Welcome back. I hope you all had chance to enjoy your break and in particular the beautiful autumn colours, the blustery winds and the last of the long days before the clocks went back at the weekend.
This is one of the busiest terms and the children can become very over tired so please make sure they pace themselves.
Our worship focus this term is Creativity and how we can look after the beautiful world we have been entrusted with so that we can live life in all its fullness. We want to explore the awe and wonder of life and how our children respond to this gift. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well. Psalm 139 v14
On Tuesday we have our whole school Eucharist in church at 2pm. Please feel free to join us.
Christmas Shoe Boxes
This week ends with our Christmas box day on Friday – please come in to help if you can. We need wrapping paper and items to go inside. The Trussell Trust has said that they often have fewer boxes for boys – so let’s try to address the imbalance if we can.
On Thursday evening we have our Fireworks Night. Please get your tickets soon and join us in this fantastic evening.
Poppies are on sale at school. Send in some pennies for the pot if you would like one.
Arriving at school
Please could I remind you that a member of staff is on duty from 8.30am and pupils arriving before this need to be supervised by parents until a staff member’s arrival on the playground. Unless it is essential could parents catch teachers after school or at a time convenient to both parties to pass on information. The mornings are often a difficult time to make time for these chats as the time is focused on preparing the class and in taking the class inside.
Everyone should have a coat in school now. It is a good idea to make sure they have a hat and gloves too. Please make sure these are labelled so we can return them to their owners if they become lost. There is a small pile of lost property in reception waiting to be reunited!
We have a child in school with a severe NUT and EGG allergy and I must ask everyone to make sure that there are no nuts or nut products in school or eggs – even for show and tell. Thank you.
Our clubs begin again this week. Please can you make sure fees for those that involve an outside agency are paid on time! Please make sure children are collected promptly at the end of clubs.
In the event of some snow please listen to Spire FM to announce any closures. There is usually a list of schools open and closed on their web site too and it will be on the school website www.woodfordvalley.wilts.sch.uk. We try to make the decision as quickly as we can sometimes we open a little later in the morning to allow for people to make their way in at a slower rate. The major concern we have is whether we have enough staff to open.