Friday, 20 December 2013


The last day of term is finally here and I have to say I do not think that the children could have lasted any longer as their excitement builds for THE big day next week. It has certainly been action-packed in school this week with all the shows and parties, and indeed, as I am typing this there is laughter coming from the hall as the children are enjoying ‘Peter Pan’. A lot of them have come dressed as a pantomime character. I want to thank everyone for their contributions for wearing the costumes - it is most generous of you all. Thank you also for your kind donations for the Great Ormond Street Hospital during the Carol Concert and the Christmas Shows. We have managed to raise an amazing £303 and I know they will be most grateful for this donation.

All that is left for me to do is to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. May I also take this opportunity to thank everyone who has sent me gifts.  I hope you all get what you want for Christmas (what I want is for someone to cook Christmas dinner for me) and I  look forward to seeing you all again on Tuesday, 7th January – all refreshed and willing to embrace the new year.

The last day of term is finally here and I have to say I do not think that the children could have lasted any longer as their excitement builds for THE big day next week. It has certainly been action-packed in school this week with all the shows and parties, and indeed, as I am typing this there is laughter coming from the hall as the children are enjoying ‘Peter Pan’. A lot of them have come dressed as a pantomime character. I want to thank everyone for their contributions for wearing the costumes - it is most generous of you all. Thank you also for your kind donations for the Great Ormond Street Hospital during the Carol Concert and the Christmas Shows. We have managed to raise an amazing £303 and I know they will be most grateful for this donation.

All that is left for me to do is to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. May I also take this opportunity to thank everyone who has sent me gifts.  I hope you all get what you want for Christmas (what I want is for someone to cook Christmas dinner for me) and I  look forward to seeing you all again on Tuesday, 7th January – all refreshed and willing to embrace the new year.

Friday, 13 December 2013


Just one week to go until the end of term. I normally say at this point that we can all look forward to a rest but with the Christmas holiday that usually does not happen – certainly not for the adults anyway. This week we had the first of our Christmas events which was the school Christmas lunch. The children all appear to really enjoy this - especially as all the staff serve them their meal. I would like to thank the PTA for donating the juice and crackers and I would also like to thank all the parents who volunteered to do playground duty so the MSAs could join the rest of the staff for their Christmas Lunch –it was much appreciated.

We have had the figure through for how much was raised at the ‘Frost Fayre’ and I am pleased to announce that we raised an amazing £4018.  This is a fantastic amount of money and I would once again like to thank all the PTA who helped to raise this – we will certainly put it to good use for the benefit of the children.

I had a visit this morning from some very concerned parents. They were very upset that while they were walking their children to school a parent, while reversing their car, mounted the pavement. This is very dangerous behaviour. I have asked on numerous occasions for parents not to drive their cars up to the school during dropping off and picking up times but some parents just choose to ignore it. Let us not wait for an accident before everyone starts following this request.

Next week is an action packed week in school which is why in my last newsletter I republished the December dates to make sure that nobody misses anything. Remember that on the last day that children can come dressed as a pantomime character but if they do they must pay a pound for the privilege and then any money that we raise will be matched by Barclays Bank. If they choose not to dress up that is fine but then they must come in school uniform. On the last day remember we also finish at 2.00pm.

I look forward to seeing to seeing many of you at our Christmas shows and Carol Concert next week. I am certainly going to rest this weekend as I have very little voice left at the moment (seasonal hazard) and I am definitely going to need it next week for all the singing and cheering that I will be doing. I look forward to seeing many of you then.

Monday, 9 December 2013


There is lots of excitement in the air as Christmas fever starts to spread among the children. Preparations are going very nicely for our Christmas shows and carol concert and I know many of you are looking forward to coming to see them during the last week of term. December got off to a cracking start for us on Sunday with our Frost Fayre. After judging the ‘Bake Off’ I did not need any lunch after tasting all the delicious cakes and it is something I look forward to judging in the future. Once again I would like to thank all of the PTA and volunteers who helped to organise and run the event and as I stated in the newsletter I will let you know exactly how much money has been raised when all the expenses from the fayre have been processed.

Also included in my newsletter was the information that Mr Hill is leaving us. He has really enjoyed his time with us and we have really enjoyed having him in the school.  The new music teacher, Mrs Keany, will be visiting the school before she starts in January to liaise with Mr Hill to ensure that the transition is as smooth as possible for the children.

That is all for now. I am trying to build up my energy reserves to ensure that I can keep up with all the extra activities that Christmas brings. Still, it is just once a year and it is a great time for the children so I should not complain too much.