Friday, 4th October 2019
Dear Parents and Carers
We are now 5 weeks into the new school year, and it is starting to feel very autumnal… Please make sure the children have a warm, waterproof coat in school each day. Congratulations go to Oak Class for 100% attendance this week, with Hazel Class not far behind at just under 99% and Chestnut Class on 96.8%. Despite some nasty colds, our attendance for the term so far is very good at 97.6% – well done to all the children. Please note that the doors open at 08:40, with registration taking place at 08:55 prompt.
Thank you so much for sending in a wonderful amount of produce for our collection for the Trussell Trust today. I know it will be gratefully received by the Trust and by those locally who will benefit from it. It was lovely to see so many of you in the Harvest Assembly this morning. As the children’s first public performance of the school year it can be quite daunting to stand up in front of an audience of adults (and many Stower Provost Alumni today) and I think they did a grand job of conquering any nerves.
Congratulations to the Carnival Club for a fantastic Second Prize in their class at the Shaftesbury Carnival last Saturday. The costumes looked brilliant and the children were superb during the run up to the judging. It was good to see so many Stower families on the pavements cheering them on, too. Amazingly, the rain held off all the time we were out, so the costumes, masks and props will be as good as new for tomorrow’s outing at the Gillingham Carnival. If you are not taking part, do come along and cheer the children along. Certificates for both carnivals will be presented in next week’s Celebration Assembly – perhaps celebrating a win at Gillingham!
Last Sunday, the choir performed at the delightful service to mark the festival of St Michael and All Angels at Todber Church. A good turn-out, the children sang beautifully and I have received many comments from the congregation about how much they were appreciated.
Well done to all the children who have been representing the school in the local area – we are very proud of you.
The Tag Rugby Club has been practising hard and the children have been getting to grips not only with the Tags, but also with the complex rules that make up the game. Passing backwards, not being caught off-side, two hands on the ball – they are doing very well. We have two ‘friendly’ matches against local schools coming up, so we wish them every success with those.
On the sporting front, please remember that the children need their full school (blue) PE kits in school every day, and that it helps enormously if every item is named – including spare socks for if the grass is wet.
This year we have decided not to have just one open day for prospective families to look around the school, but to invite people into school every Wednesday morning. If you know of anyone who has a child due to start school next September, please tell them about our Open Mornings and encourage them to have a look around.
With best wishes