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This Sunday the 12th of November is of course Remembrance Sunday, a day for the nation to remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom. Kandinsky Class have been learning about this anniversary and have visited the war memorial in the village.
Poppies are on sale at the school. Pupils are invited to make a suggested donation of a £1 to buy a poppy and help this worthy cause.
In the spring of 1915, shortly after losing a friend in Ypres, a Canadian doctor, Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae was inspired by the sight of poppies growing in battle-scarred fields to write a now famous poem called 'In Flanders Fields'. After the First World War, the poppy was adopted as a symbol of Remembrance.



The Children in Need appeal is on the television next Friday the 17th of November. This will be a MUFTI day and again children are invited to make a contribution of a £1 to this cause if they would like to wear MUFTI.

The Klee Class trip to Milton Keynes museum on the 16th of November has been cancelled as we have not received sufficient voluntary contributions to make the trip viable. We hope to organise another trip later in the year instead.

Dali class are visiting the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir (Wellingborough) on Thursday the 16th of November in the morning.

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Monet Class are having a ‘Fabulous Finish’ assembly to share their learning on Monday the 11th of December at 11.30 a.m.. All parents / carers welcome!

EYFS & KS1 Christmas performance will be on Friday the 15th of December at 9.30 a.m.. All welcome!





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Welcome to another blog!

Thank you to parents and friends who joined us on Wednesday for our Harvest Service at Church.  We thank you for your generosity. 

Rev. Pauline told us that the food bank in Irthlingborough will appreciate the food packages.


Parent's Evening on Thursday 19th October  - you should have received a time slot for this.

Friday is the last day of term - the children will be told on Wednesday who the attendance winners are.  That year group will be able to wear non-school uniform on Friday. 

Kandinsky class trip has been rescheduled for Tuesday 31st October



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It’s hard to believe that September has already come to an end and autumn is just around the corner.

At this time of year our thoughts turn to harvest celebrations.

This Sunday, the 1st of October there is a Harvest Festival at Café Church. You are welcome to join in with refreshments, harvest activities and celebration in the school hall from 10.30 a.m.. All harvest gifts will be donated to the food bank in Irthlingborough.

A note for your diary - our own celebrations for harvest will be on Wednesday the 11th October at 9.40am at St Mary the Virgin. Don't forget to bring dried or tinned goods to donate to a good cause. Thank you.

A few messages from our class teachers:

Klee Class – A reminder  about their trip to Milton Keynes Museum on Thursday the 16th November. Please could we ask for £14.00 voluntary contribution of £14.00 per child. Thank you.
Also - please remember homework should be in on a Monday and please keep reading with your children at home.

Mrs Fennell – is starting a Ukulele Club on Thursdays 3.15 – 4.00 p.m.. You will need your own ukulele! Contact Mrs Fennell directly for more details.



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Apologies for the late blog but unfortunately the website administration was down for the last 48 hours.

New Dates for diaries

HARVEST - WEDNESDAY 11TH OCTOBER 9.40am at St. Mary's Church, Woodford.  All welcome

Monet class will travel to and from the church in the school minibus.  Children in years 1-6 will walk to the church with staff members.  Please could children bring a donation of food in the form of a dried packet (eg: dried pasta).  The offerings will be taken to the church and then taken to the local food bank.   Due to our increased number of children in school, we ask that the centre pews are left clear for the children.  Many thanks.


CHRISTINGLE SERVICE AND KEY STAGE 2 CHRISTMAS CONCERT -  Tuesday 12th December 6.00pm St. Mary's Church, Woodford.  All welcome

The decision has been made to link these two events together.  The Christingle's will still be made in school and staff will take them to the church for the children to collect in the evening.  Children will remain with their parents during the Christingle service which will last approximately 30 minutes.  This will then go straight into the annual concert held by Key Stage 2 children.  We encourage everyone to attend this evening as Key Stage 2 will have worked very hard on their concert and will look forward to entertaining you. 


Monday 25th September:  Dress up day for Monet class (Pre-School Nursery and Reception)  - 'People who help us'.  Children can dress up as a someone who helps us.

School trips

Please could voluntary donations for trips be paid to the office as soon as possible.  If we do not receive enough donations then unfortunately the trip will not be able to take place.  If you wish to pay a donation monthly then please speak to Mrs Elston or Mrs Murphy for further details.

Questions for the teacher

Understandably there are times when parents or carers have a concern or a question regarding their child's education.  We would ask that in the first instance you direct your query to the class teacher.  If you still have further concerns or queries then please book an appointment at the office to speak to the class teacher when Mrs Murphy or Mr Zakis can join the meeting. 



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Welcome to my first blog entry this term. I apologise for my tardiness but there has been a lot for me to do and find out about this great school.

Hopefully I have met most of you on the playground at drop off and pick-up time but do please come and say hello if we haven’t met yet.

Incidentally, can I remind you that in the morning the gate is closed at 9.00 a.m. so to avoid being locked in with the children please make sure you have left the playground by this time.

A few reminders from our class teachers:

Monet Class – on Monday we are dressing up as ‘People Who Help Us’ so we are looking forward to seeing loads of fire fighters, nurses, doctors, police, maybe even the odd teacher or two!

Klee Class – remember to bring your spelling books in every day so that we can practice our spellings at school and don’t forget your swimming costumes for Tuesday (swimming hats are £2.00 if you haven’t got one yet).

Dali Class – Year 6 SATS club starts on Monday 3.15 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.

Klee & Kandinsky Class – Don’t forget to bring in your donation towards the museum trips this term – thank you.

Payments to school – an error was made in our most recent newsletter – the school no longer accepts payments by Parent Pay. Payments can be made by bank transfer or cash. If you require any further details please contact the office.

Last but not least!

Mrs Steventon finishes at school this Friday and commences her maternity leave. Mrs Steventon would like to thank everyone for all their good wishes and gifts that she has received. The staff and I would also like to wish her all the very best and we look forward to hearing good news in the very near future.


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Well done to all the dancers that took part in the dance showcase at Huxlow Science College this week, you were all fantastic!

Well done to dance showcase award winners.

Year 1 and 2 at their gymnastics competition.

Year 4 and 5 basketball competition.

Great balancing skills at the multi skills competition!
Great balancing skills at the multi skills competition!

Archery Champions

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