News Round-Up

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October 2019

Dressed for the Weather
As the Autumn Term progresses, the weather is becoming more unsettled. Please ensure that your child has a coat with them every day, as we aim to get outside as much as possible and children who have hot dinners need to cross over the road to the Infant site whatever the weather!

Macmillan Coffee Morning
'Thank you' to those of you who were able to join us for our Coffee Morning. We are also grateful to those who so generously donated cakes for the event. (If you haven’t yet had your cake tin returned, please check with the school office!) The final total raised was £255.

Macmillan is just one of the many good causes we support in school and we know that, sadly, many families have need of the help and care Macmillan provides. It is great for our children to see that we can make a positive difference and help our community in such a simple way – but without your support it wouldn’t be possible. It costs £28 an hour to fund one nurse, so thank you again for every penny! This year you can also text BUN WQK6 to 70550 to donate £5 (Texts cost £5+ standard network charge).

M&M Theatre presents 'Pinocchio'.Pinocchio
M&M Theatre Company’s performance of ‘Pinocchio’, last month, transformed our hall and entertained the whole school! From dancing elephants in a circus to being inside a whale, the actors vividly brought the classic tale to life, with lots of modern twists and a great soundtrack. More photographs of the production can be found in our Photo Gallery.

Thank you for your contributions towards the cost; we are determined to provide a variety of experiences and opportunities and your support is much appreciated! A commitment to ‘The Arts’ is only one part of our ‘Pupil Guarantee’ – see your child's Home/School Diary or our Ethos & Values page for more details.

Reading Ambassadors
Towards the end of the Summer Term 2019, children were invited to write a letter of application if they wished to be considered as a Reading Ambassador.  The criteria was simple: you had to LOVE reading!  The nine children chosen clearly demonstrated that they were the individuals for the job!  And what a fantastic job they are already doing to champion reading across the school.

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Thanks to a successful two years of Book Bus visits, we have been rewarded with £564 worth of free books for school! Our ambassadors have been busy choosing and ordering new books and are really excited to share them with the rest of the school. Many of the new titles were suggestions put forward by classes at the end of last year.

On September 26th, the ambassadors launched an appeal for second-hand books which will be sold at a book sale, after half-term. They have been very pleased with the number of books that have been sent in, so far. Remember - whatever money is raised will be spent on purchasing new titles for our school library, so please keep them coming.

Marie Basting signs copies of her book for Year 3 pupils.Visiting Author - Marie Basting
Continuing the theme of reading - this month, we were delighted to welcome the first of our visiting authors for the current school year to Forefield - Marie Basting. With a collection of props, she shared extracts from her book, 'BMX Princess', and explained how to develop characters. Marie then stayed for a book signing in our library and spoke to children individually. Thank you to Mr Croot and Pritchards Bookshop for arranging the visit.

Travel Photos
Mr Wood, our Geography Subject Leader, would like to say a big ‘Thank you’ to everyone who has responded to his request for photographs from around the world. He is hoping to create a display from all of the images and maps to help pupils extend their geographical knowledge.

Aldi's 'Kit for Schools' Promotion
Miss Cain would like to say “Thank you” to everyone who has been sending in Team GB stickers from Aldi. We have already filled one poster with 300 stickers (300 stickers = a new sports kit and the chance to win £20,000!) so please keep sending them in.

Half-Term Holiday
School will close at 3.30pm on Friday 25th October for the start of the Autumn Half-Term Holiday. Children return to school on Monday 4th November.

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