A warm welcome back to our children, families and staff members. Soon Autumn will be upon us and we will be wrapping up warm and enjoying the seasonal changes.
This term is all about settling children into their new classes, welcoming new children to our schools and looking ahead to what we will achieve over the year. You will have had your classes curriculum overviews in order to allow you to support your children at home with their learning in school.
It is great to see so many children either walking, skating or cycling to and from school each day. Please remember helmets every day and also high visibility items as the nights begin to draw in.
Key dates for the year will be with you at the beginning of term- pop them on your calendars now as we would love to see as many parents at events as possible. Any changes to these dates will be communicated in the normal way in good time for families to adjust any arrangements they may have made.
As always we appreciate all of your support, if you need any further information please don’t hesitate to pop in and see us.
The clocks have gone back and it will soon be getting dark when the children are leaving school. Please remember to wear something reflective when walking or cycling home. The schools are going through a period of change this half term and we will keep you informed of all important news as and when. We look forward to many fun activities towards Christmas of which parents and carers are invited to attend, check the key dates list for times etc.
Hopefully by the time you are reading this some of us will have celebrated Halloween and Bonfire Night safely. The term is racing ahead and already the children have started learning songs for Christmas plays and carol services. As always, this term gets very busy nearer the end, so please check your key dates to make sure you don’t miss out on anything. Poppies are being sold in both offices for Remembrance Day later this week, anti-bullying week is next week ending with Children in Need on the Friday. As always, pop in if you’re not sure.
We are very excited to announce that there will be a Big Top Circus on the Hevingham school field from the 19th – 21st September with two exciting shows. The children from both Hevingham and Marsham will completing workshops and will be given the opportunity to perform in the shows. Tickets are available to purchase from the school office (as well as from the tent 20 minutes before each show starts) and a letter explaining the event in more detail will be sent home soon after returning in September. Please feel free to bring family and friends as the company does not charge the school for their service. They make their profit on tick and merchandise sales alone.
Spread the news as we want to fill the tent for each show!
Please go to the newsletter section of the website to find out about ordering school uniforms for September. The deadline is the 4th July.
Please order your uniforms at the school office.
The year 5 and 6 children from Hevingham and Marsham have had an amazing few days at Eaton Vale, enjoying a range of activities. As well as the slide show on the homepage, please take the time to enjoy the photos which have been placed in the ‘Residential Visits’ section within the ‘School Events’ drop down bar along the top of the page. Mrs Pickering will be sure to update the pictures as she receives them.
Take a look at our new page on Online Safety. There are lots of tips and information for families about keeping safe when online. Also, take a look at the new Forest School page showing the children at Marsham taking part in learning outdoors in the newly set up Dandelion Nursery.
Take a look at the photographs of our Art Family Learning Day. The children thoroughly enjoyed teaching the classes and were very good at encouraging children to use their Growth Mind-sets to always try their best and have a positive ‘I Can’ attitude. They gave some excellent feedback to each other on how to improve their work and planned the lessons from scratch. A big well done to everyone involved. Look at the Class Pages for more information.
Welcome back to the new term, and new year. The children have settled in quickly and are enjoying their new immersive classrooms. We are focusing on ‘How Children Learn’ and ‘Growth Mind-Sets’ this term. We are also celebrating each one of our schools Values in assemblies each month. The Value for the month of January is Hope.
I hope you will take a look at our new ‘Achievement’ section under ‘Our School’ which contains a link to Government Initiatives IQ which recognises Marsham Primary School as a Top Performing and Improving School based on the latest Ofsted report and achievement over the past three years.