Message from Mrs. Castell
I cannot believe it is already half term! We have had a wonderful theme week concentrating on Design and Technology and today each class visited the others to see their lovely work.
Thank you to all the parents who joined us for Reading Monday and Family Learning Time this week, we hope you enjoyed your time in the classroom. On Wednesday we welcomed Turtles parents for lunch. Remaining dates for parent lunches are as follows:
Parrots - Wednesday 22nd February, 12.05pm
Dolphins - Wednesday 1st March, 12.05pm
Sharks - Wednesday 8th March, 12.05pm
A reminder that Esther Burton, our joint Chair of Governors, will be on the playground at drop off on Thursdays and Fridays as we seek to make the governing body more available to parents.
Sharks and Turtles enjoyed their final Forest School sessions this week. Thank you to Mrs Winsley for her weekly accounts of the lessons, below, they are a joy to read. Next half term Dolphins class will have Forest School on Tuesdays and Parrots on Wednesdays. Please ensure your children have suitably warm clothing and footwear for these days, as we go outside whatever the weather!
World Book Day is Thursday 2nd March, which will come around very quickly after half term, so we are giving advance notice that we will have a Julia Donaldson theme on this day. This will include a specially themed dance workshop for all the children, led by dance professional Rachel Squier from Project Dance. For this reason, we will not be asking children to come into school in full costume on the day as it would not be easy to get them changed for the workshops. Instead, we would love them to bring a decorated hat to wear, based around any character or theme from the Julia Donaldson books. This way they can take their hats off easily! We hope you can use the half term break to design your hats, so get your thinking caps on, quite literally!
Attendance this week is 90.8% compared to our school target of 96%. Thank you for your support with attendance and punctuality this half term.
A reminder that tomorrow is a non-pupil day for staff training, so the school site is closed to pupils and there is no yoga club. As we will not have our Friday assembly there are no HIPIP awards this week. We return to school after the half term holiday on Monday 20th February at 8.45am. All clubs resume as normal after half term. Multi-sports club on Monday mornings at 8am is still low on numbers. The club is open to all pupils, from EYFS to Year 2, and parents can book online for next half term at https://www.cmxsc.co.uk/product-page/writtle-infant-school-multi-sports-club-year-1-2-1. The cost is £24.75 for 5 weeks.
Best wishes for a wonderful break.
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