Newsletter 17.12.2020

                                                              17.12.20

Dear Parent/Guardian,

We have carried out end of term assessments and we are really pleased with the way that children have caught up with a lot of their learning. As promised, should we have concerns about your child, the class teacher will have been in touch. The success of the pupils catching up is very much down to high attendance of both pupils and staff this term, and the fact that we have not had to close any bubbles. Please be mindful of this need to follow the safety guidelines, especially as we are now in tier 3, to ensure that contacts are limited over Christmas, and we do not bring unnecessary infections into the school in the New Year.

Celebration certificates

We would like to congratulate the following children for demonstrating our school values of “compassion”, “curiosity” and “cooperation”, and receiving the certificates last week.

 Y1-Edward, Y2-Poppy L, Y3-Riley, Ariana, Y4-Liberty, Macie, Y5-Megan, Ollie, Y6-Lacey, Martha.

PTA

The draw for the raffle was made on 16th December. The lucky winners of the hampers were: Frank Caddick, Harriet Williams and Grace Hinton. Many thanks to Hannah Goss and Susan Caddick for coordinating the Tea towel project, these arrived just in time for the end of term and have been sent home. Thanks also to Archie Dancer for coordinating the Santa Float around the 2 villages and to the collectors.

The PTA have again very kindly provided a gift from Santa for every child in the school.

A link for donations from Amazon Smile has been set up so you can nominate the school to receive contributions from your Amazon shopping.

Calendars

We hope your calendars have all safely been delivered. We sold 121 calendars altogether.

End of term

This has been a long and tiring term for everyone, but we have got through it relatively unscathed. Each class teacher has sent home an email of ideas for remote learning on Friday 18th December, please take this opportunity to spend some time with your children if possible with some fun learning. Staff will all be working from home to prepare for next term.

After school clubs

There are a number of after school clubs running in the spring term. Booking links have been sent out should you wish for your child to participate. These clubs are running following Covid protocols and risk assessments have been drawn up by each provider.

Easy Fundraising

Please remember that if you are ordering online many companies will donate a percentage of the cost to our school if you go through Easyfundraising. It is at no cost to you but benefits the school. Go to www.easyfundraising.org.uk and register to donate to North Marston C E School

Amazon Wish List

We have added a few more items to the wish list on Amazon of books and resources which we are in need of. Should you wish to, you can purchase some resources for the school. We would be really grateful for any help you feel you could give. Please use the link https://amzn.eu/d1VeZef

A big thank you for the items which we have already received.

Food allergies

Please be mindful that we have children in school with nut allergies. We ask that you do not put items with nuts or nut products into lunchboxes. Any break time snack which KS2 children bring must be fresh fruit or vegetables.

Dates

Thursday 17th December- last day in School

Friday 18th December- remote learning day

Monday 4th January- staff training day

Tuesday 5th January- pupils return to school

Best Wishes for a safe and Happy Christmas,

Cathy Gouldstone and Lucy Kent and all the staff at North Marston School.

Our value for this term is compassion.