Class Stars 🙂
Our Early Years… Lyla Napier
Class 2… Bodhi Whitney
Class 3… Maya Espinosa-Corston
Class 4… Harry Cresswell
…and a link to our Celebration Assembly is also at the bottom of this newsletter…
This half-term’s school value is… We Are A Community.
The bible passage that supports this… “Love your neighbour as yourself.” (Matthew 22, v.39)
We also have an overarching reasoning behind our school value, in that, “We encourage a sense of belonging and responsibility towards each other, our environment and the world we live in.” Therefore it’s just lovely news that we’ll be able to have everyone back together again in just one more week’s time!
We were asked whether World Book Day could be delayed by a week so that the whole school could be together for this fun day. This is exactly what our school value is about – listening to others’ viewpoints, taking note of how they feel and bringing people together. So yes, it’s not the Thursday that’s advertised on the internet, but Thursday 11th. Come dressed as a character from a book!
We’re also asking if families could do two more things for World Book Day, that of donating the cost of a book to help support the development of our library stock, and also to donate some actual books; as long as they’re good quality and not comics, annuals etc. We’d be very grateful, thank you!
With last year’s Summer Fair and Christmas Fair being cancelled, our fundraising opportunities have really been limited. However, I’d like to say a big thanks to…
Georgeham Parish Council for funding towards Class 2’s Outside Learning area, (great job Mat Turner!)
County Councilors Barker & Chester for funding equipment in Class 1 and 2,
Tesco for some grounds and Play equipment
The Rock for collecting donations for FROGS
Fullabrook for literacy resources for our EYFS
And again Fullabrook for recent technology support
St Wilfred’s Trust for some laptops and Chromebooks
AND finally, a local neighbour of ours who has donated lots of vouchers we can use on equipment for the children!
And REALLY finally, our brilliant Governors for writing bids and applying for support!
The DfE email that we receive daily always has something in it about remote learning. We held a parents’ survey about this last half-term and so we’ll send out our Governors’ Report about this in a separate blog, shortly after this newsletter. It was really positive… so thank you again to all our parents! How ironic is it that I write this sentence and then find that the internet has gone down throughout the school?! Apologies if your child was affected by this today!
Given that we’ve had such an odd start to the Spring term, we’re writing children’s school reports towards the end of the year, rather than how we usually do it in March. We redesigned our reports after a consultation with parents a few years ago but we’d like to do the same again, just to check we’re providing exactly what you’d like to receive. Here’s a link to our survey that asks only one question: “What is it that you really want to see from your child’s school report?”
It’s also just after half-term that we organise parent meetings but we’re going to delay them by a few weeks and fit something in just before the Easter break. Teachers have lots of communications with parents at the moment, but if you do need to ask anything or get in touch, please do so.
I’ve placed this in an announcement on the Classroom ‘Streams’ but here’s a link to our Celebration assembly this week!
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