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Finchampstead C of E (Aided) Primary School

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15th March 2019

Dear Parents,

 

It has been lovely to spend even more time with the children this week. I have also given out lots of headteacher stickers to children throughout the school which is always a pleasure.  It made me smile when Theo came to the office looking for the 'headteacher sticker lady'!

The children who have led at Fledgelings and attended Warren Lodge have represented the school brilliantly and when the children return to school they are always keen to share their experiences.  

Starting on Monday afternoon, Kate Meads, from St James' church, will be in school as a Family Support Worker.  Please see the poster attached and on Facebook and I hope you find this opportunity to chat and gain support and advice useful.

Chaffinch enjoyed their RE learning through the wonderful bible knowledge and experience of Ian Fox this week, thank you Mr Fox for your time.

On Tuesday in our Staff meeting we looked at English books from Reception to Year 6.  It is great to see the progression both across the school and individually through each book.  The children are always proud to share the differences between their cold write (first writing piece and then their hot write (final piece).  Mrs Dodds and Mrs Guillaume will be spending a day in Oxford soon on a training day with Pie Corbott, the founder of Talk4Writing which is a fantastic opportunity.

Mrs Wirth and I attended a Wokingham conference on Thursday this week; it is so important to spend time with colleagues reflecting on our school development.  We both felt proud of our school and excited about the plans for continued improvement.

Red Nose Day has been a great fundraising day.  With parent support to raise money in the morning and our skipping competition.  Thank you to Antonia McDowall, Sam Khan and everyone who helped.  The skipping was amazing to watch with a total of 5408 skips by the children.  Staff joined in but with no counters!! Thank you to Mr O'Reilly for organising and to the Sports Leaders for their support.  The winners will be announced on Monday but Julie Swaffer, the Malteser treat is yours!

Mrs Beakhouse is now off work for her second knee operation following the success of the first; we wish her well and a speedy recovery. 

We will be starting next week with the excitement of the incubator and eggs arriving from Living eggs.  It provides a wonderful experience for the children (and adults!) but always creates a delay as we walk along the corridor!  We also have a WASMA rehearsal and a Luckley football tournament to look forward to next week.

As the Easter holiday approaches I wish to invite you all to join us for an end of term assembly on 5th April; this will be also be a leaving assembly for Mrs Weston and I hope many of you can join us afterwards for a farewell cup of tea. 

I wish you a fantastic weekend

Kind regards

Jacquie Vanstone

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