This is probably one of my favourite terms of the year as we have the joy of the festive season to look forward to with our fabulous Christmas performances and so much fascinating learning taking place, which has already begun in the first few days!
You will probably have heard from your children that our PlayPod is now open on the playground every lunchtime for them to use and enjoy. Funded through a lottery grant, the concept behind it is that the Wiltshire Scrapstore fill it with quality, clean and safe scrap materials that the children can use for exploratory and engaging play – den making, office work (!) with old keyboards, the possibilities are endless, truly. I managed to get out on to the playground on Tuesday and it was just so lovely to see everyone involved and loving their play. If you get the chance, there is a photo slideshow on my Head’s blog head.westwoodblogs.org for you to see what we do at lunchtimes. The formal opening of our Playpod will be next Friday 13th November at 2.30pm – just before the end of school – and you are invited to come along and see what is inside the mysterious blue box and have a play yourself! We would love to see you. Here are the children enjoying some more PlayPod fun!
We are also very excited because our brand new play equipment is being installed next to the playground this week. With the money raised from our wonderful FoWs, we were able to purchase some really lovely pieces of equipment for all ages of children and I am very much looking forward to opening it up to the school as soon as possible. Thank you so much to everyone who has worked hard to raise money to make this possible for our school community.
Please don’t forget that we are holding our Parent Consultations on Monday and Thursday of next week, so book your slot if you haven’t done so already. Also, if you are able to come along, I will be running a parent eSafety update meeting on Tuesday 17th November at 6.30pm in the school hall. It will be a useful opportunity to find out how to keep your children safe online. Can I please ask that any Healthy Lunchbox questionnaires are also returned as i am formulating the next stage of our Healthy Schools Plan. Thank you.
All that remains is to wish you a very enjoyable weekend and if you are going to watch fireworks I do hope you have fun!