Message from Mrs. Castell
Another busy week, as we prepare in earnest for the Year 1 and 2 Harvest Festival which takes place next Wednesday 5th October, 10am at All Saints' Church. Please note that in line with the Church's fire risk assessment, a maximum of two members per household can attend.The first few pews will be reserved for the children - this is never an exact science, so please bear with us! We will hold a collection for the Link Club, an association which supports the elderly of the village. After 2 years' absence due to COVID restrictions, we look forward to resuming the annual tradition of Year Two entertaining the members of the Link Club at their Christmas party.
Next week also sees our WISPA and WJSPA coffee morning which will be held at the Junior School on Tuesday morning at 9am. Please pop along if you would like to find out more about the valuable work of our parents' associations. Foxes' Picnic & Play session is on Wednesday and Squirrels' on Thursday, we look forward to welcoming parents to these events.
It was lovely to see so many of you join us for Reading Monday this week. We are reviewing the frequency of these events, currently held weekly, and we invite your comments and feedback. Parents, grandparents or other family members are welcome to attend the short reading sessions, which last from the Monday morning drop-off at 8.45am until 9.15am.
A reminder that our doors close promptly at 8.55am, to allow the four members of teaching staff to return to their classrooms. While delays such as yesterday's traffic chaos are bound to occur, please try to be punctual. Some children find it upsetting to enter the classroom via the main entrance, without familiar staff or their peers for support.
Lucky Listener Cards
We are introducing Lucky Listener cards to enable children to record their reading at home. These are more succinct and manageable than formal reading records - please look out for them in your child's book bag. We keep records of when children read in class as well.
Avia is still receiving treatment at GOSH and I have let her mother know we are all thinking of her.
Attendance this week was 95.9%, which compares to our school target of 96%.
Enjoy your weekend - I shall be supporting my son as he runs the London Marathon this Sunday!