Welcome back to the summer term

Message from Mrs Anderson…

I am delighted to be welcoming everyone back to a sunny summer term. I hope that you all had a special Easter break with your families.

It is wonderful to be able to welcome Mrs Griffiths, our new lead for teaching and learning to the school and Mrs Corbett, our new kitchen manager. I am sure they will soon get to know the children, families, friends and the routines of the school.

As many of you are aware Mr Mitch has had an operation so will not be in school for the near future. Everything went well and he is at home- we wish him a speedy recovery and will look forward to his return.

You should all have received your child’s Termly Curriculum letter by now, if you haven’t please see the office team or refer to the website, www.stpaulsplymoputh.com. The class newsletters are all on our child’s year group page. As you will see there is going to be lots of fun learning taking place this term across the school.

Year 6 SATs week is nearly here- it will start on Monday 8th May and the final tests are on Thursday 11th May. Please can you ensure that your children get plenty of sleep and rest in the run up to this time as it is a very tiring few days for them. FOSP will be providing breakfast for them that week which is fantastic- they will be able to come into school from 8.15 (not before) during the week.

I know that they have been working really hard throughout the year and are hugely focused at the moment. The children who attended the Easter school had a superb few days. We are super proud of all of them.

Sports Day

This year we will be having sports day earlier trying to catch the best weather! The first date for Sports day is on Friday 26th May, further details will come out in relation to this shortly. Fingers crossed that the weather is kind to us.

Term dates 17/18

We are re-circulating the school term dates for next academic year as there has been a last minute change to the November date due to the Multi-Academy Trust. Please can you change these on your calendars.

Schools Challenge…

Eighteen of our children took part in the ‘Schools Challenge’ last Sunday on Plymouth Hoe. They have been part of a running club who have been gradually building up the distance they have been running. The aim was for them to run a half marathon. In the school club they have run 12 miles and last Sunday they ran the last mile on the Hoe with 2500 other children. The Plymouth Half Marathon started first and then the children did their mile- the atmosphere was superb and our children were a credit to St Paul’s and their families. You will see the team below this article looking very proud with their medals.

Finley’s Y6 - Plymouth School Boys Experience in Jersey

I woke up at 3am in the morning on Saturday, got dressed and ate my breakfast in the car. I was excited but I think I was too tired to show it! I met the rest of my team at Exeter Airport, I said my goodbyes to my mum, dad and my sister. We got on the plane and exchanged conversations with my teammates. We arrived at the hotel and got given our keys to our rooms. Jersey was very hot, we did our activities over the course of the week. We won 2, drawn 2 and lost 2 games. We played against kids who played for England. I was top goal scorer. I highly recommend Jersey it is a great place.

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