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Parent Mail

28th February 2020

Dear Parents,Carers,


Welcome back from what I hope was a lovely half term.  During the week Mr O'Reilly led the NSsport holiday activity days which was a great success and it sounds like the children really enjoyed their time.  Please spread the word as the club is open to children from any school and will run during the Easter holiday.


It has been wonderful to see so many of you at the Learning Reviews.  It is always a pleasure to read the Intrim reports and I thank the teachers for working so hard on them.


We began the week with an Inset day led by Mrs Wirth  centred around developing our Curriculum.  Our focus is on mapping the learning journey our children take in each subject and it is an exciting process to go through.  We had an amazing 23 children at the Inset activity day, again a great success and we are pleased to offer the service.


On Wednesday Reverend Julie led our Ash Wednesday service which, due to the weather, is one we rarely hold in church.  The children behaved beautifully and the children who read did so clearly and confidently.


It is wonderful to celebrate the fundraising that we have been doing.  I would like to thank Mrs Dodds and School Council for their hard work raising money for the Austrailian RSPCA and salvation army wildlife appeals.  A wonderful £208.50 was raised, once the £99.50 for the frames was deducted, we raised £109.  Thank you for your support.

I have also had an update on the money raised through Easy fundraising and we have raised £54.41 in the last quater.  Please have a look if you haven't already registered.

I attended a FOFSA meeting on Thursday evening and the plans in place are very exciting for the school.  Looking ahead we will be asking for your support regarding the Summer fair in June and some redecoration in the coming weeks.


It has been a busy start to the half term but full of celebrations for learning and developing our school.  I wish you a lovely weekend and hope for a drier, sunnier week next week.


With kind regards

Jacquie Vanstone