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Finchampstead C of E (Aided) Primary School

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23rd February 2018

Dear Parents,

 

The change in the weather in the last few days has been dramatic and it is set to continue into next week. Today is a very cold day for our Keystage One trip and a football tournament but this did not put a dampener on the children's excitement.

 

I would like to thank the Keystage One team for organising and leading the trip to Henley River and Rowing Museum. I have been in touch throughout the day and they have had a great time. The boys at the Madejski tournament lost 3 matches, drew 3 and won 5. They came 2nd in our group and 6th overall which is brilliant. There were19 teams taking part! I have promised a mention for Mason; he played relentlessly with great energy and commitment in all 11 matches. Carlos was delighted to have scored a hat-trick and all 8 boys played really well, thank you Mr O'Reilly.

 

My thanks continue onto Mr Cundy. For many years the school has enjoyed the benefit of a bird box camera and the children become fixated on the television as nests are build and used. Last year we experienced problems with the camera and after many attempts from Mr Cundy and a friend to repair it, Mr Cundy has bought and fitted the school a new one. This is such a kind and generous gesture and one that means so much to the children and staff. Thank you Mr Cundy; we are already watching and waiting!

 

Reverend Julie took our Lent church service on Tuesday; thank you to those parents who were able to join us. I will include photos of some of the children with the ash cross on their foreheads. Yesterday, many staff joined the Arlon family and their friends for a memorial service for Jamie. It was a beautiful service to celebrate his life.

 

The school diary is incredibly busy at the moment; please keep a close eye on the calendar as to what is happening when. We have added an Easter singing assembly for the parents and children to enjoy together on the last Wednesday of term; we hope you can join us. I am also looking forward to seeing many of you next week at the Learning Reviews.

 

Wishing you a great weekend

 

Jacquie Vanstone

 

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