Newsletter 7



Newsletter 7 – 2014-15

Friday 13th February 2015

Dear Parents/Carers,

We are nearly at half term and what a busy one it has been, with as always so many things happening and a few chilly mornings to start the day off.

We say good-bye to Mrs Drysdale today and welcome Mrs Webster to Beech Class after half term. Mrs Drysdale has been with us for a long time, I’m sure you’d like to join me in thanking her for all that she has given St Mary’s and wish her the very best wishes for the future. She will be greatly missed by all.

We welcome back Helen Pegram each Monday from now until the end of the summer term as our Learning Transition Mentor, helping to make the transition for our Year 4 children and their parents to middle school as smooth as possible.

In the second week after half term, we will be holding our spring parent consultations when you will have the opportunity to see your child’s class teacher to discuss their progress. I hope you are able to attend, but if this should not be possible please speak with your child’s teacher who will endeavour to arrange a mutually agreed time.

Congratulations to Presley O’Donovan Moore and Sophie Williams who have both been voted on to our School Council and Eco Committee respectively, to represent Willow Class.

Claudia Carter begins another Forest School programme for us after half term with a group of children. She will again be supported by Emma Middleton.

Thursday (5th March) is World Book Day for which your child will be bringing home a voucher. This can be used in local bookshops to purchase a selected £1 book or put towards another book of their choice. To celebrate the day we have a number of activities lined up, details of which will follow after half term from our literacy subject leader, Julie May.

On a sad note, as you may already be aware, Kate Brake has been unwell. She has since been in hospital at Southampton where she has undergone an operation. Although she is on the road to recovery she will not return to school until September. I would like to thank you all for your concern and kind messages you have given to staff. I’m sure you will join me and all the staff in wishing her our very best wishes and a speedy recovery.

We would like to wish you all a restful half term holiday and look forward to seeing you all soon.

Yours sincerely

Cathy Clack

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