Published on: 3rd March, 2024

Spring Newsletter

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Headteacher update

I hope everyone has had a good couple of weeks. This is the first Newsletter since half term and the children have quickly settled back into their routines.

This week has been incredible. Our focus has been Around the World and we have been celebrating the cultural diversity that we have within our families. We have had a live chat with Ebo school in Gambia and learned all about life in the school and the surrounding community. We have also found out all about Canada and Spain and have been lucky enough to try out some delicious food. The children have found out all about India and the Caribbean and had French lessons and sang songs from around the world. We are so lucky to have parents who are prepared to come in and educate our children and we are so grateful.

We have had Miss Jones and Mrs Engler join our team this week and we are excited to have two extremely experienced teaching assistants to support the children. Mrs Courtney will also be joining us shortly. We are currently recruiting a Year 1 teacher and have had incredible interest- rightly so too as it is a wonderful opportunity. We will be appointing the teacher before Easter so they can visit our school and meet the children before starting in September.

As always, if there are any issues do not hesitate to get in touch.

Sam Aiston

Around the World week

We had an incredible week with visitors teaching us about Spain, India, Anguilla, Gambia, France, Italy and Canada.
Take a look at some of the highlights:

New staff members

As the number of pupils increases, we will be employing more staff to join our fantastic team. We have been lucky enough to recruit two experienced members of staff who have fitted in brilliantly.

Welcome Mrs Engler and Miss Jones!

Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club is 7.45 until 8.45 every day. This is ran by our staff and will involve a range of activities to work on their prime areas: communication and language, physical development and personal, social and emotional development.

Have a look at our Breakfast Club assault course: Breakfast club (youtube.com)

World Book week

On Monday afternoon we will be opening our library at 3pm. Everyone is welcome to join us. We will then be sharing a story in the Dance studio to celebrate World Book week.

Our facilities

We had a wonderful first week back using all our wonderful facilities to ensure the children have a rich and engaging environment.

Caterpillars are off to Park Hall Farm

To complement this term’s learning, about changes in seasons, Nursery are going to Park Hall Farm.

The visit will take place on Wednesday 13th March, departing school at 9.30am and returning around 3.00pm. If we encounter any significant delay on our return journey, we will do our best to keep you informed.

The cost for this trip is £26.30, 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.

Please note, this trip is open to all of our nursery children, regardless of days they attend nursery. If your child does not normally attend on a Wednesday we will not be charging extra fees for your child to join us on the trip.

Nursery children will need to bring a packed lunch and a water bottle. Please also ensure that they wear school uniform and have a coat with them. We will not be visiting the souvenir shop so no additional spending money is required.

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.

World Book Day Lunch Menu