Dear Parents

Welcome back to school. We hope that you all had a great half term break and that the children are refreshed and ready to learn.

Bodiam’s dress up and disco at the end of term raised an impressive £111.83 for their charity Raystede. Thank you to everyone that supported this event.

Mrs Slaymaker took a group of Upper School children to Glyndebourne Opera House on Thursday this week to see the Glyndebourne Youth Opera and a cast of professional singers perform a brand new opera based upon the tale of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. The children loved the experience and were wowed by the performers. It is wonderful to have the opportunity to show the children something they may never have experienced before.

Huge congratulations to all the children that won prizes in the STEM competitions. A big thank you to Mrs King and Annabelle, our STEM Ambassador, for organising the competitions. There were some amazing prizes and some fantastic entries. The entries are all now on display in our reception area so please take a look if you are in school.

On Friday, Year 4 took part in an online session provided by The National Archives. This session was called, ‘Henry VIII Image of a King’, and was asking the question … “was appearance everything for a ruler in the 16th century?” … Henry VIII used symbols and images to display royal power. In this exciting session, pupils worked with original documents from Henry’s reign to investigate how he was portrayed as a great monarch. This is another wonderful way to enrich our curriculum.

Our World Book day celebrations are on Friday 4th March. All of next week there will be a big focus on reading. The classroom doors have all been decorated as if they were a book cover and will be judged next week by Mrs Gane. Good luck everyone! We have another author visit on the day for Years 5 and 6 and a book café in Year 3 and 4. We cannot wait to see the children’s outfits!

We hope you have a lovely weekend.

Best wishes

Mrs Gane and Ms Hayward