Published on: 26th January, 2024

Spring Newsletter week 3

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Headteacher’s update

Hope everyone has had a great week.

Our Heroes in the community week extended into Heroes in the community fortnight as we had visits from firefighters and the police this week. The children gain so much from these experiences and it is vital for them in helping them understand the world around them. I need to thank all our parents who have been in over the last couple of weeks. It is fantastic that as a community we work in partnership to provide a rich and exciting education for our little ones.

As you know our school is growing and we are setting up waiting lists for our Nursery and will be doing the same for our Reception class from next September. To accommodate this we have recruited some new members to our team and we will be introducing them shortly to our family and community.

Next week we have our children’s grandparents visiting the school for cake and drinks and the opportunity to have a look around and see what their grandchildren get up to. I know from my own family, the importance of extended families these days and we want to acknowledge their contribution.

We have put back our Around the World week until after half term to continue with our work around the people in our community.

Have a great week.

Sam Aiston

Firefighters

One of the heroes in our community is Firefighter Alan. The children loved learning all about the job he does. They asked some fantastic questions and have been using the vocabulary in their role play throughout the week.

We are loving Heroes in the community week.

Weekly Yoga

Every Tuesday we welcome Jess from Relax Kids to share her yoga practices with us. The process involves movement exercises, social games, stretching, peer or self massage, breathing exercises, affirmations and relaxations including visualisations, mindful and autogenic exercises, all elements of which are evidence-based and play an important part in self-regulation.

Visit from the police

We had an amazing visit from two police officers this week. The children heard all about the role of our police and then had the opportunity to explore lots of the equipment, have a look inside the police car and then even try fingerprinting and collecting evidence. Our Heroes in the community theme has been inspirational for our Dragonflies and Caterpillars.

Forces!

We will be outside in all weathers so we want everyone wrapped up. There are so many amazing learning opportunities outside; it can be the best classroom in the world. This week we have explored forces at lunchtimes and it has been great fun!

Special Lunch Menu

On Thursday 1st February to celebrate Chinese New Year we will have a special lunch menu