Newsletter for the week ending 15th July
15 July 2022

A super end to the week with sports day today. Thank you for your support today and thank you to all the staff and children (particularly year 6) who made today run so smoothly. The points from today will be added to the house point totals for the term and the house that wins our House Cup will be announced next week.  There are a number of unclaimed tombola prizes in the office for white ticket 47 and yellow tickets 29, 88, 95, 259, 358, 361, 475, 487, 499, 543, 588 893,943. Decent prizes too!

Please note that due to rising running costs nursery fees and AOOSC and other after school clubs prices will increase in September.  We have kept the increases to a minimum and for more information please click here.

Thank you to Appledore Baptist Church for welcoming us all today for the last Open the Book of the year and thank you Year 6 for some super acting.

Appledore Library Summer Reading Challenge Events:

Sat 23rd July 10-11.30am – Sciencedipity – £6/child BOOKING ESSESNTIAL
Thu 4th Aug 10-11.30am – Storytelling & Bridgebuilding – FREE DROP IN
Thu 18th Lego Sense 1-2pm – £4/child BOOKING ESSESNTIAL
Throughout the summer holidays there will be free picture treasure hunts inside the library and around the village shops with a prize draw of £10 book tokens for 2 winners.  For more information please click here.

Have a lovely weekend

From Jeremy Cooper and all the children and staff


This week in Turtles and Dolphins we have continued learning about Pirates. We have found out what pirates look like and invented some new ones. We have labelled parts of a pirate ship and drawn pictures of them. We have reminded ourselves of what ‘birds eye view’ means and we came up with a list of different maps that we use. We then use this knowledge to create our own treasure maps.

In year 1 this week we have continued with our Castles learning and have been thinking about which material was better for a castle to be made out of; wood or stone. In Maths we have been learning about money and have remembered lots of our learning from dolphins! We have even visited Miss Gray’s shop and had to work out how to get the correct amount of money so we could buy the item we wanted. We have started a new book in Writing called How to Hide a Lion at School and we have loved thinking of places we could hide a lion in our school.

Lundy Puffins have had another great week. They have been learning about capacity and had a great time using water containers to measure millilitres and litres. They also read the scale on a thermometer and put thermometers around the school to find different temperatures. In English, they have been reading more Seaside poetry and have been learning about alliteration. They had a go at using alliteration to write their own poems about sea creatures. They have learnt more about what it might have been like to go to the seaside 100 years ago. Tennis was great fun in the sunshine and they enjoyed a walk to the Baptist church on Thursday for the Open the Book final assembly. Everyone is looking forward to sports’ day tomorrow.

This week, year 3 have been learning how to recognise and describe perpendicular and parallel lines, and horizontal and vertical lines in Maths. In English, the class have been practising writing fronted adverbials and editing their work. In Topic, we looked at key events in history including Ancient Egypt and the children learnt how to put them into chronological order to create a timeline. The children enjoyed their last swimming session and have all made good progress!

HMS Echo have had a great week learning about food chains and how to classify animals and plants. They visits Appledore rock pools and had an Amazon time searching for as many  species as possible. Back at school, they then created sorting tree diagrams using yes and no questions, which they will be testing out on Year 2! Finally, they were all amazing at sports day and showed great team work, resilience n determination.

Year 5 have been very busy publishing their ‘ology’ books; these are now on display in the main building.  We have completed end of term assessments in maths, reading and spelling.  We are now thinking about the remaining work we need to do to complete the arts award.  Please join us on Wednesday morning, 9am, in the school hall.  We should be finished by 9.30am.  We have a fantastic swimming session at Skern Lodge, all having fun in the water, and then eating our fish and chips in the front field.  This was a well deserved treat, after weeks of hard work, for the end of term.  We are hoping to have a great sports day on Friday.

Year 6 have been busy with their play this week as well as performing at the Baptist church. Hopefully costumes are sorted for the dress rehearsal on Monday and they have their stage voices ready. In science, they have also been revising work on electricity, especially circuit symbols. They also had their last tennis session and have begun preparing their leavers books. Y6 will be able to sign shirts on the last day of term but will need a clean non-signed shirt for their leavers assembly – they will need to prove they have a spare shirt with them before any signing is done. Thank you for all the photos of children in their younger years that have already been received – any that haven’t please email as soon as possible. Thank you

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