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17th March 2023

Dear Parents and Carers,

It was wonderful to see the children dressed up for Red Nose Day today! Thank you for your support with such events and for your kind donations. One particular highlight was Piren dressed as a dinosaur walking into KS2 Assembly and receiving a round of applause from the children and parents. It was lovely to join the certificate winners on the Top Table for lunch and hear about their weekend plans. I have had four head teachers visit North Town this week – one being Mr Kerton! The children and staff were delighted to see him and we hope he continues to visit often.

Wishing you all a smashing weekend!

MCAS App – Wraparound Bookings and more

Hopefully, you will have received an invitation to register for the MCAS app this week. If you have not received a registration email, please speak to the school office who will be happy to help.

Primarily the app will be used to make booking for North Town Wraparound for after Easter, but it is hoped that many of the other functions we currently use Parentmail for will transfer to MCAS in the coming months.

Therefore, even if you are not planning to use our wraparound care it would still be a good idea to create an account. If you already use Tawnies Breakfast & After School Club – you will still need to make future bookings via the app.

Reading Workshop

We all know reading is important for our children and immersing them in an environment with rich reading experiences is beneficial for many reasons. Sometimes though, the reality of this and knowing where to start can be overwhelming. Towards the end of March, we are lucky to have Ann Harvey joining us to share good reading tips, offer support and further expand our knowledge of why reading is so important. Ann works within the Somerset Literacy Network team and has worked with many schools in Somerset sharing her vast amount of knowledge and experience. We would like to invite you in for this session. Nursery and KS1 parents and carers talk will be on Wednesday 29th March at 2:00pm and KS2 parents and carers talk will be on Thursday 30th March at 2:00pm. The sessions will last for roughly an hour. We can’t wait to see you there.


A further group of Year 6 children took part in the final Bikeability course for this academic year. All three courses were a huge success, and the children all enjoyed them. We have secured three courses for our year 6 children during the next academic year. Information regarding these will be sent in the new year!

Medical Students

Yesterday, it was the turn of our Year 4 children to take part in the First Aid Workshops provided by different groups of medical students. Thank you to all involved for making this happen and what a fantastic opportunity for our children.

Coffee Mornings

A reminder that we are still running coffee mornings on a Wednesday from 8:45 am, we would love to see you there.

Dates for the diary – 2023

Tuesday 21st March – Year 5 Invasion Games Festival – Richard Huish College

Thursday 24th March – Sportshall Athletics – County Finals – Richard Huish College

Wednesday 29th March at 2pm – Nursery & KS1 Reading Workshop with Ann Harvey

Thursday 30th March at 2pm – KS2 Reading Workshop with Ann Harvey

Friday 31st March – INSET Day – School Closed to Children

Saturday 1st April – 16th April – Easter Holidays

Monday 17th April – School resumes – start of Summer Term

Tuesday 18th April – Year 2 Trip to Glastonbury Abbey – more information to follow.

Tuesday 25th April – Year 4 Strike & Field Festival – Richard Huish College

Monday 1st May – Bank Holiday – School Closed

Wednesday 3rd May – Year 5 Strike & Field Festival – Castle School

Monday 8th May – Friday 12th May – Year 6 SATS Week – All Year 6 children must be in school.

Tuesday 9th May – Year 3 Strike & Field Festival – Richard Huish College

Monday 15th May – Friday 19th May – KS1 SATS Week – All Year 2 children must be in school.

Wednesday 17th May – Pippins Multi Skills Festival – Castle School

Friday 19th May – Dress Up for Dementia (red & yellow day)

Friday 26th May – Last Day of Summer Term 1

Saturday 27th May – Sunday 4th June – Half Term

Monday 5th June – School Open – Start of Summer Term 2


Mark Braund

Head Teacher