Dear Families,

Oh my goodness, we only have three weeks before we break up for Christmas! For me, this is both exciting and daunting as we have so much to do before the end of term! Alongside training courses, budget meetings, teaching and learning observations and planning meetings, we also have preparations for the Christmas Fayre and Christmas Church Service and we are full steam ahead with rehearsals for our Christmas Performance ‘Lights, Camel, Action!’ Do check newsletters and the website for times and dates for all of the events so you do not miss out!

Christmas Fayre – PTFA

Do not forget next Wednesday, 4th December is the School Christmas Fayre, which will be in the school hall, 3:30 – 5:30 with refreshments, craft tables, Santa’s Grotto and games.  We are always in need of volunteers so if you have any time you could offer (setting up, during or clearing up) or donation of cakes, please let me know on claire@friendlyfacesuk.co.uk  and similarly if you would like a craft table to sell things then please get in touch (£10 / table). If you could also return raffle tickets to either school reception or bring them to the fayre that would be wonderful – ideally with each stub having name and phone number on please.  If you have any unsold raffle books, we would be grateful if you could please return them so we can have a chance of reselling them. All monies raised from the Fayre will go into the PTFA fund and then forwarded to the school to pay for equipment / resources / trips for the children so any spare pennies are certainly appreciated.

We look forward to seeing you all next Wednesday.

Many thanks, the PTFA

Three Hares Angels – Mrs Underwood

Once again, over recent weeks, our schools have been a hive of activity and the learning both within and beyond the classrooms has been wonderful to witness. As I am sure you will agree, the Global Goals topic this half term has really encouraged some deep thinking. As part of this, all of our Three Hares Primaries have been developing their thinking around the value of ‘Hope’ – the first value in our Values Toolkit, which we will be developing over the coming year(s). I am delighted to say that during this week, every child has had the opportunity to select one or two special hopes for the future, write it on to their own hand-shape, cut out of card, which we have used to create the wings of three angels, created using paper sculpture.

Next week I will be taking the completed angels to be exhibited in Exeter Cathedral as part of a wide-ranging display over the Christmas period, with entries from a variety of organisations. We are excited that people visiting the cathedral for Christmas will have the chance to see our Three Hares Angels and read the children’s wonderful hopes for the future! They have written some inspirational messages of hope for a better world e.g. “I hope that homeless people can have a comfortable place to live in.”; “I hope that our planet can be a safe, happy and wholesome place to live and endangered species will be protected.”; “I hope that everybody can live in freedom”; “I hope that shops stop using plastic packaging”; “I hope that children all over the world can learn to read and write”. Truly inspirational!

I hope that you will be able to visit the Cathedral with your children and see our angels in situ – they look wonderful. Well done to all of our children!

Children in Need

We have counted the money raised from the bake sale and non-uniform day for the Children in Need charity. The grand total was… £192.50

Steve Dooley

Last Friday Steve Dooley visited and spoke to the children about abstract painting. He told us that the most important thing artists do is not draw or paint, but look! He opened our eyes to the shapes and patterns all around us. Do look at his wonderful work in our downstairs corridor.

Nits

We have some pesky nits doing the rounds. Please do the usual checks and treatments to help get rid of them https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/head-lice-and-nits/  Thank you.

Security

When using the door at the side of the school, please ensure it closes behind you. The mechanism is not working so it is not automatically pulling shut. All you need to do is push it shut and it will be secure. We have called out an engineer to look at it again. 

Parent Questionnaire

This is the last chance to complete the annual questionnaire. This helps us know what we are doing well, and what we can improve upon.

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=kG0HO7J4vUqeBcIPJiicRnIQax2A75VKtdlTAzqF25lUQ1JUTk9BREtIWVQ4S1I5VkhDRktDNVBIUi4u

I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Miss Tara Penny