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Parent Mail

23rd September 2022

Dear Parents and Guardians,


Many of us have struggled to know which day of the week it was this week, thrown by the Bank holiday Monday but we have arrived at Friday and the sun is shining.  The Bank holiday was a sad day but I hope a memorable one for you and your family.  We have reflected upon it in school and the children have shown great respect, understanding and compassion.  Today we were privileged to be joined by Mr Roberts, Isaac's dad who serves for The British Army as a musician.  The assembly was wonderful and the children were full of admiration.  I have uploaded the videos which can be found here:

Huge thanks go to Mr Roberts for such a fantastic presentation, it was very special.


This week Mrs Wirth and I worked with our School Improvement Officer discussing our School Development Plan; this is a plan which is in place now and will lead us through to April 2024.  It is wonderful to see what we are already achieving and I am grateful to the staff and governors who all contribute.  I look forward to sharing further details of the School Development Plan via the website soon.


All is prepared for our Year 6 to have their residential trip to Liddington on Monday.  The children have been counting down the days and I know they will have a great time.  I would like to thank Mrs Lawrence for organising so much of the paperwork.  Wokingham have been very complementary of how thorough everything has been.  

Mrs Wirth and Mrs Baker will be joined by Mr O'Reilly this year and I will be there from Wednesday night with Mrs Pasha and Mrs Martinez.  All clubs will be going ahead as normal next week although Netball club will not starting yet week due to the number of Year 6 who will not be there.


I hope you all received my email regarding our Art day on Monday.  Mrs Metcalfe has a wonderful day planned and we are hopeful to have lots of vegetables, utensils and support, thank you.

This learning will lead perfectly to our Harvest service at church on 5th October.  A list of the items that are being asked for is on the calendar under the event.  


We are hoping to be joined by lots of families tomorrow for our Grounds day.  We have a long list of jobs!  Joining together is a lovely opportunity to meet new families and get together as a school community, we also have cake!  If you can come, please bring gardening tools and bulbs and compost if possible.  The more the merrier and I thank you for your time and support.  Saturday 24th September 9.30 - 12pm or anytime in between. 


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


Jacquie Vanstone