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Hooray for handball!
15 October 2018

Littleham’s first sporting outing of this academic year was a roaring success. Great to see children taking their skills from curriculum time and applying them in a game situation. Go team Littleham.

We’ve also been delighted to welcome Mrs Kilburn from South Dartmoor college to take a handball session. Mrs Kilburn led an excellent session for teachers to develop their coaching skills as they observed while our young handball players in years 3 and 6 built on their skills.

Theatre Alibi
15 October 2018

The children across the whole school were treated to a wonderful visit from Theatre  Alibi. The children and staff were delighted by the vivid storytelling, live music and a good old fashioned boogie to bring the brilliant story of Table Mates to life.

Three cooks, three very different lives. Each course tells a story. Six O’clock comes and three weary workers return to their cosy abode. With the barest of hellos, they take off their coats and put on their chefs whites. They are Starter, Main and Pudding and each night, without fail, they cook each other a delicious meal. Starter makes starter, Main makes main and Pudding makes pudding.

They soon set to work in the kitchen, dancing round each other like Morecambe and Wise making breakfast. Starter fashions an exquisite nibble of microscopic, but mouth-watering delight. Main conjures a dish that carries her heart home on a whiff of basil and lime. Pudding steams a duff the size of a football, so no-one need fear going hungry. Three cooks, three very different lives. Each course tells a story.

Thank you Theatre Alibi, each year your productions are thrilling and enriching.

 

Materials in Year 1 and 2
15 October 2018

The children from year 1 and 2 have been learning about materials and their properties. They went to the post office to post a number of parcels wrapped in different materials to see which was the best way to protect a Kit Kat and keep it dry. They learned about weighing in grammes and how much stamps cost. They had to find the right coins to pay for the stamps or receive change if they needed it.  They are now eagerly waiting for the parcels to arrive…

Littleham dig deep to come away with the top prize again
12 October 2018

Exmouth in Bloom team award pupils first prize for their vegetable garden and also joint first prize for their wildlife garden. Pupils  were delighted to accept first prizes kindly donated by Kings Garden & Leisure and Kate Turner at Birds and Bees. Thank you also to the wonderful Exmouth in Bloom team for inspiring and motivating young people across Exmouth to get out and grow!

Police update
8 October 2018

Following last week’s incident, the following updates have been issued from Antonio Weeks, Inspector for Exmouth:  

·         A boy has been charged and remanded in custody.

·         There is no need for school journey plans to change, but we want everyone to ensure they are comfortable with their normal routines and arrangements around school runs/travel etc. There will therefore be an increased police presence around schools over the next few days and a certain key times in the future. This is purely for reassurance and to allow people to ask questions or share concerns.

·         Now the court process is underway, any disclosure of the identities of those involved or speculation, including on social media, risks contempt of court. We ask that this message is passed to young people.

·         There is understandable significant media interest in this incident. If you feel uncomfortable with anyone around school premises or are approached by someone asking questions then please call police on 101 or 999 if you feel it requires urgent attendance.

If you require any further support from us around managing the impact of this incident on your school community or have any specific questions then please get in touch thorough normal channels or by emailing me on antonia.weeks@dc.police.uk

Antonia Weeks

Inspector for Exmouth

Sporting stars - well done!
8 October 2018

Sporting stars for this week, all showing they have what it takes to improve on their personal best and build on existing stars. Keep up the good work!

 

Advice for schools and parents
8 October 2018

Devon and Cornwall Police Major Crime Team have been in the Brixington area of Exmouth following a violent assault of a 10-year-old girl in the Marley Road area on afternoon, Thursday 4th October.

This was clearly a serious and rare event for the area and police have been putting significant resources to this investigation. This means that there will be a high police presence in and around Exmouth as part of their investigation and to help offer public reassurance.

The advice from Devon and Cornwall police is as follows:

  • There is no need to change immediate school pick-up plans.
  • Please be reassured there are significant police resources in Exmouth.
  • Please avoid speculation including via social media, as this may lead to further upset for others including the family
  • If you have any information in relation this matter then please call 101, and feel free to speak to any officer you see in the area if you need further reassurance

As a school, we will be sharing safety messages with the children.

For the latest updates and information, please see the Devon and Cornwall police website, they will also issue updates via our twitter page @DCpolice and our main facebook page. Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101 quoting log 636 for the 4th of October.

We thank you for your assistance during this time.

 

Lighting up literacy
29 September 2018
In Reception we try to make writing fun and engaging for all of our learners. We like to make sure all of our children’s marks are valued and celebrated. In our learning environment, we provide a rich range of mark-making opportunities through both adult-led and child-initiated experiences. This helps our children to develop imaginatively, creatively and physically.
Interventions like ‘Squiggle whilst you Wiggle’ help to enhance gross motor movements. We first dance  the patterns using props and then make our marks using both hands on paper. ‘Dough Disco’ helps to improve fine motor control and strengthen finger muscles to support letter and number formation. In our learning environment, we always have ‘Funky Finger’ activities available to develop our fine motor control. This will help the children to manipulate small and fiddly tools and hold a pencil effectively.
Here are some photos when Mrs Land took part in a ‘Lighting Up Literacy’ Babcock project last year, which resulted in lots of motivated and excited writers.
Open Day 9th October
27 September 2018

Is your child starting Reception in September 2019 or do you know anyone who has a child that is?

Our Thriving Early Year provision was recognised in our recent Ofsted inspection as an exciting place to be. They noted, “The purposeful environment ignites children’s curiosity. Their language blossoms because of the good teaching they receive. This good start exemplifies your school’s vision: Firm foundations for the future”. Ofsted 2018

We are holding school tours on  Tuesday 9th October at 9.30am and 1.30pm. To request a place on a school tour, please contact our school on 01395 266535 or admin@littleham.devon.sch.uk

We also take 2, 3 and 4 year olds within our Nursery. 30 hours offer available and golden ticket admissions. For more information and to request on a school tour, please contact our school on 01395 266535 or email: admin@littleham.devon.sch.uk

Light and dark
26 September 2018

Year 6 pupils are learning about the properties of light and how to set up a fair test. They are learning about variables in an investigation. Here, they are shining a light through a slit in a piece of card and observing what happens to the light rays.