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Newsletter for the week ending 29th March 2018
Mar 29, 2018

Pleae read to find out what has been happening during our last week of the spring term and what is coming up...

AROUND THE SCHOOL

An amazing performance by our choir this week at Bideford College in front of two large audiences. Big thanks to the staff who made this happen.

AROUND AND ABOUT TORRIDGE

Children's Craft Workshop - St Mary's Church Hall
Children's Craft Workshop that is being held in St Mary's Church Hall, Appledore on Good Friday, March 30th from 10.30 to 12.00pm. It is free entrance, open to everyone, but children under 8 to be accompanied by an adult. Refreshments will be available. We will be making Easter gardens, Easter decorations, bonnets, cards etc. This event is hugely popular and a lively start to the Easter celebrations, we look forward to welcoming pupils from Appledore School.

After School Surf Club
The North Devon Surf School are now offering your child the opportunity to learn to surf with professional instructors at their award winning Centre of Excellence in Westward Ho!
Lessons will run on Fridays 3.45pm – 5.45pm from the Surf School in Pebbleridge Road, dates are:
Friday 20th April, Friday 4th May, Friday 18th May, Friday 8th June, Friday 15th June, Friday 22nd June, Friday 29th June and Friday 6th July
This is priced at £96 per child for the eight week surfing programme and includes wetsuit, boots, surfboards and tuition with fully qualified coaches. Children must be 7 years old and above and have a good swimming ability to join.Spaces are limited so please call Emma at The North Devon Surf School on 01237 474663 to reserve your child a place by 30th March 2018. Lesson payments to be made by cash or debit/credit card to the Surf School direct.

Parent Workshops
All courses will take place at Barnstaple Library and will run from 9:30am until 2:30pm each day. Refreshments are provided but not lunch. Supporting a Child with Supporting an Autistic Child – £30 Monday 16th & Tuesday 17th April 2018 [2 day course] Understanding & Supporting Autistic Individuals with Demand Avoidance [PDA] – £15 Monday 21st May 2018 Understanding & Supporting Individuals with Attention Difficulties [ADHD/ADD] – £15 Tuesday 22nd May 2018 There are only 24 spaces per workshop and we are expecting a good uptake so book early to avoid disappointment. To book a place go to: http://www.bis-net.org.uk/services-autism-challenging-behaviour/northdevon/ If you cannot book online please contact us directly on 01392 813028

AROUND THE CLASSES

This week has been all about Easter.We have made our cards, printed with different objects to create egg shapes, designed our own easter eggs and melted chocolate to make our Easter nests.

This week we have recapped what we learnt about suffixes and prefixes. We have also learnt the rules about adding 'ing' to a verb. In Maths we have continued to measure. We have used rulers to measure objects and used rulers to draw lines that are certain lengths. Our beans are growing very nicely and we have recorded how much they have grown. This morning we had an Easter Egg hunt, we found eggs with letters in and had to use resources we found in the jungle and on the playground to recreate our letter. We then swapped our letter for chocolate eggs. Hope you all have a lovely and relaxing Easter Holiday.

In Year 2 We finished learning about 2D and 3D shapes. They have named the shapes, identified the properties and drawn the shapes. This week they have finished designing and cutting out the felt for their puppets. Some have started to sew these and those that haven't will finish after the Easter Break. On Thursday, they enjoyed an Easter egg hunt in the playground. They have all worked very hard this term and should be very proud of themselves. We hope you all have a relaxing Easter Break.

This week in year 3 we have learnt about minibeasts, reading a book a called Dear Dr K Fisher about minibeasts talking to dr Fisher about their problems . We had to make up our own class version of this book, including a spider who was annoyed about having to work hars spinning and web a caterpillar who was said about wtaching all her friends become beautiful butterflies. We had to write a letter and a response. In maths we have been learning about Fractions.

This week in Year 4 we have completed our book making in english, fractions in maths, our sceince unit 'sound' and have also come to the end of our topic 'Romans' and will be learning about our new topic 'rivers' after the Easter break. We finished making our Roman shields in art and have taken some great pictures of the children with their shields! We will take a class photo after half term of the children making a Roman formation, before sending them home with the children. Have a lovely Easter!

Beechcroft have finished off all their topic work on 'space' and now thinking about next terms topic on 'Africa'. In numeracy we have looked at how we add and subtract fractions with different denominators. We have started to read the book 'The Tear Thief' for our literacy work at the start of next term. Well done to the choir for their performance at Bideford College this week. Have a restful Easter break but keep learning your times tables.

Year 6 have enjoyed researching about people this week in order to create a biography - it's been fascinating learning so may new facts! In maths we have looked at data and conversion graphs and we also linked maths and art, refining our geometry skills with rulers and protractors. A revision pack is being sent home for Easter to try and keep skills ticking along - it is designed to help not hinder so please do what you can. We hope to order class hoodies after the holiday so look out for more information. We also have a trip on June 15th to Oceanfest. Happy Easter!

We wish you all a super Easter break,
Jeremy Cooper and all the staff and children


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