Dear North Tawton Friends and Families,
I hope you all had a great half term week and a good start back to the second part of the Autumn term. This is always a busy term so please do read these newsletters, emails and class Dojos so you are aware of events.
This week I have received two lovely cards from local residents to say thank you for the harvest donations. Thank you once again to FONTS for organising this.
I also received this email from a member of the North Tawton community on Tuesday morning:
I just wanted to send you a quick email to say how fantastic all the children were last night who were out doing Trick or Treat. We live just down from the school and had lots of visitors and all the children were so polite and said thank you.
Well done to our netball teams for their excellent attitudes and sporting prowess today. We hosted a netball tournament here for a group of schools and two if our teams competed. I am delighted that both teams played very well, and one of our teams came first! Well done!
Thank you to Mrs Ahmad and to Coach Edwards for organising this with OCRA.
Wrap Around Care
I am pleased to report that we are closer to offering a breakfast club and after school club on site. I have had further meetings with providers over the last term and am now in the process of securing an agreement with one. We met this week to discuss logistics. As you will appreciate, we need to make sure anyone who has responsibility for our pupils has all the correct policies and safeguarding in place and there are legal processes to complete before we will be ready to get going. Watch this space!
In assembly today, reception class recited the Gunpowder Plot rhyme
Remember, remember, the 5th of November,
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason
Why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot.
I reminded children about firework safety – only adults should light them, wear gloves if you hold a sparkler and do not touch a firework after it has gone out as it might still be hot. A good friend of mine was badly burnt by a firework so I know how dangerous they can be.
That said, I hope you enjoy the displays and have a great weekend!
Monday 14th November Anti Bullying Week Parent Workshop 9 – 10 in the school hall
Friday 18th November – Odd Socks Day!
Week beginning 21st November – parent teacher meetings – class teachers will organise slots, these can be in person or a phone call
Friday 2 December Christmas Market –– after school in the hall and playground
Monday 12th December 2pm Magic Martin treat from FONTS
Wednesday 7th December –Christmas Jumper Day (raising funds for Save the children) and Christmas dinner (date changed to accommodate swimming)
Friday 9th December – 2pm Carol Service at the church – parents welcome
Tuesday 13th December 2pm – Christingle at church – parents welcome
Nativity performances: Wednesday 14th December at 2pm and 4pm and Thursday 15th Dec at 5pm – details about this to come
As always, please look at the class blogs to see what the pupils have been learning about this week.
With very best wishes for the weekend. Enjoy the fireworks and keep yourselves and your pets safe!