It has been lovely to see so many of you at our Autumn Term parent/teacher/pupil consultation evenings. Thank you for the feedback given to staff about children’s progress—it’s always lovely to hear compliments and useful to know the areas where we could improve on further. I have received a number of emails recently about our children representing us outside of school at the Amici Choir and the cinema during the recent Film Festival, thank you. It’s good to know that our children look smart in their uniform and behave in a way to make us all proud.
This week our focus has been ‘Friendship’ to coincide with National Anti-Bullying Week. Mrs Bugg started the theme in assembly with a story and a series of statements:
On Tuesday I shared the following poster with children and we talked about the importance of speaking up! This theme continued in Talking Groups and the children learned about Ben Smith who ran 401 marathons in 401 days raising more than £250,000 for anti-bullying charities. We continue to work with our children to make sure there are trusted adults in school to speak with. Our anti-bullying charter was last reviewed in Talking Groups in November 2015 so we will be working with the children to make sure that it is fit for purpose.
Thank you for supporting the House Captains in their first endeavour in leading a school project: Children in Need. We hope to send a healthy sum to this children’s charity.
The excitement of Decoration Day is just around the corner on Monday 27th November so have your Christmas jumpers at the ready! Children do not have to wear school uniform on that day and can take the opportunity to wear their festive clothing to enter into the fun. There is no charge for this event but there will be plenty of glitter and glue! Should you wish to join us, please do talk to your children’s teachers as I’m sure they will welcome some additional pairs of hands.
The PTA are continuing to work hard in preparation for the Christmas Fair on Saturday 2nd December and I hope that you are ready and willing to provide support for what will be a fabulous afternoon of family fun!