Friday 4th December Newsletter

4 December 2015

~~Welcome to this week’s newsletter.

This week the ‘Willow Lady’ came to visit school and worked with Year 6 to create some willow weaving, using the willow branches from school. The children all enjoyed this experience and this is what they had to say:

“We made a wreath and a star and we could tie the two things together. I really enjoyed it but it was quite tricky”: Tia

“You could tie string or ribbons around it to decorate it. She told us we needed adult supervision because the scissors and equipment were quite dangerous. I attached mine together with string to make it Christmassy.”: Alfie

We are sure you will be aware that tomorrow is our Christmas Fair from 11am -2pm. Thank you for all your donations of cakes, chocolate and raffle prizes. We hope you will be able to join us for what promises to be another great family occasion.

Years 3 and 5 are trialling a morning snack service. They will be selling toast at morning break for 25p. This is for KS2 children only and will begin on Monday.

As you may have noticed, the Dog Inn has recently re-opened. As well as the bar, which is open from 5pm during the week, there is a new Coffee Shop. This is open weekdays from 2pm ‘till 5pm, serving a selection of hot and cold drinks, cakes and biscuits.

The Management of the Dog Inn are still happy for parents to park on the car-park, but ask that you park within the marked bays, ideally round the back of the pub.

Along with this newsletter you should receive a loyalty card for the Coffee Shop, so that when you buy eight hot drinks you get the ninth free!



~~And finally…

The behaviour of children at this school has always been very good, and very much still is. We are very proud of the way the children conduct themselves and their excellent manners are always commented upon by visitors to the school. There is, as with everything, always room to improve and as a school we are working to achieve an ‘outstanding’ judgement for our behaviour, in and out of lesson time. For this to happen we have put into place a series of initiatives to both reward excellent behaviour and deal with behaviour that is not of the high standard of our children. This might mean that a very few of you may be contacted by school to inform you of incidents and we very much appreciate your support in helping the whole school community achieve the outstanding behaviour that our children are capable of. Everyone’s continued support is greatly appreciated.
Have a great weekend and we will see you at the Christmas Fair between 11am and 2pm tomorrow,

Mrs Rowan and Mr Tilley