School Logo

Welcome to Finchampstead C of E (Aided) Primary School

This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it

Parent Mail

13th October 2023

Dear Parents and Guardians,


What a fantastic week we have had!  It began with Chaffinch enjoying a day of learning at Rushall farm.  I know the staff felt very proud of the children, not only for their behaviour but for the way they responded to questions and tasks.  They were commended for their knowledge, vocabulary and positive attitude.  Thank you to all the staff and parents who supported the trip.


Our Fofsa AGM was an opportunity to celebrate the hard work that takes place to support our school so well. The committee have exciting plans and lots of new projects. The cookies and second hand uniform sale was a great success this afternoon. 


Tuesday gave us the challenge of finding something yellow to wear to celebrate Hello Yellow for our mental health!  We focused on resilience and understanding that we need to develop three types of resilience; emotional, mental and social resilience. I enjoyed working with Goldfinch to explore this  in greater depth.  The other focus was on us mattering, knowing and understanding that we all matter.


Also on Tuesday Mrs Metcalfe had organised for a talented artist to meet with each class and share her work and some of the skills and techniques involved in her art.  It was inspirational and I have seen some children showcasing their art since the visit.  If you wish to look at her work please search for her - Just Bee.


Thank you to all the staff for their time and hard work leading up to and at the Learning review meetings.  It was a pleasure to see parents and I hope you found the meeting supportive and informative.  This week has given me the opportunity to be in every class and I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. Learning reviews have hopefully given you a glimpse into this. 


On Thursday afternoon Mr Fox led an assembly for the children using his and our favourite songs and videos.  It was such a treat, especially to see Reception children dancing and singing confidently and with such enjoyment.


I want to say a huge well done to our football boys today.  They attended a tournament at Cantley Park and got through to the Semi-final with 12 goals scored and just one conceded.  It was fabulous to see them play so well as a team, showing care towards their opponents and showing determination to achieve.  I am so proud of the team and grateful to Mr Sheikh for coaching the boys.


I know you will join me in congratulating Mr and Mrs O'Reilly on the arrival of their baby boy, Sonny. Isaac thought he would be called Baby O! According to Alfie Finn, (our player of the tournament) the success in the football was to honour their baby, apparently he has brought us luck!


I look forward to a great final week before half term and wish you a lovely weekend.

With kind regards

Jacquie Vanstone