Dear North Tawton Friends and Families,
Welcome back! We have lots to look forward to in this short term ahead including our Trust wide Festival of Hope which will include music, sports and art events, World Book Day and our school Science Week. These are going to be great experiences for our children, please keep an eye out for emails and dojos for details.
During the half term week, Gary and Jamie from our Estates team swept and power washed the decking outside Y5 & Y6, the tables and area outside N & R and the playgrounds. They have done a great job and it really makes a difference to the look of the school.
The daffodils are blooming and I am hopeful the new bulbs we planted last year will start coming through soon.
We have had a donation of frogspawn in our pond so we will be on the look out for frogs!
We have lots of plans in the pipeline for the memorial garden and the forest school, if you have an interest in gardening, or reading with children, please come along to the volunteers meeting on Monday at 9am.
In our assemblies this week we have learnt and thought about Lent, why Christians give things up, or take things up during the 40 day period and why many people enjoy pancakes on Shrove Tuesday. On Thursday, Mr Cutler led a pancake tossing competition!
Year 3 and Year 4 took part in OCRA futsal games on Thursday – apologise they came home so muddy, I am sure washing machines were spinning across North Tawton!
As always, please look at the class blogs to see what the pupils have been learning about this week.
Key Dates for your diary
Mon 27th Feb – 9 am Volunteer meeting in hall
Wednesday 1st March – Book Day – dress up as a book character
Thursday 2nd March - Strike day, school open for Nursery and Y6 only
Wednesday 8th March – Cross Country at Chagford
Thursday 9th March - 6pm Local Stakeholders Board
Monday 13th March – R, Y1, Y2, Y3 & Y4 Zoo visit
Tuesday 14th March – World Wildlife day – dress up as an animal
*Wednesday 15th March – Strike day
*Thursday 16th March – Strike day
Monday 20th March – Fun Fitness 2 – 3pm
Friday 24th March– Author Visit
Tuesday 28th March – Y6 SATs meeting 5pm
Thursday 30th March – Y6 football team at Okehampton
Friday 31st March 1.30 – 2pm Normandy Meeting for Y6
Friday 31st March - Parent Assembly / Art show time TBA
8th May – Bank Holiday following King’s Coronation
Friday 30th June - Rainbow Day
11th July – 15th July - Y6 Residential to France
23rd July - Carnival Friday
*not confirmed yet