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PTFA

If you wish to contact the PTFA please email uplymeptfa@acornacademy.org

Mrs Ethelston's PTFA

Thank you to those that attended and/or sent in their suggestions. 
The full minutes from the AGM are available upon request. Firstly, we would like to welcome and confirm your PTFA committee for academic year 2019/20. 
Chair - Angela Dare
Vice-Chair - Jo Fowler 
Secretary - Amy Buller
Treasurer- Helen Hindhaugh 

Class representatives; 
Robins - Vicky and Rachel 
Wrens - Elli and Natalie 
Swift - Harriet 
Kingfisher - Jo and Amy 
Swallows - Elli and Gemma
Owls - Olivia and Abbey  
Herons - Tracey and Denise 
Please do come and chat to us about your fundraising ideas, if you would like to help at one (or more) of the events or have a suggestion on what the money raised could go towards.
Alternatively, you can email uplymeptfa@acornacademy.org
The AGM was extremely productive and we have a good idea of what this year's events will look like. We will continue to keep you informed via the class reps, the school weekly newsletter, Mrs E's Facebook page and email. 
Kind regards 
The PTFA 

    Announcement
    We will be holding an open afternoon from 2.00pm - 3.00pm on Tuesday 12th November, and an open morning from 10.00am - 11.30am on Thursday 14th November.  Please call the school office to make an appointment.  01297 442210.

    Cards Club

    22 Oct 2019

    Some of they Year 6s came up with the idea to start a lunchtime card club. It was a roaring success today. The Year 6 children taught the younger children some new games and help support them in the...

    PTFA 50/50 Club

    22 Oct 2019

    Please click here for the PTFA 50/50 Club form

    Rotary Club Presentation of Dictionaries to Year 6

    22 Oct 2019

    Many thanks to the Rotary Club for providing the children in Year 6 with dictionaries. They were presented today by Chris Buckingham.

    Reception Wildlife Rangers

    17 Oct 2019

    A huge well done to the children in Robins' Class. They talked about everything bugs and met the bearded dragons for fun!!! By the end of the session it was astounding to see the children’s conf...

    Bestic Trust Press Release October 2019

    14 Oct 2019

    Bestic_Trust_Press_Release_10_10_19.pdf

    Harvest donations for Lyme Forward Foodbank

    11 Oct 2019

    Last Friday we celebrated our harvest festival with family and friends at the church. A collection was made for Lyme Regis Food Bank, amounting to £110.00. Robins' class were then chosen to walk...

    #HelloYellow Day 2019

    08 Oct 2019

    Thank you for supporting our #HelloYellow Day, over £160 was raised for 'Young Minds'.  Yesterday in school, Mrs Ethelston's Primary m...

    Harvest Festival

    04 Oct 2019

    It was wonderful to welcome so many of you to the church this morning to celebrate Harvest with us. I was very proud of all the children for their contributions and beautiful singing. The donation...

    Dragon Eggs Hatching!

    03 Oct 2019

    The dragon eggs hatched yesterday amid great excitement in years 1 and 2!

    Woodroffe Open Day

    27 Sep 2019

    Many of our Year 6 pupils visited Woodroffe for their open day this week. It was lovely to hear how excited they are about the next phase of their education and throughout their final year there will...

    Stockland Races

    27 Sep 2019

      Mr Walsh was very proud to accompany the children to Stockland Races on Wednesday. They represented the school brilliantly and all did a fantastic job!

    New School Library

    07 Sep 2019

    New Library!

    Year 5 & 6 Topic Day

    07 Sep 2019

    Year 5 and 6 had a fun day down at the school field taking part in their Treasure Island Topic Day. The children took part in 6 different activities focusing on the skills they would need to enable th...

    YR6 Mini Marines Sleepover

    07 Jul 2019

    YR6 Mini Marines Sleepover

    07 Jul 2019

    A visit from Darrell Wakelam

    26 Jun 2019

    Look at our fantastic mural!  Every child from Reception to Year Five contributed to this amazing piece of art work which will be displayed in the library from September.  Huge thanks to Dar...

