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Newsletter - January 2013
Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome back – I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year.
Since the last newsletter:
• The FS and KS1 children performed their Christmas production, ‘Christmas with Aliens’, to family and
friends, as well as to the rest of the school. The children danced, sang and acted with great
confidence and all enjoyed the production.
• Year 3 and 4 took part in a Victorian day, dressing up in appropriate dress and experiencing school as
it was in Victorian times.
• The school choir performed a selection of Christmas carols at several local venues, including homes
for elderly residents and Tesco. They also performed at Kingsteignton Town Council Carol Service.
They sang beautifully on each occasion and were a credit to the school.
Bag packing for Chernobyl Children’s charity:
On Sunday 23rd December, members of Year 5 and 6 as well as several staff packed bags at Tesco. The
aim was to raise money for the Chernobyl Children’s charity, which is a charity the school supports. The
choir also helped raise money for this when they sang at Tesco.
The children managed to raise a staggering £1000 and should be truly proud of their efforts. Well done!
Uniform:
I would like to remind you that the revised school uniform policy is now in place following our consultation
with you all last term.
All children should be wearing school uniform and school shoes, including the school sweatshirt or sweat
cardigan with school logo or Froglets logo for Nursery children.
Although children may wear trainers for playtimes, they need to wear their school shoes both to and
from school.
We realise that some of you have already bought plain blue sweatshirts or cardigans, so we are stocking
logos which you are able to purchase and sew on. You will need to purchase both the St Michael’s logo and
the USF logo at a cost of £2 each. However, these will only be available until the end of the Summer
term.
From September, 2013, all children will need to wear the proper school sweatshirt or sweat cardigan
with the school and USF logo on it. These must be purchased from school and currently cost £9.00 for
the sweatshirt and £11.00 for the sweat cardigans. At present, the school subsidises the cost of these
items, but we will not be able to do this indefinitely. Prices will be going up at Easter, so get orders in
early.
For your information all other items of uniform with logos are available as an option. The only compulsory
part of the uniform with the school and USF logo is the school’s sweatshirts and sweat cardigans.
Year 6 SATs:
Please can I remind the parents of children in Year 6 that your children will sit their SATs in the week
beginning the 13th May. Please could we ask that you do not book a holiday for that week and also try to
make other appointments either for the afternoon or for after school.
Thank you for support in this matter.
Cycling and Scootering
It is great to see the children cycling, scootering and walking to school. If children wish to cycle, they
will need to do so with an adult. If they are 10 years of age or over, have completed a Bikeability course
and have written permission, they can cycle alone.
To help ensure children stay safe we ask that all children who cycle or scooter wear a helmet.
If you would like to take of advantage of the reduced price cycle helmet offer, please send your order
and payment into school by Friday, 18th January.
Additional sessions in Nursery:
We are now offering additional sessions for our Nursery children at a cost of £9:00 per 3 hour session
and we have a few sessions still available. If you are interested in purchasing additional sessions for your
child, please see one of the Nursery staff.
By now, you should have received information about what your child will be learning this term and the
clubs list. If you haven’t, please see your child’s teacher.
If you have any questions or comments please do not hesitate to contact me.
Kind regards
Karen West
Head of School
Dates for the term
Class Assemblies – week beginning
(Usually Friday’s but subject to change)
January
st
31
Year 3 and 4 to Great Hall,
Exeter, for a music concert.
Details to follow.
February
th
th
5 ,6
18-22nd
25th
Cultural workshops with Chartwell
Dutiro for the whole school
Half term
Work showing 3:30 – 4:30
4th
Yew
11th
25th
Elm
Hazel
4th
11th
18th
25th
Maple
Larch
Oak
Holly
March
th
7
15th
28th
World Book Day
Enterprise day for Comic Relief
School finishes for Easter
April
th
16
School opens
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