It’s been an interesting week this week both in school and out! We were all pleased to see the pupils arrive back in school on Monday, there were a lot of happy, smiling faces, everyone appeared pleased to be back after the half term holiday.
We welcomed one of our new teachers for September, Emma who is going to be with us for some of this term, getting to know the pupils and preparing for September.
On Wednesday, Peter our fantastic photographer came into school and took a whole host of photographs, some of which will be used to update the school website and some to be displayed in school. I anticipate that there will be, as always some wonderful photographs.
Our Transitions Café on Friday was a fund raising one in support of Battens - as yet I have to be informed as to how much we raised but it will be in next weeks Friday letter. Thanks to all of you who came along and supported this and the café too!
This week I have been meeting with teachers and doing a lot of planning for the next academic year. Due to the increase in our pupil numbers the art room is now going to be a classroom – Cassia class. Sharon’s new class will be based in there – hence the name of a tree from Barbados. We are also going to develop the outside area over the summer. It is a really exciting time of year and we have some fantastic plans for the new academic year.
So, this forth-coming week is a very busy one. We have our Sports Day on Tuesday where we will once again be assisted by DHL. Please do come along and support us and enjoy! The theme for this year is Formula 1 teams! Verity, Helen and Team PE have been working hard with the arrangements for this. Please note though that there will be limited parking at school as we are using the second playground during the day for activities so if at all possible it would be appreciated if you could park outside the school grounds.
Which leads me nicely onto my next point - - I have been observing parents / carers driving down Farmborough and into the school grounds. I would like to remind all parents / carers to drive with due care and caution and when entering the school especially at the gates to slow down. In essence it would be appreciated of you could park outside the school and walk in with your son / daughter to ease the traffic situation at the start and end of the school day.
Next Friday a group of pupils and staff are, once again, going to Devon to The Calvert Trust on a 7 night residential. We are all looking forward to this and know that the pupils will surprise us all and that some of the staff too will be amazed at their achievements. We will of course upload regular updates onto our school Facebook Page.
Hoping that you are all having a lovely weekend and that the sun is shining wherever you are.