I would like to begin by thanking you for your support regarding the children not running in the front carpark; there has been a marked improvement, we are very grateful.
Last Sunday it was lovely to see so many children and families at the Remembrance Parade.
On Monday morning the Link to Hope Shoe boxes were collected and some children enjoyed loading them into the car. Thank you to those of you who supported this worthy cause.
The children all looked great today in their mufti and spotty clothes; it made for a very colourful, frosty run this morning. I willl let you know how much we have raised next week.
On Thursday after school 8 children attended a Hockey Tournament at Sonning Hockey Club. The team improved with each match and drew their last. After the match they enjoyed a friendly which we proudly won!! It was a pleasure to take them and it was a wonderful opportunity for them. I would like to thank Mrs Weston for giving up her time to attend with me.
Next week we are excited to have a match in Windsor and for this we will be using a minibus for the first time. Letters went out today to the chidlren who will be playing.
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate NSsport on their recent OFSTED of their Holiday club. They are Outstanding in all areas. We are delighted with the sport provision we have through NSsport; their impact on Finchampstead school sport is wonderful. On the 3rd January we have an Inset day. Children are welcome to come in for an NSsport day; information will be sent out in a couple of weeks.
As you will be aware we have a new teacher joining the staff in January to work in Chaffinch on a Thursday and Friday. We are looking forward to welcoming Laura Parish. Laura will have sometime in school before Christmas so you may have the opportunity to see her.
On Monday evening Mrs Dodds and I attended a meeting at a Finchampstead Care home called Warren Lodge. We are very excited to be in the early stages of setting up links between our school and Warren Lodge. I am in the process of developing a clear plan to ensure that this community link is a success for everyone involved.
As well as this 'latest news', I have also sent home a paper Newsletter with each family today. I hope you find it informative and I would be grateful for your feedback. Each child has also recieved a letter, if your child is lower down in the school they may need your support in reading it.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend