Newsletter – 10 December

Message from the Headteacher

Throughout this term, we have been making excellent progress on our journey towards attaining a bronze Rights Respecting Schools Award. This week, staff and pupils completed questionnaires and Values Ambassadors Dani, Ella, Hannah and Tei Jai helped me to develop an action plan.

UNICEF UK works with schools to create safe and inspiring places to learn, where children are respected, their talents are nurtured and they are able to thrive. The Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) embeds these values in daily school life and gives children the best chance to lead happy, healthy lives and to be responsible, active citizens.

Participating schools use the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) as a guide and the RRSA recognises a school’s achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child into practice within the school and beyond. I plan to submit our application this weekend, so fingers crossed!

Members of the Eco-Committee have also been busy. They have decided to focus activities this year on Biodiversity, Waste and Marine; watch this space!

On other news, pupils in Singing Club have been rehearsing songs ready for a performance in assembly on Monday, and those in Owls Class and Parrots Class have been working hard preparing their nativity. As I write this, the whole school is enjoying a well-deserved treat afternoon with a choice of activities for all including outdoor games, arts and crafts, construction and board games.

I am looking forward to seeing lots of you tomorrow at the outdoor Christmas Fair – it looks like it’s going to be a great event!

Warm regards, Gillian Seymour

More Information

Safety arrangements for the nativity performances and iRock concert:

  • do not attend if you have any symptoms
  • we advise all adults attending take a lateral flow test beforehand
  • all adults must wear masks throughout the performance and remain seatedThank you for your help with this.

Upcoming Events

Owls & Parrots Class Nativity on:
13th Dec – 1.30pm dress rehearsal 14th Dec – 9.15am Reception parents invited to watch
15th Dec – 9.15am Year 1 parents invited to watch
16th Dec – 9.15am – Year 2 parents invited to watch

15th Dec 11.00am iRock Concert
15th Dec – Christmas Lunch, wear your own jumper day, Film Afternoon 17th Dec – Church Service (pupils only)
17th Dec – end of term,1.30pm finish

We are a nut free school.

Families please note that we are strictly a nut free school. Please ensure that no nut products are brought into school or included in packed lunches (even on school trips). Please also ensure that no nut products are consumed within the school grounds at any time of day. Thank you.