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Finchampstead C of E (Aided) Primary School

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10th November 2017

Dear Parents,

 

Before I begin celebrating the wonderful week we have had, I would like to remind parents that children should not be running around the front carpark.  We are concerned that an accident will happen and staff are also very concerned that their cars may get scratched.  We would appreciate your support with this.

 

It has been a wonderfully busy week with so much enrichment for the children.

On Monday Chaffinch went to Rushall Farm for a river study.  Many got wet but they all had a great time and learnt so much; a day they will hopefully always remember.  We were delighted to receive the following feedback from Rushall Farm:

'I am so pleased you enjoyed the day.  They are a lovely bunch of children and I genuinely meant it  when I said how impressed I was with their knowledge and a willingness by so many of them to give questions a go.  They were much more engaged than many much older classes that I've taught and far more upbeat even having got wet.'

 

On Thursday Goldfinch had a very exciting trip to Wellington College for a Chemistry Spectactular.  They loved all the experiments and could describe them in wonderful detail.  In a theatre full of excited school children our staff were delighted with the outstanding behaviour each of our children demonstrated.

Shortly after returning from Wellington College some Year 5 and 6 children were showing Prospective Parents around our school.  Listening to the children talk with such enthusiasm and pride was heart warming.  The parents were again extremely impressed with how happy, engaged and confident our children are.

 

As you will have seen on the Calendar the amount of competive sport we are participating in is increasing.  I would like to thank Mr O'Reilly for organising a Tournament at Finchampstead this afternoon and I wish the boys luck.  After school today we have a netball match on the netball courts; good luck to them as well. It will be a tense afternoon!!

 

I am sure those parents who were with us this morning for our Remembrance assembly will join me in thanking Mr and Mrs Fox for leading such a beautiful assembly. Again behaviour was outstanding.  A two minute silence is a long time especially for the younger children but they demonstrated complete respect for the ocassion.  I would like to thank Thomas Stockton for diligently leading the selling  of Poppies every morning over the past two weeks showing great respect and responsibility each day. I hope many families will join us for the St James' Remembrance Sunday Parade from the Memorial Hall to the Memorial Cross.  Please could children come in school uniform.  

 

Kind regards

Jacquie Vanstone

 

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