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May 11, 2020

This article is contains information relevant to you if:

  • Your child is in Nursery (Turtles), Reception (Dolphins), Year 1 or Year 6 and you have told us they are retruning to school the week commencing 1st June, or
  • Your child is in a Key Worker group and you have told us they are retruning to school the week commencing 1st June, and/or
  • Your child is accessing the home learning available on our school website

 

Before you read on for the practical details of reopening, please take a moment to read this short article that contains very good advice on supporting your child with their return to school.

 

May 4, 2020
Dear parents, guardians and children 
 
Whilst school is closed we are launching Flipgrid this week to enable every child the opportunity to record and share short videos with their teacher and class should they and you want to. Children can share aspects of their home learning on here if they wish.Please be aware this is optional and there is no obligation to sign up. Teachers will aim to respond and please be aware this will not be immediate.  
 
To use Flipgrid you will need your Student ID and Flipgrid code. These will either be given to you over the phone by your teacher or sent by email. 
 
1 - Go to Flipgrid.com or open the Flipgrid App and enter your Flipgrid code
2 - Sign in to the 'Grid' using your Student ID
3 - Tap the green plus sign to begin to record your response. To submit your video response, follow these steps: record your video, review + edit, take a selfie and then submit!
 
We hope you enjoy using this facility. No doubt there will be teething problems and if you need help please email admin@appledore-primary.devon.sch.uk
 
Best wishes
Jeremy Cooper 
Mar 20, 2020

If you have been notified by school text that your child is eligible for a place due to Key Worker status or as vulnerable child or you haven't been emailed but believe you are eligible this information concerns you. 

 

Mar 18, 2020

Resources to support home learning during school closure are located in Home Learning Tab on the website home page.

Mar 13, 2020

A fabulous week that involved learning in the jungle for a number of our classes (please read on to find out more) and ended with the whole school walking around the village for Sports Relief. Thank you for supporting this event and we raised £186.30 for this good cause.

Mar 10, 2020

Please be aware that the school is now required to notify the Local Authority if a pupil has ten unauthorised absences (equivalent to five days and not necessarily consecutive) within a two year period upon issuance of the letter at the end of the absence request form. 

Please bear this in mind if you are booking a holiday. 

 

Mar 6, 2020

Another busy week, so please read on to find out what  has been going on in and around the classes...

Feb 28, 2020

Please read on to find out what has been happening in and around the classes this week...

Feb 25, 2020

5th March World Book Day - come in pyjamas for your bedtime story.

13th March Sports Relief - wear sportswear for a donation.

11th June Sports Day & 16th June reserve day if needed. More details to follow.

Feb 14, 2020

The whole school topic on health draws to a close today and there has been some truly fascinating learning as a result, so pleas read on to find out what your children have been up to.

Don't forget next week is half term and we look forward to seeing you again on Monday 24th February.

Feb 11, 2020

School Funding
Funding enough money to provide all the resources and opportunities we want the children to have is increasingly challenging, but there is money out there we can claim that we haven't and we need your help please. All children were sent home with a letter requesting you provide us with some details and we will be then be able to systematically and regularly check to see if the school is entitled to additional money based on your circumstances. Please do complete the letter and send it back to us, even if you don't tick any boxes just yet, because once you are registered it will check in the future should your circumstances change. Please click here for the letter or ask the office for a copy. GDPR (data protection laws) laws are complied with.

Feb 7, 2020

The children continue their emersion in various aspects of our half term whole school topic on health, ranging from learning about who keeps them safe, The Great Plague and through to a debate on the merits of a character in a story having a heart transplant!  Read on to find out more...

Jan 31, 2020

Please read on top find out what Forest School have been up to, information on funding for our school and how you can influence it and what has been happening in and around the classes... 

Jan 24, 2020

This week has been a week of nunerous 'firsts' for me in a school that includes a couple of poet pupils taking it upon themselves to convert some of the school rules into poems! Please read on to find out...it's in the unform section.

This term we have all worked hard on what one might describe as a 'whole school New Year's resolution' - only to run in school school where you're meant to. With the excitement of Christmas looming a large number of children had forgotten this as last term drew to a close. It has been nothing short of inspirational how the whole school has worked together, led by the children, to so quickly kick this habit and left me wondering if us adults are so rapidly effective when trying to break a habit. I can't remember the last time, if ever, I keep a New Year's resolution! And of course, our new poet laureates wrote  about running in school but I'll save that one for another time.

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

Have a wonderful weekend everybody and we look forward to seeing you next week.
From Jeremy Cooper and all the staff and children.

Jan 17, 2020

Please do read what has been happening in all classes this week, because there is such a variety and much to ponder. This week has included children raising and discussing in P4C (Philosophy for Children) lessons questions such as 'Are we all the same?' and 'If you are told not to do something, should you do it anyway?'. This second question raised by Year 2 when learning about Mary Seacole (read on to find out who she is), whilst another class are currently researching women who have changed the world and if you havent already guessed our Value for this half term is Inspirational. Additionally, all classes are getting deeper into the whole school topic on health, including learning about significant plagues throughout history!

 

 


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