Our vision is to provide a happy, caring and engaging environment where children become confident learners and develop skills for life.
If you are interested in a place in our school, please contact the school office for further information, as we do have places in several year groups.
Music Lessons with Miss Tyrrell have now finished for this term. They will start again on Wednesday 8 January 2014 - please remember to bring your instruments!
Lessons for next half term will take place on 8,15,22,29 Jan & 5 Feb.
Subject: PE Kit
A polite request to parents that children need to be wearing appropriate PE kit for the time of year.
If at all possible Please can children bring in tracksuit bottoms and jumpers for PE. They can wear their school sweatshirt.
Tracksuit bottoms should be navy, blue or black.
They also need to bring a change of socks and trainers.
Years 3 - 5 are on a block of football at the moment so if they want to bring football boots they can, but always have trainers just in case the field is too muddy/wet. I am happy if they wear dark gloves. PLease can they always bring a carrier bag to put muddy trainers in.
Unfortunately due to the time of year we haven't always got the option of the hall so unless it is raining we will try to stay out.
Sarah Bell - HLTA PE
Our children and young people are using technology more than ever to study and communicate. The use of social media is growing rapidly.
We all need to keep up to date with the current trends but also the risks associated with the use of the internet, including social websites.
Please come along to a presentation by
PC Gary Gates, Youth intervention Officer, who will be able to advise you on how to protect your children and ensure safer internet use.
No need to book – just turn up
Tuesday 3rd December 2013 at 7.30pm-8.30pm
Sidmouth CE Primary,55 Woolbrook Road, Sidmouth EX10 9XB
For further information please feel free to contact Tracey Tipton, Parent Support Adviser on 07540 668525 or by email at
We have just been informed that as of next Monday the roadworks in the village will move further down the High Street affecting the entrance to School Lane.
3 way traffic lights will be in place but significant delays are to be expected. The traffic lights are expected to be in place for at least a week.
Please allow extra time for your journeys to school.
Dear Parents / Carers
Having spent some time looking at further research in spellings and investigating good practice in other schools, children in years 3, 4, 5, & 6 will be adopting the following system:
- Children will get a spelling log to keep at school in which words that they have struggled with or spelt incorrectly will be added.
- They will then have to spell the words correctly a number of times to consolidate the correct spelling.
The children will continue to focus on spelling strategies during lesson time and may occasionally have spelling investigations for homework. Assessment in spellings will continually take place. Please contact your child’s class teacher if you need any further information.
If your child is booked into Twilight Club and you arrive at 3.15pm to collect them we would be most grateful if you could let the member of staff at Twilight Club know you are taking them - to avoid us spending time trying to locate a missing child.
Please may we remind parents that children should have PE kit with them every day.
PE kit includes:
Training shoes (please refrain form buying black plimsoles if at all possible)
Children may not be allowed to do PE without the correct footwear.
As part of our role as governors, we regularly look at the school’s information on overall progress that the children in each year group are making. The school’s Senior Leadership Team set ambitious targets for pupil progress this year, which are higher than the average national expectations. We are delighted that the latest school data shows that we are on track to meet and in many cases exceed these targets. As governors we wanted to share this good news with you and to acknowledge the good work that is being done by the whole school staff in achieving success for all our pupils.
Please see the governor's page for the latest Chair's Blog
We would like to remind you that the NHS guidelines say that any child who has had any sort of tummy upset should remain off school for 48 hours after the final episode of illness.
A letter about NumberGym, new Maths software being used in school, will be sent home on Thursday 20th January. It gives information about the software and the username and password so you can access it at home. It is a great resource for you and your child to explore. Please click on the link below to go the login page.
Understanding progress in Mathematics: a guide for parents
Also, here is a link to information produced by the (now defunct) Department for Children, Schools and Families, about what your child's progress in maths should look like in their time at primary school and going into secondary education. It gives information about working at different levels in maths and activities you could try at home with your children. You will need to be able to open a PDF document to read it.
The majority of our letters are now sent electronically via Parentmail - please pop into the school office and leave your email contact details if you are not currently receiving them.
For letters about specific class activities, please see your child's class page.
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