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Parent Mail

3rd February 2023

Dear Parents,


What a wonderful week for sport and music in our school.  


On Tuesday afternoon Berkshire Maestros were in school for a brass concert.  It was such a privilege for the children and staff and it certainly left an impression.  In the past we have had many children take up music lessons through Berkshire Maestros within school time and we hope this concert may create some interest for this again.  Mrs Gan is always quick to spot our musically talented children and it is wonderful to see what they can achieve.  Thank you for organising such a fantastic concert for us all to enjoy Mrs Gan.


This week the boys' football team played against Gorse Ride and the 2-0 win takes them through to the quarter finals.  It was brilliant to watch them play with teamwork, kindness and dedication.  Noah scored both goals and Alfie made some great saves.  Mr Cundy was watching with me and we both felt very proud.


On Wednesday I had the pleasure of teaching in Rosefinch.  It was great to see them learning with so much focus, determination and creativity.


Mr O'Reilly has gone from success to success this week with two of our teams achieving 2nd place and being awarded silver medals, another coming third with bronze medals and our advanced group showing such wonderful talent and coming 6th in their very competitive event.  The children all represented our school beautifully and many of us have commented on how smart they looked in our PE kit.  Thank you Mr O'Reilly for taking so much time to prepare and teach each of the teams and manage the paperwork for so many events at the same time!


How else to finish the week than with a disco!  Thank you so much to FOFSA and to all the helpers.  It is lovely to see the children enjoy themselves so much and they have loved the build up to today.  A treat for them all, thank you FOFSA.  A school disco evening can feel like a long evening as a member of staff but tonight was a pleasure.  The children behaved very well with noticeable manners and care.  Having so many helpers made a big difference and I thank everyone for their support.  Harley said it was the best night ever so I would call that another success for this week.


Next week will be a calmer week in the run up to half term and I look forward to spending more time with the children.


I wish you a lovely weekend.


With kind regards

Jacquie Vanstone