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Jan 10, 2020

Welcome back everybody and a belated HAPPY NEW YEAR! We're straight back into it, so please read on to find out what has been going on in and around the classes.

Dec 20, 2019

Today brings to a close a long and very busy term and week! The last couple of weeks have presented us with our magical nativity performances firstly by Turtles and Dophing and closely followed by Years 1 and 2, rounded off by our Key Stage 2 carols service yesterday that was truly uplifting.

A bog thank you to all of you for your support of these and everything else this term. Please read on to find out more about what has been happening in and around school...

Dec 13, 2019

The end of another excitable week running up to Christmas that started with our nursery and reception children performing a very special nativity early. So many of you came out to see it, including returning in the evening in atrociuos weather! Thank you for all of your support. Next week it is the turn of Years 1 and 2 on Tuesday (2pm and 6pm) and then our  carol service on Thursday (St Mary's church, 2pm) - we hope to see many of you at these celebrations.

Thank you to the PTA for their help and all the staff supporting the children with the making of their Christmas enterprise craft. Each year it gets more and more creative and the ginger scented kiln fired gingerbread man tree decorations are no exception!

Please read on to find out more that has been happening in and around the school...

Dec 6, 2019

Another busy week a dn Christmas has certainly arrived!  A big thanks to year 6 for kicking it off with our first Christmas performance with some amazing singing in the Community Hall. please read on to find out what else has been happening...

Dec 2, 2019

Our Christmas Jolly is 3pm-5pm on Friday 13th December. Please join us for a cuppa and cake and to admire/purchase your child’s Christmas creations, let your children make presents in the art studio with Abby, visit father Xmas and more...

Please can we have cake donations on the day and any help on the day from 1pm would be much appreciated. If you are able to offere a couple of hours on the afternoon before please email adnin@appledore-primary.devon.sch.uk and with your permission we will forward your details on to the organisers

Every Friday in December the children can wear a Christmas jumper for a donation.

Christmas dinner is on Wednesday 11th December.

Please try and get in to school to see our Christmas hoops now on display in our main corridor. This year the theme has been Christmas food for each class and one even has a life size roast turkey!

For dates to remember, including various choir and naitivty performance, please click here.

 

Nov 29, 2019

The end of another busy week that ended with me being presented with a truly inspirational poem written by one of our Year 5 children, aged 9 years, on our whole school value for this term of Inclusion. It was thought provoking in a time when division appears to be on the rise in our society.

I would really love all of us to include every child and make sure they are never excluded
Never treat them differently and make sure everybody obeys by that rule.
Carefully offer to help and notice sad actions
Learn to be kind and polite and put in great effort to help
Use our personalities to make them feel brighter
Sit down next to them and let them speak out
Each year people struggle and being inclusive can help a lot
I'm sure our school is capable of this.

Please read on to find out what else has been happening in and around the school...

Nov 22, 2019

A busy week with more cross county success, Christmas starting (!), library trips, cycling proficiency, Paddington Bear, a visit from the local fire brigade and much, much more. Please read on to find out...

Nov 19, 2019

Christmas Dinner
Christmas dinner for children in Dolphins - Yr 6 is Wednesday 11th December. Their is no cost for Dophins, Year 1 and Year 2 and the cost for Year 3,4,5 & 6 is £3.50. For years 3-6 please book and pay on School Money by 30th Nov. A vegetarian option is available. Dolphins-Yr 2 please let your class teacher know by 30th Nov.

Nov 18, 2019

Another busy week with so much going on around the school. Please read on to find out more...

Nov 11, 2019

A busy week, not least as a result of Year 5 being on their residential and they were ace!  Please read on to find out about that and what else has been happening in and around the classes...

Nov 1, 2019

Please read on to find out what has been going on in and around the classes...

Oct 28, 2019

This Friday is the Halloween Disco. Please click here for the details, how to buy a ticket (must be bought in advance) and for the signature slip.

 

Oct 18, 2019

All classes have learnt about and aspects of our environment this half term and this week has involved the children sharing what they have learnt, including events such as an Eco themed harvest festival at St Mary's Church from years 3-6 and children in years 1 an 2 sharing everything they have learnt about bees. Do you know how to make a Bee Bomb or what a Waggle Dance is? If not, ask anyone in years 1 and 2!

I've taken children to two events the past couple of days and must say how inspirational they have been. Firstly, attending an environment Expo and being stunned by both the knowledge and passion of young children in this area for caring for their environment. Secondly, taking children to a VERY wet and cold cross country event today and not one moan. 

All in all a great way to end a half term!

Oct 14, 2019

A new BBC app to help young smartphone users navigate the online world safely and appropriately has launched in the UK. It is called "own It" and certainly worth investigating. Please read this artilce for more information.

The clever bit is that it features a special keyboard, which works across any app on the phone, and uses machine learning to recognise language that might suggest a child is in trouble. If the user's behaviour starts to stray outside the norm, the app will respond by offering the user help and advice, and encouraging them to talk to a trusted adult.For example, if a child types something which might be upsetting to the person receiving it, the app encourages them to consider how it could be perceived by others.

 

Oct 11, 2019

A week that has included so much learning about our environment topic this half term for all of our classes that includes plastic in our oceans, the importance of bees and everything you need to know about recycling. Please read on to find out more of what has been happening around here this week...

 

 


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