Head of School update

Winter has definitely arrived……

It’s been our first full week back at school after the holidays and the winter season has definitely arrived!  We have all noticed the sharp drop in temperature and the impact of that bitterly cold East wind that we always encounter at this time of year.  Can we please remind families that children do need a warm waterproof coat to wear as we do go outside regularly.  Don’t forget we have our preloved shop (contact the office for information) and if you are experiencing hardship please contact Mrs Webster. We are here to help and support you. 

This week the children have been learning the first part of their topics. Knowledge organisers and topic homework have been shared on google classroom and sent home. Please continue to read with your children and complete their reading logs; the Merit shop is open each day for children to redeem their points and we are really seeing a positive impact for all of them as they dive into their books!   As always please monitor the website for letters, updates and diary dates as we begin the new term and don’t forget to order next week’s lunches by Sunday each week to ensure your order goes through!

Every day really does count. Please see the link below from the UK Health Security Agency which gives some guidance on some of the most common questions all parents have.   Guidance on when to send children to school if ill

Swimming Lessons – Wonderland’s first swimming lesson is due to take place next Friday (19th January 2024). Please send your child in on these days with the correct kit – This includes trunks/costume, towel and hat (compulsory). These can be purchased via school money for £1.06.

PE Uniform (Gymnastics) – Wonderland, Hogwarts and Rivendell Class – Please continue to send your children in wearing their Joggers on their PE day but also with their PE shorts in a named bag for them to change into. (A letter with further information regarding this was emailed on Wednesday 10th Jan)

Young Writers Competition – Your child will come home with an entry form and information letter today, Please ensure that the completed forms are handed back to the class teacher by Friday 9th February.

School Uniform – Our next order will be placed on Friday 16th February. Please log in to school money to place your order before this date.

Reminders/Dates for the Diary 

REMINDERS

Slippers/plimsolls:  Slippers are part of our uniform.  Don’t pay out for expensive slippers that don’t last – slippers are available from the school office all priced at £2.99!! Please contact the office to order.

Coats:  Please provide your child with a warm waterproof coat.  This time of the year it is very very cold and often wet.  Please help us to keep your child warm and well by making sure they bring in a warm coat to wear outside as we do go out at every opportunity.

After School Clubs and Swimming:

Tuesdays – MJS Ultimate Frisbee

Thursdays – MJS Netball and Music MIS Gymnastics

Fridays – Swimming for Wonderland 19 January to 15 March inclusive