The Week in Brief
By Headteacher, Emma McGill
Attendance and punctuality
We really appreciate the effort you make to ensure your children are in school, especially at this time of year when many children have coughs and colds. Clearly we appreciate that children do get ill and we don’t want you to send very unwell children to school. If your child is slightly under the weather and you send them into school we will of course get in touch with you if they deteriorate over the course of the day.
This term we are looking closely at punctuality. If your child is late twice in a week you will receive a letter from the school. If the situation continues, Mrs McGill will call you into school in order to discuss ways to improve your punctuality. We understand that lateness is sometimes unavoidable and that there are exceptional situations, however we also know that persistent lateness is detrimental to a smooth start to the day. Not only does the late child feel embarrassed and miss essential learning, their late arrival also disrupts the rest of the class. As a school we are working very hard to instil the values of respect, responsibility and resilience, your assistance with this is invaluable.
Thank you so much for all of the interest shown in providing resources for our Forest School. All of the leaves have gone from the giving tree and lots of resources have been bought into school. Reception and Class 1 will be starting their Forest School lessons before half term and Class 2 and Class 3 will start after half term. We will provide more information when timetables have been finalised.
A free supply of wood has been kindly arranged for us in Steeple Morden by Mrs Crankshaw.
If anyone is able to help transport the wood to school we would be very grateful.
The safety of all members of the school community is hugely important. Please make sure you drive and park responsibly and safely at all times, respecting our neighbours.
After School Football Club cancelled 16th January
There will be no football after school on Tuesday 16th January due to Mrs Reynolds attending a course.
Lunch Menu Change on Thursday 18th January
To mark Census Day, Herts Catering are offering a different menu on Thursday 18th January which your child might like to try: Kentucky baked chicken burger or spiced bean burger with ice cream for dessert. Just let us know on the day as usual.
The lost property baskets next to the zone are full of unnamed items. Please come and have a look if you believe you are missing items of clothing. We endeavour to return all named items. At the end of term we will be placing any unclaimed items in the clothing recycling bin which helps raise money for the school.
Super performance at the Buntingford Swimming Gala on Thursday 11th January by our Year 3&4 team. Enthusiastic swimming by all meant we achieved second place. Well done team !
Grounds Day – 20th January
Please come along to help tidy up the school grounds including the Willow arch during the morning of Saturday 20th January.
Stars of the Week
The winner of the Sports Award was Belle. Swimmer of the Week was Lila. The class with the best attendance was Reception.