Newsletter for the final week of the year
20 July 2018

We say a very fond farewell to our Year 6 and Mrs Harvey and thank them for everything they have done for Appledore School. Please read on to find out about what else has been going on around and about the school this week…


Thrift Club
Last paying in day before the holiday will be Monday 16th July. Next pay in day after that will be Monday 10th September.

Tuesday 31st July 10-11:30am
PIRATE STORIES AND CRAFTS With Appledore Maritime Museum
Appledore Library Summer Events
CODERDOJO Our very first coding event for children over 7 years old. BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Wednesday 15th August 2:30 – 4pm
LEGO CLUB – Build your best models with our Lego – Refreshments available. Tuesday 21st August 10 -11:30am
CHILDREN’S CRAFT ACTIVITY. Refreshments available
TrEASURE HUNT in the Library and around the village – Throughout the school holidays. Prizes to be won!
All children who finish the Summer Reading Challenge will be invited to a special Film night in September.

School Library Books
Please look for any books your children have borrowed from their classrooms or the school library and return them before the end of term.


We have carried on with our Pirate theme, imagining what Pirates look like and writing a Wanted! Poster for them. We thought about where we would take a Pirate if we met one and we loved our Pirate Party on Thursday we even managed to find some treasure in The Jungle! We also enjoyed sharing our Learning Journeys with you on Tuesday. The last thing to say is have a lovely summer everyone and we will see you in September.

What a fantastic year we have all had. The children have worked hard all year and looking through their books from the beginning of the year you can see their hard work has definitely paid off. Thank you for all of your support throughout the year particularly with reading, spellings and the incredible homework tasks you have completed. This week we have completed our own stories of the Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch, they are very impressive. We have concluded our Katie Morag topic with a ceilidh in the hall. We all had fun attempting to learn a Scottish dance, and then we enjoyed listening to some live music. I hope you all have a wonderful summer and enjoy a well-earned break.

What a good year Lundy Puffins have had! They’ve worked so hard all year and we are very proud of what they have achieved. We hope they enjoy their well-earned rest! This week has been all about putting finishing touches to topic books and other pieces of work. They completed their Katie Morag topic by making ‘Porridgies’, using a recipe from one of the books. They also learned how to do some Scottish dancing and then had a live violin performance from Chloe, the violin teacher. She was accompanied by two children from the class on the guitar and two children from year 3. It was a real treat to listen to them play whilst we danced. The talent show on Wednesday was great fun. Well done to everyone who auditioned and took part. Mrs O’Shea, Mrs Harvey and I (Mrs Stanbury) wish you a relaxing break and thank you very much for your support over the year.

Seahunter have had a busy final week, focusing on science. We explored the process of pollination through art, song, images, acting and dissection. They did a wonderful job creating bee and flower headbands and acting out the pollination cycle. They also worked very carefully to dissect a flower, finding and naming all of its parts. We all got together as a school to share singing on Thursday morning and they did a fabulous job singing songs about Tutankhamun and mummies. It has been a great year and all of the children should be proud of the effort and progress they have made. They all deserve a great summer break and we wish them well for the start in Year 4.

Year 4 have had a busy start to the week, completing work for the end of the year. In Maths, they have been learning about triangles, quadrilaterals and lines of symmetry. For Topic, the children learnt about different types of bridges and then created their own pop-up books about the bridge that they wanted to focus on. In Science, the children learnt about electrical safety and had a go at creating a circuit with light bulbs, buzzers or motors. The children then played on some Science games and took part in a Science quiz in computing. The Year 4 group that were in the final of Appledore School’s got Talent came second place. Well done Year 4! I hope you all have a enjoyable summer and best wishes for Year 5!

Beechcroft have been really focused this week to complete their work for their Explore Arts Award. They have looked further at the work of Gaudi, instruments of the orchestra and the Carmen Opera. This week saw another performance of their Carmen work, which means they have performed to other schools, members of the Royal Opera House, parents and others in the school.
Roles and responsibilities have been discussed and everyone has written a letter to apply for their preferred roles in Y6.
Homework over the summer break has been set: read a range of genre and learn to spell the words on the Y5/6 list. Any times tables that are not yet secure need to be mastered in preparation for the Y6 maths curriculum in September.
A big thank you to all the pupils for their hard work in Y5 and to the parents for being so supportive. Have a restful summer holiday and see you at the beginning of September.

We would like to say our final goodbye! It has been a fun, busy and emotional week. We have had sailing (thanks to North Devon Yacht Club), prepared for our assembly and enjoyed signing our autograph books. We’d like to thank the PTFA for these, as it’s a great way for us to take some memories with us. Year 6 would like to thank everyone who has played a part in their Appledore journey and we’d like to say thank you for all the support from parents in getting them there – we couldn’t do it without you! Good luck for the future!

We wish you all a fantastic summer and thank you for all your support over this year.
From Jeremy Cooper and all the staff and children

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