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Infant Newsletter

Friday 20th October

Headteacher's Update

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the volunteers who have been in school this term, listening to children read and helping in the library. You make a big difference to our school.

Year 1 and 2 made bread to help them with writing instructions to finish their English learning journey for the book The Little Red Hen. Thank you to Shirley for coming in to support all three classes with this.

An important part of our Federation Improvement Plan is to develop the Federation's reputation for excellence in outdoor learning. Our magnificent grounds at the Junior school are a wonderful resource and we are determined that children from both the Infants and Junior school will access them. I am delighted that the weather stayed dry for us today and we enjoyed a whole morning of outdoor learning.

You can read all about how the children got on here.

Newbury Foodbank has thanked the Federation for the all of the contributions during our recent Harvest Festival. Donations from our families provided 174 meals.

Uniform Reminders

A reminder that after half term all pupils should wear our winter uniform. You can find the details here. Pupils should NOT wear hoodies in PE. Instead pupils will wear their normal uniform jumper over their PE polo shirt.

Water Bottles

It is important that every pupil brings a named drinks bottle to school each day. After half term, we will be unable to provide paper cups for pupils. Please can the children bring in their bottles pre-filled with water. Other drinks such as squash are not permitted.

Open Mornings

Does your child start school in September 2024? Do you know someone who is looking for a Year R or Year 3 place for next year? Come along to our open morning to meet staff and children and to see our brilliant school in action.

Tues 31st October @9am

Weds 29th November @9am

Register for any of these dates at this link:

Year R September 2024 Applications for applying for Year R spaces open on 1 st November. Please visit Hampshire Admissions online to complete your application.

Secondary School Applications

If your child is in Year 6, secondary school applications opened on 11th September and close on 31st October 2023. More information can be found on the Hampshire Admissions Page.

School Crossing Patrol

We have a vacancy for a new school crossing patrol warden, following the departure of Denise Peacock from the role.

Scholastic Book Fair

Please do visit the Scholastic Book fair in the Library at Woolton Hill Junior School, straight after school, from Tuesday 31st October to Monday 6th November. There will be great books available and buying from the book fair helps support our federation libraries.

Headteacher Surgeries

A reminder that we have our first headteacher surgeries coming up in November.

Modelled on the idea of an 'MPs' Surgery, this is an opportunity to meet with me without an appointment. You can raise any matter that is concerning you and I will do my best to help.

Have a great half term and we look forward to seeing you on Tuesday 31st October.

Paul Davies

Executive Headteacher

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