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Sep 13, 2019

And the sun greets us with its return as the end of a busy and successful week. The children have settled well to their new classess, teachers and routines and the school is buzzing with their energy.

AROUND AND ABOUT THE SCHOOL

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AROUND THE CLASSES

This week in FSU we have started out topic 'Our Favourite Stories' We started off with Miss Olliffes story 'Percy the Park Keeper' We have painted pictures of Percy, make models of the animals from the story and worked out the tools that Percy would need to make sure the park is kept tidy. Today Percy sent us a letter, we went on a hunt around the school and ended up in The Jungle where Percy wanted us to make some homes for the animals. We have had a discussion about our favourite stories, if your child has a favourite story they would like to bring and share with us, they are more than welcome.

This week in year 1 we have been very busy. We have written what we liked about the story Dear Zoo and made puppets so we can act out the story. In Maths we have sorted objects and explained how we sorted them, we counted mini-beasts and represented numbers on dominos. We finished our drawing of a bee and coloured them in during our time in the Art Studio. We have also started Funky Fingers; activities that we do to prepare ourselves for handwriting.

Lundy Puffins have had another great week. They have been making two digit numbers with different equipment and saying how many tens and ones there were. The book 'Traction Man' has been read and will be used to support writing over the next couple of weeks. They answered the question: Why are bees so important to us? and created some brilliant pop-up books. In the Art Studio, they used watercolour pencils to paint their bees.

Seahunter have been busy working on Place Value in Maths this week and have done a great job finding different ways to partition three digit numbers using Base Ten to support their learning. In English they have been working on the poem, 'How to be a Pirate', exploring descriptive vocabulary and the structure of the poem. They are currently working hard to memorise parts of it using actions to perform to Year 1. In our topic work, we read the beginning of 'The Great Green Forest' by Paul Geraghty, in which a treemouse loses her home as the tree is cut down. The children wrote thoughts and questions from the persepective of the treemouse and had some great ideas for us to explore further; considering how and why trees are cut down and what happens to the animals who rely on them.

This week in Maths, HMS Echo have been learning how to round numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000, and how to write Roman numerals up to 100. We have also been practising our reasoning skills. For Literacy, we have been learning key skills from our text 'Meerkat Mail' and have been focusing on how to write postcards. For Topic, we have been started learning about our new unit 'Eco' and thought about how we can reduce, reuse and recycle more. In P.E, we have been learning some key tag rugby skills.

Y5 have been very busy. They have continued to write about their new 'tear thief' character, using a range of interesting vocabulary and sentence structures. The class are listening to Holes and have just completed the work of chapter 7. Spelling assessments have now been completed for the Y3/4 words. Any words not yet being spelt correctly have been set for homework. In maths we have been looking at using numbers up to 100,000 and rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. Our topic work has looked at the uses of plastic and how we can start to think about using less of the 'single use plastic'. Some amazing posters have been completed. We are planning to take part in the Great British Beach clean on Monday 23rd September but need parents to help support in this event. If you are able to work with us in the morning please let Mrs McMorine know. Well done to the newly appointed vice-house captains and house sports leaders.

Year 6 have widened their knowledge of the greenhouse effect this week and taken on the challenge of trying to write an informative text about it - I have been really impressed with their responses. In maths we have studied place value and numbers up to ten million. Science has been more about classification and The Linnaean System and in as part of our Keeping safe online work, they have had a play to watch about Virtual Reality. I am trying to help children to build up a bank of resources and help sheets as we work this year so that they can refer back to things - if there is anything they are struggling with, we've asked them to ask straight away so that we can try and help them. So far they should be collecting spellings and a SPAG (grammar) sheet. It would be helpful if they could put things in a place where they can see them or get at them easily. Thank you for the quick response to SOE3s and be aware that the last residential payment is due on 27th September.

Have a wonderful weekend everybody.
From Jeremy Cooper and all the staff and children.

Sep 6, 2019

Welcome back everybody after an extraordinary summer for so many reasons! This week has been great. The children have returned full of energy, enthusiasm and ideas and the staff have really enjoyed their time getting to know new faces and catching up with the 'old' ones.

