It has been a busy and exciting term! Thank you all for making it such a success. Please ask your children what their highlights have been. It might be an event such as the author visit or Magic Show, working with the Devon Wildlife Trust, dressing up for Dingle Dangle Scarecrow, joining our choir or playing on the new playground markings, a book they have read such as The Explorers or The Fox and the Star or a particular lesson such as swimming or maths. We have been busy and have lots more exciting learning and events planned for the term ahead!
This term our assembly theme has been Respect. We have been thinking about how we show respect for others, for our environment and for ourselves. We have heard Bible stories to learn how Jesus showed respect for others and how we can follow his example. I of course have been playing Aretha Franklin's classic banger R E S P E C T!
Black History Month
October is a month when we particularly focus of the achievements of black women and men from history. We have been learning about famous people such as Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Junior, events including The Bristol Bus Boycott and we have found out about sports and music icons. We have also been enjoying some African and Caribbean tradition tales about a spider trickster called Anansi!
Unfortunately, we have had a recent spate of illness and a lot of children away this term. I hope they are all well for the holiday, and of course for the return to school! We do have very low attendance in comparison to other Trust schools. We will be sending letters in the new term to keep you aware of your child's current attendance percentage and offer support where attendance is becoming a persistent issue.
Please remember to make non urgent appointments for after school and in holidays where possible, time off for family holidays are not authorised.
Today we sadly said farewell to Mrs Day. The children wrote lovely messages in their class cards and presented them to her in our assembly. She has helped so many of our children to overcome barriers to learning, administered first aid in emergencies, dried tears and tied shoelaces, supported children to develop friendships and resilience, and she has made us all laugh, a lot! We all wish her the very best in her exciting new role and thank her for all she has given to our school community.
Wishing everyone a fabulous half term week,