Dear Parents and Carers,

the sun shone brightly for us yesterday for our ‘Outdoor Classroom Day’. All of the school took their learning outside! The camp fire in our ‘Forest School’ was burning all day. Every class had the chance to go into the wood and have a hot chocolate whilst sat around the fire. The learning that took place yesterday was varied – R.E, English, Maths, Science and Art. This was in addition to playing on the tyres, in the meadow and using our ‘mud kitchen’.

We were really excited yesterday to see our new ‘Forest School’ sign in position at the entrance to the wood. A huge thank you to Mr Dean for making this for us. It looks amazing and we are very grateful. Thank you.


At last! We have CCTV!! A huge ‘thank you’ to Mrs Sampson who has arranged for donations through a variety of places. Through the generosity of Mrs Sampson’s fundraising ideas, Thakeham Homes have also supported us with this venture. We really are so very grateful that we can keep our lovely school safe when we are not here. Thank you to everyone who has helped in any way to enable us to have CCTV.


We are worried that this trip will need to be cancelled due to the fact that not everyone has paid for this. Our school cannot afford to fund any shortfalls in trips. Please make sure that ALL payments are in by Monday 24th May please. Thank you.


Miss Costello led our Worship on Monday reflecting on the value of ‘Hope’. The children shared their ideas of what Hope meant to them:

‘Hope is like a slide…you always move forward.’

‘Hope is like a rainbow.’

‘Hope is the best feeling ever.’

‘Hope is a cup of joy that you can share with friends or strangers because everyone needs it.’

‘Hope is where the heart is.’

We then launched our ‘art learning journey’ across the school by discovering some images that could represent ‘Hope’. The children have continued this focus in their classrooms and are now working on their image for our exhibition.

I have attached some information for you. We are going to to hold the exhibition on Friday 23rd June 2023 alongside our Sports Day event.


Mrs Clarissa Wheeler, one of our School Governors, is keen to set up a ‘Fundraising Group’ to help support our school. She writes… Good afternoon parents and carers,As a co-opted governor at the school, I have heard first-hand how important it is to have funds for materials and resources at your children’s school.I would like to form a group to help raise funds to support the school.I’m setting up an initial meeting at 9am on Wednesday 7th June 2023 to start discussing how this would look and work.This would be a voluntary group and will only be successful with commitment from you – the parents and carers at the school. There would be 3 key meetings a year, one a term, with sub committees for planning specific fundraising events and ideas. There are roles needed such as Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary and a small committee who can make most meetings to ensure key decisions can be made. Then there are lots of smaller volunteer roles necessary in all sorts of areas: organising, communications, creativity… there is a role for everyone, and everyone is welcome!Please come along and find out more, and I really look forward to meeting you then.Thank you,Clarissa Wheeler, Co-opted GovernorCOUNTRY DANCING FESTIVAL – FRIDAY 26th MAY 2023 at 1.30pm

We are looking forward to our ‘Country Dancing Festival’ on Friday. The children will need to wear their school uniform with trainers. There will be no P.E that day.

Please can families bring chairs or rugs to sit on.

We look forward to seeing you.

Have a lovely weekend.

Take care

Kim Huggett