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

Sep 5, 2019
Members of Appledore Band will be doing a demonstration in assembly on Monday 9th September and are keen for children who are interested in learning to play an instrument to get in touch with them. Parents are invited into the hall after school on Monday to find out more about the opportunities available and to meet some of the band members. The music lessons offered through the band are fantastic and there are many opportunities for children to be involved. If you are interested, please go to the hall after school to find out more or email admin@appledore-primary.devon.sch.uk
Sep 5, 2019

It is with great sadness that after a courageous battle with illness that Vicki Stephenson died in the morning of Saturday 31st August.  

Vicki began her teaching career at Appledore School and worked here for twenty seven years up until her retirement. Vicki was a much loved colleague and friend who will long be remembered for her great humour, compassion and commitment.  

Vicki’s funeral is at 1.30pm on Monday 16th September at St. Mary’s Church, Appledore.

Jul 19, 2019

Cry me a river...and some!  Today has been a very emotional day with our Year 6 children leaving and it is captured so well in the words written by Isabella for the Year 6 newsletter entry below.

We would all like to wish them all the very best of luck and thank them for everything they have contributed to school life. 

Have a great summer everybody and please do read on to find out what has been happening in and around school this week... 

Jul 15, 2019
Devon MPs urge the Chancellor to increase education funding and make it fairer. Please read on to find out about them joining a new national campaign for fairer funding for schools.
Jul 12, 2019

The end of a truely magnificent week. Last week ended with our summer fayre that was so well attended (thank you) and one of the many highlights of this week had to be Sports Day on Tuesday (also very well attended and thank you again. Many thanks to all involved with organising these events, particularly the PTA and our Year 6 pupils, and everything else that has been happening this week.

Please read on to find out what else has been happening in and around school, including pupils sailing off Instow, a visit to the Wake Park, Ancient Egypt workshops at Exeter Museum and mucm, much more...

Jul 8, 2019

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Jul 5, 2019

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

Jul 5, 2019

Our Year 2 children completed some wonderful art work and please read on to fin out more about it...

The opening of the ACCT schools exhibition of art work at RHS Rosemoor opened on 28th June and was a great success. Many parents have already bought their child's art work at either £20 for A4 size, or £25 for A3 size.

The unsold art work is now open to the general public to buy so if you would like to purchase your child's work you can still pop down to Rosemoor, tell the desk you are only there to see the exhibition, and then pay your own school directly later. We ask that you pay by cash or cheque, made payable to ACCT, at your school office. We will then email staff at RHS Rosemoor and they will indicate a sold sticker on the artwork for the rest of the exhibition. It closes on Sunday 14th July. You do not have to pay to visit the Exhibition and cafe, but you will if you would like to visit the gardens- unless you are RHS members.

Jun 28, 2019

School Fayre is Friday 5th July.

At 3.15pm the school choir will perform on the playground and at 3.30pm the fayre fully opens. At 4.45pm thee will be a Streetz Street Dancers display and the fayre will end at 5.30pm.

We look forward to seeing you there for games, BBQ, raffle, Hockings and much more.

Children are invited to wear their own clothes on the day  and we will confirm soon if this is for a £1 donation or a tombola prize.

Jun 28, 2019

A week of trips here, there and everywhere and an exciting end on Friday with children spending time in the classroom they will be in next year and with the teacher they will have next year. Please read on to find out what has been happening in the classes and other events coming up in school and around the village...

Jun 28, 2019

What we call 'Shuffle Up' day is happening on Friday 28th June. This is when the children spend time with their teacher for next academic year in their classroom for next year.

Next year the teachers and classes will be as follows:

Dolphins - Mrs Bannister

Year 1 - Mrs Stephens

Year 2 - Mrs Stanbury & Mrs Smale

Year 3 - Mrs Rushworth

Year 4 - Ms Goodman

Year 5 - Mrs McMorine

Year 6 - Mrs Mitchell

Jun 21, 2019

A very busy week that has seen many children attend sport festivals and our Year 6 attending the education activities at OceanFest today. Please read on to find out about other things that have been going on in and around the classes and for outehr information such as various parenting courses being offered. 

Jun 14, 2019

Recently we were awarded ‘DEVON WINNERS’ for the HSBC Environmental youth award at the Bath and West Showground. The award is in recognition of promoting awareness and understanding of conservation and environmental matters and recognises how a group of young people have made a significant contribution to conservation and environmental management.

To receive the award a contingent of children from school attended the show with Jayne & Lucy from MUDTASTIC and received a cheque for £200, a hedgehog award and a framed certificate for the school. Congratulations to everyone involved, parents, children, teachers for this amazing achievement.

 

 


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