Chinese New Year

In Class 1, we marked Chinese New Year by making and decorating our very own Chinese dragons. The children impressed us with their craft skills and learnt about Chinese culture.

Class 4

On Wednesday afternoon, local Taekwondo expert, Dave Cater visited our school and gave an awesome self-defence and martial arts skills class.  The children all joined in and had a great afternoon!

Numbers

This week in Class 1, the Year 1 children have been learning to compare numbers and number sentences.

Phonics

This week in Class 1 the Reception children have been super busy improving their phonics knowledge. On Monday and Tuesday they used careful segmenting and blending to read animal themed CVC/CVCC words and then accurately matched these words to the corresponding picture card

Netball Tournament

Our elite team of netballers travelled to Kingsbridge for the Year 5/6 tournament. The standard was sky high from the off but our team started impressively, edging a 1-0 victory. Kingsbridge snatched a vital equaliser to level 1-1. With a determined team effort and some sharp shooting Loddiswell continued their good form to secure another draw and a victory to qualify them for the grand final.  The Loddiswell team battled hard but Kingsbridge rose to the occasion and finished with a 3-0 win to be crowned champions. Well done to everyone for such an impressive effort.

RSE Consultation

Dear Parents and Carers,

Due to the Department for Education changes to the Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) curriculum, we are undertaking a review our RSE curriculum and policy. This is so that we can be sure our RSE provision is appropriate for our pupils based on their:

  • Age
  • Physical and emotional maturity
  • Religious and cultural backgrounds
  • Special educational needs and/or disabilities

The statutory information can be found at: Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

The guidance focuses on healthy relationships and keeping children safe in the modern world. It also covers a range of topics relating to physical and mental health, wellbeing, safeguarding and healthy relationships. Learning about emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up will give children and young people the information, skills and positive values to have safe, fulfilling relationships and help them to take responsibility for their own well-being. RSE, along with Health Education, is statutory and forms part of the National Curriculum.

As a part of your child’s education, we promote personal wellbeing and development through a comprehensive Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education programme. PSHE education is the curriculum subject that gives children the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live safe, healthy, productive lives and meet their full potential.

Here’s how you can help:

We’re carrying out a RSE Parent Consultation Survey online, to gather parental thoughts about the changes to our RSE policy, which you can find on the school website.

To help to inform you about the curriculum requirements, we have attached the documents below which we would encourage you to read. This includes:

Here is the link to the form “RSE Parent Consultation”: https://forms.gle/h2vUjTTJUcPW2oHQ7

We will be starting our consultation on 21.05.21 and the consultation closes on 28.05. 21. Your views are important to us and we will respond to you with the outcome of this process later this term.

Once we have considered all feedback, the updated Relationship and Sex Education Policy will be uploaded on the school’s website which will also set out the school’s curriculum.

We hope you find this letter and the attached information useful. If you have any queries or concerns regarding this consultation, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Yours sincerely

Tess Coulthard

Executive Head Teacher, South Hams Federation

Return to School on 8th March

We are very much looking forward to welcoming all our pupils back next Monday, 8th March and returning to ‘face to face’ teaching and celebrating your children’s successes.

Please find further details on the Information Sheet.

Drop Off Times

8.50am – Class 4

8.55am – Class 3

9.00am – Class 2

9.05am – Class 1

Pick Up Times

3.05pm- Class 4

3.10pm – Class 3

3.15pm – Class 2

3.20pm – Class 1

Please note, if you have siblings in more than one class, please drop-off and pick-up both children at the earlier time slot

Children will be expected to wear full school uniform however, we do realise that some children may have grown out of their uniform over this lockdown so please let us know if this is the case so that we are aware

On the day your child has PE they should come to school dressed in their PE kit.

We have really missed everyone and we look forward to seeing everyone back in school.

Announcement

Following this evening’s announcement, we will be moving to online learning via Seesaw. The school will continue to be open for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers. Please phone school if you need to book a place for your child. Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

Elephant Artwork

The children in Reception particularly enjoyed getting their hands messy this week and have produced some very realistic elephant artwork.

Open the Book

The very generous Open the Book group from the Congregational Church have donated a lovely book to the school.  It is full of gorgeous colour illustrations and contains Bible stories set in rhyme.  The group would usually come into school in December to perform a story which of course is impossible at the moment so it is very kind of them to think of an alternative way to help.