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Newsletter Friday 22nd October 2021

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Class One News
This week Class One have been thinking about caring for God’s creation and how they would feel if something they had created was damaged. The children all created their own animals and talked about how they should be taken care of. We had loose plastics in the water tray and the children showed me how animals can get tangled in them or accidently eat them and the were sad that this could kill them. They agreed that whenever they were at the beach they would pick up any plastic they saw because every little thing each person does adds up to bigger things.

The children have also finished their ‘Oi Frog’ stories which they worked very hard on and I’m very proud of how far they have come with their writing this half-term. Look out for pictures of their work on dojo.

On Thursday afternoon we played parachute games and had a little end of half-term celebration as a goodbye treat from me.

I would like to thank the children for all their hard work and super behaviour and remind them to keep reading over half term, as I might check! πŸ˜‰

A huge thank you to all parents, children and staff for all my lovely gifts and for your support and friendship whilst I have been at Black Torrington.
Have a lovely half-term
Mrs Carroll

Class Two News

Class Two from Bradford and Black Torrington Schools spent the morning at Bridge Mill. The children became archaeologists for the day digging through layers of earth and discovering different items. They got a chance to look at the items that had been found and labelled them. They also had a lesson on how they would dye wool and how wool and linen were woven.

They all got to meet a real life Roman soldier called Richard. They dressed up and protected themselves whilst reenacting some of the famous battle formations. The children asked many questions and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.

Class Two have finished learning about the Romans. They have all written an essay explaining how the Romans conquered different countries and the changes they brought.

“The Romans built roads and brick houses, they introduced central heating and a sewage system.” Reggie

“They believed in lots of Gods and Goddesses. Mars was the God of war, if the army wanted to win a fight, then they would give gifts, such as wine, to Mars. We now use the names of some Roman Gods for our planets, like Mercury and Venus.” Archie

Thank you to all the drivers who transported the children safely and those who stayed to help.

Mrs Collman had a lovely time with the children and it was really lovely to see the children from both schools learning together.

Star Learners

Archie and Charlie received recognition for being the Stars of the Week.

Ronia and Reggie received the Maths Star awards.

Well done to each and every one of you . You all are working so hard to improve and meet the targets that have been set. Keep up the great work and show our new teachers exactly how wonderful you are!

School News

Our first half-term was a busy one! A big thank you to Mrs Collman and Mrs Carroll. We had a lovely farewell for Mrs Carroll and we also thanked Mrs Collman with a bunch of flowers to say thank you from the children and staff. Thank you for your kind contributions. I am sure they will keep in touch.

After half-term I am delighted to welcome Mrs Drew-Hill in Class Two and Miss Wenmouth in Class One. They have made several visits to the school, in real life and virtually, and they have been hard at work planning and preparing for their new roles with us at Black Torrington Primary School. Mrs Allin will still be a familiar face supporting the staff and children, and the office at times! Mrs Graham will continue to teach every Friday.

This is an exciting new venture for the school and I am looking forward to getting to know them and to see what their skills can bring to our lovely school. Please do come and introduce yourself when you can, either in the morning when you drop off or after school. You will be most welcome.

As the nights are drawing in please stay safe out there. Reflective clothing is an absolute essential on these dark nights. COVID cases are on the rise locally and we must remain vigilant. Please do continue use the LFD tests regularly and watch out for the symptoms. Stay safe over half-term and I look forward to seeing you all again on Monday 1st November.

Have a lovely half-term break.

Miss Sunita Chauhan

New Lunch Menu

On Wednesday you were emailed the new menu which will start when we return on Monday 1st November. Bookings will be available to be made by the end of half term week.

Years R/Y1/Y2 Multi-Skills

On Monday 8th November we will be taking part in a Multi-Skills event run by Mr Pugh in Holsworthy Sports Hall. They will travel by coach from Black Torrington Primary, leaving school at 12.15 and Holsworthy at 2.45pm. Your child will need to wear a PE kit including their School Hoodies and require a packed lunch. School packed lunches can be chosen via your school gateway account when we return from half term. Permission is needed for the trip and will need to be given through you Arbor Parent Portal, this will also be available when we return from half term.

After School Clubs

The following after school clubs will take place from 1st November to 9th December. If you would like your child to take part permission needs to be given via your Arbor Parent Portal before we return to school on Monday 1st November.

Mondays – Dance Club for Years R to 6 with Jess Squire
Thursdays – Netball Club for Years 3 to 6 with Mrs Denham

Diary Dates

Monday 25th to Friday 29th October – Half-term
Monday 1st November – Back to School
Monday 8th November – Flu Immunisations (Further Details to Follow)
Monday 8th November – KS1 Multi Skills at Holsworthy Community College
Friday 19th November – Children in Need (Further Details to Follow)
Wednesday 8th December – Christmas Play – 6pm in the Bradford Village Hall
Thursday 16th December – Whole School Trip to Panto at Barnstaple (Further Details to Follow)

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