Newsletter – 24 September

Message from the Headteacher

Thank you to everyone who attended the Autumn Term Class Meetings on Monday – we had a great turn-out! Singing Club is going well and children in Eagles class are enjoying their swimming lessons at Didcot Wave.

We are very grateful to Miss McLachlan for all her work behind the scenes to get the onto Twitter and Instagram – we’re now live! Please do pass on the link to relatives and friends as it will be a great way to keep up to date with what we’re up to in school. 

Parent Consultations on the draft Anti-bullying Policy: I am currently working on a newly revised policy, and welcome questions and comments from parents before finalising this. Please join me on Zoom for a consultation meeting; the draft document will be sent out beforehand.

In other news, we will be saying thank you and farewell to Mrs. Kane at the end of the autumn term as she takes a break from teaching for family reasons. I know parents, staff and governors will join me in expressing our heartfelt gratitude for all she has done for the school. We will get started on recruitment next week and keep you updated about progress with this.

In the meantime, if you have any concerns or questions please do phone or email the school office and we’ll do our best to help.

Warm regards, Gillian Seymour

More Information

Our school council elections were held this week and announcements of the results will be made in our celebration assembly later this afternoon. Badges will be presented next Friday and there will be more information about this in next week’s newsletter. Year 6 Digital Leaders have been appointed and there will be an opportunity for older pupils to apply for places on the Eco-Committee and as Year 6 Values Ambassadors next week.

Forest School

At Forest School this week pupils showed cooperation when making jam on the fire and Nordic braiding wool in pairs. We visited bee hives and asked questions about the Wessex Hall construction. Patience and persistence was shown while whittling, chopping wood and fire lighting. Adventures took us through the magic willow tunnel and fun was had playing Bird hide and seek.

Upcoming Events

29th September 2021, 2:30PM & 4:30 PM
Parent consultation on the Anti-bullying Policy – on Zoom
Please see the ParentMail newsletter for joining details or contact the office.

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.