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Newsletter 27 February

Dear Parents

Welcome back – it’s lovely to see the bulbs beginning to emerge around the school.

The School Lunch Company have already started work on lots of new, exciting ideas for food in school and have consulted with the customers (your children!) to ensure the menus are both appetising and healthy. There will be a new daily morning snack bar for KS2 where children can purchase fruit, yoghurt, smoothies and flapjacks (Friday treat). More details to follow. They met with School Councillors this afternoon who were very forthright on the subject, as you would expect from our children! They will be at parents’ evening on Wednesday 4 March from 5.00-7.30pm serving hot tasters for you to try – please come along and see what they have to offer. The contract will start after Easter.

World Book Day Celebration : Thursday 5 March
Next Thursday 5 March we will be celebrating World Book Day and children may come to school dressed as a book character on that day if they would like to (they are very keen!).

The Travelling Book Fair will be visiting school until Monday 2 March outside our library. Children may use their world book day token, worth £1 off any book £2.99 and over.

E-safety:  A parent has brought to my attention concerns about the app ‘Movie Star Planet’ which has a chat room feature. This app was originally devised for teenagers then adapted for 8+.  However, there are a lot of reports about the unsuitability of the content and nature of the chat room and it is very easy for accounts to be hacked.  We have spoken to years 4-6 about this and I have talked about e-safety to the whole school this morning. It would be good if you could reiterate the ways to keep safe online: never give personal details, including address, mobile number, school; never give out passwords or pin numbers; remember you are talking to strangers who may not be who they say they are, remember that anything you say in a chat room will be in the ether for ever and if anything makes you feel uncomfortable tell your parents.

Year 4 will be designing and making castles and collages next week. They would welcome donations of magazines/catalogues full of colour pictures and photos; newspaper,  card tubes e.g. kitchen rolls and wrapping paper (we can’t use toilet roll inners for hygiene reasons), cardboard boxes including cereal boxes or stronger card, tissue paper and straw (the type used for pets is perfect). Please deliver any donations to the Year 4 classroom on Monday morning. Thank you.

Reminders :

The car park is closed at dropping off and pick up time because we have had a number of near misses in the past with children nearly getting run over. In order to maintain the safety of the children please do not use the car park at these times or walk through to get to KS2. Please park considerately outside the school and make sure our neighbours’ drives are free from obstruction.

Parents’ Evenings : Monday 2 March, 3.30-6.00pm and Wednesday 4 March 5.00-7.30pm.

The playground will be opened up after school on both evenings for additional parking.

FOHNS Skittle Night: Tonight in ‘The Sun.’ Tickets are still available; £15 to include skittles, food and first drink – it is now possible to pay on the door, just turn up.

School Lottery : please see letter attached via Parentmail – or link on the FOHNS page – those with standing orders in place have still got numbers – every entry received before the end of March will be entered in the January and February draws (which will take place at the end of next month) and will be able to nominate a child for entry into the Chocolate Raffle. Remember, the more members we have, the bigger the prizes can be! The final winners for last year’s lottery members are:
September – Rachel Graham, October – Fran Kirk, November – Emma Wollerton, December (Mega Draw) – Edwina Cornelius.

Well Done! This week we have said Well Done to: Alfie Hambidge, Elsbeth de Beer, Emily Cutter, Alfie Simmonds, All Year 3, Gemma Strows, Victoria Harris, All Year 6, Joe Dix, Victoria Wilson, Harriet Tomalin

Activities: Year 6 devised and presented their class assembly to the school and parents. Their PowerPoint presentations demonstrated the value of their visit to Yenworthy Lodge, making memories that will last a lifetime.

Out of School Achievements:

Well done to: Swimming: Lily Stanton Stage 4, Sophia Robinson Stage 6, Blake Robinson Stage 4; Scarlett Ward Ice Skating Stage 2; Sophia Robinson White Belt TKD.

Hymn of the Week: Be Still for the Presence of the Lord Christian Value of the month: Peace

Yours sincerely

Mrs S Belgrove

Head Teacher

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