Bridgerule Church of England Primary School – Autumn Term news.
It has been a busy first half of the Autumn term. We were delighted to welcome 9 new children to our Reception year at the start of September.We were also pleased to welcome two new members of staff to the Bridgerule team. Mrs Ali Collman is a new part time teacher and our new administrator is Mrs Stacey Hillier-Cholwill. As a parent and local resident Stacey already has a great knowledge of our school community and has made a fantastic start getting to grips with her new role.
The children have been involved in a number of projects and events in addition to their lessons. They produced some beautiful artwork for the for the WW1 commemoration event organised by Holsworthy Town Council. There have also been some great sporting events for the children already this term, Class 2 attended the first Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust Ability Games. This was a fantastic opportunity for the children to take part in a range of athletic and field events using state of the art facilities at Tavistock College. The KS2 children also took part in a cross country festival at Holsworthy Community College and competed well against a number of other local schools.
This year we are having a strong focus on teaching and learning in Maths. One aspect of our action plan is to take part in a programme called ‘Maths Mastery’ which is a professional development opportunity for teachers across our cluster and the DMAT (Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust). This is being run by leading Maths specialists and will enable teachers to try out and develop the latest ideas and thinking. The programme is already having a positive impact on Maths lessons in Bridgerule.
The staff, children and local community came together for the lovely Harvest Service. We all enjoyed the children’s singing, stories and prayers and were especially proud of the new Reception children. Thank you to everyone for the donations for the Foodbank, to Pat for making the chapel look so lovely ,Shelia for providing the organ and keyboard accompaniment and Mother Elizabeth for the blessing.