Week of December 11th

A big well done to the children regarding their Nativity performance!

We are fully into Christmas mode this week! Christmas crafts, Christmas lunch. Christmas cards are done and ready for posting. We Will defer the walk to the Post Office until next Monday. We will go both AM and PM. If you would like to accompany us please let a member of staff know. We will probably make more than one trip each session, but if you can volunteer even an hour we would love you to join us.

We are baking this week, please check the notice board in case we are in need of particular ingredients and you can make a donation.

Last week we sent home Forest school kits. The team have purchased lovely all in one waterproof outfits for the children so their Forest school kits do not need to be returned in January.

P.E kits will be sent home at the end of the week. Please take this opportunity to label all items in their bag.

TAPESTRY: Any logging in issues please let me know. Most parents are now on-line but I have noted that some activation codes have expired, so I have sent a new link.


On a sad note: The fabulous Miss Hoare is leaving us at the end of term. She has been an amazing TA and friend to me so on a personal note I’d like to say how much she will be missed. I know I will feel like a fish out of water in January without her support and organisation! We will discuss this with the children next week so they are prepared for this change in January.



Week Commencing 4th. & 11th December

Dear Parents,

We are looking forward to our nativity. The children have found it a challenge as there is an expectation to sit quietly when it is not their turn to speak – always difficult when you are 4/5 years old. But, we hope you will enjoy their performance!

We are learning about the importance of the season of Advent and about the nativity story in class, as well as beginning our Christmas crafts. This week we are designing our Christmas cards. Next week we hope to take a walk up to the post office, which we did last year and it was very successful.  I’d like to go to the village in groups of 20, over three days (Mon, Tues, Thurs PM, week of 11th Dec.) whilst the remaining children do other activities such as cooking. If you can offer your help for the village walk or to help in class (CRB checked parents) we would be most grateful.

Christmas Cooking:

Please sign up to donate some Christmas cake ingredients in class this week.

I would like the children to make their own Christmas cake. We need to line 60 baked bean tins. I have done it before but in a light bulb moment wondered if I could ask for parent volunteers to take some home to line in time for our cooking activity the week of 11th December. Full instructions given!

We also need donations of parchment/grease-proof paper. 

Elf Creative crafts: How re your cutting skills? We are looking for volunteers to take some cutting-out home – Please let me know f you can help…


I’m getting very positive feedback about Tapestry. Please contact me with any log in issues.

Mrs. Q.