Moretonhampstead Primary School
Our school is a ‘vibrant place of learning’ and 'pupils' progress is strong'- OfSTED April 2017
Our ‘strong emphasis on pupils’ personal development promotes their positive behaviour, with respect and courtesy as the norm’.
We are delighted that our recent OfSTED letter supports our view that we are a 'good' school. We are pleased that the letter recognises the journey we have been on to secure improvement for our children and this will continue as we look to further strengthen our curriculum and the opportunties we provide. You can find the full OfSTED letter on the link below.
We have an amazing building and outdoor space, incredible Dartmoor views and, best of all, fantastic children and staff! We are a school where the children come first and are all treated as individuals. Our school mission statement says: ‘In a trusting, caring and motivating environment, our children will be happy, confident learners who are inspired to do their very best.’
Do come and visit us!
With best wishes,
Butterdon - Rock Anthems
Butterdon have been looking at rock anthems in their music this term. On Friday they entertained everyone with their performance of Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer" at the end of celebration assembly.
Butterdon - STEM Projects
Butterdon have been using their knowledge of the properties of materials to design a container that will keep a drink cold. After their initial tests to discover which material was the best insulator, today they made their designs. Next week they will test them to see which design is the most effective.
Butterdon - Tudor Times
Butterdon's topic homework challenge was to show what they had learnt about Tudor times in a creative way.
Isabelle's cake showing a range of Tudor punishments was truly creative, as well as being delicious!
Well done Isabelle for taking up the challenge!
Choir @ Powderham Castle
The school choir were lucky enough to have been invited to perform at the Food Festival at a Powderham Castle last weekend. They sang a number of songs both with and without Bovey Tracey Primary School and sounded wonderful on beautiful sunny Sunday. Thank you to Mr and Mrs Downton and all the parents who brought their children along.
Mardon - Simple Circuits
Mardon enjoyed working with their learning partners to make a simple circuit with a buzzer and a switch. This was then used in a quiz all about electricity, they had to buzz in if they knew the answer. They have learnt how to make a simple circuit, how to draw the basic components in a circuit diagram, how to keep safe around electricity and they have tested different materials to see if their predictions were right about them being an insulator or conductor. I'm sure they might even correct you if you ask for a battery...ask your child what a single battery should be referred to scientifically!
We want the important step of your child starting school to be a smooth as possible. It is a big step, both for your child and for you!
Admission to any school is undertaken through the Local Authority. There are particular criteria which enable the Authority to prioritise requests for admissions if this is necessary.
Children may start school in the autumn term (September) after their fourth birthday.
It is important to us that there is a smooth transition to school for all children and that your children settle into our school quickly and happily. A rigorous and well planned induction programme is in place to enable this to happen, with the flexibility to respond to the needs of individual children as appropriate.