March Newsletter

The children are all working very hard and enjoying the new topics they have started this term.

Year R ‘Did you think hesaurus’ – a dinosaur themed topic

Year 1 ‘I’ll huff and I’ll puff’ – a science topic using the Three Little Pigs story to explore materials

Year 2 Pirates

Please remember to support your child in their learning by hearing them read regularly as well as talking to them about what they are doing in school.

World Book Day 4th – 8th March

We will be celebrating book week in school during this week. On Thursday 7th March we will have Book Character day and look forward to seeing the children dressed up as their favourite book character.

The children will also have the opportunity to enjoy a themed ‘World Book Day’ menu on this day. The menu is based on the book ‘Ten Little Bookworms’, which the children will be learning more about leading up to the day.

The Little Bookworm Menu

Red Option: Little Bookworm spaghetti bolognaise with garlic pages (garlic bread)

Green Option: Novel pasty with cheese, onion and tomato (pasty folded like a book)

Vegetable of the day: Baked beans or garden peas

To finish: A ‘Munch Crunch Lunch’ biscuit or fresh fruit salad/platter

 

Red Nose Day

On Friday 15th March we invite the children to come to school in mufti clothes including something red e.g. a red top. They may bring a 50p contribution towards comic relief. We will be planning fun activities in school that will teach the children about this charity event.

Parents’ Forum

The parents’ forum meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday 6th March at 2.30pm. Please come along and meet Mrs. Harvey, the new Headteacher, and discuss some ideas for ways parents can be involved in school life and support their children’s school.

Easter events

We hope to be able to let you know about some events for Easter very shortly so watch out for information. Do come along to the parent forum if you want to be involved in these activities or have ideas for activities

Workshops

Thank you to those parents who attended the KS1 Math’s Workshops to learn more about how we teach math’s in school, we look forward to welcoming Year R parents on Thursday. We received some positive feedback from Year 1 and Year 2 parents who felt that the workshop really helped them to understand how to support their child’s learning. We shall put a copy of the presentations on the school website so that if you missed the sessions you can access the materials.

Attendance and Punctuality

It is important that children arrive in school in time for the start of the school day. Doors open at 8.35 and close at 8.45. Children need to be in their classrooms by 8.45 in time for registration. Children are marked as late in the register. Please do ensure that your child is on time.

Please also note that term time absence for holidays is not permitted in law and unfortunately the Headteachers will not approve absence for holidays.

New Headteacher

The Governing Body are currently recruiting a substantive Headteacher supported by the Local Authority. This is rather a lengthy process and they will inform you when they have any news. In the meantime Mrs. Sally Harvey will be working in the school 3 days a week and Mrs. Alison Story-Scrivens 2 days a week through to the end of the year.

Parking

Please can we remind parents and carers who drop off and collect children from school to be mindful of the residents who live nearby and of the mini-buses trying to access the school turning circle.   Do not park on the driveway or yellow zig zag lines and avoid double parking in the residents parking area and blocking access.  Thank you.

MOMO challenge

Following advice from the LA and Hampshire constabulary we send out information concerning the MOMO challenge. There has been subsequent information in the media and we are aware there is conflicting information. Our advice remains that children should always be supervised when viewing anything from the internet and parents should be aware of what they are watching

P.E. Kits

Please could you ensure that your child has a full kit in school at all times.  If you have any plimsolls, shorts or t-shirts that your child has grown out of please donate to the school for the ‘spares cupboard.

 

Sally Harvey                           Alison Story- Scrivens

Interim Headteachers