Newsletter 30th November 2018

Newsletter 30th November 2018
November 30, 2018 Sandy Pike

Dear Parents and Carers

After a summer generating our own electricity from the school’s solar panels, the autumn is proving to be Wind-Turbine Season! The weather has made for some entertaining playtimes, a somewhat damp Forest School, but some excellent creative writing. Oak Class has been learning how to use a range of idioms in their writing including ‘It’s raining cats and dogs’ and ‘I’m feeling under the weather’ and hoping it is all ‘a storm in a teacup’.

Braving the elements on Wednesday, our football team played a really impressive match (on ‘a level playing field…’) against Wyke and with strong play on both sides, particularly ours, the result could have gone either way. In the closing moments, Wyke just eased ahead for a 3:2 home win, but our team put in a performance they can be proud of. I am now looking to arrange more ‘friendly’ matches to give them opportunities to hone their new-found skills.

This week’s book fair is proving to be a great success. Thank you for supporting this great fund-raiser for the school. If we have enough sales we will be able to choose a wide range of books to supplement our library and our teaching resources. We will have the fair open again on Monday at the beginning of the school day if you would like to take advantage of an early present-finding opportunity and support the school at the same time, and the children will be given a last chance to buy at Lunchtime.

Thank you to everyone who has returned the school data sheets sent home by Mrs Pike recently. As you will be aware, it is vital we have up to date contact information about your children in case of emergency, but it is also important to ensure we are complying with the new data protection laws, so do need the forms back from everyone. In relation to this, with the various Christmas events approaching, please note that we are not able to allow personal videos or photographs of groups to be taken – we will publish a range of pictures on the school website for you view as soon after each event as possible. Please do keep looking at the school website for up to date information, and as the weather has the potential to deteriorate further, we will use this medium to inform you if the school needs to be closed unexpectedly. In this event, ParentMail will be sent and the Dorsetforyou School Closures site will also be updated as necessary.

Thank you to everyone who has helped with costumes for this year’s nativity play. The children are practising hard and, with the whole school involved, it will be a delightful performance as always. If your child is unable to attend the evening performance (Wednesday,12th December, 6:00pm – 6:40pm) please make sure the class teacher knows in advance, as every voice makes a difference.

Don’t forget that our Christmas Tree Service is next Friday (the day after Christmas Jumper Day), at 9:00am, with everyone welcome.

Please can you return permission slips  for the pantomime by Tuesday 4th December, so we can confirm the final number of seats with the Octagon.

With best wishes


James Stanford