Symondsbury Church of England VA Primary School

SymondsburyChurch of England VA Primary

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 Dear Parents/Carers 

Newsletter 27 – 5th April 2019 

HAPPY EASTER! (Almost!) from all of the staff and governors at Symondsbury Primary School!

We look forward to welcoming the children back to school on Tuesday 23rd April. 

Our Fabulous Footballers! 

The football team played their socks off in the Kenway Cup final on Monday night. They took worthy 2-0 lead in the game and were looking really comfortable for the victory. Sadly a two minute lack of concentration led to Greenford scoring two quick goals to send the game to extra time. We battled and battled and even hit the crossbar. But sadly Greenford again scored two quick goals to win the match 2-4. It was a brilliant final and both Phil Case and Mr White were so proud of the whole team. They wore the school shirt with pride and we couldn't ask any more of them. A massive well done to. Harry, Levi (captain), Joel, Lucas, Mollie, Joliffe, Joe, Freddie, Henry and Isaac. Special mention to Marlowe who sadly missed the match due to illness. Thank you to everyone who came and supported. 


As you know, we don’t have a caretaker, so much of the DIY, cleaning and decorating work is done by the Governors, willing parents and family members. I will be in school donning my Marigolds to get the school ready for summer term and would really appreciate any help – even for an hour… I will provide doughnuts! 

We have had a check of our play equipment and the playhouse in the field is in need of some TLC and some boards need replacing. We really need some parents/family members with some wood working expertise who could help us replace these over the Easter holidays so that the children can continue using the climbing frame during the summer term.  Please come and see me if you think you might be able to help or pop a message to the school office.  It would be very much appreciated. 

We are also gathering a team of people to do some general DIY/cleaning over the Easter holidays to help us keep our school in tip-top condition for our children. If you think you would be able to help on the 21st or 22nd April please let me know.  Any help – even an hour – would be appreciated.  Thank you! 

Colmers Hill Easter Egg Hunt - Sunday 21st April - 10 am - 12 noon  

The friends are holding their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday, a hugely popular and fun event not to be missed! The hunt kicks off at 10am and there will be refreshments, cake and bacon rolls available for sale at school. Plenty of parking is available at Manor Yard just up the road. Entry is £1.50 with a guaranteed prize! It is a vital fundraiser for the school and support like this, and from yourselves is really appreciated.

Many thanks to the Wallbridge Trust who have kindly donated £50.00 towards the cost of the eggs. The Wallbridge Trust raise funds to improve the lives of people of Symondsbury Parish. 

Raffle tickets will be coming home in book bags shortly for the Grand Raffle which will be drawn on the day and tickets will also be available in the office shortly, there are some fabulous prizes. PLUS 'guess the name' to win a gorgeous giant duck and bunny (double draw this year!) is currently in the school office at just £0.50 per go, so please do come in and have a go, all proceeds go to the school and the children. 

 Breakfast Club Bookings 

Please remember that bookings must be made for breakfast club each morning. Next term there are some days where bookings have not been made and therefore staff will be unavailable on those days. Please book to avoid disappointment! Thank you for your support with this.

Our attendance award 

Congratulations to Class 4 who won the award this week attendance– keep up the hard work! 


% Attendance

Class 4


Class 3


Class 2


Class 1


 Class attendance since September 


% Attendance

Class 2 & 3


Class 1


Class 4


Whole School


100% attendance for this term 

Class 1 - Jules; Riley; Rosa; Caitlin, Sebastian; Joseph, Elsbeth and George

Class 2 – Ollie; Faith; Felix; Lily; Freddie H; Poppy H; Francesca; Madeline; James; Daisy; Preston; Brooke; Freddie T and Poppy W

Class 3 – Lexi; Annie; Devon; Isabella F; Isabella H; Amelie; Chaise; Daniel; Henry; Maddison; Pixie; Ava; Jack; Evelyn; Etienne; Amaya and Charlie

Class 4 – Joliffe; Poppy; Jazmin; Mackenzie; Lauren; Levi; Joseph; Talia; Oscar W and Jennifer 

Please remember the importance of your child’s attendance at school. Every day really does matter and can have an impact on their academic achievement.  All children deserve to make the most amount of progress that they can, even if they are very able.  Missing school can affect that progress too.  See the diagram below that shows that children with under 97% attendance are more likely not to achieve National Expectations at the end of year 6.

We hope that every child can attend school so that we can help them reach their full potential! 

 Yours sincerely 

Emma Roberts