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Parent Mail

24th February 2023

Dear Parents,


I hope you all had an enjoyable half term break; the children have certainly come back refreshed and ready for learning.


We have new lunch clubs starting this term, led by Goldfinch children.  It is lovely to see the younger children engaged in different activities; dance club is quite a hit.

We have also purchased new playground equipment and storage for it.  It is now ready to use as of Monday and we will have Goldfinch Playground leaders running games and helping to look after the equipment.


Our plans are progressing well to install a new ballcourt and trim trail.  The design should give us two ball courts, one for Key Stage One and one for Key Stage Two. We will reconfigure the area to add a new trim trail in part of the existing car park.  We are excited about the work and I look forward to sharing more details and timings with you once finances and plans are more secure.


As you know our guinea pig Bingo died on Thursday.  He has been the loveliest of pets to care for and I know he will be missed.  Today the children have shown even greater care for Moo to make sure he hasn't been too lonely!


Next week is the second of the teacher strike days.  We plan to remain open to all classes.  We also have World Book day on Thursday which will be celebrated in classes.  We have already had some 'book boxes' in school and they look amazing.  Please can the children bring them in from Monday so we can share and display them.  If you have missed communication about this, please read my previous news update, information is also on Facebook.


Our Learning reviews will take place in two weeks time and hopefully you have been able to book on Parentmail.  If you have any problems with this, please let us know.


I wish you a lovely weekend 


With kind regards

Jacquie Vanstone