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Weekly Update Friday 24th February

Dear Parents and Carers


We have had a great start back to school, and the fine weather has meant the children have been able to be outside every playtime. Lots of lovely learning has gone on in the classrooms and the children have enjoyed telling us about their half term break and news.


The new road markings have been painted around our school. Traffic enforcement officers will be coming to the area more regularly, and tickets will be issued, so please make sure you are parked legally for the safety of all our pupils when arriving and leaving school.


The majority of parents have signed up for parent/teacher meetings on Monday and Tuesday. We will have a staffed room for children and siblings to go, when parents are attending their appointment. We really look forward to seeing you and sharing their super learning.


 World Book Day is next week, which we will be celebrating on Friday with Book activities. Our English Leaders Miss Apsey and Miss Turner, will be letting you know more at the start of next week about the activities we will be doing and we will also have  a book fayre operating all week in our school lobby. Please come and browse at the lovely books available. (details on the book fayre is on an earlier 'latest news' post.


Our PTA Quiz night is on Friday 24th March in the school hall. There are 8 to a table, but don't worry if you are a 2 or a 1-we can put you on another table and it is a great way to meet other parents. Everyone is welcome -present and past parents, grandparents, helpers and friends. There will be ale and food supplied by The Hampshire Bowman, so book a table and come along!


Presently, there is still a NEU strike planned for next week (2nd March). It may be paused due to talks with the government (announced on the news this week). We will be open for all classes at BWIS on Thursday 2nd March, confirmed by staff today.


Earlier in the year you may remember the super Hampshire Cricket Coaching we had in Years 1 and 2. We have been asked to circulate information about All Stars Cricket and Dynamos Cricket that will be happening this year in Bishops Waltham. Opening Registration is on 1st March and places fill up quickly. Please find the information below:


All Stars Cricket ([] provides a fantastic first experience for all children aged 5-8 years old where they’re guaranteed 8 weeks of jam-packed fun, activity and skills development. The programme is designed to introduce children to the sport, teaching them new skills, helping them make new friends and have a great time doing so. Every child that registers will receive a backpack full of goodies including:

  • Cricket bat
  • Cricket ball
  • Personalised t-shirt with your child’s name

All children returning to All Stars will receive a kit bag, a set of stumps, a new ball and a personalised t-shirt.


Dynamos Cricket ([] provides a fantastic next step for all those graduating from All Stars Cricket and the perfect introduction for all 8-11 year-olds new to the sport! Complementing junior cricket, Dynamos provides children with a more social offer focused on developing fundamental movement skills and applying them in an exciting game of countdown cricket. We know how important it is to look like the heroes of the game, so every child who registers will receive their very own Dynamos Cricket New Balance t-shirt, personalised with their name and number.


We hope you have a lovely weekend. I will be following the rugby and watching the Wales v England game from behind a cushion on my sofa!


Best wishes


Mrs Riches





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