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Friday 25th October 2019

End of our first half term..

It’s the end of the first half term of this academic year and we have had a wonderful start. The children have all settled in really well and it has been lovely to get to know all our new children and families. It seems quite a long time since the summer holidays and it is certainly feeling very autumnal this week with cold, misty mornings and dark evenings too! I think the children and teachers all need a half term break.

We have had our Parents' Consultations this week. Thank you for coming; I hope that the appointments were useful; it was certainly really good for our teachers to meet everyone and discuss how well the children are doing so far this year.

On Tuesday we had our final visit to Huckleberries Nurture Farm. We have been taking a group of eight children since the summer term and they have loved every session. The farm is a wonderful place and the children have had the chance to look after the animals: rabbits, chickens, ducks, goats, sheep  and Jet the dog. They have taken part in yoga and meditation sessions, art and journaling activities and their final task was to made glitter jars to help calm their minds before enjoying hot chocolate and marshmallows around the fire! I know the children will miss the weekly sessions and we hope that we will be able to return with another group next year.

This morning was the first Golden Assembly of the school year. The children were presented with some very special awards. Headteachers awards were given for excellent attitude, improvements, resilience and perseverance. There is always great excitement when the house point winners are announced and this time it was no exception! It's always great to see how supportive the children are of their classmates and the other children.

The picture at the top shows the Year R children learning about Baptism. 

Have a lovely half term holiday, where you are at home or going away, stay safe and I hope you are all able to enjoy time relaxing with your families.