Village Voice by Rosie Warrilow – 31st October

The staff and pupils of  our school have been very busy recently, engaging in a number of different activities and enjoying non uniform days. In the outdoor learning area and under the guidence of Pete Moore, the youngsters have enjoyed creating an African Garden, and on a messy maths day have cooked Gruffalo Crumble and butternut squash soup. They then made refrigerator cake to hone their weighing and measuring skills and washed it all down with home-made fruit smoothies, introducing the children to using capacity. What a great time they must have had, and when was maths so delicious? The younger children of Kingfishers and Egrets classes have been on a Gruffalo Welly Walk through the Village Green, and were very excited to find some of the purple prickles from his back and some genuine Gruffalo footprints, amazing! Herons class enjoyed learning about forest skills, learning how to build a bonfire safely,and then got to drink some lovely hot chocolate. They also enjoyed learning about Chinese art, and produced some lovely artwork using block printing as the whole school topic is China this term. Swans Class have been out and about enjoying the third session of Bikeability instruction, previously postponed due to the recent wet weather.They have also taken part in the Kingsbridge Area Primary Schools swimming gala, and six of the year 6 children have attended the first of the gifted and talented maths sessions at K.C.C. The children and staff wish to thank all parents and carers for their help during this busy time.

The Village Hall committee held a Soup and Pud lunch a couple of weeks ago which proved so popular that they are going to host another one on Saturday 8th November between 12-2 pm.The lunch costs £5 and includes coffee and tea, and all proceeds go towards the upkeep of the hall.

A coffee morning will be held in aid of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal on Saturday 8th November at the Fisherman’s Rest.Any gifts for the raffle would be most welcome, and any other donations to sell will be appreciated. Please contact Maggie Skeates for further details on 550153.

St Andrews Church held its Autumn Fair last week which proved to be very popular, and managed to raise £326.30 for Church funds. Many thanks to all who helped with the stalls and the refreshments. In church this Sunday Michael Tagent will be leading a Family service which starts at 11 am, all welcome.