Dear North Tawton Families
Another week draws to an end! I’m happy to report we have had no further cases of Covid, so on Monday, God willing, our school staff and children should be out of isolation and well. I sincerely hope none of us get the virus over the weekend. Fingers crossed.
We are continuing our measures in school, including staff wearing face masks in communal areas, and ask that you continue to also wear face masks at drop off and collection. Thank you!
Thank you for the contributions of warm, waterproof clothes for forest school, wool and thread, and for the offers of help at our gardening day! All offers of help and donations of craft and outdoor resources will be gratefully received!
Martin Luther King. Jr
In assembly this week we learnt about the great peace activist Martin Luther King, Jr as it was the celebration of his birthday. Children then found out more about him in class and why he is remembered. We played the Stevie Wonder Happy Birthday video which you can see here
This week, Year 4 have been finding out about Hindu baby naming traditions. The children were keen to find out and share their own naming story. This is a lovely discussion for all children and families to have at home. Who chose their name? Why? Does the name have a special meaning? You can google origins and meanings of names to find out more. My name ‘Tara’ has Irish roots and is also the name of a Hindu Goddess! My mum liked the name when she saw it was the name of the house in the film Gone with the Wind and my days liked the Avengers actress Tara King! (Ask your grandparents!)
Do have a discussion at home, I will be encouraging children to share their stories!
Do you, or do you know someone who is interested in teaching? Do see out teacher training opportunities here
Dates for the Diary
Thursday 27th January 6pm Y6 SATs Meeting
Friday 4th Feb at 9.30am FONTS meeting
Saturday 12th February 10am – 2pm Gardening Day
Monday 14th February – St Valentine’s Day – watch this space for something special!
Friday 18th February 2pm - On Line assembly for families and last day of term
Monday 28th February – return to school
With very best wishes for the weekend,