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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.

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Seven Sisters Country Park and Cuckmere Haven.

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If you have any uniform that your child or children have grown out of, we would be delighted to find another home for it. Please give any spare uniform to the school office who will add it to our second hand uniform stock which will be for sale later in the term.

In preparation for our Golden Jubilee, the children were asked to design a flag for our 50th anniversary. We had over 200 entries and our winner was Thinon in Year 3. As part of our celebrations, the flag design was made into an actual flag and a flag pole put up in the junior playground. On the Friday of our anniversary week, the whole school gathered in the playground and watched the flag being raised. A momentous occasion and a very special and lasting memory of our Golden Jubilee.In preparation for our Golden Jubilee, the children were asked to design a flag for our 50th anniversary. We had over 200 entries and our winner was Thinon in Year 3. As part of our celebrations, the flag design was made into an actual flag and a flag pole put up in the junior playground. On the Friday of our anniversary week, the whole school gathered in the playground and watched the flag being raised. A momentous occasion and a very special and lasting memory of our Golden Jubilee.Our 50th anniversary celebrations were absolutely wonderful and it was lovely to welcome so many Devonshire families to the field after school. We even made it into the Sutton Guardian!

Well done to our Year 6 children who took their SATs tests last month. They have worked extremely hard and we were very proud of the way that they approached the tests. During the week, we had a moderation visit from the local authority and the moderators commented on the children’s mature attitude to their SATs.

During SATs week, the Year 6 children are invited into school early and the Year 6 staff prepare breakfast for the children. On behalf of the children and the staff, I would like to thank the PSA for funding this; it is very much appreciated.  Miss Oastler.

At Devonshire we have 3 words which we feel are very important to the Devonshire community – diversity, pride and success. Each term we focus on a different word so in the Autumn term we focussed on diversity and in the Spring term we focussed on pride. This term, we will be looking at success. It will be the focus of assemblies where we will be celebrating children’s successes and encouraging children to share their successes whether they be inside or outside of school.
On the subject of success, congratulations to Zak, Madeleine and Chase from Year 4 and Thinon from Year 3 who have all earned their gold merit mention certificate. Also, congratulations to Helena (Year 4), Archisha (Year 5), Samarth (Year 5), Manishi (Year 5) and Sarah (Year 6) who have all passed their recent flute exams.

All of Year 5 took part in an enterprise morning. In groups they designed either a toy or a game which helped to promote environmental issues. The winning group represented Devonshire at an enterprise afternoon at Greenshaw High School where they competed against other schools. Their design was a virtual reality headset made from recycled materials and an app to connect a phone to the headset.

Well done to our team named Genius Genetics which comprised of Endu, Sophie, Joshua, Matas and Krithigan who represented Devonshire at the event. They were excellent ambassadors for Devonshire and were very worthy runners up in the competition.

This week we are celebrating Devonshire’s 50th anniversary.

The school was first opened on 29th April 1968, 50 years ago. It opened with 153 pupils who were organised into 5 classes. We now have 710 pupils organised into 23 classes. When the school opened there were 7 staff, now there are over 100 staff. Devonshire has changed a lot over the last 50 years; not only is it a lot bigger but it also has wonderful new buildings and facilities. However, what has not changed is that it continues to be a very important part of the local community.

This week, the children have been involved in a variety of anniversary activities. These include making a collage using the 50ps that you kindly donated last week, having a whole school photo taken (with all 710 children and 100 staff looking at the camera at the same time!), planting flowers to mark out 1968 and 2018, learning about a decade from the last 50 years and on Friday there is a 1960s themed school lunch.

On Friday, our celebrations culminate with an event for Devonshire families.

After school, Devonshire families are welcome to join us on the field as we continue the celebrations. Each year group will be performing the song that they have been learning as part of their work throughout the week and families can join in with the activities that the classes have set up. Thank you to Mrs Love and her working party who have been planning and organising our anniversary celebrations.

Last term, 240 children had 100% attendance and are proudly wearing the badges that they have been awarded for their achievement.

Our overall attendance up until the end of the Spring Term is 95.5%. We are still falling short of our target (96%) so a concerted effort is needed if we are to meet and hopefully exceed our target.

We have sent out letters on 23rd April to parents/carers of children whose attendance has fallen below 90%. In many cases, you will have contacted the school to advise the reason for your child’s absence and if not you will have been asked for a reason as this is a legal requirement. The purpose of these letters is to highlight your child’s current attendance so that you can be mindful of how quickly sessions missed have an effect on your child’s attendance percentage.

Seven classes topped the attendance rocket last half term: Swans, Chaffinches, Larks, Ash, Hawthorn, Holly and Sycamore. Congratulations to Oak and Aspen who had 100% attendance in the first week of term.

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