The Value for this term is:

A brand new day!

I cannot believe we are coming to the end of Week 5 already – where does the time go?  Term started with an absolute bang and the children and staff are tremendously busy implementing the new curriculum, looking for ants in the forest and enjoying everything book-related – we’ve already celebrated Roald Dahl Day and been to the Henley Literary Festival.  We are immensely proud of the poetry the children produced during the first two weeks of term and they and the staff are looking forward to inviting parents in to share in the way we are learning stories to help with our writing – classteachers will be sending out invitations shortly.  There will be an element of audience participation – you have been warned!

Ceejay's poem - can you guess what it is?

Ceejay’s poem – can you guess what it is?


The work over the summer paves the way for the final part of the building project which should be underway before half term in October; a new hall, a much bigger kitchen in which we will be able to cook our own food and a lovely new office suite will replace existing facilities at the front of the building into the car park.  This will enable us to convert the hall, former staffroom and kitchen into two new classrooms which we will need as we continue to grow.  Exciting times are ahead and of course you will get further updates regularly as work gets underway.  In the meantime please do not use the car park – cranes, skips, delivery lorries and trucks only until further notice!

The big news of the new term is, of course, the arrival of Savannah, our giraffe!  Not all schools have a giraffe, you know!  The children were very taken with the giraffes when we visited Whipsnade in the summer and raised the money themselves to ‘adopt’ a giraffe for a year – and here she is!

Savannah, making herself at home on the field.

Savannah, making herself at home on the field.

We are looking forward to our Open Morning next Tuesday, 7th October, between 9.30 – 11.00am.  I never fail to enjoy showing visitors and prospective parents around our lovely school and I am always very proud of the positive comments I hear as they leave.  If you are coming on Tuesday, do take a moment to add a comment in our visitors book and share your thoughts and views with others.  If you can’t make the Open Morning and would like the opportunity to look around and chat to me, do make an appointment through the contact page on this website or through the school office; we are always pleased to see you!