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Parent Mail

26th November 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians,


We have had a great week and we finished it with a fun mufti day and a lot of football.


On Tuesday this week we had a Health and Safety inspection from Wokingham which went very well.  Our Health and Safety governor, Nigel Kennington joined us for the inspection which was valuable as our governors carry out their own inspections each term.


On Thursday I spent the day showing prospective parents for Reception 2022 around the school.  This was the most Covid safe way but it was a shame not to involve the children in the tours.  I felt so proud of our school and what we are achieving and many families commented on how polite our pupils are.


In the summer we surveyed parents asking if they wished to buy a school fleece for their child and the families who responded have had the opportunity to purchase their fleece.  I am now able to open this up to all parents.  NSsport sponsored these fleeces and we are able to offer each child one fleece at the cost of £10.  If you wish to buy a school fleece, please send in an envelope with your child's name, the size required and include the £10.  We do have limited stock and we will reorder once we have sold out of the fleeces we currently have.  Sizes available are; 3-4, 4-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 years.  It is lovely to see the children in the fleeces and the weather is definitely changing.


The buzz of Christmas is beginning and the children are busy rehearsing songs and words for their short class plays.  We are still hoping parents may be able to watch the children in school, a class at a time but we are playing close attention to the local picture in regards to Covid.  Fofsa are working incredibly hard to make Christmas special in school as well as within our community and I thank you for all the support you give them, it all looks wonderful.


On the coldest day of the week the boys played in a Madejski tournament. They lost one match, won one and drew the others which took them to the semi-final which they lost to St Pauls.  They played incredibly well as a team.  Well done to them for their super behaviour and hard work, a great achievement.  

This evening the girls played against Robert Piggott.  I thought they could have won and again played very well.  The score ended 4-2 with some great teamwork. Well done girls.


Finally next week as a school we will be having an Advocacy week, the start of something new for our school and a wonderful opportunity for the children to show their passion, imagination and creativity to develop and demonstrate their commitment to caring for our world.  I can't wait to see the learning that takes place and we are looking forward to sharing it with you and inspiring those around us.


I wish you a wonderful weekend especially Mrs Lawrence whose daughter is getting married after two previous dates being cancelled due to Covid.


With kind regards

Jacquie Vanstone