We will have a traditional carol service in All Saints church on the last day of term for our pupils and staff, but because of the numbers of children and families our Christmas production this year will be held in the school hall. All the performances will be the same so we are asking that parents only attend the year group of their child (just one performance per family) as we are limited on space. The performances are as follows and will be at 1.45pm – 3pm.
- Monday 18th December for Year groups R and 1
- Tuesday 19th December for Year groups 4, 5 and 6 (includes instrumentalists from Y4, 5 and 6 too)
- Wednesday 20th December for Year groups 2 and 3
Family Photo Day
A reminder that we have our Family Photo Day tomorrow, Saturday 18th November at school, timeslots are still available and the sign-up sheet is up in the office foyer.
Please can we remind parents not to stand too close to the gates if they have a dog with them at the beginning and end of the day. We have a number of children and adults who are nervous around dogs.
Fire Safety Workshops
The Fire Service will be holding Fire Safety Workshops for children in Y2 and Y6 in December. This year they have also offered our parents and carers (and grandparents) a Fire Safety workshop on Tuesday 5th December at 10.00am to 10.30am in the hall.
Reading booklet workshops
Teaching staff are available after school on Monday 20th November if you have any questions or queries about the new reading booklets that were sent home last week.
Congratulations to Adele Marks in Y4
Adele was concerned about the state of the playground where she lives so contacted Eastleigh Borough Council and Council officers held a meeting with her and other local residents and will be making the area safer for children in the New Year. Well done Adele!
This week is anti-bullying week, nationally. We have talked with the children about the importance of standing up to bullying behaviour when you see it, providing you keep yourself safe too. The children noticed that it is not just children who get bullied, but young people and adults too and we reminded each other of ways to prevent bullying in the first place, through kindness and by feeling good about ourselves, so that we don’t feel without power and helpless. We all agreed that we need to think of every week as anti-bullying week and if we have experienced unkind or hurtful behaviours several times on purpose, then we need to make sure an adult can help to resolve the problem. If you are concerned about bullying then please see your child’s class teacher or make a time to see one of our management team; Julie Greer (HT), Kate Wallace, Catrin Sullivan or Rebecca Rossiter.
Porcelain Collectors Items
We have had a large number of collector's items donated to the school, by one of our families. They are porcelain dolls which had been collected over many years and many are quite valuable. Most are still in their original boxes and some have certificates of authenticity and although they are in good condition, they are quite old. They would be of interest to anyone who collects these dolls. They will be on display in the community room after school on Monday (20th) and Tuesday (21st) next week. If you would like to make a minimum donation of £5 on a doll, but are unable to see the dolls after school, please let Carole or Carla know.
Our showcase of work on this newsletter is from Lacey Sinclair Class 4P (Mazurek). Well done Lacey!