Welcome back – I am so pleased to be back with you all at last. I know many of you prayed for me over the last few months and it was greatly appreciated. I am mostly back to normal but need to be careful. A huge thank you to Mrs Young for keeping things going so well.
It was good to hear that the parent consultations via phone were useful and greatly appreciated by you and that you feel that the school is keeping everyone as safe as we can in these unusual times.
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 Creativity and how we show this everyday – it’s all around the school to remind us that despite everything we have so much to be grateful for. But God made the earth by his power; he founded the world by his wisdom and stretched out the heavens by his understanding. Jeremiah 10:12.
Please be extra aware of driving in and out as the days are getting darker. Be aware of the new arrangement at drop off – you seem to have got it down to a fine art now so keep it up. Thank you for trying to keep the school a safe one for everyone.
School Shoes/Boots/ Coats
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 have a coat in school now. It is a good idea to make sure they have a hat and gloves too as we are trying to use outside as much as we can. Please make sure these are labelled so we can return them to their owners if they become lost.
We have a child in school with a severe NUT allergy and I must ask everyone to make sure that there are no nuts in school – even for show and tell. Also no nut related products in packed lunches i.e. Nutella / chocolate spreads / some cookies etc. Thank you.
Christmas Shoe Box appeal
Please send in gifts to go inside our Christmas boxes as soon as possible – we will store them in classes till our workshop day on Friday. It would be great to still send as many boxes off as we can even if we have to make them up in a different way. Shopping list below.
In the event of some snow please check the school website for any closures. 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.
Shoe Box Appeal – please send donations to your child’s class by Thursday 5th November
Clothes – Gloves, hats, scarves, children’s pants/vests, baby clothes, socks
Stationery – Colouring book, colouring pencils, notebooks, pens
Sweets – wrapped sweets / chocolate
Toiletries – Disposable razors, facecloths, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shaving gel, soap, hair brush, comb
Toys – Small dolls or teddies, small vehicles, cards, jigsaw, small ball, simple craft activities
Other – Candles, small torch, make up, perfume, deodorant (roll-on), bag, purse, slippers, sewing kit, hair accessories