Newsletter 18th September - Issue 3
Dear Parents and Carers
We are proud to say that our...
- Stars of the week in Dragonfly class are: Colby & Nat
- Stars of the week in Otter class are: Charlie L & Charlie B
- Stars of the week in Kingfisher class are: Connie & Diesel
- Head teacher’s award/Team point winners are: Niall, Millie & Jack
Now that we have gathered all of the signatures regarding our concerns regarding the A37, we have sent the letter to Jacob Rees-Mogg, the local Conservative MP, B&NES council and the clerk of the Parish Council. I have asked for them to update me with regard to what is happening and will let you all know as soon as we hear.
Pensford School Association
Sadly, we heard this week that Jess Cox, Tracey King and Claire Baber are all standing down from PSA, after working hard to raise funds for the school. I would like to say a huge thank you for your contribution towards providing learning resources and experiences for the pupils. Jess, Tracey and Claire will be saying their final farewells at the PSA AGM is 3.30 pm, Thursday 1 October. We hope to recruit a new steering committee at that meeting and look forward to seeing many of your there.
Many of you will know Angela Fraser, who runs Tea Time Madness. She is also Chew Magna’s Deanery Youth and Schools’ Worker and is a licensed minister for the Church of England. Starting from 23rd September, Angela will be delivering fortnightly assemblies in the school to support our delivery of collective worship. If (www.openthebook.net for more information). As we are not a church school, parents have the right to remove their children from faith assemblies. If you have any objections, please let us know.
The 12/11/15 is our centenary; 100 years ago, pupils first crossed the threshold of the current school. We shall be holding a day of celebration, storytelling and information gathering in order to build up a school library about the history of the school.
If you, or anyone else you know, came to the school we would like to hear from you. You may have stories to tell, photographs to share or artefacts from your time here. Please contact the school office if you would be happy to be involved in our project.
Also, on the day itself, we would like your children to come into school dressed in a costume from an era between Edwardian times and now. Further information will be sent out within the next couple of weeks.
If your child is going home with another parent at the end of the school day, would you please ensure that the school is informed. We take safeguarding very seriously and we cannot allow your child to go home with another parent without consent. (If your child is in Kingfisher class and you have given them permission to walk home on their own, this does not apply.)
A couple of messages from Dragonfly teachers:
Could you please ensure your children are getting enough sleep: several pupils in Dragonfly class seem very tired each day. A short section of guidance is available on the email sent earlier to parents called Ready To Learn Every Day—A short guide for parents. Also, could parents have a word with the Dragonfly teacher or Mrs Croucher before school if any children feel upset or sad.
Teachers have sent individual letters out this week regarding homework expectations. Attached is the whole school schedule for your information. On occasion, your child will receive additional homework if s/he has found aspects of learning difficult during the week. Class teachers will be very explicit in saying what it is that needs to be done and will speak to parents individually about supporting their child at home. This homework will be called ‘Mastery Homework’ and will need to be completed in a book named as such.
Best wishes and have a good weekend. Lorna McIsaac
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