Dear Parents and Carers,
January has gone in a flash and half term is creeping up on us. It will be great to see so many of you at our up and coming parents evenings. Just a reminder to all parents and carers that books can be viewed in the school library, but all appointments are in the school hall and parents and carers must be in there for the allotted time. Please can parents refrain from waiting in the office area at 3:15 and stay on the playground until we open the doors at 3:25.
This week I spoke to all the Year Six children who support with the Change for Life Club on a Wednesday after school. Mrs Collins is absolutely thrilled with how they lead the activities so well and take their role and responsibilities so seriously. A huge well done to the children.
A huge well done to all our children for their efforts with number day. They looked great! Thank you to Miss Blake for organising this event.
Have a smashing weekend everyone.
North Town School Environment
We at North Town are really ambitious to improve our outdoor provision and environment. There are many things we would like to do to modernise and improve our existing outdoor facilities. We are looking to purchase more robust equipment and over the next few years ensure that all areas of the playgrounds and around the back of the school is improved. Things we are looking at are outdoor table tennis tables, outdoor table football tables, more KS1 robust playtime resources and more suitable seating areas.
All of this is costly, but we are determined to make the required changes. If any parents/carers know of any grants we could be applying for, we would very much appreciate you reaching out to us and pointing us in the right direction. This week I have emailed Guy Lavender at the MCC and Richard Gould at the ECB to see if they could point us in the direction to obtain a grant to enable us to have all year round cricket nets in the area below. North Town are currently the only state school in Taunton playing hardball cricket and we want to provide better resources.
Look who’s talking!
A huge congratulations to all the children that entered the ‘Huish Look Who’s Talking’ competition. The North Town finalists performed in the KS2 assembly, and they all did brilliantly. I am sure you would agree, it is very daunting to stand and speak in front of a large audience and to have our children do this and speak so confidently was just wonderful. We are so proud of everyone that entered and want to congratulate them all. Sonia and Florence will be representing North Town in the Huish finals next week. Thank you to Miss Causley for providing this opportunity for the children.
Please no school bags for KS1 children
Just a reminder that KS1 children are not required to bring a school bag to school. They can bring in their book bags, a drink and a snack but that is all that is needed. This can be an issue and make the middle areas hazardous as children can trip on bags.
We currently have several cases of chicken pox within school. If your child develops chicken pox they need to be off school for at least five days from the onset of the rash and until all the blisters have crusted over.
Parent Information Box
We all know the importance of play for helping our children to learn – but what type of play should we be offering? In the box this week is a sheet of ideas that parents can try at home. Please take one. The box is situated on the outside wall beside the Office.
School uniform request
Any donations of school uniform age 10 years and above would be greatly received.
Safer Internet Day 2024
Safer Internet Day 2024 will take place on the 6th of February 2024, with celebrations and learning based around the theme ‘Inspiring change? Making a difference, managing influence and navigating change online’. In school the children will have the opportunity to take part in activities and a class assembly.
Safer Internet Day is the UK’s biggest celebration of online safety. Each year we cover an online issue or theme that children are seeing and experiencing online. Created in consultation with young people across the UK, this year Safer Internet Day will be focusing on change online, this includes covering:
- Young people’s perspective on new and emerging technology
- Using the internet to make change for the better
- The changes young people want to see online
- The things that can influence and change the way young people think, feel and act online and offline
For further information and advice please visit the following website;