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Finchampstead C of E (Aided) Primary School

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21st September 2018

Dear Parents,

It has been such a blustery few days; we had our first wet playtime on Thursday after such a long time which the children enjoyed.

 

Following our Collective Worship on Monday I told the children about our Gold Sports Award; it was wonderful to see how proud they were of the achievement. We have now announced the 18 Sports Leaders and 8 Sports Captains; they look great in their hats and I am confident they will show commitment to the role.

 

This week Mr Cundy and I carried out a Health and Safety Walk whilst the children were in school. It was very pleasing to have completed so many previous actions, all being of low risk. As Governors we had our first meeting of the year; the focus on training and priorities for the next academic year were exciting to discuss as we continue to move the school forward.

I am in the process of redesigning the front of school; in the meantime I would ask for the children not to run near the cars and move between them. I am very concerned that either a child will be hurt or a car scratched. I will be speaking to individual children who continue to run in the front carpark.

 

On Thursday the singing teacher led our assembly and letters have gone home today regarding lessons. Our school on a Thursday afternoon is always lovely with some children visiting Summer the dog, Bullfinch have Mrs Phillips to read to and the singing lessons take place in School House.

 

We finished the week with a Staff V Goldfinch football match which Joshua thought would be easy; I am delighted to say that the staff won. Thank you Mr O'Reilly, Mrs Judge and Mrs Gan, we finally did it!

 

We have many school events coming up so please check the school calendar. We have our Poet tea, Learning Reviews, Grounds day and Founders day all coming up over the next couple of weeks. On Founders Day we will be inviting in past pupils, if you are a past pupil of Finchampstead C of E or know anyone who is please share the details from the calendar.

 

Lastly, Mrs Beakhouse will be out school for a while due to a knee operation.  We will all miss her and wish her a successful operation and speedy recovery.  

 

Have a great weekend

Jacquie Vanstone

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