Symondsbury Church of England VA Primary School

SymondsburyChurch of England VA Primary

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You, me, us, everyone – We are a school that believe we have the power to change the world!’

‘The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body.

So it is with the body of Christ.’

(Corinthians 12:12)

Dear Parents/Carers 

Newsletter 34 – 13th June 2019 

Class 2 Coastguard Workshop  

On Tuesday, class 2 were visited by the coastguard. The children learnt about everything the Coastguard does and how they are also part of the 999 emergency services. They also took part in workshops where they learnt all about the equipment they wear. Some even tried it on. The bit the children loved the most was being strapped into the stretcher they use when they are rescuing people with the helicopter.  

Class 1 Axe Valley Visit 

Class 1 had a fantastic day at Axe Valley Wildlife Park on Wednesday. The children were so brave, holding Percy the snake, stick insects and a Chinese water dragon called Noodle!  The children were all really interested and learnt a lot about the animals.  We fed the meerkats and also went guinea pig fishing – ask the children to explain!  Many thanks to the Friends of Symondsbury School who paid our transport costs and subsidised our entry to the park.

 Crealy Adventure – Thanks to the Rotary Club 

Our children have been very lucky over the past few years and we have been invited to take a small group of children to Crealy thanks to the Rotary Club in Bridport. The children enjoyed a day of fun, learning all about the animals in Crealy and enjoying rides and rollercoasters.  The children were even provided with a yummy lunch.  Thanks you to Mrs Philipps and Miss Turner for taking the children – I’m not sure who enjoyed it more – the staff or the children!  

Reducing Plastic Experiment 

Children have been busy this week collecting up the single use plastic from our lunch boxes. We have seen some brilliant ideas to save plastic including re-usable plastic pots for yoghurt, using paper bags or tin foil to wrap food, sing paper or linen bags for their lunch.  Very clever! Thanks you to all of the parents who have helped this week in supporting their children to make the world a better place.  Here is how we did – this is last week and this week – look at the difference! Well done everyone! Let’s see if we can beat this next week. 

Before…….                                       After……. 

Five Things Clear Assembly 

The children were inspired this morning by Simon who came in to speak about some of the amazing work that he has been doing by building up his ‘Five things clear’ project which encourages people to pick just 5

pieces of litter a day. He has been to some extreme places and his next venture will be up Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa – I can’t believe people would drop litter there! The children will be entering a competition to raise the profile of litter picking and have the opportunity to win special t-shirts – watch this space for more details.  It was wonderful to hear someone new telling the children how each of us can make a difference! 

Fun family yoga and brunch! Saturday 22nd June at 9.00am 

Tickets available at the school office for this amazing event. At only £8 a ticket and kids go free its amazing value.  45 minute outdoor yoga class on Simene Field led by Alice from Yoga with Alice, followed by a delicious and nutritious brunch.  Dorset Cereals granola / muesli, yogurt and fresh fruit and a range of herbal teas, coffees and juices.  Not to be missed! 

Symfest 2019 Friday 28th June 5.00 – 7.00pm 

Symfest is back! Join us for an evening of fun on the school field.  There will be a BBQ, bouncy castle, circus skills, stalls, tombola, refreshments, bar, performance from the children and live music!  All money raised goes to the enrichment of the children so please come along and support the school.  If you are able to help on the evening, either with setting up in the afternoon or manning a stall, serving refreshments or a stint on the BBQ, we would be very, very grateful.  If so, see Mrs Swift or sign up on the rota on the school front door. 

Our attendance award 

Congratulations to class 2 who won the award this week – keep up the hard work! 


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Class 2


Class 1


Class 3


Class 4


 Stars of the week 

Congratulations to our stars of the week - well done you! 

Class 1 Sebastian, Class 2 Brooke, Class 3 Kyle, Class 4 Sam 

Yours sincerely

Emma Roberts


Diary Dates – Summer Term 2019


June                19th                  Summer Games Finals All day

                                                Colfox Induction Morning – Year 6

                                                Woodroffe Induction Day – Year 6

                                                Reception Intake Afternoon (1)

                        21st                  Marathon – 8.30 am

                                                Sports Afternoon 1.00pm

                                                School nurse drop in - 3.15 – 4.15pm

                        22nd                 Friends family fitness and fun – 9.00 – 12.00

                        24th                  Year 5 English Taster Day – Colfox (Selected pupils)

                        25th                  Colfox Year 6 parents evening 7.00 – 8.30pm

                        26th – 27th        Class 4 Residential to Southampton

                                                Reception Intake Afternoon (2)

                        28th                  Sports Day (Reserve day)

                                                SymFest – 5.00 – 7.00pm                                         

July                 1st-3rd               Class 3 Residential to Wareham

                        2nd                   Year 5 Art taster day at Colfox (Selected pupils)

                                                Class 4 Youth Speaks Team (Burton Bradstock Village Hall) 6.30 – 8.00pm

                        3rd                    Reception Intake Afternoon (3)

                                                Year 5 PE Festival

                        4th                    Year 5 Science Taster Day at Colfox (Selected pupils)

                                                Music Concert in Church, 2.30 pm

                        5th                    Class 1 Fabulous Finish (Parents) 2.00 – 3.00pm

                        8th                    Ashley Wood – whole school photograph – 9 am

                                                Thank you Tea Party 2pm

                        8th                    Reports issued to parents week

                        9th                    Class 2 Assembly – 2.45 pm

                                                Book Fair – all week

                        11th                  Class 4 Production – 1.30 and 6.30 pm

                        12th                  Year 6 Leavers Ball – 6 pm

                        15th                  Moving Up Day

                        18th                  Achievers Service – 2 pm

                        19th                  Leavers Service – 2 pm