Newsletter #24




Value: Hope


The children have really settled into their new classes and our Reception Class children have taken to school life seamlessly. There have already been trips and next week Year 2 will be going on their residential trip to Kingswood. Our exciting Creative Curriculum has seen Year 6 all be war time cooks using the vegetables from the school gardens. Please look at your child’s class web page to see what they have been up too.

New Parent Governor Vacancy

We have a vacancy for a parent governor. Parent governors are elected by and from the parents of children currently attending our school. They serve a three-year term of office and bring a very important and valued perspective to the work of the governing body.

You might like to look at the information for prospective governors on the Gloucestershire County Council website Further information on the role can also be obtained through the school office.


The governing body has a vital role to play in making sure every child receives the best possible education. This is achieved by ensuring that governors have the necessary skills and commitment to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school. The particular skills that governing bodies need, will vary and will include personal qualities and capabilities, such as the capacity and willingness to learn and work as part of a team. It is expected that governors will make use of the various training opportunities available to them and play a full part in the work of the governing body. We are particularly encouraging those parents with finance experience.

If you are interested in becoming a governor, contact the school office with your nomination (self nomination is acceptable), which will need to be with the school by 12.00 noon on Friday 11th October 2019

If there are more nominations than vacancies, an election will be held and you will be sent a voting paper.


Harvest Festival

We are inviting you to celebrate Harvest with us at Holy Trinity Church next Thursday 3rd October at 9.30am. We are collecting donations of Milk (UHT), Fruit juice (long life cartons), Instant mash, Sponge puddings (tinned), Cereals, Tomatoes (tinned), Vegetables (tinned), Rice pudding (tinned), Biscuits, Tea bags, Instant coffee, Jam, Ham (tinned), Sanitary Products, Toilet rolls, Shampoo, Shower gel, Small soap powders from Monday please.

Evacuation Day

Our annual evacuation Day was scheduled for Friday 11th October, unfortunately this has now been postponed and a new date will be set in the new year. We will endeavour to provide you with plenty of notice as we know it impacts on childcare.



We would like to invite any Year 3 children to join the school choir. The choir meets after school every Thursday until 4.15pm. Those children wishing to join please speak to the office ladies.


Special Lunch

Next Thursday 3rd October is our Special Lunch day as well. The children have selected some of their favourite foods. If your child doesn’t normally have a hot school dinner can you please encourage them to do so next Thursday. The more children that have a school meal next Thursday provides the school with additional funds from the Local Authority. These funds we can use on the children’s education. The special Menu as chosen by the children is;-

Pizza, chips, beans or sweetcorn.

Jacket potatoes with fillings of cheese, Tuna or beans

Salad bar

Ice-cream and Jelly

Yum Yums

Fresh fruit

The cost of a school lunch is £2.20



Thursday 3rd Harvest Festival at Holy Trinity at 9.30am

Thursday 3rd Special Lunch

Thursday 10th Year 1 Birdland trip

Monday 14th Year 3 Rainforest Roadshow in school

Monday 14th PTC meeting

Friday 25th End of term normal finishing time


Mrs C Scott