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First week of term news.

We have had a fantastic first week back to school! The children were excited to be back, the classrooms look great and school was buzzing with chat and laughter. The children are fired up by their new topics and are enjoying their lessons.
We welcome many new families this week, with children starting in Y6, Y5, Y3, Y2 and Reception! Everyone has settled well and had a great first week. It was especially lovely to see our new Reception children start with excitement, anticipation and the obligatory shiny new shoes and smart uniforms!!
On Tuesday we welcomed Rosie Crockford as a new Teaching Assistant. Rosie will work 1-1 with one of our Y3 pupils. Rosie has a wealth of experience and some of you may recognise her as she has worked in local schools for a number of years. Welcome to the team Rosie.
This week was the first time our three classes came together as two for Thursday afternoon and all day Friday as ‘Foxes and Badgers’. This worked exceptionally well and the children had a lovely time. They enjoyed PE on Thursday afternoon and Friday morning, maths, RE and Music. Add to this some reading, 99 club and whole school assemblies. We are currently exploring the idea of the children working with Rugby coaches/specialists for their Friday PE lessons. We will keep you posted!
The office staff have been working hard this week. A reminder that Becky Ulett will work all day on Tuesday and Wednesday. Nicky Miles will work Monday morning, all day Thursday and Friday morning.
Thanks to the ESA the school is looking fantastic! The ESA is a dedicated and hardworking team of parents who fundraise for our school. The AGM is coming up on Monday 16th September, 7.30pm at The Lamb. Please come along and join this group of fun, friendly and supportive parents. Everyone is welcome and your support is necessary to keep this vital group going. The ESA plan fundraising events throughout the year and agree spending to benefit all of the children. Recent expenditure includes carpets, part funding the swimming and trip costs, the Pantomime, revamping the playground, art resources and spelling games. Plans for future spending will be discussed at the meeting. This is your chance to shape your children’s learning opportunities and experiences.
Clubs have been arranged for this half term and you should have had a letter. We are pleased to offer cross country running, football, drawing and ‘discover and do outdoors’. Thank you to the staff for giving up their time to run our extra-curricular clubs. If there wasn’t a club you fancied this half term then we will be changing them after half term, suggestions always welcome.
Good luck to our Y6 children who have chosen to sit the Grammar school test next Saturday. We will be thinking of you. Aim high, believe and achieve!!
I think that’s all for this week – It is lovely to be back and I’m looking forward to a great term ahead.