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A message from The Head of School Mrs Emma Johns Posted on: 31/03/2023

A message from The Head of School Mrs Emma Johns

I mentioned in my last newsletter that I had been enjoying carrying out some lovely playground duties in the winter sunshine – I think since sending that out, I have mostly experienced rain! Yet the children happily go outside in their coats and wellies, and continue to enjoy each other’s company as they play. As we approach the Easter holiday and the days are lengthening, I can only hope that the sunshine will soon make an appearance again. The KS2 Performing Arts Festival at the Brewhouse was a roaring success and I am immensely proud of each and every one of the children. They were confident, happy to take part and, as I have told them, they are most definitely the most talented group of singers that I have worked with in my 31 years of teaching. They have asked that one of the enrichment clubs after Easter is a school choir and I will happily oblige. This singing was possibly the highlight of our Easter church service – they showed what talented performers they were when the tech failed and they had to sing unaccompanied. Thank you to those parents who attended and supported their children and the school – itwas, I felt, a lovely service to share together. On March 30 th the PFA arranged a ‘Break the Rules’ day which every child took part in – with varying amounts of rules being broken. We thank the PFA for organising this and all the other events – we are grateful for their support. Today, there are still quite a few children breaking rules, as temporary tattoos, it appears, are not quite as temporary as we all thought, but we raised an amazing £45.00, thank you all so much for your continuing support. At the time of writing, tomorrow sees the PFA Easter Bake Sale and bonnet parade. The forecast isn’t looking particularly pleasant but I know the Winsham Spirit will shine through. A reminder that we are still within the ‘listening exercise’ period regarding the Trust and to please feel able to approach or contact me with any questions or concerns you may have. We look forward to welcoming our two new members of staff after Easter– Mrs.Legg and Mrs. White and to a last term of continued learning, exploring and fun-having!   Emma Johns Head of School  Categories: 1 CategorySchool News
A Message from Emma Johns Posted on: 3/03/2023

A Message from Emma Johns

The children and staff of Winsham School continue to keep themselves busy – working and playing hard! I had the pleasure of carrying out some lovely playground duties this month, in the winter sunshine and as I watched the children at play, felt particularly blessed. They all play together so well – showing patience and kindness to one another at all times – even when the KS2 boys were trying to enjoy a game of football and a foundation stage child chose to lay down on the pitch, not a single cross word was uttered. A visitor from the Trust’s central team commented on how peaceful and happy the school seemed and was particularly impressed with the way in which the children engage with our newly introduced ‘dinner party topic of conversation’ when enjoying their lunches. Recently, we have all been discussing joining in with the village and twinning our toilets! The children have learned plenty from assemblies led by Colette and we have started to think of fundraising ideas. Our first may well be a sponsored walk up to Forde Abbey – another chance to enjoy that winter sunshine! Watch this space for our other ideas as the school year progresses. We have had to postpone our Small Schools Hub Experience Day due to illness and will inform you of the new date as soon as we have confirmed this. Forthcoming events are another KS2 Public Speaking Event on March 8th and the KS2 Performing Arts Festival on the 23rd – details to follow. On March 30th the PFA have arranged a ‘Break the Rules’ day and on the 31st, an Easter Bake Sale – again, more details will follow! You will now all have received and read the letter regarding the update from Trust Board. As stated in the letter, there will be a ‘listening exercise’ and in the meantime please do feel able to approach or contact me with any questions or concerns you may have. Leaving us at the end of this month, I am sad to share, is Miss. King. I know for many this will be sad but everyone wishes Miss. King well for whatever new ventures and opportunities are ahead for her. Everyone knows that she will be fantastic, whatever she does.   Emma Johns Head of School  Categories: 1 CategorySchool News

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