Monday Musings

Thoughts from your Head Teacher

I have to start my musings this week with some sad news for all of us. Kayleigh will be leaving us at the end of this half term to take up a management post at Lexden Montessori Nursery in Colchester. Kayleigh has been with The Meadows since the day we opened our doors and we are all going to miss her very much. However, this is an exciting move for her, as she can spread her management wings and share her Montessori love, passion and experience with other staff and children. I know you will all join with the staff in wishing her luck and love as she moves away from the warm and cosy world of The Meadows! She will be spending a few days at her new nursery over the next 2 weeks and on those days there will be a card at Jo's desk for all parents to sign. We will be making a special gift for her from the children which we will give her at the assembly on the last day of this half term.
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Thank you all for your kind donations on Friday. We raised £100 for Send A Cow.

Wax Work Museum - Monday 8th February 2pm

Just a reminder to make sure you have this date in your diary. All children will need to bring to school that morning their costume and any props ready for the museum in the afternoon. And we need visitors! So I hope that you are able to come and take a look at our famous people and when you push their button, hopefully they will tell you all about themselves. Below is the photo that inspired me from a school in America!
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Playground Buddies

Children in year groups 4,5 & 6 will be receiving a letter this week asking if they would like to apply to be a playground buddy. Even if they have been one before, they still need to write me a letter telling me why they think they have the skills to be a buddy. Please encourage your child if they would like to do this this year.


We are a small school with amazing teachers and children - but we also have the most amazing parents. Without these parents, we would not be at Larchcroft Road, we would not have our wonderful new garden, we would not have our 2 lovely new cookers.. and the children would not have enjoyed end of term disco's, cake sales, family camps and so much more. I know that I am so grateful for all the support that you all give to our school.

Meadows In Action is run by parents and for most of its time Bridget has been chair. She stepped down in the summer and they still do not have anyone to step into her shoes. Please see below - a plea from Bridget.. the group need a new Chairperson - could you take on this job????

Hi everyone,

I just thought I would send out a note to say there is still no chairperson/facilitator for Meadows In Action after i finished in the role in the Summer.

Whilst we have had people kindly step in to do the odd event last term and organise breakfasts and Dads night outs, I just wanted to highlight there are no fund raising events currently planned etc.

If anyone would like information about the role I'm happy to chat to you about it. It is very low key just organising the odd meeting and touching base with Sam about ideas, funds and events and sorting dates out.

Thanks for all support in the past in helping me in the role, I will still be happy to help at events and attend meetings if I can fit it.


No Choir for the rest of this Half Term

There will be no choir for the last 2 weeks of this half term - we do all need to rest our voices for a couple of weeks! But choir will return after half term - and everyone is welcome from Year 1 upwards. We will be preparing for Easter and just enjoying singing together. Looking forward to seeing all the children together and ready to sing!
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