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

14th October 2022

Dear Parents and Guardians,


It is hard to believe that we only have one week until the half term break.  This week I have had the pleasure of spending more time in classrooms.  It has been great to see the children so engaged in their learning; I have seen Science, RE, Maths and Music and I look forward to more next week.


Thank you for booking and attending the Learning Review meetings.  They are so important and I thank the staff for their work and commitment. We hope you found the meetings helpful and we look forward to continuing to work in partnership with you as we continue through the term.  The correlation between attendance and attainment is significant and we are working hard to ensure that when children are late more than once in the half term or absence is a concern that we support parents quickly.


Today has been busy with football.  The girls attended a tournament at Cantley Park and played well.  Florence-Rose was the first to score and all the girls worked hard individually and as a team.  The boys had a match after school against Shinfield St Marys which ended in a 2-2 draw.  It was great to welcome Jacob to the team and well done to Max for scoring both goals. Thank you Mr O' Reilly for a great day of football.


I am delighted to end my news update with some exciting news.  A few weeks ago we were privileged to have Mr Roberts in school for an assembly about his role within the British army as a musician.  Mrs Metcalfe has also been liaising with Mr Diggle regarding the role he played within the Queen's funeral.  On Monday morning we are expecting a visit from Jessica's dad with an Army Drum horse.  A pre-visit has taken place and the whole school will have the opportunity to learn from such a wonderful, memorable experience. I think the staff are as excited as the children will be!


I wish you a lovely weekend and look forward to seeing you next week.

With kind regards

Jacquie Vanstone