I was initially seconded to Brightwell School as Acting Headteacher for
two terms. This has now been extended to the end of the Term 6. I am
very much looking forward to completing a year’s leadership at the
The end of last term was disrupted by heavy snow and unfortunately we
had to close the school. However, the children had a great time with
their families sledging, making snowmen and having fun.
There are many exciting things happening this term, especially in music
and drama. Our school choir, under Wendy Murton’s direction, took part
in an evening of music at the Corn Exchange. Our choir consists of
children from Year 2 to Year 6. They sang with great enthusiasm and
enjoyment and were a credit to the school. Excitement is mounting as our
pantomime, Cinderella and Rockerfella will be perfomed by children in
KS2 next week. The children have thoroughly enjoyed preparing for this
event, learning their lines, learning lots of songs, making props, and
designing and printing programmes and tickets. We certainly have some
budding actors and singers! Children in our Dance Club have also been
practising their routines for the Wallingford Dance Festival. Towards
the end of term the whole school will take part in a poster competition
organised by NAGS. The theme will be parking considerately, so look out
for these posters around the village! From 16 – 20 March Class 4 will
be going on a residential trip to Yenworthy in Somerset. As well as
studying the area, they will be engaged in some challenging activities.
I am sure that they will have a great time.
Finally, we have two projects which you may be able to help us with. We
are going to start a Gardening Club, so if you are ‘green-fingered ‘
and feel that you could offer some time to work with the children we
would love to hear from you. Also, we have lots of books in our library
that need to be labelled with their Dewey system numbers.
If you can help with either of these projects, please contact the school on 837024 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org