Girls' Junior School & Infant School update - 02/03/2018

Girls' Junior School & Infant School update - 02/03/2018

Dear Parents,

There are not many jobs where you battle a blizzard and sub-zero temperatures dressed as a story book character… and that's why we love it! Where's Wally (more than one of course), Dr Brainstorm, The Cat in the Hat, Little Red Riding Hood and Gangsta Granny …to name but a few and that was just the staff! Thank you to parents for braving the elements to deliver many characters to our doors on World Book Day. The children were delighted to be showing off their well thought through outfits: there was Thomas the Tank Engine (with a train made out of a cardboard box - excellent), Woody, Pirates, Tinkerbells and many more, a truly excellent collection of costumes! 

Continuing the theme of stories I was overwhelmed by the Iron Man displays in our Year 4 classrooms. Clearly a lot of effort has been put into the construction of the girls' own creations, one in particular even had a heart! Studying classic stories is integral to our curriculum, it enriches the mind supporting children to write in greater depth, developing inquiry and stimulating the imagination. An excellent effort. 

The Book Fair has been running this week and there have been lots of visitors. Due to the snowy weather it will still be available on Monday morning for those who haven't had chance to get there. I have purchased a number of books for our new reading area and I can't wait to share them with the children. 

Disappointingly due to today being closed we have not enjoyed our Breakfast Morning for Pre-School and Reception parents. There is of course next Friday the 9th March where we hope to welcome you then. Parent Forums on the whole are going well across the Infant and Junior School and I hope to see more parents as we meet each half term. Please look out for the letters and notifications on our newsletters. 

Finally, it is so unusual to be at home on a school day. So, although I am very aware that Home Learning is set and this is very important to complete I would like to set some very important World Book Day Home Learning - inspired by one of our parents;

1. Make sure you are wrapped up in warm clothes
2. Play outside in the snow
3. Throw some snowballs 
4. Make a snowman and decorate him/her
5. Try out a snow angel or create a new idea of your own
6. When you are back inside getting warm and cosy - read a book… make the most of a special day!
7. Take some photographs of you having fun in the snow, playing outside or being cosy inside reading a book. Please ask your parents to send me your photographs by email -

Have a safe and enjoyable weekend. 


Rearranged Parents Evening To be confirmed on Monday 
A warm welcome to Mrs Tracey to our Reception N class. Mrs Tracey will be supporting Reception in Mrs Booth's absence. 

Coming up

Event Date
Breakfast Morning Friday 9th March
Ramsbottom Music Festival 9th March - Woodhey High School (see letter)
Easter Eggstravaganza Wednesday 28th March 3pm - 6pm (More details to follow)

Kind regards,

Mrs Howard - On behalf of the Infant and Junior team.