School Newsletter 7th February 2017

Dear Parents and Carers,


Stars of the Week

Class         Star Writer        Star of the Week

Willow          Holly               Emily      

Oak              Millie              Constance

Elm               Isabelle           Max

Chestnut        Bella              Szymon

Beech            Isabella          Ebonie


Effort Shield

Congratulations Melody of Willow Class, for achieving the Effort Shield last week.  Well done!

Mrs Weldon

Welcome Mrs Weldon as our new School Cook and thank you for the wonderful meals you are serving.  We are so lucky that GFM have appointed you!


After a career spanning thirty five years in the teaching profession I am writing to let you know that I shall be retiring at the end of this summer term.  The governors are meeting this week to start the recruitment process and will keep you updated of progress later in the term.

Water Leak

I did just want to reinforce how grateful we all were for your understanding last week when we had the water leak, thank you.

Parent School Improvement Drop In Meetings

The Parent forum meeting has now been re-scheduled for Thursday 2nd March at 2:30 pm and I do hope you are able to join us.  The theme will be Assessment.

Nearer the time please sign up at the school office if you are able to attend.

Tuesday 7th February is Safer Internet Day and I did wonder if the theme of Internet Safety would be a useful focus for a future meeting, if you could let me know please. 

Beech Class Cake Stall

Thank you to all those of you who donated cakes for Beech Class Cake Stall last week and thank you to those of you who purchased cakes.  The money raised will be used towards PTA funds, thank you.  The PTA have also organised a Superworm disco for the children this Friday, 10th February. I am sure the children will have a wonderful time as always!

Elm Class Assembly

Thank you Elm Class for your very thoughtful class worship on Love a week last Friday.  It was wonderful that so many parents were able to join us.  The collective worship is central to our ethos as a church school and is about sharing together rather than a performance.


Thank you for supporting the NSPCC with our Number Day last Friday, we raised £95.49 for this very worthwhile charity.

Book Fair

The Book Fair is wonderful opportunity for us to promote the importance of reading whilst also providing opportunity for staff to select books for their classrooms based on the profit raised.  Many thanks to both Mrs Gudgeon and Mrs Williamson for organising the sale of books.

Food Technology

The children had a great time last week learning about food technology.  Each class learnt something different.  Beech Class made spring rolls, Chestnut Class made Brazilian kisses, Elm made pizza and Oak and Willow made jam tarts!

RSPB Birdwatch

All classes have been busy taking part in the annual RSPB Big Schools’ Birdwatch - a great opportunity for the children to develop their twitching skills and learn about the birds they are most likely to see at this time of year.

Sowerby Music for Life

We are most fortunate that Sowerby Music for Life visit school on Wednesday, 15th February.  All the children will enjoy a fiddle & ceilidh performance with Elm and Willow being fortunate to take part in the workshops.  We are grateful as always to the School Trustees for funding the day which is also subsidised by Sowerby Music for Life itself.  Elm & Willow classes will join together to share a short performance with the whole school at the end of the school day at approximately 2:50pm.  Parents are most welcome to join us for this.

Yours sincerely,


Mrs V Farby
Head Teacher