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Newsletter Autumn Term 2 - 26.9.14


Autumn Term 2014 - Newsletter 2

26th September 2014

Dear Parents/Carers,

New Homework Policy

I wrote to all parents on the 11th September telling you about our new homework policy and asking for your views. The policy can be viewed on the school website here, or we can provide a hard copy on request. We really do value the opinion of parents and any feedback would be very welcome. This policy affects all parents at the school, so do have your say! Feedback can be given through the newsletter reply slip, by email or in person.


There is a growing number of dogs coming with parents to collect children at the end of the school day.  We have received reports of dogs jumping up at children and scaring them. Please bear in mind that some children are very frightened of dogs and keep your dog under control and on a very short lead.


Those of you who receive the Parish Newsletter will have seen the impressive letter that Jude, George, Noah and Daniel wrote to ‘all travellers through Wetheringsett - cum- Brockford’ (reproduced at the end of this newsletter) asking them not to speed. Members of the community have pointed out that some of those speeding are actually our parents. There have been several reports of near-misses involving our children in recent months. Please make sure you are not putting our children at risk through speeding or inconsiderate parking.

School Council

Congratulations to Amy, Mia W,Scarlett, Ruby J, Elsa, Mia S and Jack,  who have been elected  by their class as this year’s school council members. The school council meets regularly with Miss Sutton to discuss any issues and for pupils to be able to have their say about the school. This week they met to discuss how to use the money the Friends have donated for Golden Time resources.

Harvest Service

All parents are warmly invited to our annual Harvest Service. This will be led by Rev. Julia Lall in the church at 9.30am on Monday 6th October. The church have kindly offered to provide tea and coffee for parents beforehand so they can drop their children off and have a hot drink at the church before the children arrive. We will be asking children to bring in shoe boxes of harvest gifts that are presented in the church and then sold off after school. The money will go to a charity chosen by the School Council.


Thank you for your support with our new tighter approach to the standard of school uniform. We have seen a significant improvement this term.

School Nurse

Bev, our School Nurse will be in school for a drop-in session after Chestnut Class Assembly on 17th October at about 9.15am. This is a chance for parents to have an informal chat with Bev about any health issues relating to their child. Year 6 children will be weighed and measured the same morning as part of The National Child Measurement Programme initiative. The relevant parents have had a separate letter explaining this.

Vicky Doherty



6th October - Harvest Service

10th October -  Willow/Lime class assembly

17th October - Chestnut class assembly

7th November - Sycamore class assembly

Term Dates - 2014/15 School Year

3rd September to 19th December

Half-term 27th to 31th October

5th January to 27th March

Half-term 16th to 20th February

13th April to 22nd July

Half-term 25th - 29th May

PD Days

24th October 2014

5th January 2015

23rd February 2015

Parent Response Slip

Either email or send in a paper version for the attention of the Headteacher.

Name of parent  ________________________ Date _______________

Comment  (items in this letter )

Thank you for taking the time to respond. Your views are listened to and given careful consideration..

This is the letter written by our pupils that was published in the Parish Newsletter in the summer: