Dear Parents

It has been another busy week at school. There was a moment of quiet on Wednesday when children spent time thinking about Remembrance and what it means. The Upper School observed the two minutes silence and there were lots of discussions about what this was for.

All the children came into school in their pyjamas today for Children in Need. They were also able to pay a little extra for a longer playtime. Something that was very popular! The extra playtime may need to be spread out across next week. The total raised is £195.95. Well done everybody. Tilly in Year 5 was also completing a sponsored silence today to raise more funds. Not an easy thing to do at school. She thought ahead though and spoke with her teachers to arrange a system where she would write down all that she needed to communicate. Well done Tilly!

Rename Pudsey Bear has been drawn today and the winner is Louis in Year 2. Well done Louis! Pudsey’s new name is Ralph.

Please remember to book your Parents Evening appointment which is being held on Zoom or by phone call this time.

We know that it is difficult for the children if they have a birthday at the moment because there is so little we are allowed to do. Teachers have been thinking about this and have been trying to make up for this in a small way by having a little class party or getting the class to secretly make birthday cards and posters to decorate the classrooms. We hope this goes a little way in making up for what they are missing out on.

We have been collecting suggestions of names for our two rabbits this week. There have been lots of wild and wonderful ideas including Flip and Flop, Thunder and Storm and Rainbow and Glitter. We have chosen names that lots of the children came up with and their names are, Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny. The rabbits visited each class to introduce themselves properly and all the teachers are finding time within their week to take their classes down to spend time with them.

Next week is ‘Anti-bullying week’ and the children will be looking at the issue of bullying in their PSHE lessons. We will also, as we did last year, be wearing odd socks on Friday 20th November to highlight how we are all the same (we all wear socks) but we are all different (all the socks are different).

Lastly, please can I remind you about our healthy eating policy. Crisps are only allowed as part of a balanced packed lunch and cannot be eaten at snack time. Sandwiches must be savoury and therefore jam is not allowed. We ask that you support us in this as it makes a huge difference to how the children are able to concentrate in lessons.

We wish you a lovely weekend.

Best wishes
Mrs Gane and Ms Hayward