Sunday Musings - again!

Thoughts from your Head Teacher

You will notice that some of the items below are the same as last week - that is because they are very important and you need to keep reminding yourself about them! But there are some added extras.. so read on and read well!

FIREFLIES ONLY! - Secret Santa

The decision was made by the children that rather than picking a name out , all children are to buy a gift for approx £2 and then it will be a fun lucky dip on the last day. So please encourage your child to help you choose the gift, wrap it and then bring it into school. Thank you!

Rock and Roll Panto - Thursday 10th December PM - CHANGE TO PICKUP!!

Advanced notice that Grasshoppers and Fireflies will be off to the Panto to see Sword in the Stone at the Wolsey Theatre. All children will need a snack and drink (both disposable please) in a clear plastic bag with their name on - for the interval. We are travelling by coach leaving at lunch time. The Panto does not finish until 4pm so we will be returning to school by 4.30pm. HOWEVER - Our coach is picking us up from Portman Road outside the football grounds at 4.10pm so if you would like to collect your child from there rather than school at 4.30pm then please let Jo know. It would be good to relieve the traffic and parking at school for 4.30pm if we can - so if you can pick up from Portman Road at 4.10pm that would be really helpful. If you cannot do Portman Road then school at 4.30pm is fine.


There will be NO choir on this day due to the older children being at the panto during the afternoon.

FRIDAY 11TH DECEMBER - Christmas Craft Day and Christmas Celebration

We will spend the morning on the 11th crafting beautiful Christmas things! Cards, calendars, tree decorations, sweets and Christingles (ready for the evening). This is a lovely morning for the whole school and we would like to encourage all our children to come in their Christmas jumpers, hats, dresses.. with tinsel and sparkle if they wish!!

School will finish at 3.30pm (NO AFTERSCHOOL) and our Christmas Fayre will start at 5pm at Castle Hill United Reformed Church. This will be followed by our Christmas Celebration at 6pm. ALL children will be taking part in the celebration and I would like them all in full school uniform please. Dragonflies will be performing their nativity, and we will be singing carols and celebrating Christmas together. We will be supporting the Children's Society during this service by sharing our Christingles and also by donation envelopes for you to put in a donation of your choice.

Mince Pies and Carols - Grandparents all welcome!

Please encourage your children to invite their grandparents to our Mincepies and Carols oN Tuesday 15th December at 2.30pm. We are also inviting the residents to join us too. Invites are on reception if you would like to take one.
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End of this term and the Beginning of Next

A reminder that our end of term is on Wednesday 16th December. All children need to be collected from Jimmy's farm at 1.30pm. We return to school on Tuesday 5th January.


Please can all children bring a jam jar to school on Friday this week for one of our craft activities - BUT Meadows in Action also need donations of jars filled with goodies for the tombolla stall on Friday. ( see sample jar at reception) So jars everywhere please!!! We also need loo rolls for Friday to make crackers with. Thanks.
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