Dear Parents and Carers,
The end of the school year is almost on us and we still have lots to fit in. A huge thank you to all that joined us at our summer fete – it was brilliant to see so many of you there enjoying the occasion. Next week will see our wonderful Year Six children experience two days at their new secondary schools – we wish them all the best and hope they enjoy every minute getting to know their new settings.
Wishing you all a smashing weekend.
Proposed Strike Action
You may or may not be aware that the NEU have announced two further dates where strike action has been planned and whilst we do not envisage having to close the school or any class/year groups we would like to keep you informed. At the time of writing, we have not been made aware of an intention to strike by any of our teaching staff but if this should change, we will of course let you know as soon as possible. Please bear in mind that teaching staff are not obligated to inform us of an intention to strike.
The dates are:
Wednesday 5th July 2023
Friday 7th July 2023
Thank you for your understanding.
Wraparound – Donations
If you have any old school shirts/shirts you no longer need, wraparound will gladly take them off your hands to use as aprons for the children when they take part in crafting/painting activities. If you have any materials/buttons or items that could be used for crafting/collage, these would also be appreciated. The school office will gladly receive any donations.
Wraparound – Bookings from September
We hope to make the bookings system live for September bookings next week.
If you are currently paying using a childcare voucher provider or government gateway tax free childcare, then we will need you to make any payments for September bookings by 10th July at the latest. This is to give time for the payments to be sent to our account, to trace the payments and upload them to your MCAS account for you to make the bookings you will ned. We will not be monitoring the statement or payments received after Thursday 20th July until school resumes in September.
Wraparound Booking Procedure Reminder
After a successful half term of our new wraparound provision, we would like to politely remind all parents of the requirement to book any sessions required in advance, please do not send your child to wraparound without confirming the booking first. If you are too late to book, you must contact the office and make the necessary arrangements.
On the reverse side of this, if your child is booked in for wraparound and they will not be attending please let the team know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 07566 733010.
Where the office team have made a booking on your behalf, the expectation is for the parent to access the MCAS app and pay the outstanding amount as soon as possible. For parents who may already have outstanding amounts, please be aware that we will be unable to make future bookings for you until you have paid and uploaded a sufficient credit to cover the outstanding amount and subsequent bookings.
Parent Information Box
In the box next week will be advice from NSPCC regarding talking to your child about keeping themselves safe from abuse. For further advice please see the NSPCC website: www.nspcc.org.uk
Music Tuition at North Town
Taunton Music currently visit North Town to provide music tuition to some of our children on a Monday and Thursday.
With our Year 6 children leaving us at the end of summer term, there will be availability for music lessons. If this is something you/your child is interested in, please get in touch with Taunton Music to find out a little bit more. They will be able to let you know the cost and the lessons they are able to offer. You can find more information here: Music Lessons in Taunton | Taunton Music – Where Students Excel
Dates for the diary – 2023
Thursday 6th July – Summer Concert at Richard Huish College – 5 pm
Friday 7th July – Year 4 visiting Abbeyfield Residents
Friday 7th July – PTA – Year 6 Leavers Evening and School Discos
Tuesday 11th July – Year 4 visiting Taunton Academy
Friday 14th July – Year 4 Poetry Event for Parents – School Hall
Monday 17th July – Year 6 Production –Rehearsal at Richard Huish College
Tuesday 18th July – Year 6 Production – Performance
Wednesday 19th July – Year 6 Trip to Crealy park
Thursday 20th July – Year 6 Leavers Service at St James Church at 10:00 am
Friday 21st July – INSET Day – School Closed to Pupils
Saturday 22nd July – Sunday 3rd September – Summer Holidays
Monday 4th September – INSET Day – School Closed to Pupils
Tuesday 5th September – INSET Day – School Closed to Pupils
Wednesday 6th September – Start of Autumn Term 1 – School Resumes