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Parent Mail

30th September 22

Dear Parents and Guardians,


We have had a great week which began with a wonderful Art day organised by Mrs Metcalfe. The art was based on the artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo. The children made portraits from vegetables then sketched their work. 

The chopping of vegetables was fun learning and they were used to make delicious soup. It was great to see the children trying it, i am not sure they would all describe it as delicious but it was quite a vegetable combination!

We had so much help on the day and it was lovely to work as a whole school and to have some parents in with us. 

Mrs Metcalfe organised the day brilliantly and it was a great success.

Mrs Dodds and I had the pleasure of accompanying some children to give harvest boxes with some left over vegetables to our neighbours and they were very grateful, we had a thank you card today from one neighbour.


Our Year 6 have had an amazing week away at PGL. A wonderful opportunity to be away from from home showing independence, resilience and great teamwork. I felt very proud of them all. Thank you to Mrs Wirth, Mrs Pasha, Mrs Baker, Mrs Martinez and Mr O'Reilly for their time, care and hard work. I hope the children sleep well tonight. 


Next week we have netball club on Monday morning starting and on Wednesday we have our Harvest service. The list for donations is on the calendar. 


I now finish with the upsetting news that our younger guinea pig, Caramel has suddenly died during the night on Thursday.  The staff are sad and I understand that the children will be. I would be grateful if you would let your child know over the weekend. We will take up a box of memory photos,drawings and prayers to church on Wednesday so children can bring these in if they wish on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday.  Caramel has given so much happiness and love to us and we will celebrate this with the children and we will obviously take great care of Bingo.


With kind regards 

Jacquie Vanstone