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Dear parents/carers

Happy New Year to you all. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. It was brilliant to see the children and families on Wednesday morning. We are excited to be back and looking forward to the term ahead!

I would like to say thank you to the parents for the positive comments received regarding the nativity and carol singing videos on the website.

New Starters

We would like to say a big welcome to Georgia Wood and Sian Smythe who have both joined us this week as Learner Support Assistants, Patricia Mettica Smith who has joined as our new Nursery Manager and Sam White who has joined as a KS2 teacher.


We have some fantastic opportunities available for level 2 or 3 qualified Nursery Practitioners to join us in our wonderful Nursery. If you have this qualification or you know someone who does, please encourage them to visit the link below and apply:

Nursery Practitioner, Somerset – Tes Jobs

We also have a Deputy Manager vacancy available:

Deputy Nursery Manager, Somerset – Tes Jobs

Coffee and Chat Mornings

Our first coffee and chat morning of the New Year will be next Wednesday from 9:00 am until 10:00 am.

Second Hand Uniform will be available on the final coffee morning of this half term, Wednesday 8th February 2023

Starting Primary School – September 2023 – deadline for applications

If you have a child who is due to start primary school in September 2023, the deadline to apply for a place is 15th January 2023.  If you have not already applied, please remember to apply before this date. More information can be found here:

Apply to start school for the first time (

Phonics Clinics

Mrs. Richards will be running a RWI Phonics Drop in Clinic after school every Monday (From Monday 9th January) in New Rock Pippins classroom. From 3.20pm – 3.50pm . The door will be open to answer any questions you may have about your child’s phonics group, phonics assessment, what they need to work on or how you can support at home. This applies to the whole of Early Years (Reception and Years One and Two) and some of our older children.


Please could we remind you to send your child/children in with weather appropriate clothing, ie: a waterproof coat if it is raining or a warm coat if it is due to be cold.

Vocabulary Day

On Thursday 12th January, we will be taking part in Vocabulary Day. This will be a day to immerse children in the wonderful world of words! Alongside the other Richard Huish Primary Schools, we will be inviting the children and staff to dress up as a word (a verb or adjective in particular) such as spotty, starry, mischievous, sprint, illuminate, festive or even ridiculous!

Dates for the diary – 2023

Thursday 12th January – Vocabulary Day

Friday 3rd February – Mufti Day

Wednesday 8th February (4:30-7:30) – Parents’ Evening

Saturday 11th February – Sunday 19th Feb – SCHOOL CLOSED (Half term)

Hope you all have a restful weekend

Mark Braund

Head Teacher