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Newsletter Friday 29th November

Dear Parents,
It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas... November seems to have flown by this year and it’s hard to believe that when we are back to school next week that December will be upon us. We hope you have your advent calendars ready! Some of you may have noticed the Christmas tree just outside the school office - a BIG thank you to Mather Marshall in the high street for donating this to us. In school on Monday, you will hopefully notice a few festive touches courtesy of our wonderful children and their hardworking teachers.

This week in school, we have been hosting the Travelling Book Fair. There was a wonderful range of books available which proved very popular with our children. Thank
you to all those parents who were able to come along and support the fair. Your purchases have donated a fantastic £270 worth of books to the school. This will be invested into EYFS reading books to continue to build their available collection.

This week we held a session on maths and phonics for our EYFS parents. This was an excellent opportunity for adults to understand more how they can support their children with developing these skills at home. Parents who attended told us how useful it was and thanked our staff for giving up their time for this. We often have requests from parents that they would like more sessions like this, which we always endeavour to provide. From previous parent workshops, it is clear that the best attendance is at the school pick-up slot so it was a little disheartening to only have 9 parents attend. If you have any thoughts about alternative strategies to engage more parents in these workshops then please let us know as we would love to be able to reach as many families as possible. A copy of the powerpoint used by the staff will be placed onto our school website shortly.

On Tuesday, as part of their RE learning, Year 2 attended ‘The Christmas Journey’ at St Peters Church. This is a great opportunity for our children to learn about the Christmas story in an active and engaging way. Throughout the morning, they met different characters from the story who explained their viewpoint and they understood why this holiday is so important to Christians. The Year 2 children were excellent ambassadors for our school and we are very proud of them. Thank you to the members of staff who facilitated this wonderful opportunity for our children.

We always take pride in our uniform at Knebworth School and our children are so proud to wear the Knebworth badge, which is wonderful to see. We would just like to remind parents to refer to the parent handbook for the uniform guidance as we have noticed a few children beginning to wear trainers, which is not part of our school policy. Thank you for your continued co-operation.

At Knebworth School, we are so lucky to have an amazing team who work tirelessly for our children. This includes our office staff who rarely have a moment to pause between taking messages, collecting/dropping off children all over the school, giving tours, answering queries alongside all the important admin work required for the school. Thank you so much to all of those parents who take the time to show their gratitude to this wonderful team. There are a small number of parents who we would like to remind about our school values, particularly respect, as these apply to the whole school community.

We are delighted to announce that Jessica Rix and her baby Verity are thriving. Baby Rix was born late September and both mum and baby are doing really well. We are hoping that they will be in to see us all very soon.

Don’t forget school is closed next Friday 6th December as this is our Occasional day!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone.
Kind Regards,
Natasha Laskey, Sim Bains & Grace Maynard

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