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Infant Newsletter

Friday 31st March

Headteacher's Update

I would like to thank everyone who has attended Parents Evening Meetings over the last few weeks. These were an opportunity to discuss your child's strengths in different curriculum subjects, find out about their next steps and understand how you can support their progress at home. It was good to receive some positive feedback from parents on their experience of these meetings. If you have not been able to make it into school to meet your child's teacher, then please make contact with the office and we will make you an appointment as soon as possible.


Children from both the Infants and Juniors have represented the Federation at a number of sporting events in the last fortnight. You can read more in the match report below, but I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff who have organised these opportunities, parents who helped transport the children and the teams themselves for representing their school with such pride.


It is with great sadness that we said goodbye to Miss Dixon today. She has been a fantastic member of our team and all the children have loved being in her class. She has been an excellent teacher who will be greatly missed by our community. I would like to wish her the best of luck for her exciting new career outside of teaching.


We break for the Easter holiday today. I wish all of our families a relaxing break and I have my fingers crossed for some sunshine! I look forward to welcoming the children back to school at 8.45am on Monday 17th April.

 

Morning Drop-Off

After the Easter break we will be making some changes to our morning drop-off procedures.


The gates will continue to open at 8.35am and families should gather on the playground - however the children should NOT line up in classes. At 8.45am the doors into school off the playground will open and children will be expected to walk into school independently.


I would like to remind parents that they should not enter the building with their children in the mornings. Instead staff will be on hand to support children coming in, where necessary.


We hope this will encourage independence in our children. We anticipate retuning to lining up from September.

 
Uniform

I would like to remind parents of our uniform expectations across the Federation. If the children do not have PE, they should come to school wearing their normal uniform. This includes wearing black school shoes. Children must not wear trainers to school on these days. As the summer term begins children have the option to wear a white polo shirt with no tie (Year 2) or a summer dress/shorts.


When wearing PE kit children can wear a dark coloured tracksuit or their school jumper.


Full details of our school uniform can be found here.


As you are aware we will be launching a new uniform across the Federation for a phased introduction, from September 2023. I will write to parents with details of this in a few weeks. In the meantime, I ask for your support in ensuring the children maintain the highest standards of dress.

 
Quackers

Quackers have now started running breakfast and after school clubs for children across both schools, based at St Thomas. The clubs are really well attended, but there are still spaces available. Find out more information about our wrap around care and book your places here.

 

Key Stage One Football

On Monday we went to Park House School to play in a football tournament. There were 9 schools that played. We played well as a team and scored lots of goals! Thank you to Mr Kang and Mr Tappin for coaching us. Also thank you Miss Tice for coming too. written by Alex Stone (Year 2).



 

Comic Relief

Thank you all for your continued generosity recently for Comic Relief. We raised £80!!

 

School Menu

The school menu changes after the Easter holidays. Please follow this link and share with your child so as they are aware of the new choices. Thank you.

 

PE Days

PE days from Monday 17th April are as follows:

Otters - Tuesday and Friday

Owls - Wednesday and Friday

Badgers - Wednesday and Thursday

 

Star Awards

The following children received Star Awards this week! They should all be really proud, well done!


India Warren

Eve Hitchcock

Leo Amos

Henry Ryan

India Vance

Lily Jones

Zac Hutt

Layla Dennis



Six Strands Awards

Respect


Layla Marcham

Ollie Brownell

Sofia Faulds

Erin Dando

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