    Year 6 Residential to Osmington Bay UPDATED 27.06.19 11AM

    25 Jun 2019

    Monday 24th June Children arrived safely and unpacked, had a tour and enjoyed some free time before dinner and their evening activity.  Everyone is absolutely fine and having a great time - there...

    Uplyme Church Flower Festival

    24 Jun 2019

    Children throughly enjoyed going into church to see the flower festival.

    Uplyme Fete

    24 Jun 2019

    Congratulations to the winners of the drawing competition who opened the fete as Prince and Princess.

    Reading Challenge Winners

    24 Jun 2019

    Well done to our recent reading challenge winners!

    Jurassic Coast Challenge

    10 Jun 2019

    Ms Kite and Miss Lyons completed their 26 miles walk yesterday for Cancer Research in under ten hours! Huge thanks to everyone who has donated!  If you would like still like to donate please fol...

    Open Morning for 2019 Reception Starters

    07 Jun 2019

    For Open_Morning_Details please click here

    Reading Challenge Winner

    07 Jun 2019

    Well done to our winner from Robins' class this week.

    Reading Challenge Winners

    24 May 2019

    Well done to this weeks winners!

    Reading Challenge Winners

    21 May 2019

    We have been drawing raffle tickets each week (that the children have been earning for their reading) and we have helped the children to choose a prize book.

    Robins' Class visit to River Cottage

    17 May 2019

    Robins' class had the full River Cottage experience. They fed pigs, collected eggs and helped make sausages. They made their own pizzas which were cooked in a pizza oven and they ate them for lunch. I...

    Fossil Festival 2019

    16 May 2019

    As part of the Fossil Festival, we were extremely lucky to have several palaeontologists come into school to run fossil-themed workshops throughout the day. The children thoroughly enjoyed taking part...

    Owls' Trip to Bath American Museum

    16 May 2019

    Owls' Class had a brilliant trip to the American Museum in Bath. They took part in a variety of activities focussing on the Wild West. The children explored the museum, identifying crucial moments in...

    School Choir Performance with BSharp at the Fossil Festival

    16 May 2019

    Last Saturday, the choir performed magnificently at the Fossil Festival. What a daunting experience particularly for our youngest members, which they took in their stride! I cannot emphasise enough ho...

    Air Ambulance Event

    04 Apr 2019

    Mrs Ethelston’s School Pupils UPLYME LYME REGIS Dorset         Dear Pupils of Mrs Ethelston’s School, Uplyme The trustees of the King George V memorial field in Uply...

    Spring Concert

    04 Apr 2019

    Year 3 & 4 Production

    02 Apr 2019

    Kingfishers' and Swallows' Class delivered a wonderful performance of 'Rocking Romans'.  After a slightly shaky dress rehearsal, they really focused, gave 100% and performed brilliantly.  I...

    Maths Masterclass Final

    02 Apr 2019

    The Herons' maths group enjoyed their final workshop and presentation at Axminster School.  Having attended six workshops delivered by the Royal Institute for Maths, they enjoyed sharing their le...

    Year 5 & 6 Great British Bake Off

    25 Mar 2019

    Children in Year five and six are thoroughly enjoying their topic this half-term, "The Great British Bake Off".  As part of this, the they have visited the fantastic food technology facilities at...

    Reading Challenge Winners

    22 Mar 2019

    Our reading challenge prize books have finally arrived. So as part of school council we have been helping to celebrate reading this term.  We have been drawing raffle tickets each week (that the...

    Lyme Regis Development Trust Questionnaire

    21 Mar 2019

    Please follow the link to take part in the summer activity survey.

    World Book Day 2019

    08 Mar 2019

    What superb outfits we have seen for World Book Day! We have had a fun-filled day, focusing on poetry.  The children have performed, written and thoroughly enjoyed a wide variety of poems, which...

