Dear Parents and Carers,
It has been super seeing everyone back after an enjoyable half term. Thank you all for your cooperation and support regarding the tree situation. We were so impressed with how quickly the tree surgeons came out to support us.
Now we start the gradual countdown to Christmas! This newsletter will give you all the key information and dates for the rest of the autumn term.
Remembrance Day – Poppies and Merchandise for Sale
As in previous years, we have a supply of poppies and merchandise to sell on behalf of the Royal British Legion.
If your child would like to purchase a poppy, they can do so during the morning and afternoon as our Y6 children will be taking them to the classrooms. Suggested minimum donation of 50p for a poppy.
The other poppy merchandise will only be available for sale before and after school and will not be available to purchase at any other time. The items we have available are:
2022 Enamel Poppy Pin Badge – £2.00
Snap Band Ruler – £2.00
Wrist Bands – £1.00
Reflective Poppy Tags – £1.00
Pull Tags 50p
The flu vaccination team will be visiting North Town on Wednesday 30th November and information surrounding this along with a link for you to consent was sent by Parentmail. Please ensure to complete this as soon as possible.
Together with the local PCSO Gina, the ‘Mini Police’ have been learning about the functions of the Police and the support they give to the community.
To date, the group have begun to learn their phonetic alphabet and had a visit from two of the Taunton Policing team, who explained the difference between PCSO’s and Police Offers.
The children were shown the clothing and equipment the team use and had the chance to handle certain items, including handcuffs and riot shields!
In the latest session, the group became ‘mini medics’. They learnt about basic first aid, bandaging wounds and the putting someone in the recovery position. It has been fun and interesting for the children so far and they have a few more activities to look forward to during the remainder of the programme.
Look Who’s Talking Semi Final
A big thank-you to Mrs. Kerton for organising the Look Who’s Talking semi-final, which took place in the school hall this morning. The staff and I were very impressed at the reading and confidence shown by the children taking part. Two of these children will be selected to represent North Town for the final at West Buckland School on Thursday 10th November. Well done everyone!
During Parents Evening a number of parents asked Mrs Screech if children can still wear shorts in the winter. The Governing Body have been consulted and have agreed that shorts can be worn all year. We just ask that you are mindful of exceptionally cold weather in the middle of winter.
Anti-Bullying Week takes place this year from 14th to 18th November. This year, the theme for the week is ‘reach out’ – encouraging everyone to come together and reach out to others to stop bullying.
In order to encourage children to reach out and unite against bullying, it is crucial that our school environment is safe and supportive for all our children.
If a child feels safe and supported at school, it makes it easier for them to ask for help if they need it, and creates a sense of community among children and staff.
During the week, the children will be completing activities, which will get them thinking about how to support one another, and how to create a safe school environment free of bullying.
The week will kick off with Odd Socks Day on Monday 14th November, where adults and children wear odd socks to celebrate what makes all of us unique.
If your child will not be attending school for whatever reason, it is important that you leave an absence message for them with the school office. You can do this by calling 01823 284676, option 1, please leave their name, class and a brief reason. This avoids unnecessary calls and messages from the office team.
Christmas at North Town
The Christmas Fayre will be held at the North Town on Friday 2nd December 5:30-7:00pm.
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 in total. 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 in total. 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 in total. Miss Blake and Mrs Purchase will be writing to you very soon with a costume list.
Christmas Dinner Day
Our school Christmas Lunch will be on Thursday 15th December and will be included in the next menu going live today. Please ensure to order a Christmas meal if your child would like one as the deadline for all orders will be at 9:00am on Monday 14th November.
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
Do any of our wonderful parents have contacts who may be able to help us obtain four Christmas Trees for our School? Please email the school office if you think you can help email@example.com
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.