It was fantastic to see so many children ranging from Reception to Year 6 following Master Yules’ every move and showing they have the discipline and strength to grow into true martial artist.
The field was in full use this evening as both our girls and boys football teams took on Marpool. Some say football is the beautiful game, tonight it certainly was a skilful game with Brooke and Dan putting in some fantastic saves. All players should be proud of their conduct on the pitch showing that best thing you can do in a football match is show respect. Littleham ladies and gents you were amazing!
East Devon District Council and Littleham CE Primary School teamed up to launch a competition for our children to design a poster that encourages owners to pick up after their dog and use a bin. As well as providing EDDC with useful posters to display, the competition also gave children the chance to think creatively about how to keep their local environment clean. Playing a part in tackling an important community issue is very impressive. Today the 3 lucky winners went to the council offices in Sidmouth to work with a design team to turn posters in to street signs. Look out for the new signs around the Littleham area in early July. Great work team!
Our Reception children had a brilliant time exploring our local TESCO store. The children learnt where some of their food comes from as they explored the bakery, fish and meat counters, chillers and fruit and vegetable aisles.
We’re delighted to be planning a Health and Well-being Week at the school May 21st – 25th. During the week, we working with a wide range of agencies to offer a wide range of activities from oral care, to sleep, to cookery, internet safety, forest school & nutrition amongst many others. The whole week aims to increase being more active, finding an activity that the family can do together, information on where to go for health support, dental health, mindfulness, probably a skipping challenge by the children. Basically, it’s a celebration of what it means to have a healthy body and healthy mind.
More information to follow…
We’re delighted to be offering a Family Literacy Course with the support of Learn Devon. The aims to help parents and carers to understand literacy in schools, to help with ways to help your child, to make learning literacy fun, and improve your own skills and gain qualifications for yourself. The course is in school and starts on 15th May and runs weekly until 17th July. Places are limited at one parent/carer per child. The school will contact you to confirm final places.
Year three are investigating what plants need to grow. Some groups are changing the amount of air, space, light, water or warmth that their broad bean plant has. Each group have measured the starting height of their plant, and they are excited about tracking how much further the plant will grow. More info to follow…
Our Reception class have been learning about ‘growing’. They have loved planting in the sunshine and are now growing their own flowers, potatoes and peas. Next week they will be planting sunflowers and runner beans. The children are learning that plants need water, nutrients, sun light, space and air to help them to grow.
Year 5 children have been learning about the volume of cuboids. They were set the challenge of making as many different cuboids that had a volume of 24 multi link cubes. The children then had to explain what they found out. They realised that they multiplied the three dimensions of the shape to find the volume and that the dimensions were factors of the volume. Next, they were given the challenge to make a net for 20, 1cm cubes and to find different ways to do this. It took a lot of trial and improvement to tackle the task.
Thank you to Peter and team from the Men’s Shed who have made two wonderful mud kitchens for our nursery children. Learning outside is so important and the children immediately started making all sorts of wonderful food. Thank you Men’s Shed.
All men are welcome at Men’s Shed! It is open every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, between 10am and 4pm. Based at Clayton House in Littleham, Men’s Shed is a space for men to socialise over a game of pool or darts, and learn and share skills such as carpentry, metalwork, cooking, IT, and anything else that might be of interest. For more details see website: http://www.opendoorexmouth.org.uk/our-projects/mens-shed/