What a blustery end to the week! Thank you for bearing with us during the stormy weather. Hopefully we will see the return of some autumn sunshine soon.
It was lovely to see so many familiar faces at the first Messy Church session at All Saints Church during half term. The next one is on Sunday 26th November and it would be great to see even more of you there. Reverend Tony has also sent us an invitation to the All Souls Day service this Sunday at 4pm. In a very poignant week, where the community celebrated the life of Ellis Wild in a uniquely heartfelt and special service, it feels particularly apt. Our thoughts remain with Ellis’ family and all those who loved him.
We really enjoyed seeing your costumes and decorated pumpkins on Tuesday. We saw incredible ingenuity and creativity in the children’s designs - I suspect some of the parents enjoyed the challenge too! Well done to Milo B, Mabel D and Amelia M who won WISPA’s year group prizes. It was an impossible task to pick any winners, but your imagination and independence shone through.
We also celebrated Wonderful Writers in assembly today, these children will come home with our special certificates. Thanks to those of you who have sent in details of your child’s achievements outside of school, the children love to hear about their friends’ successes in our Friday assemblies.
Next Wednesday we look forward to Family Learning Time for children in Years 1 and 2. Please come into the classroom when you drop off your child. We will also host the second of our Open Days next Wednesday evening, 6-7pm. Word of mouth is our most effective advertisement, so do please recommend us to friends and family who may have children starting school in September 2024. Don’t forget that the deadline for primary school applications, including applying for Year 3 places, is 15th January 2024.
WISPA’s AGM was held this afternoon and there will be announcements to follow about their upcoming events. Their work makes such a huge difference to our school and allows us to buy extra resources and experiences that we would otherwise simply not be able to afford. I know how much they welcome your help and ideas, so please get in touch at email@example.com, they would love to hear from you.
Finally, we wish Mr Williams well as he is having an operation. He hopes to return to school on 4th December. We have written to Foxes class to explain the staffing arrangements in his absence and we are very grateful to our wonderful Foxes team for stepping in to maintain the marvellous start that that children have made to their schooling.
Stay warm and dry this weekend if you can!
Highlights of the week
We kicked off our Frozen topic by learning about the Inuits and life in the Polar regions. We wrote some wonderful paragraphs about what we know so far. We also enjoyed learning about habitats and created some wonderful pictures showing the key characteristics of different habitats.
This week we have used all our senses to find out about pumpkins and we learned all about Bonfire Night and Guy Fawkes!
Foxes and Squirrels have been learning all about pumpkins this week, in lots of different ways!