    Superschools Visit

    04 Mar 2019

    We welcomed Alex Grinter, an international parkour champion, to our school to demonstrate some advanced skills.  He talked about the perseverance he needed and the many years of practice he has d...

    Wrens' & Swifts' Victorian Day at Hooke Court

    01 Mar 2019

    Swifts' and Wrens' had an amazing trip to Hooke Court for their Victorian day.  It was a truly wonderful day and they all came back with lots of interesting facts about what it would have been l...

    Kingfishers' & Swallows' Trip to Bath

    01 Mar 2019

    Last half term, Kingfishers and Swallows enjoyed a trip to the Roman Baths to allow them to engage further with our topic 'The Romans.'  During our trip the children had the opportunity to look...

    Roman Day

    01 Mar 2019

    What a busy half term we have had so far! Kingfishers and Swallows have been up to so many fun things already with our topic 'The Romans.'  The children all participated in our Roman WOW day whe...

    Celebrating Chinese New Year

    06 Feb 2019

    On Tuesday we had a fantastic day celebrating Chinese New Year.  The whole school enjoyed a variety of activities from drama and food-tasting to crafts and dance.   Lunch was a wonderfu...

    Netball

    01 Feb 2019

    On a very chilly afternoon Axminster Primary School hosted the Acorn Academy Year 5/6 Netball Tournament with Axminster coming out on top and winning the event. In POOL A we had M...

    St Petrock's Donation

    18 Jan 2019

    Carols By Candlelight

    21 Dec 2018

    I was incredibly proud of all the children who took part in the Carols by Candlelight Service on Thursday evening.  The singing was beautiful and the instrumentalists were fantastic.  It was...

    Planting trees at the school field

    21 Dec 2018

    Carols round the tree

    21 Dec 2018

    Merry Christmas!

    18 Dec 2018

    Thank you to the PTFA members and staff (and any other helpers!) who put up the Christmas Tree this week.  It is a beautiful tree from Holly Hill Nurseries. Thank you to them for kindly donating...

    Year 6 Maths Lesson

    23 Nov 2018

    Today in Year 6's maths lesson, we were creating our own school flag using the area and perimeter skills that we learnt this week. It was enjoyable because you actually were able to design your own cr...

    Hooke Court 2018

    22 Nov 2018

    Children in Need 2018

    16 Nov 2018

    Uplyme Church

    12 Nov 2018

    Last Sunday, the House Captains and some members of the Ethos Committee made us extremely proud, representing Mrs Ethelston's at the Remembrance Service.  Following the presentation of the wreath...

    Axminster Remembrance Ceremony

    12 Nov 2018

    As part of the wider community, the House Captains took part in a ceremony in Axminster, where wreaths were laid and one of our Year 6 children read a prayer for the fallen in front of the variou...

    School Wreath laid at Ypes

    11 Nov 2018

    William from Owls' class visited Ypres and Tyne Cot last weekend.  He laid a wreath made by the school in front of the Devonshire Regiment plate, which include some of the soilders who serve...

    Trench Cake Competition

    06 Nov 2018

    Thank you to everyone who entered the Trench Cake Competition, we had so many amazing cakes!  They were all judged on appearance and taste by The Mayor of Lyme Regis, Michaela Ellis and Ian...

    Trench Cake Competition

    02 Nov 2018

    Summer Reading Challenge Rotary Club Presentation

    29 Oct 2018

    Maths Challenge!

    29 Oct 2018

    Open Days

    15 Oct 2018

    Please click here here to view information about our open days.

    Year 6 Bikeability

    12 Oct 2018

    Children from year six had a very exciting week, participating in their Bikeability Cycling course, levels one and two.  Well done to all of them and thank you to the team who ran the course over...

