Message from Mrs. Castell
Thank you to Mrs Scott-Simons for organising a fantastic World Book Day on Thursday! What wonderful headwear, we saw such creativity and inventiveness! Each class learned a different dance in their workshop with Rachel Squier, based on a Julia Donaldson book. They all then performed to each other at the end of the day. Thank you to those parents who were able to join us for Family Learning Time. This morning we had a special assembly from Mrs Herring, a former teacher at our school who is now a published author. She read her book The Busy Bugs to the children. You can buy it on Amazon!
On Wednesday I took the School Council to the Parish Council office, together with the Head Boy and Head Girl from the Junior school. The children gave the parish councillors their advice on local matters including traffic and parking. We look forward to working alongside the council with a poster competition later in the term.
Esther Burton, our joint chair of Governors, will be on the playground at drop off on Thursdays and Fridays. The joint chairs can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are still seeking donations for our Special Someone Stall. If you have any unwanted gifts to donate, please bring them to the school office before Thursday 16th March. WISPA will run the stall along the same lines as the Elfridges stall before Christmas.
Reading Monday is this coming Monday the 6th March, please come into the classroom with your child from 8.45am. Dolphins' parents joined us for lunch this week. The final lunch with parents is on Wednesday 8th March for Sharks class. A reminder that Year 2 children will go to the Infant Music Festival on Wednesday 15th March. The following day is the WISPA Someone Special Stall and at 9am there is a meeting for Year 2 parents in our hall. Friday 17th March is a dress down day for Red Nose Day. We invite children to wear bright colours and bring a suggested donation of £1.
The children have a new playground pal! Percy the Pigeon has become a break-time celebrity with an avid fan base. The children have learned all about pigeon habitats and how they behave in the wild. They've been so enthralled that they have formed a Pigeon Club to look after Percy and his pals. All year groups have joined the club of nature detectives, looking for pigeons in the trees, feathers on the ground and discussing the birds they have seen at home. Thank you to Mrs Glennie and Mrs Barber for inspiring this initiative!
As part of our commitment to developing vocabulary with our children each class will be choosing a word of the week and we will share one with you. This week's word, "courteous", was chosen by Erol in Dolphins class. We would be grateful if you would discuss the meaning of this word and use it with your children.
Attendance this week was 96.7%, above our school target of 96%. Thank you for supporting us with this, we are very pleased to see the improvement.
Finally, calling any tree surgeons out there - would you be willing to give advice and quote for the removal of some trees on the school boundary? If so please contact the school office.