
Yr2: 93.4% … Yr1: 91.8% … Rec: 92.2%

School average: 93.69%

Please see our Attendance Policy for further details of how attendance is really important.


We have the website and Blog up and running again after a little glitch last week, and it’s just lovely to share some of the things we do at school, and through the week as they happen!

This week, we had our Sports Challenges event – an individual event where children try to get Bronze, Silver or Gold and try to beat their previous scores.   We also blogged about Class one’s excellent ball throwing day!!  💧

This week coming, on Tuesday afternoon at 1.30, we have our Sports Day which features team events (Family Group Challenges), individual sprint races and the longer distance marathon race too.

For those affected by Covid and just can’t remember what happens or how we did it (it’s been a couple of years!) or for those family members who’ve just not been to a Sports Day yet… Families are welcomed to come on site and follow their children around with their family groups as they compete in their Family Group Challenges, and then to sit at the top of the field as we do our races and marathon – we’ll even put chairs out for you, but do feel free to bring camping chairs or picnic blankets.

Please encourage your child / grandchild to stay in their family group and be with, and work with, the team, rather than come back and for and be away from the group.  

It’s looking like another sunny week so do ensure you apply sun cream at the start of the day and ensure your child has plenty of water in their bottle.    

 

There are more dates for the diary are at the bottom

We’ve picked up a few conversations about online gaming in our classes and we’ve spotted a few children falling out and having disagreements in school.  Please use this weekend as an opportunity to review what they’re doing online and, if they are, the level of conversation they’re having within some of the apps and games, and even the age restriction or appropriateness of the games their accessing.  This would really support us in school too… thank you.


Our Governors would love to hear your views about school and your child’s education.  We’re always looking for ways to improve and our questionnaire is a great way of receiving people’s thoughts and ideas.  Please take a very short moment to complete our survey – only a handful f questions and some open boxes to write more if you’d like to.  Survey: Click here


Braunton Learning Cooperative Trust are proud to be performing ‘Coming Together to Sing’.  Our local schools – ours, with Caen, Kingsacre Marwood, Southmead and Braunton Academy too – will be showcasing their talent for one spectacular night of singing.  With Special Guests The Military Wives Choirs and Chloe Marie Aston The Piano Bike Girl

12th July for a 6pm start.
For tickets please contact the Landmark Theatre on 01271316523 … Or click this link.


Dates for the diary…

Sports Day: 21st June starting at 1.30pm.  Families can follow their children round specific activities, and then we have the traditional races on the field with parents sitting on the top bank – a great viewing platform!

Class 1 and 2 have their beach day (Putsborough) on 30th June.
Class 2 are sleeping over that (Thursday) evening in school!
FROGS have said they fund buying in pizzas for the evening too 🙂

Rosemoor trip for Class 1 and 2 on Monday 4th July

BLCT cooperative Art Exhibition, open to the public, Wednesday 6th July to Saturday 9th July 12:30-5:30 in Studio Kind in Braunton.

Year 6 transition Days to Braunton Academy – 6th AND 7th.

Lundy residential for year 5s … 12th to the 14th July.
(…Parents’ meeting on the 28th June at 2.45pm)

Junior Musical Festival 12th July.  Children are coached there for the afternoon.  Evening performance – please see note above for ticket details.

Whole School bike ride.  Changed date of Wednesday 20th.  This is an opportunity for children to learn how to ride bikes and have a biking themed day at school, or challenge themselves to ride to Rock Park, Fremington or Bideford, and back, all heading from Tescos in Braunton.  We’ve not done this for a few years and we hope it’ll be a great event as it’s always been!
For this to work well, we’d like family members to take part and help if and where they can – we really appreciate this, thank you.  It is also, certainly, a ‘wear-a-helmet’ event too!

Our Summer Fair is the same week!  Friday 22nd July, straight after school.  FROGS are already working in the background for this – thanks everyone!

That leaves the final thing being the Leavers’ Assembly at 2pm on our last day; Tuesday 26th July.  

 


I hope you didn’t miss the news that Jo Benfield will be moving on from Georgeham School as from September.  We have Lottie Hare in the office on Mondays and Tuesdays for this half term, and will be fully recruiting for a September start.  Jo’s been here for many years and will be missed, but will be coming back at times as a financial advisor for Devon.


Our front doors are open between 8.45 and 8.55 with children doing learning activities as soon as they arrive. Sadly, the ones who arrive late at 9.00 am would have missed this, and the ones who are later can even miss the introduction to the next learning task.
Please aim to arrive for 8.45am

Please do look at the school menu before you leave home in the morning. Keri is unable to adjust the menu each day and it’s important that the children know what’s on offer and are happy to make choices in the morning.


We are Ambitious.
Forget what is behind us and reach straight for what is ahead.  Run straight towards the goal.
Philippians 3.v.12  


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 Lead is Julian Thomas
We have two Deputy Safeguarding Leads: Lucy Rinvolucri and Emma Hill.
You can contact us on dsl@georgeham-primary.devon.sch.uk

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/