Welcome back. I hope you all had chance to enjoy the break – the beautiful autumn colours, the winds and the last of the long days before the clocks went back the first 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 Compassion and how we show this everyday – it’s on every classroom door to help remind us all.
Please be extra aware of driving and parking as the days are getting darker. Thank you for trying to keep the school a safe one for everyone.
Fireworks – Thursday 7th November
This week we have our Fireworks Night. Please get your tickets from the school office £3 each (under 5’s free) and join us in this fantastic evening. This is always a fun night and one the children remember.
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 Mrs. Jenkins or Mrs Wood are 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 or getting the children down to their classrooms.
If it is a wet start to the morning and children need to go straight into classrooms, please leave your child at the reception to walk down to their class room from now on. They all know where they are going now and as I am sure you have noticed the cloakrooms get very congested if we have lots of adults trying to get up and down too.
We have had a few enquiries regarding wearing boots and whether this is school uniform. As long as the boots are smart and either black or brown without a raised heel then we are happy for children to wear them to school. They cannot be worn for PE though.
Everyone should also 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!
No NUT Policy in school
The school has a strict NO NUT policy and I must ask everyone to make sure that there are no nuts in school – even for show and tell. Thank you.
We are very keen to support recycling and have lots of initiatives and collections – please look out for them and help us all to reduce unwanted waste.
Shoe box Workshop
Please send in shoeboxes and gifts to go inside – we will store them in school till our workshop day. Any helpers able to help wrap boxes are welcome to join us on the day.
Items to collect and send in are listed below;-
Toiletries – soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush, facecloth, sponge, wet wipes, deodorant (roll-on only), comb, brush, razors, shaving foam
New clothes – gloves, scarf, hat, underwear, socks, baby-grows
Stationery – pens, pencils, notepads, erasers, colouring books, crayons
Toys – vehicles, teddies, jigsaws, balls, dolls, skip rope
Other – make up (new only), sewing kits, candles, small household tools, sweets, hair accessories, wind-up torch
Our clubs continue this week. Please can you make sure fees for those that involve an outside agency are paid on time? Please can you also make sure you pick up on time after a club as staff are often busy and need to get back to other jobs in the office or class rooms. Thank you.
Thank you for supporting our Charity Days last term we were able to collect and support the charities as follows;
Jeans4 Genes £ 185
MacMillan £ 153
Spire FM Stars Appeal £ 175
This term we have “Children In Need” on Friday 15th November (NON-Uniform Day) and would be grateful for donations of cakes. The children will also be able to take part in some games.
Applications for Reception Places 2020
If you have a child due to start school in September 2020, please ensure you have completed the online application to Wiltshire Council by 15th January 2020 and submitted the extra supplementary school form to the school office.
In the event of snow please listen to Spire FM for announcements of school closures. There is usually a list of schools open and closed on their web site too. 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.