At the time of posting (midday Sunday), school is open as usual on Monday 19th March. Please be aware that parts of the school site may be closed (rear gates/ MUGA) depending on the state of the area in the morning.
The eggs have arrived (we have some in the main school and more in the nursery). They are due to hatch from around Wednesday so keep an eye on our live webcam to see what is happening:
We want you to share this as much as you can- don’t worry if you see them hatch and they look a little lifeless- this is normal and they WILL perk up!
We are so excited!!!! On Monday we are having two brooder boxes and eggs (one for Nursery, one for the main school) so that we can hatch our own chicks. We are also hoping to be streaming them 24 hours a day so you can look from home to see what’s happening. It will be wonderful for the children to see the eggs hatch.
School will be open as normal from Monday 5th March. The class assembly for 3M will take place next Friday.
As per the messages yesterday, we are currently open and ready for World Book Day! However, the forecast continues to be poor and a decision on whether we need to close early today and looking ahead to tomorrow will be made this morning.
Disruption is likely at the end of this week due to the weather, so please keep an eye on the website, Facebook pages and emails for communication from school. We make the decision on closure after checking with the site team that a) they can get here, and b) the site can be clear enough for children to access the building safely; we then have to check that we have staff to ensure safe supervision- our staff do not live close to the school (from Midsomer Norton to Yate, Bath to Weston etc.). We will endeavour to make any decision by 7.30am.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Ofsted this week- this was a short notice ‘Section 8’ inspection, comprising of two Inspectors being in school for the day yesterday. It was an extremely rigorous experience for all parties and we will receive the outcome in a few weeks time but are not at liberty to make this public knowledge until receiving the final report (this will not be in the same format as last time, but comprise of a letter confirming our category). As always there are things we are doing well and others we need to improve, but you can be assured that our Governors and leaders are taking everything on board- more to follow once the acknowledgement arrives!
Welcome back to Term 4 at school- we have had a lot of work completed over the half term in the library and so bear with us while we restock! The new library areas look fantastic though and the place is looking fantastic. Information on all the projects can be found on the yeargroup pages in the Information booklets, or of course just ask your teacher if you have forgotten.
Please don’t forget we break up tomorrow (Thursday 8th) as the staff have a training day on Friday relating to reading and using the school library. The holiday club is running next week if you need childcare, otherwise we will see you back fully refreshed on Monday 19th February.
Don’t forget to book your parent’s evening appointments!
As per the Newsletter, following a request from children and subsequent discussions with them, this week we ordered a small selection of hoodies for children to wear as part of their uniform. This has gone down extremely well with children and parents and so more have been ordered- please bear with us while we are waiting for stock.