    Rotary Club Presentation of dictionaries to Year 6

    05 Oct 2018

    The Rotary Club kindly donated dictionaries to all of our Year Six pupils.  Grateful thanks to them, the children were thrilled with them.

    Summer Reading Challenge

    05 Oct 2018

    Well done to all the children that took place in the Summer Reading Challenge!

    New Reception Class

    02 Oct 2018

    Welcome to all our new children in Robins' class.

    SIAMS Outstanding School Inspection

    17 Sep 2018

    On Tuesday 11th September, we were honoured to be visited by the Archdeacon Christopher, who came to meet the children and present us with a special certificate for our outstanding SIAMs.  He enj...

    Open Garden

    20 Jul 2018

    Our Open Garden was a huge success and raised £68, which will be used in the school garden next year. Thank you to everyone who helps in the garden, especially Jo Williams.

    Uplyme Horticultural Show

    20 Jul 2018

    Thank you to all the children for their amazing entries in the Uplyme Horticultural Show, well done to the winners: Aurora, Elizabeth, Rufus, Talullah, Harry C, Alexie, Georgia, Andrew, Rhea, Sasha, L...

    YR6 Waterpark Trip

    20 Jul 2018

    Herons' Class have had an action-packed week, having visited a waterpark, tried a variety of new sports and there is a sleepover tonight for them as part of their leavers' activities! ...

    Poppy Art

    16 Jul 2018

    For the centenary of the end of the First World War, Uplyme Church are planning a big installation and art exhibition in the church.The exhibition will be put on for the week preceding Remembranc...

    Butterflies

    10 Jul 2018

    Robins, Wrens, Swifts, Kingfishers and Swallows were incredibly excited to see some butterflies hatched by Robins, Swifts and Kingfishers today. It was a wonderful reminder of our core value, Celebrat...

    SIAMs Press Release

    06 Jul 2018

    Mrs Ethelston’s CE Primary Academy Rated as “Outstanding” & “Remarkable” in recent inspection. Mrs Ethelstons’s CE has been graded as Outstanding in a recent i...

    Robins' Ugly Bug Ball

    03 Jul 2018

    The children dressed up as creepy crawlies for the Ugly Bug Ball.  When they danced, played bug games and ate bug food (satsuma snails, celery slugs and strawberry&nbsp...

    Swallows' Topic - 'What lies beneath'

    03 Jul 2018

    Last Tuesday, Swallows' class had a special visitor. Our visitor works as an undersea diver in the oil industry. He spoke to us about his experiences about what lies beneath. We were amazed to hear t...

    Wrens' & Swifts' Fossil Hunting

    03 Jul 2018

    Uplyme & Lyme Regis Cricket Information

    22 Jun 2018

    Bugfest Robins' & Year 3

    21 Jun 2018

    Clean Air Day 2018

    21 Jun 2018

    Key Stage 1 have been learning about Clean Air Day and how we can help prevent air pollution. Wrens' and Swifts' took to the playground to investigate if we had clean air or polluted air according to...

    Sports Day

    18 Jun 2018

    What a fantastic Sports Day!  Well done to all the children for taking part with such enthusiasm. Well done to the winning House - Hardy. Thank you to Mrs Timbrell for organising the event an...

    Year 6 Sailing Day

    12 Jun 2018

    Herons enjoyed learning how to sail at Portland. The children worked in pairs to sail the boat together and really enjoyed the experience. Thank you to Mrs Pellow and Mrs Ha...

    Lyme Bay Marine Visit

    12 Jun 2018

    Robins, Wrens and Swifts were very lucky to have a visitor form Lyme Bay Marine to tell us about some of the life in our local bay. The children especially enjoyed the live crab and lobster!{! gallery...

    Enterprise Day

    12 Jun 2018

    Uplyme Fete 2018

    10 Jun 2018

    Congratulations to the winners of the colouring competition Seth and Maisie, who were crowned Fete Prince and Princess and opened the Uplyme Fete.

    The Story Boat has arrived!

