Head Teachers' Blog 20.03.23

19th March 2023

The shorter the half term the more we seem to pack in! Last Friday was no exception, a fabulous morning was had by all of KS1 and LKS2  who not only got to watch a wonderful performance of Wind in the Willows but also had the chance to join in with the songs. Ten lucky children were selected to be part of the cast and after only half an hour of practice, they were able to take part and bring this tale to life. What talented children we have! 

The children also enjoyed  the annual shenanigans for Comic Relief. Thanks to your generosity we raised £263.85. The children looked fabulous and how funny it was to see our ‘purple’ school turned red for the day. There were some wonderful window displays and lots of jokes! Congratulations to our competition winners: Scott Peace, Myla Packard, Brooke Wilcox, Bella Rose Elliot, Hugo Hughes, Libby Murdy, Katy Rogerson, Seb Metcalf, Alice Wooldridge, Alyssa Jackson, Addy Pynn and Angus Hamilton and a big thank you to Luke Broster and Isabel Foggon, our Head Boy and Head Girl, for judging the competition as it was certainly a tricky job!

Please have a look on the school website or facebook for photos of all these events. Well done to Una who correctly identified that the music on the Red Nose Day video is popularly known as the theme from A Space Odyssey but was originally composed by Richard Strauss in 1896 and entitled Also Sprach Zarat Hustra. Five smileys rightly earned by you!

Important things to note this week include:

  • Ash Class assembly is on Thursday afternoon at 2.30pm

  • KS1 trips to the farm on either Wednesday or Thursday

With the excitement of farm trips to look forward to, our music this week comes from a Brazilian composer, Camargo Guarnieri as is called Song of the Farmlands. We wonder which animals you imagine as you listen?


Once again, please can we ask that parents routinely monitor their children’s mobile phone usage. On a daily basis we are being informed of children’s inappropriate behaviour and language when using devices outside of school and unfortunately this is having a significant impact on teaching and learning in the classrooms. There is a wide range of information for parents regarding current games and social media apps on our school website within ‘e-safety’, this includes a summary of age-restrictions. Can we also ask that parents and carers refrain from using mobile devices on site, especially for taking pictures. 

This week we have been particularly impressed with Ella Routledge, Greyson Lowrey,  Brooke Wilcox, Amara-Jay Heathcote, Karina Krzeminska, Louis Watson, Kamil Jankowski, Abigail Oliver, Olivia Gladstone, Caleb Rule and Jake Baxter  - our stars of the week, well done everyone.

Bye for now

Mrs Smith and Mrs Grimes

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