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Weekly Update Friday 3rd March

Dear Parents and Carers


What a super week of learning we have had this week. Today the children were really excited to share their favourite books and swap classrooms to listen to different teachers reading stories. 


On Wednesday our Year 1 children had a Victorian experience in school. Everybody dressed up and the classrooms looked very different. Some of the boys told me they had swept a chimney that morning! Mrs Moth and Miss Beckley looked very different too. The children were especially pleased when the parents joined them for their learning outcome. What a memorable day for them to treasure.


Year 2 had an exciting day on Wednesday too, when they visited HMS Victory. They came back full of facts, that they have enjoyed sharing with us. They are really enjoying this project project and their classrooms look fantastic. Thank you to all adults who led and helped on the trip, and we hope you thawed out when you got home!


Parent/Teacher meetings were at the start of the week, and it was lovely for us to share your children's learning with you.  The children are very proud of their books, and rightly so. If you didn't manage to come in on Monday and Tuesday and would like to meet with your child's teacher, please make an appointment to see them.


We have had a cold weather warning for Hampshire for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday next week. Mrs Ely will check on the building on the weekend, but please make sure your children are wrapped up warm, especially Year R who are on their school trip on Monday. If it snows, we will let you know school arrangements as soon as we can.


Year 1 have their Winter Warmer on Tuesday evening. We have had reply slips back from 23 parents saying that their child is attending (closing date for reply slips is today). Please let school know if your child would like to attend before Tuesday. Miss Apsey and the teachers are looking forward to seeing you.


We looked at welsh culture and tradition for St David's Day in assembly this week. The videos we shared are on 'learning links' on the children's pages. The children learned how to say 'Good Morning' in welsh ('Bore da'). They also learned about the 'Eisteddfod', which is a celebration competition of song, dance and poetry in Wales.


Bishops Waltham Cricket Club opened their bookings for 'All Stars' this week. An email will be sent out to everybody, and the link to book is here:


Our PTA Quiz night tables are starting to be booked up. Please see the PTA if you would like to come along.


We are giving lots of notice for our Easter Bonnet Competition on the last day of term (Friday 31st March). There are always lots of entries and very creative hats are made! Judging will be in Year groups, and we can't wait to see the designs.


Our PTA Easter Egg hunt tickets are also on sale for Thursday 30th March, where children have a bag to decorate, mini eggs to find and a big Easter egg at the end-and maybe a visit from the Easter Bunny himself!


Our outdoor learning/playtime quiet area is going up quickly. Once finished we, will be planting in the area too. We are also adding to the story area, to make a magical  place for our children. There are a few pictures below, showing the progress so far.


Wishing you all a warm weekend. 


Best wishes


Mrs Riches






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