Newsletter 21 – 15th February 2019
Happy Half Term! We wish you all a wonderful week off and we look forward to welcoming the children back to school on Monday 25th February.
This week we have been celebrating all things African as part of our themed week. The children have been creating art pieces, learning dance routines in our special dance workshops, learning all about Africa and what life is like for children in a Kenyan School, having drumming workshops and sailing down the Congo river to name a few!
We will be bringing together some of this work at our celebration this afternoon which will be held in the playground at 3pm.
We also had the exciting news that we have had some funding so that two of our teachers will be able to visit our new Link School in Kenya – Gitare Primary School! Two teachers will have the chance to travel over with a large group of teachers from West Dorset to experience working in Kenya. Thank you to those who brought in money today towards our new link school – we made £59.60.
This Tuesday the children took part in round two of the Cross Country event in Beaminster. As always, I am in awe of the energy, passion and determination that the children showed as they ran across the very muddy countryside! Well done to all who took part you did amazing!
Exciting New Plans for our Playground.
By the time the children return from their half term holiday, there are plans to create part of our adventure zone in the playground that the children put on their ‘wish list’ some time ago. The Friends of Symondsbury School have worked their magic and arranged for some new play equipment to be installed over the holiday! A huge thankyou to Katy Tigg who has organised this mammoth task and also to everyone for all of the fundraising efforts that have made this possible! Watch this space for pictures of the children enjoying their new ‘Timber Tangle’!
World book Day
This year we will be celebrating World Book Day on Thursday 7th March. To celebrate this year we are asking all the children and staff to wear a story hat of their favourite book. Your hat could be anything, from a red and white bobble hat for “where’s Wally” to a handmade creation. Let your imagination go wild!! On the day, the children will be coming home with a £1 voucher that can be spent in participating shops on a book.
It was great to see so many parents at our “open classes” this week. The children were very proud to share their work with their grown-ups and get some wonderful recognition for all their hard work.
Last night the children were treated to a Valentines disco. There was plenty of dancing, sleeping lions, musical statues, pizzas and party food. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and thank you to the Friends’ for organising the event and for raising funds towards enrichment opportunities for the children.
Our attendance Award
Congratulations to class 1 who won the attendance award this week – keep up the hard work!