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Parent Mail

23rd February 2024

Good evening,


I hope you are well and have had a good week.  In school the week has flown by. There has definitely been a Spring buzz in the air despite all the rain and wet playtimes!


We began the week with a focus on Ash Wednesday and Lent and with reflection on saying sorry.  Through Lent we encourage the children to be a Gus (give up something) or a Tom (take on more).  The children have had act of kindness treasure hunts, surprise book giveaways for the staff and lots more.  It is an exciting term to reflect on what we are proud of, what we are less proud of and how we might be able to achieve a little bit more either personally or for and with others. 


On Tuesday, I attended a governor meeting and whilst we are always looking at how we can progress and move forwards, there was so much to celebrate.

We explored our personal development offer for our pupils .  Mrs Gan updated governors on our Music curriculum and the extensive enrichment that goes alongside it.  We also discussed many exciting development projects coming up.  We are delighted to be supported by Cala homes and we are currently working with them to plan the redecorate of both School House and Bullfinch over Easter.    We have more exciting projects in the pipeline but I won't share them until we secure funding!


On Tuesday evening 7 children from Goldfinch represented the school in a hockey tournament.  The children played well, losing and winning 1 match and drawing the rest.  The team were complimented for their team work and for how much they improved throughout the tournament, Eli getting a special mention.  Well done to all of them.


I would like to congratulate Evie for being successful in an audition for a Wasma solo.  This is a wonderful achievement and opportunity.  We had three pupils audition and we are proud of each of them; a brave thing to do!


Next week we have our learning review meetings.  Books will be available in classrooms to look at.  We will have some information out in the hall and we will be asking parents to sign the Home School Agreement.  We find it beneficial for children in Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 to join parents at the meeting and be part of the discussion around their learning and progress.


I would like to thank you for your continued support.

I wish you a lovely weekend


Jacquie Vanstone