    04 Jun 2018

    The children have been very excited to see the Story Boat arrive this morning. Traditional wooden boatbuilder, Gail McGarva, holds the workshops inside the magical and...

    Residential News

    21 May 2018

    Our journalists report... ‘After we arrived at PGL, we met our instructors. We then found out which our rooms were and who we were sharing with. After setting up our ro...

    Swifts' & Wrens' Class

    18 May 2018

    Swifts and Wren's were both very lucky on Monday afternoon to have a visit from Mr Singer who told them lots of different things about Judaism. The children particularly enjoyed learning a s...

    Eggperiments in Swallows' Class

    18 May 2018

    Swallows' Class have been designing experiments to establish what types of drinks cause tooth decay.  They have looked at the different types of variables to ensure their tests are fair and focus...

    The Storyteller- Martin Maudsley

    09 May 2018

    On Tuesday we welcomed Mr Martin Maudsley into all our classes for his storytelling workshops.  The response was overwhelmingly positive- more information and photos to follow! "On Tuesday w...

    School Journalists

    04 May 2018

    Year 4 This week, in topic, we have been learning about Mary Anning.  We were given factual pieces about her and we used these facts to make a little booklet. In maths, we have been revising mu...

    New books- thanks to the Readathon!

    29 Apr 2018

    Miss Lyons has met this week with all the children that took part in the sponsored Readathon last term. The PTFA have kindly contributed money towards this and now we have a considerable amount to spe...

    New School Update

    29 Apr 2018

    The Landscape Concept Plan for the new school was introduced to the staff last week by Gyles Morris the landscape architect and outdoor learning specialist who is advising our school trust. The staff...

    School Journalists

    27 Apr 2018

    Year 1 Wrens' Class In Maths we have been using doubles, halves and quarters.  I like PE because we run around and I like Maths because we get to learn exciting stuff.  Lily Year 2 Swift...

    Our Spiritual Space

    25 Apr 2018

    You may have noticed the area by Swifts' Class is beginning to look much more cheerful.  This is our Spiritual Space, where classes and children can go for some peace and reflection.  We wil...

    Traffic Trial

    25 Apr 2018

    Please give us feedback about our trial at the beginning of the school day-  Dropping Off in the Morning- TWO WEEK TRIALFrom next week, we will trial having a member of staff in a high visibil...

    New Clubs list

    24 Apr 2018

    Summer Term Clubs List 2018

    Year 1 Trip to the Spacedome

    23 Apr 2018

    We learnt that the sun is one million times bigger than Earth. The sun is a star and there are some stars bigger than the sun and some stars smaller than the sun. The sun's light reflects on the moo...

    Celebrating our differences and Autism Awareness Week

    06 Apr 2018

    During the final week of term, we spent a week looking at what makes us all unique and special.  This was part of National Autism Awareness week. The children enjoyed a worship from Reverend Cat...

    Our Easter Service

    01 Apr 2018

    The children, staff, parents and friends came together on Thursday to celebrate this important time of year.  Children of all ages took part and the singing was beautiful.   2018East...

    Decorated Eggs

    29 Mar 2018

    Year 6

    29 Mar 2018

    Today we made juice from different fruits grown in South America.  These were fruits like grapefruit, pineapple, lemon and mango.  We had to use our maths skills to...

    Year 2 Visit to Dunster Castle

    28 Mar 2018

    Year 2 Gardening

    28 Mar 2018

    Storytime

    28 Mar 2018

    The year 6 children have spent some time drafting, editing and writing up their stories, based on the Great Kapok Tree.  The younger children in Robins' and Wrens' thoroughly enjoyed listening to...

    Fire Safety Visit Year 2 & 5

    26 Mar 2018

    Thank you to Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Service for their 'Staying Safe' visit.

    Celebration & Ethos Worship

    26 Mar 2018

    Robins' Class Worship

    25 Mar 2018

    Well done to Robins' Class for their very first class worship this week.  They were brave and shared with us a story they have been learning about bears.  We were also treated to some singin...

