Newsletter 1st November

Dear Parents and Carers

I hope you all had a lovely half term break with your children.

The final week of last term was action-packed. The whole school celebrated ‘World Maths Day’ on Tuesday 15th and I would like to congratulate all the children who entered the competition with their imaginative contributions. Miss Fox found it especially difficult to choose the winners this year, and we look forward to hearing the who these are.

Thank you to everyone who attended our Topic landings for Years 2, 4 and 6, and our Reception ‘Stay and Play’ session in the week before half term. We have had some lovely feedback on our topic landings, thank you. I was especially impressed by Year 2’s beach-themed artwork, Year 4’s bioluminescent sea creatures (complete with electrical circuits and light bulbs), and Year 6’s presentations on evolution.

Year 5 have now completed their animation project and it will be available to watch on our website as soon as it has been edited. Watch this space… Friday 18th October was RS Day, with children in all year groups learning about aspects of Judaism. Year 2 were busy making dreidels and I enjoyed watching (and joining in with) Year 1’s dancing to traditional Jewish music in the hall!

We have some very busy weeks coming up with lots of fun and exciting activities. Please remember to sign up for your Parents’ consultations next week , via the website, if you haven’t done so yet (6th and 7th November). Next week is National Parliament Week, where children will be learning about aspects of democracy and our political system, including imagining what they would do if they were Prime Minister for a day. I very much look forward to hearing their ideas. It is also National Outdoor Classroom Day on 7th November and all classes will be taking a lesson, or part of a lesson, outside. Let’s hope it’s a dry day…

Finally, I wanted to remind you all of our upcoming Art Auction, which is open to anyone in the local community to attend. It will be our third annual Art Auction and we hope it is the biggest and best yet. The event will take place in the evening of Friday 22nd November at the Walpole Bay Hotel (from 7.00pm) and will be a fun, social evening. We have been kindly donated over 50 fabulous artworks – including paintings, textiles, printing and ceramics – from a range of talented local artists, and the evening will be hosted by auctioneer, famous potter and friend of the school Keith Brymer-Jones (of TV’s Great Pottery Throw Down fame). There is no obligation to purchase an artwork, though we do, of course hope to raise a good amount on the night. Please do come along with your friends and family, to show your support.

I hope you all have a good weekend.

Best wishes, Miss William, Headteacher

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