Symondsbury Church of England VA Primary School

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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 38 – 12th July 2019 

This is our final newsletter of this academic year as our last day of term is next Friday, 19th July for a 3:30pm finish.  I cannot believe how fast another year has flown by! This has been a year full of exciting enrichment opportunities and children have made excellent progress in their learning.

My thank you to all the staff for all their hard work and for putting their heart and soul into everything they do; to our parents for your continued support in helping us give your child the very best education we can; to the governors for their continued support and challenge of myself and our team; and last but not least to our children – you amaze us every day, make us smile and extremely proud! 

It just leaves me to wish you all a wonderful holiday with your families and we look forward to welcoming you back at school on Wednesday 4th September!  

End of Term Arrangements 

We have our Achiever’s Service on Thursday 18th July at 2pm and then our Leaver’s Service on Friday 19th July at 2pm.  Both services will take place in Church.  We hope you will be able to join us for these services of celebration! Remember that the Leavers Service is for all parents and families as children from all year groups will present a piece to the year 6 pupils. 

Class 4 ‘Pirates of the Curry Bean’ – Amazing! 

Yesterday audiences were treated to a truly hilarious production of ‘Pirates of the Curry Bean’. There were moments of sheer genius as children performed their roles with such comic timing and skill!   The audience’s laughter pealed through Eype Church and the children loved the reactions that they had from children and adults.  A huge well done and thank you to all of the children for putting on an amazing show and to Miss J and Miss Prentice who worked so hard, inspired and motivated the children and gave them something they will remember for a very long time! 

Whole School Photo 

Copies of the whole school photo is available to view at the School Office. If you would like to order a photo please go to  Enter the access code 2334 10-39478.  Photos cost £11.35 plus P&P and will be sent directly to your home.    

School Reports 

Your child brought home their annual school report today. Please ensure that you complete the slip to say that you have seen the report and there is an opportunity for comments. 

FINAL recall for ALL Library Books – 15th July 2019 

Thank you to those of you who have returned your child’s library book. We still have many outstanding and class teachers will be asking children individually for their books.  Val (our School Librarian) has agreed to come in and do a final collection in the last week of school.  My thanks to Val for all of her hard work in the library this year and for sharing her passion for books with the children! As we have had many incidents where books have not been returned, I am afraid that there will a £5 charge for all books outstanding by this date.  Many thanks for your support with this. 

Our School Development Plan Feedback Session and how you can get involved in September! 

Just a reminder that from September our school development points will be around the topics of maths, SEND (special educational needs and disabilities) and creative curriculum. If you think that you would like to be part of a working party in the next academic year then we will be holding a meeting at 3:45pm on Wednesday 4th September.  Come and find out more or ask me if you have any questions.  Remember – this is about, ‘you, me, us, everyone – We are a school that believe we have the power to change the world!’

Any questions, please come and see me… 

Symondsbury Flower, Produce & Novelty Dog Show - Sunday, 11th August from 2pm 

Marilyn, the Chair of the Symondsbury Show Committee, has asked me to share with you information about the show which will take place over the summer holiday. The event this year will be held at the Tithe Barn and they are busy making plans for a great day out for all the family. The day is held in aid of St. John’s Church, MDN & MIND. Please see the attached documents for more information.

Summer reading Challenge 

This year’s reading challenge is ‘The Space Race’ and children can get involved at Bridport Library. We had a visit from one of the librarians this week to inspire the children to take part!  More details are attached.  Lets see if we can beat the 32 children that completed the challenge last year! 

School Uniform 

If you are ordering school uniform ready for September please be aware that School Trends are advising parents to order goods no later than the 9th August.  Uniform ordered through MyClothing (previously supplied by Tesco Uniform) deliver within 14 days of ordering. 

50 Club Winner for July 

The winner for July was Andrea Prentice. Congratulations! 

Our attendance award 

Congratulations to class 1 who won the award this week – keep up the hard work!



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Class 1


Class 3


Class 2


Class 4


 Yours sincerely


Emma Roberts