6th October

First, we have to say Congratulations to Tracy who had confirmation that she has passed her Masters Degree this week.  Well done to her – it has been a lot of hard work but she has been dedicated and determined. We are all very proud she has achieved this as well as being pleased for her.

We have all enjoyed and made the most of the lovely autumnal weather this week, with lots of off site learning happening. Which is a good thing, as whilst typing this, sitting in the conservatory at home the heavens are kindly providing my garden and that of others in Oxford with a lot of wet rain! Hopefully the sun will shine again tomorrow.

As you are aware from the letter that has been sent home, this week is the Ofsted and CQC inspection of the SEND Provision within Milton Keynes. We are being visited as part of this process on Thursday morning and are attending some of the focus discussion groups. I’d like to stress this is Local Authority inspection not a school one, but we as a school will be supporting this.

Within school:

Tim has been working very hard and has finished the patio area at the back of the school for our second allotment.

Darren has been into school to look at the area for a new bucket swing and other equipment following our successful bid to the Big Lottery Fund for a grant to facilitate this – which he did for us and as you know we were successful in gaining this money. Hopefully this equipment will be installed well before Christmas.

It’s our Harvest Festivals this next week. Please remember to send in contributions of non-perishable produce that this year will be donated to Milton Keynes Food Bank.  We will be leaving school around 9:45am for a 10:30am start at St Mary’s Church Woughton on the Green. Details of which classes are attending each day were in the Friday letter but are also on the school website. As always we are all looking forward to this special occasion that is one of the highlights of the school year. We have been practising our singing and signing of our harvest songs for the past two weeks so we are fully prepared! Classes have also been making their Harvest Boxes and also their scarecrows – for which we are having a class competition.

Our Forest Schools and Outside Learning session have been going very well and we are pleased with this new development within our curriculum and the opportunities that we offer to all our pupils. These will continue throughout the year including the winter, so it would be appreciated if you could ensure your son / daughter is suitably dressed for the occasion – especially over the winter months.

Following on from this – several parents have rung school this week re missing uniform / swimming kit / towels etc. Please could I remind you all that its important that EVERYTHING is named? If its not we will endeavour to find missing items but unfortunately we may not be able to locate them.

Hoping that everyone is having a good weekend.

 

Ruth

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