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Learning together ~ enjoying success ~ aiming high ~ celebrating difference ~ enriching community

Haytor View

Community Primary School & Nursery

Learning together ~ enjoying success ~ aiming high ~ celebrating difference ~ enriching community

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Helen Foundation & DAISI Art day

Our learning was supported today by Monica, one of the professional artists who works with the Helen Foundation and DAISI to provide opportunities to schools to work alongside real-life artists. We knew a bit about Monica already from the information on her website but today we learnt loads of new skills from her! We practised using charcoal, discovered which colours we attach to specific emotions, designed our own story using emotions and finally we created some huge pieces of artwork just like real artists! See what you think…

SUMMER BREAK – THANK-YOU FOR ALL YOU HAVE BROUGHT TO THE YEAR!

As the school year begins to draw to close we have only this final newsletter to share our thanks to you, our school community. Thanks for all of the support that you have given to your children during the course of the year; thanks for the time and effort that you have taken to talk to us, whether it be celebrating successes, seeking clarity, developing our or your own understanding, or even raising concerns. Without your commitment to your children and the wider school family we would be lost!

We have been celebrating the end of the year with you through some fantastic shared events recently – the Summer Fete raised £512, with Sports Day cream teas raising a further £112. We recognise that these events are as much (or more) about having the chance to share and connect as they are about raising money, but those sums are impressive and testament to the effort of the group of parents and friends of the school, our ‘Coffee and Cake’ team, who give so much energy to make things for us to enjoy happen. With days until the end of term there is one more whole school event to look forward to, our School Discos on Friday 22nd July. If you plan to come along, please make sure that you have filled in the necessary reply slip, available from the school office now.

With opportunities to visit your child’s new class happening after school today, the Year 6 Leavers’ Evening on Thursday and Celebration Assemblies on Friday (as usual) and Monday at 9.00am (our end of year event) we hope to see more of you before the term ends.

Wishing you a safe and happy summer break – we’ll be missing you all the way to 6th September!

DAISI artist visit

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Year 6 are looking forward to our visit from Monica tomorrow. We have been looking at the Fibonacci sequence in maths and how nature gives signals to follow the sequence too. We are looking forward to quizzing Monica on her experience of Fibonacci tomorrow…

DEVON COUNTY COUNCIL POLICY ON ‘LEAVE OF ABSENCE’

All pupil absences from school can only be agreed by the school in advance, so it is therefore very important that you apply to the school by completing an S2 form as far in advance of any absence as is reasonably possible. Please be aware that a school can only authorise leave in ‘exceptional circumstances’.

The S2 form can be requested from the school office.

COURTYARD END OF DAY COLLECTION

You will all be aware of how busy the Courtyard is at the end of the school day, please can we ask that once you have collected your child that you keep an eye on their whereabouts. Whilst there are often school staff in the Courtyard at the end of the day, they are often engaged in discussion with parents/carers and don’t have an overview of what is happening on the Courtyard, where children are or who is leaving the site. The responsibility for children once they have been handed over to parents/carers rests with parents.

Please do speak with your child’s class teacher if there are individual arrangements you want putting in place for your child. Thank you

TRANSITION

As always at this time of year, we are thinking about transition for your children into their new classes. Currently teachers are working on collecting information about your child as an individual and a learner to share with their new teacher.

A newsletter will be sent to parents/carers on Tuesday 5th July informing you of your child’s new teacher, transition arrangements and what opportunities will be in place for them next year.

f you have any questions regarding the transition arrangements for your child please speak with their class teacher.

START OF THE SCHOOL DAY IS 8.50am

Please can we remind parents/carers that the start of the school day is 8.50am, any child arriving after this time is marked as LATE. The school gates close at 8.50am, children arriving after this time are recorded as late.

Parents can bring children to school between 8.35am and 8.50am as part of our flexible start to the day, this enables children to get settled into their classroom, reconnect with their friends and feel ready for the day.

When children arrive late for school it causes them discomfort, as the day has already started and they are aware that they haven’t had the opportunities which benefit them in having a good start to the day.

Thank you.

GOOD GROWING FOUNDATION STAGE CHILDREN!

It was a joy to see the foundation stage children carrying their sunflower plants into school following the half term break, they had clearly shown the plants a lot of love and nurture as they were really thriving. Soon enough we’re sure to have an oasis of sunflowers in the setting. Well done!

PARENT MEETINGS

It was great to see so many parents joining us during our non-pupil day dedicated to meeting with you before the half term break. It’s so valuable to be able to catch up and listen to any thoughts, questions or concerns that you may have. If this opportunity didn’t work for you, your child’s teacher will be in touch to try and arrange an alternative time to meet. Alternatively get in contact with them and they will be happy to fit you in at a time that works for you.

Lucas Jet Circus

Lucas and Jonny came to our school to show us some fantastic circus skills.  They taught us how to balance a feather, use diablos, spin plates and juggle.  Every class from Reception to Year 6 took part.  At the end of the day, Lucas and Jonny gave an amazing performance.  Some of the children even participated in the show!

We cannot wait to have them back next year!