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Parent Mail

1st December 2017

Dear Parents,


I cannot believe how close we now are to Christmas!! The Christmas Play music is all around school which is lovely.



It was wonderful seeing so many of you at the Christmas Fair on Saturday. I would like to take this opportunity to thank FOFSA for their hard work, time and dedication in organising such a successful event. Once we have a final figure of the amount raised we will let you know. Thank you to everyone who supported the event.



Many of you will be receiving lots of letters involving your child in sporting events. The children are always a pleasure to take and we are keen to provide as many experiences as possible. Last Friday Mr O'Reilly and I took 9 girls to a match in Windsor. They lost 2:1 which was so close and we were proud of them. The minibus journey was a highlight although they were desperate for us to stop at Legoland on the way back! On Monday Mrs Dodds and I took 19 children to Bohunt School for a Sportshall Athletics competition. They worked well in the team events and tried their best. Results have not yet been sent. The same competition is taking place for 20 Goldfinch children next Monday. Today we have a football tournament for the girls and a match for the boys; we determined to win a match before the end of term!

As you can see the amount of competitive sport is great. I would like to thank Mrs Weston for being so accommodating as each event creates a great deal of work. I am sure you will join me in thanking her.



It was lovely to have so many parents with us for our Advent Church Service on Tuesday. The singing was particularly beautiful and it was a perfect opportunity to reflect as we approach this busy time of year. Mrs Gan is working hard with the Music group and also with the children who will be participating in the Loddon Valley Carol Concert. On a lighter note, since our Advent Service an Elf has joined us and will be keeping an eye on the children although he is hiding all sorts of wonderful places!


School Information

On Wednesday Chaffinch were pleased to welcome Miss Parish into the class and we look forward to welcoming her into our school properly in January.

Today our Diocesan Advisor, Robin Sharples joined us in school for the morning. It was a pleasure to share with him the progress we have made this term and also to look ahead to 2018. He was impressed by how engaged our children are and how keen they all were to share their learning.

Today you will have received the Governor Termly Newsletter. There is an email address on the Newsletter for communication with Governors. We were so grateful for such positive feedback last year and welcome your comments.  


Kind regards

Jacquie Vanstone