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Huish Headlines Dear Parents

 Dates for your diary  8th April—INSET DAY

As I write this, the sun is shining and it seems as if Spring is really here. The children have all been working hard and really deserve their Easter break. Term ends on Thursday this week, as we have a training day on Friday.

 11th—25th Easter Holidays

 28th April Easter Bingo Firstly, can I thank everyone who returned a questionnaire to the school office. There was a

lot of interest in musical tuition and we are planning taster sessions for children when they  28th April—Royal return. When we have a firmer idea of definite numbers, we can appoint our own tutors Wedding Celebrations (which may or may not be cheaper than the current Somerset Music arrangements) so thank you for being patient.  29th April—Royal

Wedding School Closed Many of you were keen to have an indication of your child’s levels of achievement before parents evening, and although there was not enough time to do this before the last parents evening, we plan on doing it before the next one in the Autumn. There is a lot going on as soon as we return on April 26 th, with our own Royal Wedding celebration taking place on the Thursday 28th, followed by the bank holiday on the Friday and Monday. Mrs Griffin is due to begin her Maternity leave on or about Friday 6 th May and will be replaced by Mrs Ellis. PTFA have organised lots for the summer term and I am sure you will want to get involved. We received some lovely news this week – Mr Piper and his partner have become proud parents! Maisie Mae was born last week and is doing very well! We look forward to Mr Piper’s return after the Easter holidays.

 2nd May Bank Holiday  6th May—Non Uniform donations for May Fayre—tombola items  20th May-Non uniform. Donations for May Fayre-plants & cakes  21st May—Summer Fayre

Have a lovely Easter. I look forward to seeing you all after the holidays.

Callum Stevens was lucky enough to be a Ball Boy for the England Match recently

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Classes 1 & 2 performed a fantastic Mother’s Day Assembly. The hall was full and by the end of the performance there were no dry eyes. Chloe (class 1) played the part of the monkey in the storey ‘Monkey Puzzle’. She spoke clearly and confidently. Well done to all the children. We hope you enjoyed the performance and appreciated the hard work the children put in.

On the 28th April we will be holding our own Royal Wedding Celebrations with a tea party on the school field. We would like the children bring smart clothes to change into (no football kits please). School uniform must be worn to school. We will have maypole dancing, sing the National Anthem and enjoy a party atmosphere. We will either ask you to bring in a snack picnic tea for your child, or a suggested donation of 50p towards this. Many thanks.

PTFA STAGING Last year's fundraising efforts have seen the PTFA support the building of our new staging on the school field where we hope both children and adults will enjoy outdoor performances for many years to come.

POSITIVE PARENTING PROGRAMME—Triple P We are holding an informal coffee afternoon on the 11th May at 2.15pm in the ICT suite for you to find out more information about this programme. The Triple P sessions help you understand how your family works

and offer

practical strategies which have been shown to help families in all types of situations. Please see the attached flyer or ask Miss Moore, SENCO for more details.

RED NOSE DAY We raised a fabulous £787.56 on Red Nose Day. Thank you to all involved.

MUSIC TASTER SESSION Thank you to all those who expressed an interest in music lessons. We are planning string, brass and percussion taster sessions next term. If you are interested in your child learning a musical instrument (there will be a charge for this) please contact Mrs Mapstone and she will put your child’s name down for the appropriate taster session.

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CYCLE TRAINING Year 6 went on a cycling proficiency test on Friday 11th March and Friday 1st April. Different challenges were made for us and skillfully, we achieved them. First, we had to learn a few things in the playground before we could go onto the road. We were taught how to use our gears and how to brake in an emergency. They showed us different techniques. This helped us to progress with our safety on the road. We got into groups of 6 and then we set off. Most of the cycling was on Preston Grove, but also we went onto Preston Road. There were 4 groups of 6. We had to try our best to pass. Luckily, we did. We all had to wear helmets for safety, because if you fall off you could cause serious injury to your head. It could be fatal. Amazingly, we all accomplished many of the challenges, and the instructors were very pleased to see how much we listened and understood. We had a very good time and loved to be out of doors having fun, learning the road safety rules for our bikes. Listening was a very important skill we all needed. The two days were very successful and we took in every detail. To conclude, we have learned loads about being safe on the road. Always wear your helmet when you are on your bike and remember to be safe. We all agree that the consequences if you don’t wear your helmet are very regretful, and so it means a lot to us. Written and illustrated by Emma Amor and Joanna Tipler, Class 14 pupils.

CROSS COUNTRY TEAM In the Yeovil Area Finals Maggie came 17th and Callum 31st.

UNIFORM Further to our letter to parents in March 2010 the Huish uniform for all children from September 2011 will consist of white shirt, clip on tie, v-necked sweatshirt with the Huish logo, grey trousers for boys, grey or navy trousers/skirts for girls. Please also note all children should wear plain coloured socks/tights and black appropriate school shoes.

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