It suddenly feels like Christmas is just around the corner. There are Christmas play rehearsals starting, Loddon preparations for the Choir and preparations for the Christmas fair in full flow!
Showing the children, the conservatory fully furnished was a great way to start the week; I hope you have taken the opportunity to have a look. We purchased the furniture with some of the money raised from the Sponsored walk last year. It was lovely to see Rosefinch in there for a story this week; I know the children are keen to make good use of it.
At 11am on Monday we held a 2 minute silence of Remembrance; staff were so impressed by the Reception children; they all sat beautifully showing great respect. It was wonderful to see so many families at the Finchampstead service on the Sunday with many children proudly wearing their Brownie, Guides, Cubs and Scout uniforms. The Poppy collection has already been collected; thank you to the Year 5 children who sold them on our behalf.
Fofsa presented the Reception children with their Bibles following our Collective Worship on Tuesday. The children were delighted to receive them and I thank Carolyn Fox for purchasing and organising this on behalf of Fofsa. Rosefinch were so excited this week to help unpack the new tables and chairs for their classroom. Fofsa have allocated money to refurbish the classroom and this new furniture is a great start. I was delighted to have made contact with someone who would ship the furniture to The Gambia for a school there. The old tables and chairs were collected on Tuesday evening and the gentleman has promised me a photo in December of the furniture being delivered to their new school.
On Thursday Goldfinch held their Greek learning event; it was very well attended and it is always a pleasure to see the children working alongside parents. The children enjoyed sharing their dance following lots of hard work in PE. Thank you to so many who were able to support the event and the staff for organising it.
We finished the week with some great Children in Need fun. We had a whole school 5 minute fitness session with the fitness coach, Joe Wicks. He was doing an online session at 9am; we all enjoyed it and it demonstrated how valuable it is to squeeze in an extra 5 minutes of exercise for our physical and mental health.
Next week we will be having the front fencing removed and new fencing will be installed. We envisage the work will take 10 days and we will do whatever we can to minimise disruption. It will be wonderful to see the work completed.
Every week is so busy but it is exciting to see the school developing in so many ways. As you can imagine staff are all working incredibly hard every day but seeing all the developments taking shape is rewarding for us all. Much of what we can achieve is thanks to your support for Fofsa. If you are able to help the Fofsa team during the Christmas fair I know they would be incredibly grateful.
Wish you all a lovely weekend