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Parent Mail

10th November 2023

Good afternoon,


We have had yet another busy week. The weather has not been kind to us and we have had a few wet playtimes and in door PE.  It is important that children have a coat with them every day as we will always go outside if we can.


I have been made aware that some parents are pulling up on the zig zags. It is not a safe place to stop and should not be happening.  If the road is busy there is parking at the Memorial hall as well as at the Greyhound pub.


We have had some visitors in school this week.  The American visitors returned to Bullfinch.  It was wonderful to watch the engagement of the children.  On Tuesday, a colleague from Wokingham Learning Support spent the morning in our classrooms.  She enjoyed her morning and described the children as calm and engaged.


We began today with a lovely Bible assembly for our Reception children.  They were joined by their buddies and it was great to have so many parents with us.  Mr and Mrs Fox are loved by us all and we are so grateful for their weekly assemblies as well as when they lead special occasions like these.  The highlight for me was watching the Year 6 children with their Reception buddies, it was definitely a moment to capture. Please can I remind parents not to share photos of other pupils on social media if any were taken today. 


As a school we then joined together as in Remembrance and the children wrote prayers and took time to reflect together. 


We finished the week with our biggest win yet! The girls won their football match 9-1 with goals from Rose, Aizey, Lacey-mai and Briony.  Florence Rose got Player of the match. This is following another success earlier in the week with our netball girls getting through to the Wokingham finals tournament later in the year. Well done to both teams. 


Next week is filled with more sporting events and visitors in school on top of the wonderful learning in the classrooms.

On Monday we have a mufti day. Children can come to school in non uniform with a smellies or chocolate donation to our Christmas fair. If your child is in the athletics tournament on Monday they can wear non uniform and change to pe kit before lunchtime. 


On Friday, we will be celebrating Children in Need.  The children can come in with spotty accessories such as spotty hair bands, socks etc.  We will collect for the charity with a bucket at each door. 


I wish you a lovely weekend.

With kind regards

Jacquie Vanstone