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Finchampstead C of E (Aided) Primary School

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Friday 27th September 2019

Dear Parents,

 

I am unsure where September has gone yet delighted with all that we have already achieved this term.

Today our new conservatory was finished; it is hard to express my gratitude to the Barley family and all at Nirvana Spa but I will save that for our big opening which we will now organise.  Please feel free to come and have a look during our Learning review evenings.

I continue to work with the company on the front of school and I will update you as soon as I know the next steps that will be taken to ensure we achieve a high quality finish.  I have been concerned this week by further parking issues coming to light but I was pleased to see our Community Police Officers at drop off on Wednesday following my email to them the previous week.  I would like to thank all parents who park appropriately and with consideration of our neighbours.  I urge you to park in the Greyhound pub carpark; this can often be quicker than trying to negotiate parking on the road anyway.

On Tuesday and Wednesday this week the Key Stage One teachers attended a training course for Phonics called Read Write Inc.  The scheme will be delivered from Reception and we are excited about the impact it should have on phonics, reading and in turn writing.  FOFSA will be supporting school by funding new resources for the scheme.  This week FOFSA has also paid for the online subscription for Power Maths to accompany our new Maths books.  The impact this will have on teacher workload and wellbeing is tremendous and the interactive resources will be engaging and clear for the children.  Thank you FOFSA.

On Friday Mrs Dodds led our Macmillan coffee morning which looked fantastic, I was sad not to be there but it raised an impressive £85.  Thank you Mrs Dodds and thank you to those parents who supported either or both the coffee morning/cake sale.

The diary is filling up with so many opportunities for enriched learning; I know many letters have gone home this week.

Our focus on learning reviews next week will be your child's learning behaviours and I look forward to seeing you in school.  I am available both evenings if you wish to make an appointment to meet with me.

With kind regards

Jacquie Vanstone

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