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Headmaster’s Roundup 4 March 2016

 

Dear Parents What an exciting week it has been. After FOSMA’s cake sale at the end of the school day on Friday, Years 5 and 6 had plenty of energy for dancing at the FOSMA Disco. This was a real success and I thank the FOSMA team for both the cake sale and organising such an enjoyable disco for our older children.

On Sunday afternoon the first of the weekend rehearsals for Joseph took place and I know that Mrs MacPherson has been really impressed with the way in which the children’s performances are coming on.

On Monday morning the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation visited Reception classes to talk about the work they do, particularly with protecting endangered elephants. The children made their own model elephants from milk cartons and loved this activity. Also on Monday we had a children’s author Dan Freedman, visiting Years 4, 5 and 6. Both Mrs Pangalos and Mrs Freeman were very pleased with the success of this visit as the children were totally enthralled and engaged in all the ideas that he shared with them.

On Wednesday 3F led our Assembly, delivering a great mini play based on a cocktail of nursery stories and fairy tales. It reminded us about the importance of reading and how many children in the world don’t have access to books and cannot read at all. This was followed by another chance for the whole school to dress up, not just 3F, with World Book Day. This is always such a fun event and although I understand as a parent that it does require a significant amount of time and input from you, it does bring a lot of pleasure to the children and really raises the profile of reading throughout the school.

This week we introduced our Bug Eyed Bins to encourage the children to recycle all of their break time rubbish, separating paper from mixed recycling and compostable waste.

With Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamboat just a few weeks away, remember to buy your tickets through the online Box Office (there is a link to this on the website home page).

Finally a mention of an impressive 11- 5 netball win for the U10A team with Zara Wilson scoring 8 of the 11 goals. Zara normally plays goal keeper but volunteered to play goal shooter with great results.

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