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Dear parents/carers,

Another week has flown by! Thank you so much to you all for how amazing the children looked today for World Book Day! What costumes and what imaginative and creative families we have. A huge thank you to my wonderful team for joining in the fun with their fabulous costumes. The senior leadership team have been in classes this week and it is an absolute joy to see. The engagement of the children and their enthusiasm for learning is excellent! I have also had many children visiting my office this week to show me their work! It has been a pleasure to see and also how proud the children have been of their achievements.

Wishing you all a smashing weekend!

School Governors

Today we invited 2 long standing school governor members into our celebration assembly to say thank you for their time and commitment to North Town over the years. The children presented them with gifts and cards in appreciation of all their hard work and support that they have given to make our school and nursery what it is today. We hope Richard and Amber continue to visit us.




Mrs Richards has kindly sent out letters to parents and carers of children in Reception Class and Year One with an invitation to attend a Read, Write Inc. Phonics Information meeting on Thursday 9th March. I cannot emphasise enough how important attending these meetings are in supporting the children with their phonics and early reading. The timings of the meetings are mentioned in the Dates for the Diary section and on the letters sent by Parentmail.


I would like to remind you all of the importance of good attendance. It is crucial that your child arrives to school on time as this has such an impact on them and their peers. Some parents and carers will be aware that we have sent out attendance letters this week. As a school, we are aware of the sickness bugs and illnesses that can cause attendance issues. We do have a duty of care and it is important that we continue to send letters as a reminder of our aim to have the children attending school as close to 100% of the time as possible.

Backpacks/Rucksacks in Early Years

In an effort to maximise the learning environment particularly in year 1, we are asking children not to bring rucksacks or backpacks unless they are having a packed lunch. We are finding most of the bags end up on the floor causing a hazard. Thank you for your understanding

Reading Workshops

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.

Dates for the diary – 2023

Wednesday & Thursday 8th & 9th March – Year 6 Bikeability course

Thursday 9th March – Read Write Inc. phonics Information Meetings. Reception parents (Pippins) at 9:00 am and for year one parents at 2:15 pm

Friday 10th March – PTA School Disco’s – letters and information to follow.

Monday & Tuesday 13th & 14th March – Year 6 Bikeability course

Tuesday 14th March – Year 4 visit to Sassi Holford (next door)

Tuesday 14th March – Book Fair after school from 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

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


Mark Braund

Head Teacher