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NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2020

Principal’s Corner

The new term saw Ben, Sophie, Sara, Libby, Daisy and Rudy move on to High School. We wish them all well on their educational journey and thank them for their contribution to our little school over the years. The above picture shows the magical tree, an end of term adventure in Fish Pool Valley at Croft Castle. I hope all their memories of the school are positive. Congratulations go to Sophie who won the John Gerrish Shield for Outstanding Progress and Achievement.
In September we welcomed 13 new pupils. 11 in Reception and 2 in Year 1. They all seem to have settled in well and are learning fast. The Infants have been concentrating on their reading and are starting to look at toys old and new. The Lower Juniors current topic is the Stone Age and they will be shortly experiencing a ‘Mammoth’ expedition to Craven Arms where they will be making and throwing spears. Beware !! Ship ahoy! The Juniors are studying Tudor Explorers and their exploits.
COVID 19 has caused many problems in learning and the staff are working very hard to fill in the gaps in the children’s learning. I must thank parents for their distancing and patience particularly at the end of the school day. We don’t mind some parents coming a little later so we can space out pickups.
August saw the sad passing of Daintree Griffiths after a short illness. Daintree attended the school as a child as did her two sons. She worked as a mum tirelessly for the PTA and also as a Governor. In 1961, Daintree Games (pre-marriage) at the age of 8 was awarded a merit certificate in the national handwriting competition for Great Britain. A great achievement for one so young. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Finally, try to avoid parking on the school house corner and down to the zigzag lines. The road is narrow and accidents have occurred. We have an arrangement with the Crown so you can park there, along the road by the church and/or by the village triangle. Many thanks.

Sport

Sadly no Sports Day so the Spackman Cup remains unclaimed for the first time ever. Mike’s Sports Club continues to be a great success and will continue throughout the term.
Swimming is also a casualty of the times we are in, however we hope Leominster Pool will open its doors to schools in the near future. They are talking about after half term.