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 Compassion and how we need to look after each other. Compassion is our value on every class door – to remind us that relationships are so important.
Christmas Box Workshop
This week ends with our Christmas box day on Friday – please come in to help if you can. We are still desperate for shoe boxes, 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 on this fantastic evening.
Poppies are on sale at school. Send in some pennies for the pot if you would like one. We are holding our Remembrance service on the Friday 10th November at 2.10 so stop and join us if you like. We stand around our wicker soldier and end with a 2 minute silence.
Morning arrival at school – Coats, Hair and Shoe Policy
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.
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!
Please can I remind you to make sure long hair is tied back so children are ready for all the day entails and that shoes are worn to school not trainers.
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. This includes conkers too. 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. Thank you
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. John Stringer kindly adds this to the village web site as well. 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.
Parents Evening feedback
Parents evenings were very well received and a thank you to all of you who filled out an evaluation. It is clear that these evenings are valued by you and are an excellent time to address concerns and celebrate what wonderful children you have. A few parents would like some more information about car share so we will try and do that for you.
Aldhelm Cross Award
Lastly, I have the great honour of being awarded the Aldhelm Cross by the Bishop of Salisbury at Evening song on 5th November in the Cathedral. The service starts at 4,30pm and I would welcome anyone who would like to come to this special service. I feel that I am receiving this award on behalf of you all and our wonderful church school.