Newsletter 19.03.2021


Dear Parent/Guardian,

This week saw the return of “Science Week”. It was lovely to see all the children engaged in the experiments that they planned. Some interesting lines of enquiry and results.

Forest School is back up and running – KS1 made it down to the site this morning. “Very muddy” was the verdict! So of course, great fun was had by all!

Celebration certificates

These are now being presented in school.

Jack N – for showing super determination towards his learning and courage towards new opportunities

Year 1

James C and Ayla – for seeing a need and doing it without being asked. Thank you

Year 2

Poppy L- for making connections within a text in guided reading sessions to explain how a character might feel.

Frank- for having such a positive attitude towards his learning and being a “brave” learner when he finds things challenging

Year 3/4

Isabella- for working hard with her writing and making huge improvements

Michael- for working so hard with his reading and spelling and making such good progress.

Year 5/6

Lily –for perceptive and insightful contributions to class discussions during Guided Reading

Megan – for her positive attitude to challenges in reasoning and problem solving in Maths.

Remote learning feedback

We would really value your feedback regarding the remote learning experience over the last few weeks. Please could you email the office with your thoughts about what worked well and what could have been more useful or helpful.

Plant pots

As a creative spring fundraiser the children will all be decorating plant pots and be provided with a few sunflower seeds. You can then buy these for £2.50 each and the children can bring them home and plant their seeds and watch their sunflowers grow. You can purchase these through parentpay. If you would like your child to make 2 pots please indicate on parentpay so we can facilitate this. Please place your orders by Friday 26th March.

Before school club

Before school club will run from 8am every morning from next week. Please book in advance should you wish to use this facility.

Online safety information

A new document with advice and support from the government regarding online safety has been produced and we have posted this on the school website under e-safety. We have been made aware that a number of children have been accessing online games which are not appropriate for their age. There has been bad language and unkind messages also being sent. Please ensure that you supervise your child when online and follow the safety protocols.

Amazon Wish List

We have added a few more items to the wish list on Amazon of books and resources which we are in need of. Should you wish to, you can purchase some resources for the school. We would be really grateful for any help you feel you could give. Please use the link

A big thank you for the items which we have already received.

Food allergies

Please be mindful that we have children in school with nut allergies. We ask that you do not put items with nuts or nut products into lunchboxes.

We are aware that throughout the lockdown time many people have been affected in many different ways. If your financial position has changed and you think you may be eligible for free school meal support please contact the school office for more information.

It is lovely to have all children back in school however it is very important that everyone sticks to the rules so that we can remain open for all pupils. Please do not arrange play dates or other “get-togethers” until the Government guidelines allow this safely in the summer.

Best Wishes,

Cathy Gouldstone and Lucy Kent and all the staff at North Marston School.

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