Welcome back to the new term. Hopefully the weather will begin to warm up soon.
Parent Assembly and Family Reading
Parent assembly and family reading start this week on Thursdays. Family reading is at 2.20pm and Parent assembly follows at 2.45pm. Hope to see you there.
Next Thursday (1st March) there will be no assembly or family reading, instead Parents will be invited in to see our Bollywood dancing. Kalpesh, the Bollywood dancer who came last year is coming back to teach dance to every class for the day. Parents will be invited to see the dance at 2.30pm.
At the end of the dance there will be the opportunity to take part in the celebration of Holi where children and adults throw coloured powder at each other. (They are like the powders used in a colour run). Children will only be allowed to take part in this event if they have a change of clothes, so please send in some old clothes on the day. You can take part in this too, so come along at 2.30pm, watch the dancing and join in the colour throwing next Thursday. Please note, 1st March is also World Book Day, but because we have this other event booked, we will not be dressing up next Thursday.
One of our grandparents has volunteered to run a knitting club on Wednesday lunchtimes. If anyone has any plastic knitting needles or oddments of wool lurking at the back of a cupboard that they would like to donate, please drop them off at the school office. Thank you.
Thank you to all the parents who came to the Curiosity Café last half term, we had lots of parents in attendance, and an enjoyable time was had by all. Our next Café will be on Thursday 22nd March at 2.30pm. We are aiming this year to hold as many parent events as possible on a Thursday afternoon which will hopefully make it easier for parents to get time off work to attend events which are relevant to them.
Don’t forget to ring in and let us know if your child is off sick and to let us know the reason. This saves us having to ring you. Our number is 01945 700 275
Thank you to the new parents who joined the Parent Council and helped out at the disco. This event raised over £120 which is used to fund things that the school can’t afford from the regular budget.
Don’t forget that Race night is on Saturday at the Village Hall. This is our biggest fundraising event of the year and it raises over £1,000 for the school. The money is used to pay for the pantomime at Christmas. A huge thank you to Mr. Killingworth and his family for organising this night.
We have regular bingos at the Village Hall. Again this is a fundraising event. The next one is on Thursday 22nd March. The doors open at 6.30pm for a 7.30pm start. These are monthly bingos. The dates for the rest of the year are on the school website. If you have any unwanted gifts that could be used as prizes, please give them to the school office or Mr. Killingworth.
There is a big change in law concerning data protection which is due to come in to effect later this year. One change that will affect schools is that in the past we have been able to assume parents are giving their consent to an event if they do not return a form to school (i.e. giving their consent by omission). This will change when the new rules come in to effect. What this means is that if we send out a letter to take your child on a trip or to an event, and you do not return the slip at the bottom giving your consent, your child will not be able to go. Most parents are very good at returning slips, so hopefully you will continue to help us with this.
What’s happening this term?
These dates are also on the school website if you lose this letter.
23rd visitor to teach all the children about history in school
1st Celebration of Holi with Kalpesh (Bollywood Dancer from last year) parents invited from 2.30pm
9th Mother’s Day lunch
W/c 12th Science week
12th Careers convention for Year 6 children
13th “Animal Encounters” in school. All classes to be given the opportunity to handle animal..
16th Fire service visiting all classes for fire safety training
W/c 19th Last week for after school sports clubs
21st World Poetry day
22nd Curiosity Café
26th Hockey Festival 1.30pm at Wisbech Grammar Year 3/4
27th Parents’ evening 3.30pm – 5.45pm
26th Hockey Festival 1.30pm at Wisbech Grammar Year 5/6
28th Parents’ evening 3.45pm – 6.45pm
29th Last day of school
30th EASTER HOLIDAYS. Children return to school on MONDAY 16th APRIL.
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