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Friday 7th February - Head teacher's message

In school this week we have been busy learning about money in Y2, writing chick diaries in Y1 and using finger spaces in Reception. Y3 and Y4 have produced some wonderful writing - some of it was read out beautifully in Good News Assembly today - and Y5 are looking forward to ending their space topic with a rocket launch next week.

This afternoon Y6 children competed in our first Inter-House sports competition - dodgeball. The children were really supportive of each other and showed excellent sportsmanship. Well done to Curiosity house (orange) who won overall. We look forward to other Inter-House competitions with other year groups next term.


Thank you to those of you who have already signed Mike's book or donated to the collection. When I spoke to Mike at the start of the week he thanked you all for your kind words and support (I shared some of the facebook comments) and said he will miss everyone very much. I agreed to call him again after the half term to plan a time for him to come in.


This week in our Trick Box work we have practiced the 'Mirror Mirror' trick, which encourages us to think and say positive things about ourselves. The children told me they have used the trick when they have struggled with their work, when they have felt sad or when they are trying something new. On Monday in assembly I will be talking about how sharing kindness can make you feel good about yourself as well as helping others.


A couple of notices ahead of time for you.. after half term we will be doing 'Internet Safety' week, sharing with the children the importance of being safe online. We plan to send out regular emails to parents to offer advice too.

During the week of 2nd March our focus will be on promoting reading through a range of activities, culminating in 'World Book Day' celebrations on Thursday 5th March. We are inviting all children and staff to dress up as a book character on that day and we will be swapping teachers and classes during the day to share a love of reading across the school. We plan to write a whole school story to share with you all and we are very excited to join in the 'Share a million stories' challenge (more information in next week's newsletter).


Finally, I would like to say well done to our sports teams this week (netball, football, athletics) who continue to train and compete against other schools. Well done to the Y6 boys who played Winton after school today. We are very proud of their efforts, determination and team work. We also look forward to seeing our Y5 swimming team compete in a schools' gala in March.


I hope you all have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Fenby 🤩