Friday, 15 November 2013

With the drop in temperature we certainly know that winter has arrived but there have been some very bright mornings so I am not complaining too much. We were certainly lucky with the weather last weekend when we had the firework display. Although it did rain during the day it managed to clear up for the event and the evening. We were a little worried about holding the event after the official Bonfire Night date but we had almost a capacity crowd so hopefully this will be reflected in the money raised – it also reflects the popularity of the event.  It takes a while to find out the actual total raised but as soon as we know I will let you know. I would like to thank all of the people who gave up time to help run the event because without that support we would not be able to host it at Little Heath. That would have a big impact on the resources that we can provide for the children which would then impact on the quality of the learning.

The firework event at Little Heath was co-ordinated by the outgoing chair of the PTA, Carole Tilsley. Although she is going to remain on the PTA she is no longer going to be chair so I would like to thank her on behalf of the school for all the hard work that she has put in over the last four years. The treasurer Jo Haynes is also stepping down from her position so I would like to also thank her for all her work as well. The new chair is Anna Holden and our new treasurer is Sara Hawkins. I would like to thank them for taking on the roles and I hope you show them the same amount of support that you have shown Carole and Jo.

This morning it was the Year 4 assembly which was based on their work on the Second World War. After a most enjoyable assembly all the parents who attended were allowed to attend a ‘VE’ day party which was held in the dining room afterwards. All of the food was prepared by the children (with Mrs Onley’s assistance) and all those who attended said what a great event it was. I know all the children and the Year 4 staff are pleased that all their efforts were appreciated.

Next week in school it is ‘Anti-Bullying Week’. This year the theme is based around cyber-bullying although all aspects of bullying will be covered during the week. The children will be designing and bringing home wrist bands based around this theme and we will also be sending home leaflets for parents that give information about the different types of bullying and how to support your child.

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