The last half term has really flown by. It has been a busy but productive one with lots going on. We have welcomed new children in all classes and they have settled easily into our school family. We are proud to be offering 30-hour Nursery care which is proving helpful to working parents and gives our youngest children a nurturing environment outside of the family home. Our breakfast and tea-time clubs have been a real success. Some mornings over 25 children receive a free healthy breakfast and staff have already noticed that this is making a difference to pupil attitudes to learning and concentration. Thank you to all parents for supporting this venture.
Next half term, we are encouraging parents to support ‘Strive for 5’. This is our expectation that all children will read to/ with an adult at least 5 times in a week. We know that reading together can be the best time of the day for many families and is particularly good for helping to unwind at bedtime. Children can read any book they like and we have many books which they can borrow available in school. If parents sign to say they have heard the child read five times they will be immediately entered into the ’Strive for 5’ raffle. The raffle will be drawn at the end of term with prizes for the parents.
The half term holiday is a good time to take a walk and see how many miles you can collect for our 100-mile challenge. Last year a large number of pupils completed the 100 miles during the school year and this benefited their health and contributed to increased fitness. See how many you can do over the break.
Next half term we will be holding our 2-minute silence for Remembrance Day at Thornhill Park on November 11th. Please keep the date in your diary so you can help us to commemorate those who fought into the two world wars and those who have been in the armed forces in worldwide conflicts since.
There will also be a great deal going on in December on the lead up to Christmas. We hope you will be able to attend events in school and support our Christmas fundraising efforts too.
Enjoy your half term break