Head teacher's message - Friday 28th February
It has been a busy first week back for our children. Many years groups have started new texts and new topics. We are delighted with the new Chrome books that are now being used in school. Thank you to the MPA for their hard work in raising funds to buy these.
This week the kitchen staff introduced the new menu… this seems to have been received well by the children, especially Chef Kev’s home-made lasagna which is delicious! Thank you to the team for their hard work preparing the new menu. Please talk to your child about their menu before they come into school to remind them what they have chosen and encourage them to try anything new!
A highlight for me this week was seeing our Y3-5 choir sing in the Bishop of Winchester Academy’s production of ‘Joseph’ on Wednesday evening. They participated so well, learning all the songs and dancing along with the actions. Thank you to Mrs Lumsden for encouraging the children and giving them this wonderful opportunity.
Next week we will be further promoting our love of reading through our World Book Day work. On Monday Mrs Wood, Miss Patrick and Mr White will be leading assembly, talking to the children about the ‘share a million stories’ challenge we are doing. Already the ‘read-o-meter’ (see photo) is at 9441 shares, with 2HP and 6JT being the highest scoring classes this week 😁 You will be able to record how many ‘shares’ your child has done in their reading records (reading to one person =2 shares, reading to two people = 3 shares etc).
In assembly today we talked about how the children would use the 'stand tall' trick - when they need to feel more confident, when they are tackling something new, or when faced with a problem.
We also celebrated Doodle achievements, Ready Respectful Safe stars and next week we will celebrate Times Tables Rockstars too (for effort and highest scores). This week’s VIP champions were Resilience House (blue).
A couple of parents have shared with me that some of the new jumpers have not washed/ worn well. There will inevitably be some ‘wear and tear’ with young children’s clothes however if you feel there is more than you would expect, please come in and speak to the office about it – we can’t act on things unless we know about them! We will talk to our supplier and look at the quality issues ahead of a new order for September.
I hope you have been able to book a parents’ evening meeting with your child’s teacher(s). If you are struggling to log into the system please send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you to do this. Alternatively pop into the office to see Mrs Harvey.
Just a reminder – on Thursday next week it is World Book Day and the children (and staff) are invited to dress as a book character – please keep the ideas simple – we are not expecting you to spend money on new ‘character costumes’ – there are many ideas online that use the children’s normal clothes. The priority is on sharing books together so please encourage them to bring in their favourite books to read with their friends.
I hope the rain stops soon… and you all have a lovely weekend.
See you on Monday,
Mrs Fenby ☔️