I returned today from the first half of our year 5 and 6 residential trip to Kilve Court. The children are having a great time and the weather yesterday was idyllic (today’s weather may not be quite so great!). The children are having a fabulous time and feel thoroughly at home in former manor house!
David and Tamsin Richardson-Aitken are running the Wells 10K on 27th May raising funds for the school and have a just giving page through which you can support them. If you want to take part yourselves and help to raise further funds to support our work, we would be delighted.
“We’re raising £500 to buy new equipment and resources for Stoke St Michael Primary School & Preschool. Please donate to my JustGiving Crowdfunding Page and help make it happen”
Hello to all
By now parents will have received the letter sharing the sad news that three valued colleagues are moving on at Christmas. We will, of course, miss them enormously, but adverts have been placed to try to find replacements and we will maintain their high standards in coming weeks and months. There is a meeting after school tomorrow (Wednesday) to give parents a chance to discuss their concerns with the Head and some of the governing body.
We have had so many problems with our website recently that it it is a relief to have it up and running again. We hope many of you can come along to the Egyptian Museum tomorrow afternoon. It promises to be very entertaining and the children have really been stimulated by their topic and are keen to share their learning.
We apologise that the site was not working for a few days. Our hosting service got into a bit of a muddle with our last payment and didn’t realise that something coming from Somerset County Council was for our account. We hope that our forced silence last week did not cause any issues for anyone.
Our Harvest Assembly was wonderful this morning, we hope you agree. Thanks to the PTA for providing refreshments. See our Calendar for other upcoming PTA events.
We have made a great start to the term. The children have settled really quickly and are learning well. I hope that my new timetable has not caused any problems for anyone. I am still available at Croscombe on most days when I am not at Stoke – however, there are also some days when I am not at either as I have meetings around the County. This timetable means that I have the flexibility to be in schools regularly despite other meetings.
We look forward to our Macmillan’s Coffee afternoon next Friday and hope that many parents will be able to join us to raise money for this worthy cause.
Thankyou for those who got in touch to wish me well after my illness last term, I am much better now and raring to go!
We heard today that OFSTED are visiting us tomorrow and your children should have come home with letters explaining ways in which you can contribute your views of the school through their survey site – Parent View. Please let them know what you think of our school. In the Useful documents section you will see a copy of the letter and parents’ information about OFSTED.
We had a great Reading Week last week and it was all capped by a fantastic World Book Day. Thanks to all parents who helped their children appear in school in their character costumes. See picture below.
Later that day, our Bedtime Stories activity was a lovely affair where children heard 4 different stories in the space of an hour. They had hot chocolate (thanks PTA!) and enjoyed very different stories in different locations. The Bell tent was a particular favourite!
Thanks to the family Miell who came in at the weekend to put up some more posts for the shelter in our Sensory Garden. On Saturday 11th March we will be working again to bring this marvellous development to life. We will be particularly focussed upon laying the kerb stones, but even if you don’t know much about that skill, there will be plenty for you to do!
Thanks to all who turned up to help on our increasingly wet work day. We had parents, children, staff and friends – and we all worked very hard! The Sensory garden paths are now really taking shape and huge amounts of hardcore was transported into place. It is all beginning to feel real now. Don’t forget to collect plastic bottle tops for one of the totem poles that will eventually be beautifying the space.