Friday, 16 May 2014


Life always appears more pleasant when the sun is shining and we have been experiencing that the last couple of days in school - let us hope that it lasts until the half term break which starts next Friday. We were fortunate that the sun shone for the ‘Le Gros’ netball tournament on Wednesday night. All the girls who took part did the school proud and I am pleased to say that our one of our teams managed to get through to the semi-finals but were beaten by the eventual winners of the tournament who were Cuffley. I would like to thank Georgina Parkinson for all her hard work throughout the year in preparing the girls for the tournament and all their matches.

There is another sporting event this afternoon when some of Year 3 and 4 children take part in a football tournament at Cranborne School. All the children are very excited about it and I will let you know how they do next week. Mr Mills is the one who has prepared them for this event but in his absence I am accompanying the children to the tournament which is why I am writing this blog a little earlier than usual. Everything will be back to normal next week when Mr Mills returns to school on Tuesday.

Some of you will have noticed that we have had some workmen in school this week. This is because they have been installing a new piece of playground equipment. It is a tyre park and I know the children are going to enjoy playing on it. We did not have to pay for the equipment or the installation as we managed to obtain a lottery grant which covered all the costs – good news indeed!

You may also have noticed that we have a new sign outside the school to discourage people parking on the yellow zig-zag lines. I know that the majority of people do not do this and that most people are concerned about the safety of the children but it gets constantly brought to my attention that there are a few persistent people who think they do not have to follow the signs. As I have said many times before I do not want something to happen to one of the children before people start taking notice of the road signs.

This morning we were presented with a real treat when the reception children did their class assembly. It was based on ‘The Enormous Turnip’ and it was a delight to watch. As well as the children I would like to thank Miss Jaeger, Mrs Beadle, Mrs Aldridge and Mrs Pittson for all their hard work in putting on the assembly – it was much appreciated by all who watched it.

We have just one more week before we break up for the half - term holiday. I know the Year 6 will be feeling a lot happier now they have the SATs examinations behind them and Kingswood to look forward to when they return after the holiday. Next week I hope to see a lot of you when we have our half-termly ‘Open Afternoon’ which gives parents the opportunity to look at their children’s books. Please remember that it has only been a short half term so the children may not have completed as much work as they normally do  - in particular Year 6 who have been preparing for SATs tests.

Have a great weekend and I look forward to seeing you all next week.

 

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