    Triumph for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    22 Mar 2018

    What a phenomenal performance of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory from Kingfishers' and Swallows' Class.  The children were amazing in their acting roles, superb at their singing and so enthusia...

    Wren's trip to Seaton Wetlands

    21 Mar 2018

    Wrens Class had a superb visit to Seaton Wetlands.  The children really enjoyed their trip and they were able to catch a variety of under water creatures when pond dipping. They had the opportuni...

    Teddy Bear Outing

    19 Mar 2018

    Robins' Class visited the Teddy Bear Museum in Dorchester this week.  They took their furry friends along to meet the veterans, and thoroughly enjoyed a visit to the park as well.  Well done...

    Spring Concert

    19 Mar 2018

    What a superb musical extravaganza the Spring Concert was.  The show featured performances by all year groups on violins, cornets, guitars, ukeles, piano and more!  Along with some fantastic...

    Thrills at the Theatre

    14 Mar 2018

    Herons' Class went to watch Wicked.  Swallows' and Kingfishers' Classes went to watch Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, picking up tips for their upcoming production!  All classes were comm...

    PTFA Springo Bingo

    12 Mar 2018

    Thank you to all parents and children who came to support the PTFA on Friday at Springo Bingo. We raised £125 which will go towards this years fundraising cause of Enrichment which will benefit...

    South Africa- helping where we can

    28 Feb 2018

    In February, we were asked if we might donate some exercise books to a school in Cape Town, South Africa.   Mrs Es.pub.pdf

    WE ARE PLEASED TO PRESENT OUR NEW WEBSITE TO YOU!

    10 Jan 2018

    Please bear with us as we ensure that pages are updated and content transferred across.   

    Happy New Year

    04 Jan 2018

    Happy New Year to all Pupils, Parents and Carers of Mrs Ethelston’s,There will be no newsletter this week as we have had such a short week.Clubs will commence from 15th January. The new clubs li...

    Carols round the Tree

    15 Dec 2017

    Many thanks to all the parents that joined us for our last event this year - Carols round the Tree, and many thanks to Irve Davis-Griffiths.

    Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day

    15 Dec 2017

    Thank you to everyone for taking part in our Christmas Jumper Day.  We raised over £110 for Save the Children.

    B Sharp at The Hub

    05 Dec 2017

    Well done to all the Mrs E's children that took part in the B Sharp 'Out of the Box' on Friday evening.  A fantastic performance at the Hub and also lovely to see some old pupils performing too.

    Uplyme Village Hall Christmas Fayre

    04 Dec 2017

    Thank you to the members of Mrs Ethelston's Choir that performed at the Christmas Fayre on Saturday.  There will be another chance to hear them sing at the Carols by Candlelight on 14th December...

    Sports' Day

    18 Jul 2017

    Thank you so much to everyone for the tremendous support for Sports' day today.  Special thanks to the staff and helpers, particularly to Mrs Timbrell for the hours of organisation.  These e...

    Owls' Class

    18 Jul 2017

    Year 5 have been learning about the Olympics.  We learnt how to compete in the long jump (which is different to today) and will be writing explanation text to explain how to be successful!

    Year 6 Kenway Cup Tournament, Colfox

    18 Jul 2017

    Thankfully the rain held off, which enabled the football team to attend Colfox Academy for Kenway Cup knockout tournament.  Well done to them for battling against some very good teams and showing...

    Spring Concert

    18 Jul 2017

    This week we enjoyed a fantastic Spring Concert at the church.  These occasions make me so very proud of the children, staff and school.  The contributions were stunning and to quote a paren...

    Swimmers Support Superbly!

    18 Jul 2017

    Well done to all our swimmers who travelled to Dorchester Thomas Hardye Leisure Centre on Friday.  The team supported each other magnificently at quite an overwhelming event!  We are proud o...