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Did you know that the number of words your child knows when they are 3 can determine how well they do in the Y6 SATS? That the number of words they know at 7 can determine how well they do in their GCSEs and the number of words they know by 11 can determine their income when they leave school!
Quite an interesting bit of research! This is linked to the amount a child is read to at school and of course at home. So, if you want your child to be successful make sure you read to them. The button below links into a talk with Pie Corbett - who is an educational consultant and writing guru. If you start around 16 mins you will hear the facts.
We've just come back from Barton Hall where our children have had a fantastic time challenging themselves on zipwires, canoeing, swimming, navigating sensory trails and other high octain activities! As with our Sparkle day, the aim is to put children into a different environment or doing a new activity and help them to understand the thoughts and feelings they will experience as they either succeed or not. The children who experience activities they are not able to complete are supported and allowed to move on to the next. It's not about giving up - it's about understanding that next time you can go a bit further or do a bit 'better'. 
We were very proud of the children who came. Our trips and residentials are being planned for next year and I hope that parents will see the value they represent in terms of the experience a child will have and the challenges they will overcome. 
We'll be giving you an idea of the trips your year group will have next year. As you know we have to rely on parental contributions - and while we finalise the costs you are able to save up using ScoPay. If you need help with this you can ask in the office.
  • Year 1 Mini Olympics   Tuesday 18th June
  • Shark Residential - Thursday 20th - Friday 21st June 2019
  • PTFA Non-Uniform day  Friday 21st June
  • PTFA Summer Fayre - Friday 28th June 6pm to 8pm
  • Goldcoast Oceanfest - Friday 21st June 9.30 - 3.30pm Year 6
  • Year 2 Mini Olympics  Tuesday 2nd July
  • Xtreme Coasteering - Tuesday 9th July 1.00pm - 3.15pm Year 6
  • Sports Day 10th July (final confirmation soon)
  • Pizza Express - Year 1 12th July 2019
  • Reserve Sports Day 18th July
  • Year 6 leavers Disco - Friday 19th July
  • Year 6 leavers Assembly - 22nd July
Non Uniform Day
The PTFA will be holding a non-uniform day on Friday 21st June. In return for this we ask that all children bring a donation for the Summer Fayre.
We also ask that all Year 6 bring a school sweatshirt for OceanFest.


FINAL numbers will be counted Monday 17th June so BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW!

All year 6 should have received a letter informing them of the opportunity to participate in an XTREME Coasteering Experience!
Xtreme Coasteering is a company based in North Devon and the trip will take place on Tuesday 9th July 2019 @ 1.00pm.  Transport will be provided.
We have discounted price of £22.50 per pupil.  Equipment will be provided.
Experienced guides are with them every step of the way for advice and guidance.  With their local knowledge alongside with their qualifications mean they are in safe hands and will experience an adventure of a lifetime.

Year 6 will be attending the GoldCoast Oceanfest Schools Day in Croyde on Friday 21st June 2019.

Final H&S & Wet Weather contingency; All pupils are to wear their school PE/School Sweatshirts so they can be easily identified. 
Pupils will not be permitted to enter the sea at any time.
Pupils must stay off the sand dunes as they are a risk to injury.
Pupils should bring a hat, plenty to drink and wear sunscreen to reduce risk of harm from the sun
There is limited undercover facilities so pupils should bring  a waterproof jacket so that activities can carry on as planned in the event of inclement weather.
Should the weather forecast be extremely poor, a decision to cancel the event will be made on Thursday 20th June.
All pupils to bring a packed lunch.

Next years Year 6 will shortly receive a letter informing them of the fantastic opportunity to visit our Countries Capital City of London on a four night Residential Visit. The date of the visit has been scheduled for 27th - 31st January 2020.
This is a great opportunity to further widen their educational experience which includes some of the most famous of London's Landmarks.
Watch this space for further details!

Many of the children are getting extremely excited about their Shark Sleepover Residential taking place on Thursday 20th June - Friday 21st June 2019.
Your child will receive another letter home, from the National Marine Aquarium today asking for Parental Consent.  This is a separate request from ourselves and is a requirement.  Please return this back to us asap as it needs to be passed back to the Aquarium prior to our visit.
Mrs Vickery has send a  DoJo to all parents informing you of the latest information if you missed the final meeting.


