I wrote, recently, that there may be a strike sometime in November but I understand that the strike has now been called off (as the teaching unions who were going to call their members to stike are now discussing their grievances with the government).
Year 4 are busy getting ready for their show, which is on this Friday, 8 November at the start time of 2.00 pm. We have to start all the seasonal entertainments early as there are so many shows to see. Thanks to the caretakers for making sure that the school (already) looks so festive...in time for the Year 4 show entitled 'The Snow Child'. Let's hope the snow doesn't come early!
Thanks to all of you who have already sent in your filled shoeboxes. There is still time to fill one (if you can) as they are not due to be collected until Friday 8 November.
It was lovely to welcome everyone back, following the half term break. Some children were absent on the 4 November, as they were celebrating Diwali! If you were celebrating, I hope that you had a lovely time.
We have been discussing the building issues with our neighbouring school, Mandeville, and, together, we are trying to minimise the problems it causes parents/carers and children at the start and endings of the day. We are also trying to ensure that as few vehicles as possible use the drive, at the busy times of the day when vehicle movement will cause health and safety issues.
I continue to see lots of you, most days, as I am at the end of the school drive at the Horsenden Lane North entrance/exit, saying, 'Goodbye!' to you. Remember, if you ever want to talk to me about anything, just do so or, if you would prefer, there is a suggestion box in the school office where any suggestions you might have can be written down. Someone recently asked why we didn't have a crossing partol person and I explained that the local authority couldn't find us one! I would love to have one at the crossing.
Let's hope we all have a great second half of the autumn term!