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.
Just a quick reminder that the Mini-Olympics (KS1 Sports Day) is on Thursday 23rd May from 9.30. The reserve day is Friday 24th May.
The morning will be like previous years where the Year 6 children have planned and organised different activities for KS1 to complete and they will move from one activity to the next throughout the morning. You are welcome to follow your children around as they complete the different activities. We hope that it will be finished by about 11.00.
We look forward to seeing you there and hope the sun is shining!
A quick reminder to all parents and carers that Class HC/MR will be holding their cake sale on Friday 17 May, on the playground at 3.15pm.
Also the next PTA meeting will be on Monday 20 May at 7.30pm in the school library. We look forward to seeing you.
As part of our school's Diamond Jubilee celebrations, the children spent four days working with a professional artist to produce these 6 canvases. Each canvas represents a decade of the Queen's 60 year reign.
All the children had an opportunity to be involved in the production of these magnificent canvases.
At the same time, other children were involved in the creation of two canvases to commemorate The London Olympics 2012.
All the canvases are on display in our school hall.
Some children from years 5 and 6 were invited to perform with the English Touring Opera at the Northcott Theatre on Friday 26th October. The children, who performed with St Peters C of E Aided School, Exeter, opened the evening with a performance of ‘Towards an Unknown Port’. This is a new song-cycle by composer Helen Chadwick and preceded the opera 'The Emperor of Atlantis'.
Towards an Unknown Port spoke of real experiences and suffering from children who were in the World War II concentration camp, Terezin, and European conflicts. The words were taken from poems written by the children who were suffering and are in the Unicef Publication called I Dream of Peace.
The children who took part had an amazing experience. They worked hard with the ETO in several workshops at school and then at the Northcott. All the children now want to be on the stage and are already looking forward to the KS2 production in the summer! They also had the opportunity to speak to some of the cast who were in the opera that followed. The children had their own dressing room back stage and definitely felt like real stars on the stage!
We are looking forward to the ETO coming to perform to our school in the spring term now.
The giant flowers that the children have been painting are part of the Majesty Flower Festival at Exeter Cathedral. The exhibition is open to the public from 12th July until 3.30 on 15th July on the Cathedral green. It is spectacular and well worth a visit.
The festival was opened by The Duchess of Cornwall, some children were invited to go along to meet her and to open the festival.
Wednesday 27 June was the annual Devon Mix festival at Wespoint. This is a music festival where the children get to experience a variety of different styles of music; playing, watching and joining in.
Orchestra and choir went this year and all had a super time. We were part of a Giant Junk Band, enjoyed some African singing, especially the dancing and we did a bit of rock singing as well. By far the favourite tent was the 'have a go tent' where we got to try all sorts of different instruments.
A huge thank you to all the parent helpers who came along, but most importantly to the children for behaving so well and making the most of this opportunity.
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
Following last week's visit by the ETO, I thought it would be good to share with you the comment of their director of the ETO when he told us that Newton Poppleford Primary School was his favourite school in the whole country to visit, because of the way the children engage so enthusiastically with their performers and also because of their excellent behaviour.
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.
School meals can be paid for online by visiting this link:
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.
For letters about specific class activities, please see your child's class page.
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