This week….

January 30, 2015

It has been a real pleasure to hear so many amazing compliments about our choir and their performance on Friday night at St Georges. Not only was their singing beautiful, but their whole performance and the way they conducted themselves was awesome. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Lots of children are enjoying the challenge of using courage and I am hearing many stories of courage from outside of school. Joseph in Year 3 certainly enjoyed his challenge of eating a whole trout and Monty in Year 6 ate a gurkin!  I also heard that Lilly in Year 3 got straight back on her horse after falling off, that takes courage!!  Remember courage is the single step between doing something or not doing it.  Children enjoyed Miss Burkett’s act of worship this week seeing clips of her tandem sky dive where she raised lots of money for charity through having courage.  It was amazing to see again Felix’s courage to take one small step and freefall from space back to earth. The youtube clip (INSPIRATIONAL – Felix Baumgartner – Headcam footage space Jump!! FULL) is just awesome, how Felix got himself out of a flat spin before passing out – you can see the world beneath him spinning madly!  Please let me know your acts of courage, it’s fun to share.

Good news…. the new climbing frame will be installed on Tuesday and the safety rubber floor on Friday.  Please can you ensure that children don’t use the climbing frame at the start and end of the day until the safety floor is completed and dried firm.  We hope that the running track and outside eating area are finished next week too.

The next two weeks’ sports fixtures include Netball, Hockey, Netball Finals, Sportshall Athletics next round, Outdoor Football Finals!  Take courage Mrs Reay that you will triumph and get through it all!  Thank you to the parents who provide lifts and support – we couldn’t do it without you.  There are many fixtures and events after half term too, its never too late to have courage and join in – follow Kelsey’s, Year 4, lead, he is trying out all the clubs for the first time.

Enjoy your weekend.  Only 2 weeks until half term – now where did January go?



January 13, 2015

There is a rumour that we may get snow tonight!  If the snowfall is sufficient to close the school, we will send out a text message to parents as early as possible.

Here are some alternative ways of finding out the closure information:

We will stay open if we can and will only close if it is absolutely necessary.


Happy New Year!

January 5, 2015

Happy New Year to everyone.  We hope you all had an enjoyable Christmas break.  Pupils start back tomorrow – Tuesday 6th January, and we look forward to another busy term ahead.

A few housekeeping notices:

A new menu starts this week………take a look here Nailsworth Menu Jan 2015  One change will be tomorrow (Tuesday 6th) when the choice will be Sausage and Mash, and not Roast Pork.

There is also a new Clubs list……2015 Spring Term.  Please complete the slip and return your choices by Friday 8th January. All clubs will start on Monday 12th January, except Football Club which will start this Thursday.  Please note that Cookery Club is now separate from Jigsaur.

Please make sure that you book your required Jigsaur Breakfast and Afterschool sessions in advance as several days are getting filled up.  Booking form here….Registration form SPR15

Please be mindful when entering the school grounds that we do have builders on site……the work to replace windows in Y1 and Y4 continues, and the work to upgrade the external area next to the hall has started today.

  • Y1 children to continue to use the Reception/Nursery yellow door entrance
  • Y2 to continue to use their green door
  • ALL KS2 Children must use the Jigsaur entrance through the staff car park (gates will be locked at the beginning and end of the day to stop movement of vehicles)
  • NO CHILDREN TO USE THE PLAYGROUND AREA BEFORE ENTERING SCHOOL.  Please try to not arrive earlier than 8.40am, but if you do, please go straight to the front of the school and wait by the main entrance.

Finally, a reminder that Y5 and Y6 swimming starts this Wednesday.  Please arrive prompt as the coach leaves at 8.30am.


Open Morning

November 6, 2014

We look forward to welcoming you to our school this morning……we are open for visits from 9am until 12noon.  Come and see us in action!!


Parents Evenings

November 5, 2014

Parents evenings will be held on Monday 10th November from 3.30 to 5pm and Tuesday 11th November from 3.30 to 6.45pm.

Look out for the letter coming home today to book your appointments.  The appointments will be made on a ‘first come, first served’ basis, so please return the slip as soon as possible stating which slots work best for you.  Your child(ren)’s teacher will allocate the slot(s) and let you know.



November 3, 2014

Congratulations to Sharon Cale, who has successfully gained a Headship at Amberley Parochial School and will be sadly leaving us at Christmas.  We will really miss you Miss Cale, but Amberley are lucky to be getting such a great Head Teacher.  Good Luck x


Welcome back!

November 3, 2014

I hope you all had a restful half term break…..we are looking forward to a busy new half term with the lead up to Christmas.


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