13th December 2019
It has been a wonderful week celebrating the hard work of our children. Seeing them sing at Loddon Valley Carol Concert is always the start of Christmas for me! It is a fantastic opportunity for the children to sing with an orchestra and it was a pleasure to attend.
The Christmas play was a great success; the children enjoyed performing and it is a valuable experience for them all. As I said following each performance, my thanks go to the staff, especially Mrs Gan for working so hard.
It was incredible that the Christmas play raised £415 for Readifood Foodbank; thank you so much for your generosity. On Wednesday afternoon Mrs Dodds and I took the 4 Goldfinch School Council children to Readifood. We met Mrs Anders there and we were given a tour. The children had the opportunity to sort some of the foods into crates and also to ask lots of questions. They were beautifully behaved and reflected deeply on our values and the people in need.
Our Choir had another opportunity to perform on Thursday at Friendly Finches; the children enjoyed it and I know it means a great deal to everyone there.
Today has been a lovely day with Christmas jumpers and a Christmas lunch!
On top of all the performing, learning is continuing with hot writes, assessments and DT weeks following on into next week. I hope to see many of you at various events. Please can I reiterate the message on the letter today saying that on Monday children should not wear a costume if it would be unsafe on the playground in it; please come in a Christmassy outfit or jumper if that is the case. If their costume is suitable then we would love them to wear it.
I wish you a great weekend