Head’s Blog – 13th December

What a busy week we have had. The castle hosted our annual Christmas party. We started the afternoon singing to the villagers, who absolutely loved Millie’s Christmas song. We were very grateful as they bought a number of raffle tickets from us. Next we had the amazing food followed by a couple of games. When we were playing, we heard a bell… Father Christmas had arrived. The children all had a chat with him and received a bag of sweets. Thank you so much to the Castle for hosting us, as always we had a wonderful time.

Skills zone

The day started with a quiz about how to stay safe using interactive “pebbles”. This was used to see what learning has taken place. These included mental well being as well as physical safety.

  • Building site safety
  • Electric substations
  • Train platforms and electrified rail lines
  • Level crossing safety
  • Mental well being
  • Seat belt safety
  • Safety in the home – hazard awareness
  • The judiciary system including police custody, cells and a magistrates court
  • Safety around water

The Elms

As part of our community links we visited The Elms nursing home. They were struggling to get a school to visit them because of the transport costs but we decided that we would use our own funds as it is so important for our children to support our local community. To see the smiling faces and hear the laughter from the residents was priceless. We hope that our children enjoyed themselves too.

Christmas festivities

We made our annual Christmas visit to Clearwell Caves today. They generously provide us with free entry and money raised from events in school (Friends) paid for the gifts. The story about Archie and his snowy unicorn was fabulous and as ever, the art work stunning.

We returned to school to have an incredible Christmas lunch. Mrs Thomas, Mrs Edey and Mrs Knight produce and serve a phenomenal meal that is enjoyed by all. They really go over and above for all of us. Thank you so much.

It was also Bag2school collection day. You brought in 180kg of clothing which raised £72! Thank you so much. We also collected £27 for Christmas jumper day. It is an expensive time of the year for everyone and we appreciate all of the donations that you give. If things are financially difficult for you as a family, then we do have Food Bank vouchers in school. Just speak to me and we can provide you with a card in confidence.

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