School Lunches

October 21, 2015


Please see the ‘Lunch’ tab for the new menus – here is a list of some of the new main choices:

* A vegetarian Chilli Con Carne served with Rice and Broccoli

* Sweet Pumpkin soup served with fresh bread and cheese

* Butternut Squash Risotto with cheese and Seasonal Veg

* Beef Stew served with fresh bread

* Pasta Bake with Cheese and Tomato, served with a sweet carrot salad

* Fish Fingers & Chips

* Quiche & Chips

* Vegetable and Lentil Soup served with fresh bread and cheese

* Baked Potatoes with Beans and Cheese

* Pasta Bolognese (Quorn)

* Red Lentil Curry served with Rice and cucumber and yoghurt salad

* Leek and Potato Soup served with fresh bread and cheese

* Beef Cottage Pie served with seasonal veg

Thank you for your support with the new meal suppliers.  We shall be looking at what children bring in their lunchboxes soon in an attempt to spread the ethos of freshly prepared food made with organic ingredients and no refined sugar.  The topic of school lunches will be added to the parent’s questionnaire at Parent’s Evening, so look out for that to have your say; we welcome your feedback.


This (short) week’s news….

October 21, 2015

A big ‘Thank You’ to everyone who donated a Teddy today. We will pass them on and I am sure they will have great new homes with Syrian children.

If you still have a teddy who might be lonely, please bring it in to the school office and we can forward it on.

Thank you also to everyone who made donations to the Guides’ charities, they have so far raised nearly £150—look out for the date in November when the Guides in school will be selling their crafts to raise further funds.  Everyone looked great in their onesie or pjs today —well done all.

Please don’t forget that we have an INSET day on Monday 2nd November so all children will start back on Tuesday 3rd.

Rememberance Day poppies will be on sale after half term so please bring in your donations.

Is there anyone who might be available to read with Y4 on a regular basis? Please see Miss Burkett if you can help.

Have a great half term.


This week’s news…..

October 16, 2015

Thank you to all the parents who came to our special Reception welcome in our Celebration Assembly. It was lovely to include all the new Reception children, new teachers and other new children to our Nailsworth family. We now have a full set of pebbles in our Nailsworth bowl and we look forward to all working together to continually make the school better today than yesterday.


Year 4 were a great success dancing the ‘Battle of the Fairy Tales’ at the Subscription Rooms last night – see today’s newsletter for the news report by Jo Jarman (thank you).

The football team kept their unbeaten run, great result even with a few key players not available. The Year 3/4 tag rugby team represent the school tonight and on Monday night – good luck!

Sadly, we have no PTFA at present. The latest meeting resulted in a few more people willing to help on an individual event basis, but nobody willing to hold a committee position. This means there will be no events for the children, like Halloween, Treat Friday, Christmas and Valentines parties and fete. The result will be no funds raised and the children will miss out on Year 6 leavers presents, Reception book bags, Recorders for Key stage 2 children etc….  Also it means that significant projects like the outside eating area seating, climbing frame and lego equipment will not funded in the future. We will be asking for feedback during the November parents evening, please think how we can make the PTFA happen, as the children need you.

We are contributing to the Nailsworth Climate Awareness Day on Saturday, Oct 24th. We would like to make a sculpture to represent the amount of waste we could save if we recycled one piece a day. Please could every child bring in one item of recyclable waste on Monday so that Reception and their buddies can create an amazing statue.

A quick reminder that we break up next Wednesday for the half term holidays.  Enjoy your Weekend.


This week’s news….

October 12, 2015

Thank you for a fantastic Harvest Service led by Year 3. Sadly we didn’t visit St Georges as the weather was against us.  But the school hall was packed and there were many donations that Year 3 have packaged off to the Stroud Food bank. It was a lovely way to demonstrate how children and families come together to support others in need – great Strengthening the Spirit!

The Choir cake sale was also superbly supported raising over a £100 towards the Young Voices concert in January. There is a growing Choir… over forty members. Do go and see Miss Burkett if you wish to join too.

We look forward to our Reception Welcome Worship next Thursday 15th, where the new Reception class are officially welcomed into the Nailsworth family. It is always a lovely experience.

The smell of cooked breakfast is so tempting coming from the Breakfast Club. The older children will soon start to cook for each other and others at the club. If your child is interested or you feel would benefit in coming to school early, please talk to Sarah in the Office – there are places still available.

Thank you to Year 1 who were great role models representing the school so well at the Museum on Tuesday. Well Done.

Thank you in advance to those who joined the emergency PTFA meeting after school today. I will let you know the outcome. Some good news – the Robotic Lego kits are being delivered next week and we have started planning for the new Design and Technology room.

Keep counting the “Thank Yous” you receive! Some children have over a hundred – awesome!


Ordering pupil meals….

October 5, 2015

Thank you so much for completing Menu order forms for the last few weeks.  It has helped the new kitchen staff immensely in food ordering and preparation.  We are now at the stage where we can go back to the children ordering meals each day at registration – except for Reception class, who will continue pre-ordering for the time being.  Please find a copy of the next two weeks’ menus here MenuWeek1-12OCT15 and MenuWeek2-19OCT15  for your information.


Message from school office

September 11, 2015

As I hope you are now aware, we need to order school meals a week in advance.   If you have not yet returned your menu with next week’s choices please do so first thing on Monday morning.  A copy of the menu can be found here MenuWeek1.  Register’s will still be taken each morning so if a child is absent then you won’t be charged.  Conversely, if you would like to order an extra meal then this is possible too.  Please let the office know if you are having any problems accessing the new payment system http://www.schoolmoney.co.uk .  We hope you are all enjoying Star Anise’s food – any feedback, good or bad, would be greatly appreciated.

Please see the updated Clubs list here 2015 Autumn Clubs List.  The alterations have been highlighted.  All clubs start next week except  Art, Cookery and Multiskills.  Additional clubs are Basketball, Chess and Pulsar.

Thank you for your support.



This week’s news….

September 11, 2015

The first week of term has been full of exciting learning. When I popped into the Reception Class on Monday morning, everybody was busy! Children were exploring the outdoor area, working with sand, experimenting with soil and measuring with water. In the classroom it was just as busy…there was painting, writing and reading to be investigated. All the children were settled and enjoying their environment. What a wonderful start!

Elsewhere in the school it has been just as busy. Children from each class have been thinking about what they would like to achieve this year and the steps they need to take to help them reach their goals. Our school corridors are now beautifully displayed with children’s dreams and aspirations.

Further afield, Year 6 have had a very successful and enjoyable experience at Boreatton Park. We look forward to seeing them back at school on Monday. Year 5 will be heading off to Hillcrest for their Residential experience on Wednesday. I know everybody is looking forward to it!

Enjoy the weekend.


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