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Parent Mail

17th January 2020

Dear Parents,

We have ended a busy week with a wonderful assembly from the Christian singer Philippa Hanna; it was great to see how much the children enjoyed it and I hope all her powerful messages of self-belief are taken on board.  Enormous thanks to Mr and Mrs Fox for organising the afternoon.  We started the assembly with a focus on our school vision and I hope to share our video with you all soon!


We are looking forward to you joining us on Wednesday for the conservatory opening, the children will all take part in the assembly and then there will be refreshments afterwards.  Please could you sign up if you will be coming so that we have an idea of numbers.


We were delighted this week to welcome 5 Wellington College students who came to do some gardening for us; they will be coming each week this term and I am sure they will make a big difference to our grounds.  I asked last week if any parents were able to give some time on Saturday afternoon to carry out some gardening at school.  We would be very grateful of any help between 2pm and 4pm, please bring tools.


This Thursday I had the pleasure of carrying out a learning walk with our School Improvement Partner.  We spent time in each class and discussed the developments we have made.  I felt very proud of our school; Anne could see how hard working and committed the staff are and how the children were taking ownership of their learning.


Along with this strong focus on learning we have much enrichment as well.  We have the Eagle House Maths challenge coming up and a football match on Friday.

We have set up a 100 square board (£1 per square); we have 4 day vouchers for the NSsport holiday club for February half term allocated to numbers.  Please support us and your child may get a free activity day this February.  This will be available before and after school next week.


Finally, I have just watched the Christmas Play DVD and I will order the DVDs on Wednesday next week.  Please send £5 in a named envelope, by Wednesday, if you wish to buy a DVD.


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

Jacquie Vanstone