End of Term 3

Term 3 has flown by and we have so much to celebrate!

We have had many successes in the field of sport and even when the teams haven’t won their games they have shown so many of the school values that it has been a pleasure to listen to the children’s enthusiasm towards their teammates and for their chosen sport.

Just this week Miss Griffiths took her Dance Club to Wyvern Theatre to participate in a celebration of dance with many other schools in Swindon. The group performed brilliantly and looked very striking in their fluorescent outfits! Many thanks to parents who contributed to making the costumes.dancers

We have been learning all about e-safety this week in school, coinciding with Safer Internet Day on Tuesday. In assembly, we shared the importance of telling an adult if the children find anything online that is upsetting, hurtful or frightening. We also shared that other things, like blocking a person or reporting a website can be done but telling an adult is of utmost importance. Just a reminder to complete our Parents E-safety Survey – this will help to inform us of areas we can support parents.

As we are always looking at the way things are done in school, we would like to remind everyone that at break times, children should be bringing healthy snacks into school – for example, fruit, dried fruit such as raisins, carrot sticks – and not chocolate! We are always encouraging children to drink water and provide this freely in class. It is noticeable recently that more and more sugary drinks, such as fruit shoot, are being provided. As a school that promotes healthy living, water is the ideal drink for children to be provided with.

I have continued to welcome children to my office for Headteacher’s Lunch. From Year 5 I have had the pleasure of the company of Brian Bakowski, Leticia Costa, Alisha Lowery and Pietra Vieira. From Year 4 I enjoyed lunch with Chelsea White, Audzin Almeida, Enakshi Dutta and Sebastian Rowe. In Year 3, Evan Probert, Veronika Filianina, Munsif Xec and Nicole Montgomery were a delight to chat to. The Year 2 children who were very excited to attend were Max Sloper, Sofia Edwards, Kyron Scott and Julia Pawlowska. Finally, this week, I was joined by James Luker, Lila Daviss, James Sprawson and Layla Guzel who were all telling me about their plans for half-term, including for James Sprawson moving abroad to live! We wish him, and his sister Katie, all the very best in their new school.

Just a few reminders and important dates to make a note of:

  • Please could all school clothes be labelled clearly with the child’s name – we are being somewhat overwhelmed by lost property!
  • Term starts on Monday 22nd February
  • Swimming starts in Year 5 from Thursday 25th February
  • Year 2 SATS Meeting on Wednesday 24th February at 6pm. Please note that this is a repeat of the meeting held on Wednesday 10th February for those parents who were unable to attend at 2:30pm.

I hope everyone has a safe, restful and enjoyable half term.

Mrs Painter