NEWS - 22 NOVEMBER 2017
Next week’s value is
“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. 1 Timothy 4:12
Dear Parents and Carers
Phew! Another busy week at St Mary’s!
On Monday, we welcomed Mrs Joanna Chudley (Teaching Assistant), to St Mary’s School. Mrs Chudley will join Mrs Bennett and her Reception Class children. Mrs Chudley is looking forward to getting to know parents too.
Reception, Year 1, 2, 3 and 4 children received their nasal flu vaccines this week. Hopefully, these will protect them from any nasty viruses that might be doing the rounds this winter.
Children throughout the school have been enjoying some exciting, special, gymnastics sessions this week and last week Teachers have been attending as observers too; picking up some new ideas for their own gymnastics lessons in future.
It’s already beginning to feel a lot like Christmas! The caretaker has got the post-box down out of the loft and I believe I have seen a tree, some baubles and even some tinsel! I have also heard lots of tuneful singing emanating from classrooms, as children rehearse enthusiastically for nativity concerts and carol services.
Year 3 parents will understand that senior leaders’ priority, this week, has been maintaining the staffing of Year 3 in somewhat difficult circumstances. I should like to publicly thank Year 3 parents for their generosity of spirit. We have been overwhelmed with extent of empathic sentiment and been thrilled to receive some very kind offers of support. We are doing everything we can to keep staff changes to a minimum, whilst continuing to deliver the curriculum, using high calibre teachers. Fortunately, planning is already in place, thanks to Miss Howells’ meticulous preparation and filing system, last year. Thank you to all, for your continuing patience and kind understanding.
Thank you also to colleagues who have given additionally of their time to ensure as much consistency as possible.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend!