Welcome back and Happy New Year! The Christmas holiday is always so busy; it has been great to come back towards the end of the week to get us all back into routine gradually. Next week I will be starting with a Monday assembly focused around resilience and determination. Encouraging the children to challenge themselves and be challenged is vital for their learning and we will be revisiting strategies and tools to support the children with this.
Yesterday we had the pleasure of welcoming 5 children into our school, I am delighted to hear that they have all enjoyed their first few days. Mrs Osmond has also joined us and is teaching Goldfinch on a Thursday afternoon and a Friday; I am sure you will have the opportunity to meet her soon if you haven't already.
Finally I am delighted to share the news that Miss Parish is expecting her second baby later this year; the Chaffinch children are so excited!! I am sure you will join me in congratulating Miss Parish and her family. I will inform parents of the teaching arrangements for maternity leave as soon as I can.
I wish you all a wonderful weekend