Dear North Tawton Families,
In assembly on Monday I shared Burns Night traditions with KS1 and KS2. Robert Burns was a Scottish poet, and each year on his birthday (25th January) many Scots will eat haggis, listen to bagpipe music, recite poetry and have a good time. I have Scottish family who mark this event each year with their friends. The children heard my step mum speak in Gaelic and my dad say a traditional Burns Night prayer.
It has been great hearing children’s name stories this week. If you haven’t already, please do share these with children.
Update on Squirrel section for North Tawton Scout Group from Rowena Ford
Plans to open the section for the summer term are progressing well and we are now ready to open a waiting list for children who will be 4 or 5 at the start of April this year.
The section will meet on a Thursday between 5 and 6pm at North Tawton Rugby club and we have a great first term planned including stream dipping and strawberry picking plus a visit to the Mid Devon Scout Camp our Beavers, Cubs and Scouts will be attending in June.
However, we still need at least one additional Leader plus a number of section helpers, the more that we have, the more flexible we can be to allow for sickness, work commitments etc. Without adult leaders and helpers we cannot open the section and make the fantastic world of Scouting available to this younger age group.
We would particularly welcome the involvement of grandparents and other adults, to be able to give the children a wider range of activities and experiences.
In the same way that both girls and boys are welcome to become squirrels, we would like to have both men and women as leaders and helpers
If you are interested in your child being placed on the waiting list and / or interested in becoming a leader or section helper, please contact Rowena Ford either by phone (01837 82019) or email ([email protected])
February Half Term
Ocra have activities during the February half term holiday. Please see here for more details.
Dates for the Diary
Friday 4th Feb at 9.30am FONTS meeting
Friday 11th Dress to Impress – details to follow!
Friday 11th – 13th February North Tawton Art Weekend
Saturday 12th February 10am – 2pm Gardening Day
Monday 14th February – St Valentine’s Day doughnuts – make sure you get your orders in
Friday 18th February 2pm - On Line assembly for families and last day of term
Monday 28th February – return to school
As you know, this week we heard the sad news that our nursery administrator Debbie Reed passed away. I did not have the pleasure of working with her, but I have heard what a fabulous colleague and friend she was. I told the children on Wednesday in assembly and I was moved by how thoughtful and considerate the children were. Thank you for your kind words, as you know many staff have known her a long time and will miss her sorely.
Funeral arrangements will be published locally.