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Weekly Update 14/10/16

This week started with an amazing opportunity. Mrs Tomlin our Science coordinator organised a special visitor!


Following the return of British astronaut Tim Peake to Earth in June from his six month mission on the International Space Station, the UK space education centre created an exciting opportunity for primary schools to get involved with.


Our school was selected to take part in the ESERO-UK Tim Peake Primary Project and on Monday we had an exciting visit from Joy Stone a space ambassador from the project who brought in a Sokol space suit (the same model worn by Tim Peake). Years 4 and 5 spent time with Joy, learning more about the design of the suit, how it functions in space and for two lucky children, they got the opportunity to try on the suit. We had a great day and look forward to working with Joy again in the future!  See the news and events section on our website for photos!


On Tuesday this week we were all excited to welcome the Big Top to our school field. The children loved watching the tent being built and asked lots of questions. The evening was full of fun and laughter and enjoyed by children and adults alike. Thank you to our fantastic PTA and to the Happy Circus. We hope that those of you that came enjoyed it as much as we did!


Thank you to everyone who has donated this week to our 'Help Ollie Fund' collection. We have raised over £200 and there will be buckets in the playground after school today for anyone who still wishes to donate.


We held two Harvest Festival assembly celebrations this week. Well done to all of the children on their beautiful singing and to those who read their poems or spoke about their thoughts on Harvest. We know that the One Can Trust are very happy with our collection of Harvest Goods and have thanked you all for your wonderful donations.

Thanks to all parents, friends and family that came to support.


This week we’ve attended various sporting events this week.  Our Year 3/4 girls football played this week at Griffin House and won!  Lily Spencer scored an amazing 4 goals and Zoe Bagust scored 1 superb goal!  The girls really played as a team with our defence being very strong!  Well done to all team members!  The photo is on the school website. 


On Thursday Year 5/6 boys played Longwick away. We lost but had some amazing play with brilliant passing which lead to an amazing team goal scored by Tyler Dean. Amazing effort from our determined defense, mighty midfields and awesome attackers! A brilliant effort from all involved!


Ms Garlick and Mrs Tong from the Bucks Learning Trust (BLT) have been in to visit us this week and were extremely complimentary about the school and the children's work. They were very impressed with the behaviour of our children and the manners they displayed as they visited different classrooms - we really do have a lovely, respectful and nurturing environment with happy people!


We are lucky enough to welcome Mrs Rees to the school for the next few weeks on a Thursday. Mrs Rees has many years of experience in education and will be supporting in many areas!  Mrs Rees will be focusing on social times and giving us some great ideas and support!  She has met all of the staff this week and is excited to join us!


Thank you to our Gardening Team. We really appreciate all of your support and hard work! Without you (and your tools) we would not have seen the progress that we have. Thank you also to Mrs Jackson, who's next mural is coming along nicely. I know that both areas are looking for other volunteers so if you are arty or have green fingers please get in touch via the office. 


I think we can be sure that Autumn is well and truly here! Please can you ensure that all children come to school with a suitable waterproof winter coat and hat/gloves. Children will go outside whenever possible and need to have clothing that is going to keep them warm and dry. 


Please can we remind you that we have a zero tolerance approach to abusive or threatening behaviour.  Sadly a parent has been very rude to a member of staff this week which is absolutely unnecessary – we are here to ensure the safety and education of your children and it is important that we all communicate professionally and respectfully especially when speaking to staff on the front desk. 


A reminder that parking or stopping on the road outside of the school can be dangerous and we are trying to keep all children and adults safe.   Please do not park on the yellow zigzags or on the road opposite it.   Do not use the staff car park at any time, to drop children to school (this includes dropping off to breakfast club or collecting from the after school club).  Children should not be walking in the carpark at anytime, for their own safety. 


We wish you a happy weekend!