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Parent Mail

10th February 2023

Dear Parents,


This week has been Children's mental health awareness week and we have celebrated this through our work in the classrooms and in Collective Worship.  On Wednesday, Danny read a poem about togetherness as the theme this year has been connecting together.  Feeling connected is so important and we have discussed different ways we can safely connect with friends, family members and people in our community.  We have so many children in our school who make such an effort to connect and I certainly value this as I welcome children in the morning.  Hopefully after our focus on it this week, these simple actions will be noticed and valued even more (a smile, an act of kindness, a wave).


Mrs Martinez has certainly had a busy week! On Tuesday she accompanied some Chaffinch children to the Eagle House Spelling competition.  They were well prepared and worked with confidence and we are delighted that they came 9th out of 32 schools.

On Wednesday Mrs Gan, Mrs Coulson and Mrs Martinez along with WASMA children attended their first group rehearsal.  This takes a lot of organising and I am very grateful for everyone's hard work.  WASMA is a wonderful event at The Hexagon which brings schools together through music and I am always proud of the contribution our school makes.  


As we now reach half term, I wanted to share information regarding World Book day.  We will not be asking the children to dress up this year and instead we would like to invite the children to make their favourite 'book in a box' or 'a character in a roll'. They can be brought into school on week of 27th February for a whole school display.  I have added some photos for inspiration!


I hope the children enjoy the half term break.  It has been great to see the progress the children are making and also those moments when they just want to keep learning!  I thank the staff for their hard work this half term and wish them all a good rest.


NSsport are running the holiday club at school.  Bookings can be made via their website.  The number of children attending Breakfast club and after school club have been great and increasing week by week.  I am sure the holiday club will be just as successful.


I wish you a lovely half term.


With kind regards

Jacquie Vanstone