We were so proud of our Year 3 and 4 gymnastic team this week. On Thursday they performed their routines in front of the whole school as a practice before today's main event. The improvement they have shown over the past few weeks has been so impressive and the whole team can be hugely proud of themselves. Well done everyone!
Our parents' evenings will be held on 20th and 21st March this term. We will write soon with information on how to book.
On 3rd April we will be hosting an online safety session for parents run by Karl Hopwood. The evening will start at 6.30pm. We would highly recommend coming along to find out about some of the risks children face online and how these risks can be minimised.
Karl is a member of UKCCIS (UK Council for Child Internet Safety) and sits on the advisory board for the UK Safer Internet Centre and the education advisory board for CEOP. He has worked for a number of key players in the UK and abroad including CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre), BECTA (British Educational and Communications Technology Agency), the European Commission and several Local Authorities within the UK.
School Catering Provider
From Tuesday 23rd April school meals will be cooked and supplied by a new caterer - Dolce Schools Catering.
So that we can introduce them to you we will be holding a Parent Taster and Introduction Evening on Thursday 14th March at 6.30 in the school hall. Staff from Dolce will be there to speak to parents and samples of meals will be available for you to try. They will also be able to show you how their ordering system works.
Further information about the new ordering system will be sent home in the next couple of weeks.
Please can we remind you that school will be closed on Friday 5th April for staff training.
Hedgehogs Library Visit
Hedgehogs' class will be visiting the town library on Tuesday morning at 1015. They need some volunteers to walk with them to and from the library. If you are able to spare an hour on Tuesday and would like to help, please speak to Miss Springthorpe.
As part of their Tudor topic KS2 are visiting Hampton Court Palace on Thursday 7th March. The cost of the trip is £16.00.
Permission and payment for the trip can be made using Parent Pay or cash/cheques to the school office. Children will not be able to attend the trip without parental permission.
Level 2 Gymnastics
Today, our Yr 3/4 teams took part in the Level 2 Gymnastics competition. Both of our Y3/4 teams were awarded medals. Our team 1, (Patricia, Nusrate, Eva, Katy, ;Hollie-Mae, Heidi) won the event overall and are now through to the next level of competition! 3 of our pupils also won individual medals for coming joint 2nd in the individual completion: Patricia, Eva and Heidi. Congratulations also to our Team 2 who did very well: Ava, Bethan, Nellie, Lewis, Charlie and Tabatha, many of whom achieved their personal bests!
Mrs Porter, Mrs Contardi and Ms Wild were there and SO happy/utterly delighted with the teams, both with the outcomes and their excellent sportsmanship behaviour throughout the event.
We were also treated to exciting displays of gymnastics from Hardenhuish pupils.
Congratulations in week 1 to: Nellie Adamczuk, Charlie Whittaker, Aylah Goodall, Alex Evans, James Hughes, Olivia Thirkettle, Amelie White, Alexa Ballinger
Congratulations to this weeks Star Writers: Gurtaran Singh, George Thomas, Leo Sousa, Evie Stratton, Isla Mae Snoddy, Danny Delahaye, Oliver Szincsak & Evan Cook
Work of the Week
KS1 Work of the Week
Congratulations to Kaitlyn from Rabbits' class
KS2 Work of the Week
Congratulations to Gruff from Badgers' class
World Book Day
We will be celebrating World Book Day on Friday 8th March this year. The children will be given their £1 book token on that day.
This year we would like the children to dress up as a character from their class’ chosen book or theme:
Field Mice - Julia Donaldson Book Characters
Rabbits - Julia Donaldson Book Characters
Hedgehogs - The Day the Crayons Quit
Otters - Mr Men/Little Miss stories
Squirrels - Horrible Histories
Owls - The Dark by Lemony Snicket
Pine Martens - David Walliams Book Characters
Foxes - Sky Song by Abi Elphinstone
Badgers - Traditional Tales and Nursery Rhymes
We would also like the children to take part in the ‘Book Potato Challenge’. For fun we would like the children to have a go at making their favourite book character (from any book not just their class’ chosen one) out of a potato and decorate this in any way they chose.