This week we have been reading 'Stick Man' and thinking about how he feels when he gets lost and when he returns home.

This has got us all excited for Christmas. We are transforming preschool into Santa's workshop where the children can build their toys, wrap and post them.

We have been learning some Christmas songs for our Christmas party on Friday 15th at 1:30pm.


The children have had lots of fun this week in the den we built. It has been a snack den, a reading den and a music den.

Thank you for the donations for Children in Need we raised £16.60 by wearing onesies this week.

Please can we ask parents to name their child's water bottles as a few have the same name and we are getting confused!

Please could we ask for donations of old towels that are no longer needed to dry the play equipment outside. 

It's time to start thinking about applying for school places for the older children. There is an open day at the school on Thursday 16th November from 1.30pm.


All systems go for preparing Christmas activities! We would love you to help if you can, please let us know what you can do.

Next meeting Friday 10th November (am)

WANTED for the Luxury Raffle…

We will have a different focus each week. 

This week please could you donate any ‘family fun and treats’ (games, sweets etc)

If you can help with our PTFA events we would love to hear from you. Thank you! 


Christmas Market: Thursday 30th November 5-7pm on the school playground

Christmas lunch and Christingle Service at Newport Church: Tuesday 12th December 6pm

Christmas Party afternoon and party lunch menu: Friday 15th December 

Funded hours January 2018

Please start to think about booking the hours you would like for you child. 

Don’t forget that funded children are entitled to 15-30 hours. 

Spread the word to friends and family about our lovely Pre-School.

Contact our admin team: 01271 343002

Primary Admissions

5th January 2018

Was your child born between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014?
How to apply for a primary school place in Devon. 
You can apply online at
from 15th November 2017 to 15th January 2018
If you cannot access the school admissions website you can get more imformation by calling our Education Helpline on 0345 155 1019 or email:
Even if you have already given details to a primary school, you MUST apply for a place through the admissions team. This is the only way to apply; other forms or lists held by schools will not count.
Bishops Tawton Primary School, School Lane, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 0AE

Telephone: 01271 343002 Email:

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