Weekly Newsletter

Newsletter Friday 18th October

Dear Parents,

Thank you to all those parents and children who attended our Open Evening on Wednesday. It was lovely to see the school come alive with so many children and parents celebrating their children’s learning together. Thank you to our wonderful staff for their commitment towards consistently producing high quality displays linked to the children’s learning. Here is a snapshot of some of the feedback we received in our parent feedback box which is so important to us:

"As always, the school looks wonderful. I realise how much work this takes. The children’s work was to a high standard."

"We love the changes evident throughout the school. My child is thriving here and it is all down to the wonderful, caring environment that you have all created. It is a real pleasure to see how excited he is to show off his work to us."

On Tuesday, a few of our Year 6 children along with Mrs Maynard visited Knebworth Care Home to engage in an art project with some of their residents. The theme of the art collage was World War 2 which the children have been learning about in their History lessons. Our children showed such care and respect towards the residents and had great fun creating their art collage. Over the course of the year, as part of our school focus on strengthening links with the community, more of our children will be visiting the home to engage in similar projects and we look forward to engaging in these opportunities.

Next week, some of our school choir will be visiting Constance Place to sing to the residents as part of another of our community link projects. On this occasion, only 20 children could be accommodated at the home and the names were picked out of a hat to ensure fairness for all involved. We appreciate that some children may be upset at not being chosen this time but there are plenty more opportunities for our school choir this term and children not participating this time will participate next time. Thank you for your understanding.

This week, all children enjoyed a skipping workshop organised by Miss Knappett which was run by Skipping4Schools. The purpose of the workshop was to introduce the children to a fun way of keeping active at playtimes and lunchtimes in a bid to encourage more active lunchtimes. After half term, each year group will have a dedicated skipping day where they will be able to skip, keep fit and be active. This is all part of our wider plans to encourage more active lunchtimes so watch this space for more exciting developments to come!

Next Wednesday, we will be having our annual Harvest assembly in school led by Canon Jane Hatton. We ask for contributions of dried or canned goods which will be donated to help people in need this winter. Please bring donations into school from 21st October. We apologise for the short notice but thank you in advance for your generosity.

We have had some concerns from parents over children riding their scooters in the playground before and after school. In addition, we have also had concerns about children riding their bikes unsafely in Knebworth village. Please remind your children about walking with their bikes/scooters in our playground and riding considerately to and from school for everyone’s safety. Thank you.

Have a wonderful weekend and we look forward to seeing you all at parent’s evenings next week. Natasha Laskey, Sim Bains & Grace Maynard.

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