Message from Mrs. Castell
This week we have had visits from our school improvement partner, Craig Duncan, and an assembly from Reverend Tony. Thank you to parents for attending the reading in class sessions, these will continue next Monday. Our Forest School sessions and Yoga classes with Mrs Easteal continue on a rota basis and the children continue to really enjoy these lessons.
We have had a number of staff absent due to Covid this week, including teachers, office staff and our catering team. Thank you to all our staff who have taken on different roles to cover absence.
Our small band of WISPA helpers do a fantastic job planning activities and fundraising which benefits every child in the school. However they cannot do it alone and are in need of support. If you could help, please contact their Whatsapp group - a number was sent home by ParentMail earlier this week. WISPA will be selling craft packs for Easter and running an Easter bonnet competition later this term. They will also send home an Eventbrite link soon for their Mother's Day-linked event, where children can buy a present for a special someone on Friday 25th March.
We are all aware of the tragic situation in the Ukraine and I have understandably had queries about our approach with such young children in our school. We aim to answer children's questions sensitively, acknowledging any feelings of concern and worry while balancing the fact that children have different levels of understanding as to what is happening. We know of families affected personally by the situation and our thoughts are with them. Details of All Saints' Church appeal for donated goods were sent home this week, or to make a monetary donation, please click here to support the DEC appeal.
A reminder that next Thursday morning there is a short meeting for Year 2 parents about the end of Key Stage 1 assessments. It is Red Nose Day next Friday 18th March and we are having a non-uniform day. We ask that the children wear something red to school in return for a donation to Comic Relief.
Please check the lost property box in reception, as anything not claimed at the end of term will be recycled. I have a swimming badge (15m) in my office that I think has got separated from the certificate when showing in assembly. Please let me know if it belongs to your child!