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This page contains information and photos about events at the school. For details about other events and activities, go to Children's news, Nursery news and PSA news.

Over half term we heard that Mr Cunningham, the first Headteacher of Devonshire, had passed away. He was the Headteacher from 1968 until 1988. Ex-pupils will have very fond memories of Mr Cunningham and over the course of the 20 years that he was Headteacher, he was responsible for the education of thousands of children in the local community. This year we will be celebrating Devonshire’s 50th birthday, and with Mr Cunningham having been Headteacher for 20 of those years, he has been a large part of Devonshire’s history.  Our thoughts and best wishes go to Mr Cunningham's family.

Mr Cunningham

The annual Marsden March is taking place on Sunday 4th March. It raises money for the Royal Marsden cancer charity, which is a very important cause and one that is very close to the heart of many members of the Devonshire community. Mrs Love is taking part in the Marsden March and has set up a just giving page to raise money for this charity, www.justgiving.com/fundraising/gobracken. She would be very grateful if you were able to make a donation through this page but is also just as happy to accept loose change donations via the school office.

On Monday 26th February (6.30 – 8.30pm), Rebecca Duffus from the Sutton Autism Spectrum Disorder service will be in school to talk to parents of children with social communication difficulties, with or without diagnoses. It is a good opportunity to hear about strategies, support that is available in the local area and meet other parents.

On Thursday 22nd February, it is World Thinking Day. This is a day where rainbows, brownies, guides and girl scouts think about the impact of guiding around the world. Any rainbows, brownies, guides or girl scouts are welcome to wear their uniform to school that day to celebrate World Thinking Day.

As part of the computing curriculum, all children have e-safety lessons and children in Years 5 and 6 have additional e-safety sessions with the local authority e-safety adviser. While the internet is incredibly useful, it is vital that children know how to stay safe on line. There have been recent concerns in the press about the gaming app Roblox, with reports of children seeing inappropriate images and the messaging facility allowing children to be contacted by strangers. It would be worthwhile checking if your child has a Roblox account and the restrictions that you have set on it to ensure that your child does not encounter these issues. Please always monitor your child if they are playing or working on line.

On the Tuesday before half term, our Top of the Form team won their match against St Elpheges. The team (Sophia, Hari, Iniyaa and
Tanuri) had to answer a series of general knowledge questions, some of which were very tricky. Winning this match means that
they are now through to the quarter final.

Miss Newton, our PE leader, has details of a swimming gala that some of our children (Year 4 upwards) may be interested in entering and being part of the Devonshire team. Children must be able to swim 25 metres competently and confidently and know the ASA swimming rules. If your child would be interested in being part of the Devonshire team, please can you email Miss Newton, using the school email address, with details of their age, stroke and times so that she can see if they would qualify.

This week, I will be giving our sports leaders their badges and they will be wearing them with pride. Our sports leaders are children from Year 6 who organise activities for younger children at lunchtime. This year, our sports leaders are Maddison, Jeet, Lina, Sarah, Mya Grey, Dylan, Marissa, Sophia, Hayley, Nicol, Freddie, Mia, Alex, Diyora, Harry, Bright, Laura, Eleesha and Jeet.

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