Spring Term Newsletter No.01 Friday 6th January 2023 

Dear Parents/Carers, 

Happy New Year! �� 

Welcome to the first newsletter of 2023. I hope you enjoyed a  wonderful Christmas and a fun-filled New Year with your  families. The new year brings the promise of so much more to  come, and that is certainly the case this term. 

I would like to start by saying a humungous thank you from  myself and all the staff for your generosity at the end of last  term; the cards, gifts and well-wishes given are very much  appreciated. 

The after-school clubs’ letter has been sent out today, which  contains details of the Premier Sport and teacher-led clubs  available after school. Both schools continue to fully subsidise  the Premier Sport clubs and teachers run clubs in their own  time too. I would like to thank the staff at both schools for  offering their time for the enrichment of our children. As  always, clubs are on a first-come, first-served basis, so do sign  up quickly, or run the risk of being on the dreaded “reserve  list”. When joining a club, your child is making a commitment  to attend every session (barring unforeseen events of course);  if attendance is patchy, their place may be offered to another  child. Do keep an eye out for the booking link for Stage School  too, which has been sent out with a separate letter today. You  can book a place using the link set up by Wellington School;  payment for the term is required upon booking. 

Next week sees our intrepid year 5 & 6 children return to  Uffculme for more basketball-based action. The two teams  have developed confidence and cooperation over their  previous matches with courage often needed when trying to  make the ball your own against the wishes of a competitor. The  best of luck to both teams. 

Both PTFAs have meetings coming up in the next few weeks. If  you are interested in joining either Burlescombe’s or Webber’s  essential association to help plan the fund-raising events that  will be held throughout the year, please enquire at either  school office as I know you would be most welcome. 

Next Friday 13th January, KS2 children from Webber’s will start  their weekly visit to Tiverton swimming pool for this term.  There are 3 swimming instructors at the pool and Mrs. Hunter  will be teaching a group of the younger children too. I would  like to thank the PTFA for fully subsidising the cost of the coach  to transport children to the pool every week. Swimming is an 

essential life skill and an important part of the PE  curriculum – please see the separate letter that has been  sent if you require further details, or contact Webber’s  school office. 

Children in year 5 & 6 received a lovely surprise at the end  of the autumn term; they were introduced to their new  Chromebooks, which were received very well indeed. This is  an Alumnis initiative, part of the Digital & Innovation  Cornerstone in our curriculum and will help children  become creators of learning with tools that build upon  what 

teachers are already doing. As children begin to use the  Chromebooks more, they will support accessibility, increase  engagement with all stakeholders through shared  portfolios, and help to build future-ready skills. Audio,  video, and screen recording will be used to make thinking  visible; photos can easily capture hands-on learning and  files can be uploaded to each child’s own secure area to  keep evidence of developing mastery in one place and help  to show children their progress over weeks, months and  even years. These are indeed exciting times in the evolving  world of education! 

Thursday 19th January is our school Census Day and the  Government-sponsored free school meal count in EYFS/KS1  is very important to us. Please can I ask everyone in  Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 to have a school lunch – it is  free and delicious too! If you have had a change of  circumstance and may be eligible for free school meals,  whether your child is in the EYFS, KS1 or KS2, do please talk  to our admin team. 

Curriculum Information letters, which detail the different  areas of learning for children in each class this term, will be  sent to you on Monday, so do keep an eye out for them and  talk with your child about what they have been getting up  to in school. 

Kind regards,  

Mr. Roffey 

Head Teacher



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Communications sent out this week 

Swimming Letter 

Stage School Letter 

Clubs Information Letter 

Chromebook Agreement Template Letter


This week’s TEAM POINT winners are 



Class 1 Acorns
Year 2
Class 2  Squirrels
Class 3  Oaks


After our first full week back,  details will be included above. 

After our first full week back,  details will be included above.


Diary Dates
Tues 10th January  Uffculme School  Yr5/6 High 5s & Basketball – 3.15pm – 5pm
Thurs 12th January  Webber’s  PTFA Meeting 7.30pm
Fri 13th January  Webber’s  KS2 Swimming at Tiverton Pool
Tues 17th January  Uffculme School  Yr5/6 Sports Hall Athletics – 1.30pm – 3pm (selected squad of 6 boys  and 6 girls)
Tues 17th January  Burlescombe  PTFA Meeting 7.30pm
Thurs 19th January  Both schools  Census Day
Fri 20th January  Webber’s  KS2 Swimming at Tiverton Pool
Fri 27th January  Webber’s  KS2 Swimming at Tiverton Pool
Fri 3rd February  Webber’s  KS2 Swimming at Tiverton Pool
Tues 7th February  Uffculme School  Yr1 Multi-Skills event 1.30pm – 3pm.
Wed 8th February  Webber’s  CVSA Yr3/4/5/6 Swimming Gala – Tiverton Pool – Time TBC
Fri 10th February  Webber’s  KS2 Swimming at Tiverton Pool


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Young Martial Artists 

Congratulations to pupils from Webber’s Primary School on grading to yellow belt in the art of Kenpo. The  young martial artists train on Tuesday evenings at Holcombe Rogus Village Hall. This achievement was  after 4 months of hard work and dedication to the art and culminated in an award of yellow belt presented  by an 8th Degree Kenpo Master. 

The standard and commitment of junior students at Kenpo Connection Martial Arts UK was outstanding – well done to all! The students are now training hard for their next grade of orange belt planned for this  summer. 

Mrs E Farley 6th Degree (Kenpo enquiries robwalsh55@btinternet.com)

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Community Section


Campaign to create the Holcombe Rogus Hub 

A campaign has been launched with the aim of buying the Prince of Wales pub and turning it into a community business with a  café and shop – the Holcombe Rogus Hub. 

A community share offer has been opened, where anyone can invest in the future of the hub and become a member with a say in  how it’s run. 

The team are also running events, gathering donations and pursuing grants. 

For all the information head to www.HolcombeRogusHub.co.uk

If you have any questions, comments or ideas, please send them to info@HolcombeRogusHub.co.uk.

Spring Term Newsletter No1

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