Newsletter 18th Nov 2022

18th November 2022

Dear Parents and Carers,

Children in Need Week

Thank you to all the children, parents and carers for your fantastic support for our fundraising events for Children in Need this week. The children have really been involved in planning their sponsored activities and have had lots of fun taking part in bike rides, danceathons, obstacle courses, walks and lots of other activities.

Niki’s class were challenged to go around the lower playground collectively 100 times. She said: “I was so proud of the determination the pupils showed and they really worked hard as a team, cheering each other on.”

We had a good response from the Pudsey coin fill sheets, and it was great to see the classes so involved and competitive in the bake-off competition this afternoon. The winners were Tracy’s class for their Smarties Pudsey cupcakes. More results and photos will follow next week.

Pupils’ Virtual Meeting with MP

Gemma and Niki’s classes had a live virtual debate with East Devon MP Simon Jupp last week. They first learnt about who Simon Jupp was and wrote down questions that they wanted to ask him. Then they joined him for a live Q&A. Some of the brilliant questions were: Will things get cheaper? Can you help with the cost of living? Can you help make shops quieter? Why do children have to go to school? Can you help with my house? What help is there for farmers? Should sweets be free for children under 10?

They also learnt about the restoration of the Elizabeth Tower and Big Ben and they are now taking part in a competition (via the Parliament website) to create their own Elizabeth Tower using lego, duplo and junk modelling.

This year's Mill Water Christmas Raffle is bigger and better than ever before, with heaps of amazing prizes, worth more than £1,000, up for grabs!

There are Christmas hampers, vouchers, bottles of wine and chocolates galore! With first prize being a night away for two with dinner bed and breakfast, plus a bottle of champers and a box of chocs!

Tickets (£1 per strip) are on sale here or from the Admin Team (if you send money in an envelope into school). Your tickets will then be sent home with your child. All money raised will go directly towards enrichment resources and activities for all pupils.

More details and a full list of prizes can be found here

The Grand Draw will be on Wednesday 14th December.

Raising Money While You Shop

If you’re starting your festive shopping, don’t forget that you can raise money for Friends of Mill Water School (PTFA) while you shop via Easy Fundraising and AmazonSmile

You can find out more about the PTFA here.


Online Safety

In this week's guide about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, you'll find tips on a number of potential risks such as offensive chat/messaging, in-game purchases and addiction. You can download this leaflet here

You can register with our school here to create a free account, download the National Online Safety App and access all of the free resources.

Coffee, Cake and Chat

Please join us for coffee and chat on Thursday 8th December 10-11.30 in meeting room B. Come along to hear from key staff and meet other parents/carers. There may even be a mince pie for you. 

Blue Tokens for Mill Water

Tesco is kindly supporting Mill Water again through its blue token community grants scheme. Remember to get yours at the till when shopping at any Exmouth or Budleigh store. This will run from October 2022 to January 2023. Money raised will go towards the school’s playground transformation project. Thank you and spread the word. Every little helps!

Extra May Bank Holiday

Monday 8th May 2023 has been proclaimed as a bank holiday, to mark the coronation of King Charles. This historic occasion will be a chance for families and communities across the UK to come together and celebrate.


Exmouth Foodbank provides food help to anyone struggling to make ends meet, from its premises in Sheppards Row.

Tel: 07749 322291