Many thanks to everyone who is stepping forward to support our Summer Fete which is taking place on Friday 14th July from 1.30pm. We are still keen to hear from anyone who feels that they may like to help out in any way – it doesn’t have to be for the whole fete but any help available would be gratefully received. Please speak to Mrs Louise is you think you may be able to help our Summer Fete be our best ever!
We are also on the lookout for items that could be sold at the Summer Fete. With so little space available for storage we’d be keen to receive these from Monday 10th July. Once again please pass these on to Mrs Louise who will do the rest!
Mrs Cousins would like to thank all the children and parents/carers who collected the Sainsbury’s Active Kids vouchers. We doubled last year’s count and collected over 16,000 vouchers which has helped buy sports equipment for the school.
A special thanks needs to go to the children who helped to count up the vouchers, this extends to Sam Deighton in particular, who lead the almightly count! Thank you very much.
Mr Hampton and Mrs Galling were delighted to meet with Father Nick Debney, who is the new Parish Priest for St Lukes’ Church.
Mrs Galling and Mr Hampton were keen to hear about Father Nick’s experiences of working with schools in his previous parish in Dartmouth. Mr Hampton gave Father Nick a tour of the school, as well as introducing staff and children along the way.
We hope that Father Nick will become a familiar face in our school over the forthcoming year.
On the afternoon of Friday 16th June our Year 6 School Councillors – Ashton Harry and Lauren Byrne – went along to the final Newton Abbot School Council meeting at Coombeshead Academy. They presented a Powerpoint that they had created around the theme ‘Why Our School is Special’. Mr Whiffen, who chaired the meeting and is an Assistant Head at the school, said that it was the best presentation that he had seen in the last four years of running the Council. What he felt was even more impressive was the presentation skills that they demonstrated and the confidence displayed by Lauren and Ashton. He couldn’t believe that they had created the presentation themselves – planning, researching and creating it without adult help. Mrs Levers was also incredibly impressed (and proud) of the way that they collaborated on the project, spending their own time on it as well as learning time, and treated it as a serious learning experience. Well done on their effort and achievements.
On Friday 9th June Mrs Cousins’ class attended the Primary Olympic Sporting event at Newton Abbot College. The children participated in street surfing, cycling and badminton to name but a few events! It was a busy day and fun was had by all. All of the children behaved as true sports people; working well as team with children from other schools, supporting and getting the best out of each other.
A particular mention needs to go to Joshua-Paul Price as Mr Burford, from Bradley Barton School, approached Mrs Levers because he wanted it to be known that Joshua Paul was a credit to the group he was with. Well done year 4/5 and congratulations Joshua-Paul!
4th September – Non Pupil Day
5th September – First day of term for children
19th & 20th October – Non Pupil Days
23th – 27th October inclusive – Half Term
15th December – Last day of Autumn Term
2nd January – First day of term for children
9th February – Non Pupil Day
12th – 16th February inclusive – Half Term
29th March – Last day of Spring Term
16th April – First day of term for children
7th May – Bank Holiday
Dates to be confirmed – SATS week
25th May – Non Pupil Day
28th May – 1st June inclusive – Half Term
25th July – Last day of Summer Term
The annual Torbay Piano Festival took place over the bank holiday weekend at Lupton House in Churston. Leo Golding, Paris Trott, Cody Heawood and Jacob Warren all performed. They had to play their pieces of music in front of an adjudicator and audience – a nerve wracking experience! Everyone performed fantastically well. Cody, Paris and Jacob performed a piano trio (all three of them playing the piano at the same time). They played really well and were awarded a trophy each (see photo), Jacob also won two more trophies for solo performances, these are all on display in the hub for the next few days, so make sure you take a look. The trio played so well that they have been invited back to play again at a special gala concert this coming Sunday (7th May), where they will be awarded a special schools trophy. This will be the first time that Haytor View have ever won this award. This coming weekend also sees the festival continue with all of the singers. Leah Hall will be singing “The Haunted House” and we wish her the best of luck!
So much has happened this week.
We’ve used instructions to make concrete, we’ve learned how to add two digit numbers, we’ve learned what cm, m, kg and l mean after numbers and used them to measure ourselves, we’ve written instruction with questions and exclamations and we’ve been on a trip to town to spot materials being used around us as well as popping in to the library to choose our creative reading books.
Not only that, a group of our truly amazing parents have taken it upon themselves to run a fund raiser to ensure that everyone is definitely able to go to the Eden project in June. More details about this will follow.
Be sure to return your questionaire slips by Friday 24th March to be in with a chance of winning a £50 Argos voucher!
Haytor View Community Primary School is supporting Safer Internet Day 2017
Haytor View Community Primary School is joining the global Safer Internet Day campaign to promote the safe and responsible use of technology.
Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, Safer Internet Day will take place on Tuesday 7th February 2017 with the theme ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet’.
Celebrated in over 100 countries, Safer Internet Day will see Haytor View join hundreds of organisations right across the UK and globally to ‘be the change’ and help create a better internet.
To celebrate the day, Haytor View will be beginning Tuesday 7th February with an assembly for all children and parents. Following this there will be activities for children throughout the day to support them in sharing, finding out about and considering their personal online activity and that of their friends and families.
Will Gardner, Director of the UK Safer Internet Centre and CEO of Childnet, said:
“Safer Internet Day is an opportunity for everyone across the UK and globally to unite for a better internet. Whether you are a young person, parent, carer, school or organisation, we can all ‘be the change’ and take positive actions to make the internet a better place. Hundreds of schools and organisations have pledged their support for Safer Internet Day and it is this collaboration that helps ensure Safer Internet Day has such a positive impact, reaching 40% of UK children in 2016 and growing year on year.”
Katy Galling, Headteacher of Haytor View Community Primary School, said:
“We are pleased to be able to take part in Safer Internet Day 2017. Safeguarding children and families as well as improving the quality of lives and opportunities for our community is a fundamental element of what we seek to provide at Haytor View. The online lives of our children and families can play a positive and growing role in day-to-day lives – what’s more the nature of the online world is always developing in complexity and demands our ongoing consideration. Like schools across the nation and the world we are keen to share opportunities to learn about the role that this part of our lives plays for us and others through engaging with Safer Internet Day 2017.
Find out more and get involved at www.saferinternetday.org.uk.