Dear Parents and Carers,
I would like to start my newsletter by congratulating Matt Kerton on the news that he is to become the head teacher of Nerrols Primary School from January as a locum head for the next eighteen months. Matt deserves this opportunity and Nerrols are very lucky to be having him lead the school. I have been lucky to know Matt for many years, ever since he joined my class as a trainee teacher. I knew within minutes that he was going to go on and achieve great things and he has! Selfishly, I am upset to be losing Matt but I know that this is a great opportunity for him and I am delighted that Richard Huish Trust has recognised his hard work and dedication. We plan to work closely with Matt and his team at Nerrols as they are in the same trust as us. Congratulations Matt – I am delighted for you and proud of you.
Just a reminder that the Flu Immunisation Team will be visiting North Town on Wednesday 30th November to administer the Flu vaccines to all year groups. Please remember to complete the consent via the information provided through Parentmail, even if you do not consent for your child.
If you have already done this – thank-you!
World Cup Game
As you are aware, the children will have the chance to watch the first England World Cup game on Monday 21st November. If the children would like to bring in a football shirt in their school bag and wear it for the afternoon, they will be very welcome.
North Town School Wraparound Care
As you may be aware, we are looking at plans to adapt and expand the provision we are able to offer our families before and after school. To help us understand how best to plan for this, we are asking one parent/carer to complete a short survey by clicking on this link: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=x7KbLdiLp06II9H7gVWkx9YcRRGGUCNCvaBrxL9y4PJUQk01NVI1RTFWTUlEQVg0NE5JNUtHOURZQi4u
We appreciate your support with this matter and kindly ask it is completed even if parents/carers have no intention of using the provision. It should take less than 5 minutes. The survey closes at 9:00am on Monday 21st November 2022.
Children In Need
Thank you for your amazing support for Children in Need today. It has been wonderful seeing all of the different costumes, we even had our very own Eeyore in the shape of Mr. Reading, did you spot him? We will let you know the total raised in next weeks Newsletter.
MUFTI DAY – Friday 25th November 2022
A reminder that next Friday is also a mufti day and we would like donations of chocolate if possible for the chocolate tombola at the Christmas Fayre.
POLLING STATION UPDATE
Mr. Braund has received a response from Councillor Ellis regarding the use of our school as a Polling Station. The council are seriously looking at alternatives but have not ruled out having to use the school. A small step forward!
PE UPDATE FROM MR GRAVE
On Monday, 36 of our KS2 children took part in a Cross Country event at Kings College. Lots went to try and beat their time from the same event in September, and many did end up with a new personal best! What was most pleasing to see was the togetherness and encouragement of our children, who made sure they cheered on any runners crossing the finish line after their run.
At North Town we try to support local Charities. One of these is Christmas Sparkle, which donates Christmas presents to children aged 0-18yrs who might otherwise not get very much. If you are able to purchase a small gift alongside your usual shopping, there is a box in Reception in which it can be placed. We understand that times are hard at the moment, but we very much hope that you will be able to support us with this. Thank you.
The Christmas Fayre will be held at the North Town on Friday 2nd December from 5.30pm – 7pm
Dress Rehearsal for KS1 Performances
All three KS1 year groups will be having their dress rehearsal on Monday 5th December – these are going to be filmed by Richard Huish College and parents and carers will be given access to it. If you do not wish for your child to be in the recording, please notify the school office. We politely ask that there is no filming during the actual performances.
Our EYFS children will be performing on Tuesday 6th December at 10am and 2pm. Parents and carers will be entitled to 4 tickets for one performance. The children will be performing a range of Christmas songs to get you in the festive spirit. The children will be able to choose their own Christmas costume to wear! Please communicate this with the class teacher and do say if you are unable to get a costume.
Year One Performances
Our Year One children will be performing on Wednesday 7th December at 10am and 2pm. Parents and carers will be entitled to 4 tickets for one performance. The children will be performing a range of Christmas songs to get you in the festive spirit. The children will be able to choose their own Christmas costume to wear! Please communicate this with the class teacher and do say if you are unable to get a costume.
Year Two Performances
Our Year Two children will be performing on Thursday 8th December at 10am and 2pm. Parents and carers will be entitled to 4 tickets for one performance. Miss Blake and Mrs Purchase will be writing to you very soon with a costume list.
Christmas Jumper Day
Christmas Jumper Day will be on Friday 9th December in aid of Save the Children. Any donations of old Christmas Jumpers for the children will be gratefully received please bring to the office.
KS2 Carol Service
Our KS2 Carol Service will be held at St James Church on Friday 16th December at 10:00 am
Best wishes to you all for a lovely weekend