Published on: 10th November, 2023

Autumn Term No.8


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Headteacher’s update

We have had a lovely first week back in school.

There has been a really calm atmosphere this week. I am pretty sure this will not be the case as we lead up to Christmas. This half term is such a magical time in a primary school and all the staff are really excited for it.

We have had our first Parents’ Evening this week and the feedback from parents and staff was great to hear (although conversations went on longer than expected so timings were not great). I feel that everyone enjoyed sharing the successes of the year so far.

We have been back swimming this week and it really is such a brilliant experience to see the children ‘feeling the fear and doing it anyway’. It will be something that we will  be looking to continue further on in the year and as the children go through school.

We have Nursery rhyme week, nativities and visits to the theatre as well as a range of visitors in an action packed half term. It is is going to great!

Enjoy the weekend.


Sam Aiston

Harvest Assembly

We performed some Harvest songs for our parents and carers today. We sang a couple of the classics and some that we have learned with Mrs Porrett. We used Makaton to accompany some of our songs.

Thanks to everyone for your support. We are proud of our little superstars!

Jackson Pollock

The new aprons arrived during half term and thank goodness!

We have been experimenting with the painting techniques of Jackson Pollock. We talked about how he dropped, dribbled, dragged, splattered, dripped and drizzled paint to create an abstract painting. It was great fun! We thought our ‘masterpiece’ reminded us of the firework displays that many of us visited over the weekend.

Diwali treats!

We have been learning all about Diwali. We have listened to the story of Rama and Sita, made diva lamps and created Mehndi and Rangoli patterns.

The children also loved trying their Diwali sweets brought in by Idhika!

Hickory Dickory Dock Workshop at Shrewsbury Museum

To celebrate Nursery Rhyme week we are all off to Shrewsbury Museum to attend the Hickory Dickory Dock Workshop.

The visit will take place on Thursday the 16th of November, departing school at 9.00am and returning around midday.

The cost for this trip is £2.80, which includes the cost of entry, transport and insurance. Payment for this trip should be made via your child’s Arbor account prior to the date of the trip. Although costs for trips are voluntary, in reality the school has no other means of funding these trips. We hope that everyone can contribute to the trip in some way.

All children will need to bring water bottles. Please also ensure that they wear school uniform and have a coat with them.

Please note that this visit is covered by the Annual Consent Form for Trips/visits & Medical Information. Please notify the school immediately if there are any changes to your contact/emergency contact details or medical information.

Nativity Dates

Save the Date!

Our Nativity Shows featuring Nursery and Reception children will take place on Wednesday 6th December.

Showings will be at 1:30 pm and 5:30pm for all parents/carers/relatives.

There is no need to book, simply turn up ready for the performance.

Can your child please return to school at 5:15pm for the evening performance (you can drop them off if you are not watching the evening performance)

Class Teachers will communicate with you about any costume requirements.


Coming Soon Movie Morning

Fancy some Christmas Shopping? Then leave your little one with us.

Coming up next week

Next week we look forward to our Nursery Rhyme Week.  Rhyming and awareness of Rhythm helps develop speech and early reading skills so it’s important we get involved with this initiative.

We look forward to welcoming parents/carers into school for Tuesday’s Stay and Play.

For Tuesday’s Fancy Dress the children are welcome to bring in £1 to support Children in Need next week.