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Newsletter 14th October - Issue 06

We are proud to say...

  • Stars of the week in Dragonfly are: Billy and Alfie B
  • Stars of the week in Otter are: Jake and Orla
  • Stars of the week in Kingfisher are: Peter and Daisy
  • Headteacher Awards: Macie, Zara and Anna
  • Best Class Attendance: Kingfisher (99.6%)

A message from Mr Barton

Thank-you to all the parents and visitors who came to our Harvest Assembly this morning.  It was lovely to see so many of you there and the children really enjoyed performing to you.  As we move on to the final week of term next week, it was a good moment for reflecting on some of the achievements the children have made.  In particular, I am grateful to the Year 6 pupils for independently putting together their presentation and to Reception for their first ever performance in assembly.

Next week will be a good chance for the children to finish their topics in a very positive way.  Kingfisher and Otter both have food in mind as they finish their topics with chocolate making and a festival of food.  Some Otter children will be joining Mr Miller as he takes out the football team to a competition on Friday, too.

With one week to go, this term has truly shown me what a friendly and hard-working community we have around us here at Pensford.  Many thanks to all parents, pupils, governors, staff, volunteers and other visitors who contribute to this.  You have all helped to make this term a real success.

Cake Sale Update

Unfortunately, the PTA cake sale will not now be taking place next Friday, 21st October as planned.  However, Cordy Cox will still be selling cakes in aid of MacMillan Nurses and we are all hoping that she will now be able to raise even more money now that she will have a monopoly on cakes!  Please come prepared with some coins to spend next Friday.

Pensford Playground Survey

Pensford playground is managed by Pensford Memorial Hall. The Committee would like to improve the playground as some of the equipment is now quite dated and tired. We would like those who use the playground to tell us what they like about the current playground and what new pieces of equipment they would like to see. Unfortunately, we do not receive any funding for the playground and so we will need to apply for grant funding to make the improvements. The more feedback we have the more likely we are to obtain funding. 

The older children at the school will be visiting the playground in November and completing a few short questions to let us know what they think. A short survey will be sent home with the younger children for parents to complete on their behalf. Please complete these and return them to the school. 

If you know someone who uses the playground who is not at the school please ask them to complete a survey for us. You can obtain a copy of the survey from the Pensford Memorial hall website on the events page at http://www.publow-with-pensford-pc.gov.uk/memorial-hall/events/, from the Post Office or from Pensford Memorial Hall. 

If you would like more information please speak to Laura Baxter, Joshua’s mum (Dragonfly class) or email pensfordhallbookings@hotmail.co.uk.

Flu Vaccinations Information

We have been asked to share the following information from Public Health England about the upcoming flu vaccinations:

In B&NES, the following children are currently being invited for the flu vaccination by their GP practice:

  • all children aged 2, 3 and 4 years born between September 1 2011 and August 31 2014
  • all children aged 4 & 5 in reception year at school and;
  • all children aged 2 to 17 years with long-term health conditions

whereas children in school years 1, 2 and 3 will be offered the vaccination in school by their school nursing team.

For most children, the flu vaccination is given as a nasal spray.

Flu can be a very unpleasant illness in children and can cause serious complications so it’s important to protect children. Vaccinating children means the infection is less able to spread,  so it helps to protect their brothers and sisters, and other family members and friends including their parents and grandparents.

For information, pregnant women, those aged 65 and over, anyone under 65 who has a long-term health condition and carers are also eligible for the flu vaccination through their GP practice or participating local pharmacy.

For more information visit: www.nhs.uk and search flu vaccination.

Closure of Belluton Narrows

Bath and North East Somerset Council Highways Maintenance have informed us of the following statement:

"We are writing to give you an update on the Belluton Narrows Slope Stabilisation Scheme and road closure.  The road closure is to commence from 17 October 2016 and extend beyond Christmas until mid March 2017. The contractor will make the site safe and reopen the road during the Christmas break to help minimise disruption to the public."

Individual School Photographs - Friday 21 October

Your child(ren) will be having their individual school photo taken on the last day of Term, Friday 21 October.