Symondsbury Church of England VA Primary School

SymondsburyChurch of England VA Primary

Respect, Responsibility,
Relationships, Reflection,
Rejoicing, Reaching
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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 21 – 14th February 2020 

As I write newsletter number 21 it reminds me that we are over half way through our school year – where has that time gone? Wishing all of our families a wonderful half term and we look forward to welcoming you all back to school on Monday 24th February. 

Farewell Mrs McAllister – We Will Miss You! 

Yesterday, we said goodbye to Mrs McAllister who has been a part of the Symondsbury family for almost 22 years! We celebrated with memories, photos and the children presented her with some very special cards and their own messages.  We are very thankful of all that Mrs Mc (as she is affectionately known) has done for us and we wish her lots of love and luck in this next chapter. 

Noye’s Fludde (Noah’s Flood) Opera Sunday Workshop – Sunday 8th March 

Thank you so much to those of you who were able to attend the art workshop on Sunday and for creating some wonderful looking masks for our upcoming opera! My thanks also to Mrs Edney who is leading the mask making with such skill and energy!  We will be holding another workshop in March and it would be great to see lots of you there! 

Cross Country Race at Beaminster School 

KS 2 cross country team ran in the West Dorset Primary Schools competition at Beaminster School on Tuesday afternoon. The children performed brilliantly in very difficult conditions of mud, wind and cold although the sun was shining.  

The year 5/6 boys A team ran superbly and came third overall. Well done everyone!!  Thank you to all of the parents who came and supported me and the children, it was very much appreciated. 

Kenway Cup - St Mary's Primary School 

Wow! What an amazing performance from the football team two weeks ago.  The boys dominated the match against St Mary's Primary School whilst battling the wind and the rain.   Within the first 5 minutes the boys were 4-0 up and by half time it was 5-0.   In the second half the team continued their dominance by communicating and quick passing of the ball. A penalty was then awarded to us, which Levi slotted away taking the score to 6-0.  Two more quick goals came but St Mary's fought well and managed to get a consolation goal.  A special mention to Levi who got a double hat-trick and was my Player of the Match.  The final score was 8-1.  Well done boys!!  We now await for the quarter final match against Charmouth in a few weeks’ time.  Miss Prentice 

Safer Internet Day Tuesday 11th February 

The school took part in Safer Internet day on Tuesday. We learnt more about how to keep ourselves safe online and had some great discussions in classes.  Attached is some information from Class 4.   

Neighbourhood Plan 

The Bridport Area Neighbourhood Plan 2020 – 2036 has been developed with input from local people and includes the parish of Symondsbury. The plan has been submitted to Dorset Council and will be subject to a public referendum on 27th February.  Children will be bringing home the neighbourhood plan leaflet today.  Please do take the time to have a look.  You can view the document online at 

Bridport Food Bank Collection – Wednesday 12th February 

Thank you to those of you who sent in tins for the Bridport Food Bank. We have added it to the donations made by the church.  

Class 4 Fabulous Finish 

Class 4 showed off their learning yesterday in our fabulous finish on natural disasters.  The children had spent a lot of time making posters and science experiments to show their learning from our topic.  Also included were the bird boxes that every child had made themselves. Four of the six wooden bird boxes we will be placed in the garden and church yard.    Well done to all of the children, they worked incredibly hard on their displays, both Miss J and Miss Prentice are very proud of you. 


The children are delighted to have new IPADS. Our thanks again to Chideock Village Trust who very kindly paid for a class set to support our learning at school. 

We are going to be on the TV! 

ITV Southwest are going to be visiting Symondsbury School to talk to some of the children about our We Day work and our 100 ways to change the world. The piece will be aired in March as they cover the event itself.  We are very excited and proud to have our work recognised and are looking forward to sharing it with the region.  We are one of only 11 schools in the UK to be visited by the news team.  They will be coming to school on the Tuesday after half term and Miss Jenkin and I will be selecting 4 pupils to talk to the team and do some filming around school!


The Friends will now be meeting on Thursday 27th February at 2.30pn in school. We will be planning Easter events. Newcomers are always welcome. We look forward to seeing you there.  

Star of the Week for showing our Core Values 

Congratulations Keira, Hayden and Poppy H for Relationships and Izzy F for Responsibility. 

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 2


Class 3


Class 4


Yours sincerely,

Emma Roberts