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7th July 2023

Dear Parents and Carers,

I left Richard Huish College on Thursday evening so incredibly proud of what I had just witnessed, more than 60 North Town children performing at the end of year music concert performing with so much confidence. To perform in front of 160 people is special and they did it brilliantly. What talented children we have at North Town. A huge thank you to Mrs Purchase, Mrs Tidmarsh, Mrs Clifton, Mr Barrett and Mrs Bale for making this possible and giving the children this opportunity. A huge thank you to Richard Huish College for once again being so supportive and allowing us to use their theatre.

Wishing you all an enjoyable weekend.

Best wishes,

Mr Braund

North Town Wraparound – Important Information

Due to the staffing numbers and trying to maintain an excellent provision for all children, we have decided to cap the numbers of children attending wraparound to 45.

However, if you find that you have an emergency where you need wraparound and have not already booked, please give the school a call and we should be able to help you.

We have also had a few children arriving at wraparound who have not been booked in for a session.

You MUST make sure that you have pre-booked your child’s space on the session, please do not assume this will be ok and arrive with them. You are able to checked booked sessions on the MCAS app, if you are struggling to do this, please pop to the school office and we can show you how.

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

The bookings are now live for September.

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.

Year 4 Archie Project

Today, our year 4 children ended their ‘Archie’ journey by having a celebration with the Abbeyfield residents. The children engaged in games, discussion and songs with the residents and of course Archie. North Town will continue to engage next academic year with Reminiscence Learning Charity with the new Year 4 cohort.

Reading Party

Friday 14th July will be our final reading party. Well done to everyone for completing different reading challenges. We have thoroughly enjoyed seeing your reading dens, listening to some beautiful reading and above all we have enjoyed watching you enjoy reading! This reading party marks the end of our Read for the Stars reading initiative and we’re very excited to start a new reading journey in September. There will be more information to follow over the coming weeks. Thank you for your continued support.

Missing North Town Sports Kit

Please could you check at home and return any North Town sports kit that has been worn for an extra-curricular event. This will either be a green and black Joma top with a number on the back, a green and black hooped rugby top, or NT cricket whites. This can be returned to the office or your class teacher.

Parent Information Box

In the information box next week is a guide to getting help with your household costs, including phone/broadband, water and Council Tax bills. Please take one.

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

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