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Parent Mail

7th July 2023

Dear Parents,


What a week we have had!  It has been wonderful to have so much parental support this week.  Rosefinch and Bullfinch celebrated their Fire of London learning.  They shared their learning and performed songs and a dance.  It was such a treat and was wonderful to see them so passionate and excited to share.


Goldfinch have provided the school with beautiful cooking smells for the beginning of the week.  Again, it was lovely to welcome parents in, not only to help, but also to taste test.  It is great to hear some of the children are keen to use the recipes at home.


Mrs Dodds, Sam Khan and Mrs Wirth enjoyed an ECO club transition session for our Year 6 boys and what a great afternoon they had. They compared themselves to trees. 10/11 year old trunk, strong roots from school - they hold us steady, give us nutrients, reach deep - and then the leaves that we show the world.  What leaves do your friends show?  They shared three values they show regularly: 

They shared words such as happiness, forgiveness, fun, imagination, kindness, creativity, imagination and love. 

What a special way to spend an afternoon towards the end of their Primary years.


Chaffinch have been learning about Finchampstead and I was delighted to have a visit from Finn and Jaspah to share their persuasive writing.  I have attached the photos, what super writing!


On top of all of this we have had our new Reception children for a morning, reports have all been emailed home and we have had a brilliant Sports day.


Sports day is organised by Mr O'Reilly and is a big and complicated event to organise.  He does it brilliantly and I am so grateful for all his hard work.  The Sports leaders were fabulous, organising the children and helping Mr O'Reilly.  The children showed fun and determination.  It was a great competitive afternoon supported by past pupils, governors, staff and parents.  A great afternoon with a proud win for the Reds, well done!  Thank you to FOFSA for the raffle and sale which was a great success.  Please keep your numbers until the hamper is claimed by the lucky Blue 503.


We are looking forward to celebrating the children and their learning at Open Evening next week.  Goldfinch will be running the French Cafe in the hall and then books will be available in classrooms.  The children have their first transition session within school on Monday whilst our Prefects will be having a thank you trip to Wokingham Family Golf!


It is wonderful to have so many opportunities to come together and I thank you for your support and commitment.  The effort that goes into all we do is tremendous and I am grateful for everyone within our community who enables us to achieve what we do.


Our governors had a meeting on Tuesday last week which was the last this academic year.  They have a questionnaire for parents which we would be grateful if you could complete, it should only take a minute, here is the link:


I wish you a lovely weekend.

With kind regards

Jacquie Vanstone