Year 2 will be joined by Year 4 for swimming this half term.
The cost will be £28 for the half term which can be paid via Scopay .
If your child is due to swim your child would of received a letter with more details.  If you have any queries, please ask at the Admin Office.
Tennis & Gymnastics clubs Summer Term

The Devonshire Tennis Academy will again be running both Tennis and Gymnastics clubs at school during the Summer Term. Both clubs will be open to all children. 
Tennis club will be on Thursdays from 8am - 8:45am and will cost £35 for the second half term (7 weeks)
Gymnastics will be on Fridays from 3.30pm - 4.30pm and will also cost £35 for the second half term (7 weeks)
There are discounts for both siblings and multiple classes.
For more information please pick up a letter from Reception. All correspondence and payments will be made direct with Mr Cook from The Academy
School Uniform
As previously informed, you may now order directly from our supplier for your school uniform and accessories.  We believe this will be a more quicker and convenient service for you.
We will continue to stock only a SMALL selection of SWEATSHIRTS ONLY in each size. Cardigans, book bags, PE bags, T-Shirts and Polo Shirts with logos can be ordered only from the shop retailer. You will not be able to order these items now on Scopay.
Plain white Polo shirts & PE-shirts can be bought at a selection of retailers including your local supermarket!

Please visit their shop at the address below.
Express Embroidery
Tracey Stantiford
3 Moxham Court
EX32 8HR
(By Barnstaple Bus Station)

Your may also email your uniform order directly to them
Thank you

The Club timetable for the final half term is now available on the notice board, the website and below.
All clubs, with the exception of Tennis & Gym, need to be booked and paid for online in advance.
All are now available on Scopay.


A child in Class 4 has lost their coat. It is named and is dark blue with a hood and a furry lining.  
Two jumpers have gone missing from Class 1,  both are named.
A pair of stormtrooper wellies in a named bag and a grey hoodie with NY on the front are also missing. 
A child in Class 6 has lost her coat.  It is green/grey in colour and is named.  
1 x Sweatshirt, named Willow Lawton. 
A child in Class 1 has lost a pair of Black & Pink Sketchers.
A child in Year 5 has lost an A4 size tupperware box.
A child in class 3 has lost a school Jumper
Please could you check your child's belongings.  .
If you have found any of the lost property above, please let the admin office know.
Thank you

Places are booking fast for the Autumn term. If you would like your child to start attending Tiddlers or Tiny Tiddlers, or would like to change your hours,  please see one of the team as soon as possible.

Please note we have a case of Hand, Foot and Mouth at Tinies. If you think your child may be affected please see your GP.

Have a lovely weekend

From the Tiddlers team


If you think you may be entitled to either 30 hours childcare or 2 year old funding or you would like to find out more information please go to

If you have a golden ticket please see Debbie or the Tiny Tiddlers team as soon as possible so that we can book your child in.

Thank you for your ongoing support from all of us at Tiddlers.

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School closed for Bank Holiday 6th May.

Summer Half-term 27-31st May.

Last day of the Summer term is Monday 22nd July.

Term Dates 2019 - 2020

Non-pupil day on Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd September.
School starts on Wednesday 4th September, 2019.

Autumn Half-term 21-25th October, 2019.

Last day of Autumn term is the 20th December, 2019.

Non-pupil day Monday 6th January.

Spring term begins on Tuesday 7th January, 2020.

Spring Half-term 17-21st February, 2020.

Last day of Spring term is Friday 27th March, 2020.

Easter Half Term - Monday 30th March - Monday 13th April.

Non-pupil day Tuesday 14th April.

Summer Term begins on 15th April, 2020.

School closed for Bank Holiday 8th May (This has changed from the 4th in line with the Government change).

Summer Half-term 25-29th May, 2020.

Non Pupil Day - Monday 29th June.

Last day of the Summer term is Tuesday 21st July, 2020.
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