Dear North Tawton Families and Friends,
As always, it's been another busy week here at North Tawton! The good weather really did help to lift our spirits after our disappointment in not winning the football. Well done to our England team for coming second - that's an achievement to celebrate, and for their professionalism in the face of awful prejudice this week, what great role models they have been.
Roll on the Olympics! I will be talking to the children about this on Monday.
On Wednesday, Year Six had an amazing day of den building, climbing a ropes course, and making a fire to toast marshmallows. A big thank you to Miss Prince, our resident Forest School teacher for working with Mrs Ware to organise this. After school, the staff enjoyed the ropes course and toasting some marshmallows on the fire before we put it all safely away!
Do see our class blogs to see what else the children have been up to this week.
Last week, I was invited to the Annual North Tawton School Lands Trust meeting. The Trust kindly gave the school £500 to support financing exciting classroom activities and special events. I shall be attending next year to show them how well the money was spent.
We are sad to be saying goodbye to Mrs King and Mrs Matthews next week. We know we will be seeing them in our school community, so it is not a farewell. We are delighted to welcome Mrs Tingle and Mrs Ahmad to the staff team. Mrs Tingle will join the Nursery team and Mrs Ahmad our Year Two team. The children have met their new class teachers this week and know which rooms they will be in come September.
FONTS – UPDATE – 16 July 2021
Would you like to be the Chair, Treasurer or a Class Rep? Without these roles FONTS can’t continue and a valuable source of support for the school will be lost – if you would like to know more, please contact FONTS (as below) or message Julie Steward.
Saturday 17 July 2021 - Virtual Balloon Race – Launching tomorrow!! FONTS have a prize fund of 10% of balloon money for the balloon that travels furthest…so don’t forget to buy your balloons. The money raised will be used for music and sports equipment at the school. See FONTS Facebook pages and Dojo for details.
2021 / 2022 100 Club – numbers are selling quickly, so don’t forget to let FONTS know on Facebook or Dojo if you’d like to a number / numbers in the draws. There’s more info on the FONTS page of the school website.
Thank you for your continued support,
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Covid 19 Update
Although restrictions will be lifted next week, we are continuing our systems here for the next four days which will bring us to the end of term.
The government recommends the following:
You may choose to limit the close contact you have with those you do not usually live with in order to reduce the risk of catching or spreading COVID-19, particularly if you are clinically extremely vulnerable. It is important to respect and be considerate of those who may wish to take a more cautious approach as restrictions are lifted.
Today, parents have received children’s end of year reports. Please share these with your children. In the reports we communicate what your child has learnt this year, and targets for next year. Please do celebrate your children’s successes. I have read every report and there is not a child in the school who should not feel proud of the achievements they have made this year. I always look at the effort score first. As long as children are trying their best, I am happy! Where children have not made as much progress as we had hoped, additional support will continue to be put in place.
Over the summer we urge you to encourage reading, writing and maths games so that when the children come back in September they are ready to pick up where they left off.
I hope you have a lovely weekend. Don't forget sun safety - it's going to be hot!
I look forward to seeing you all on Monday for our last week of the year.
With very best wishes