Class One Pirate Café, Wednesday 11th July

Our celebration of learning event for this term will be held on Wednesday 11th July from 2:30-3:30pm. We will be opening a pirate cafe where the children will be making plain and fruited scones for cream teas and flapjacks and we will be serving cold drinks.  Apologies but there will be no hot drinks. Children will be providing table service for this event and

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Arlington Court Trip, Thursday 12th July

On Thursday 12th July we will have another whole school visit to Arlington Court. The children will be travelling by coach and returning to the school in time for a normal pick-up. Children will need to wear sensible outdoor clothes, appropriate for the weather on the day, such as sun hat, waterproofs. Please also apply sun cream to your child at the start of

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Sports Afternoon, Tuesday 17th July

This will take place at the school on Tuesday 17th July at 1.45pm.  Everyone is welcome to watch the children take part. The PTFA will be offering cream teas at the event and would be grateful for donations of fairy cakes, scones, cream, jam or your time to help on the stall.


Junior Parkrun

Shirwell School, along with other Barnstaple schools, has helped set up Junior Parkrun to take place on Sundays at Rock Park in Barnstaple.  Up to this point Juniors had to travel to Bideford to take part in the Parkrun.  Junior Parkrun is a series of 2k runs for children aged between 4 and 14. They are held in areas of open space around the

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Sun Cream and Sun Hats

During the summer term, when appropriate, please send the children to school with sun hats and please apply all day sun cream to them in the morning before school.  Please remember that children can still catch the sun on cloudy days.   It would be safer for the children if they are using a high factor sun cream, at least SPF 30, preferably SPF

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Outdoor Learning

Thank you for being patient as we sort out the finer details of our outdoor learning program. There have been some amendments to the information in the initial newsletter; the new arrangements are as follows: Tuesday am Tuesday pm Thursday am Friday pm Year 2/Reception Years 3 and 4 08/05/18 22/05/18 Years 5 and 6  15/05/18 Year 1 Years 3 and 4 18/05/18 Years

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Hockey Team at Devon Finals

Congratulations to the Shirwell Hockey Team who came forth out of sixteen teams in the Devon Hockey Finals in Plymouth.  The best result of any North Devon School ever!  The team faced a tough start to the competition facing the eventual finalists in a hard-fought game that ended in a 1-1 draw.  However, they won all of their other group games without conceding a

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2018-2019 Term Dates

Autumn Term 2018   First day:  Tuesday 4th September Last day:     Friday 21st December Half term: Monday 22nd October to Friday 26th October (incl) Non Pupil Day:  Friday 23rd November   Spring Term 2019 First day: Tuesday 8th January Last day:  Friday 5th April Half term:  Monday 18th February to Friday 22nd February (incl)   Summer Term 2019 First day:  Wednesday 24th April

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2017/2018 Term Dates

Autumn Term 2017 First day: Tuesday 5th September Last day:     Tuesday 19th December Half term:   Monday 23rd October to Friday 27th October (incl) Spring Term 2018 First day: Thursday 4th January Last day: Thursday 29th March Half term: Monday 12th February to Friday 16th February (incl) Summer Term 2018 First day: Tuesday 17th April Last day: Tuesday 24th July Half term: Monday 28th May

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Summer Term Menu

Follow the link to view the Menu for Summer Term