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Green Party Takes the Homefield Majority Vote

Mrs Newman organised a polling station, ballot papers and a ballot box to make our own mini school election on Thursday. The children were taught the manifesto from each party and then exercised their right to vote. It was lovely to see them in action mimicking what was unfolding across the country dominating the news. The Homefield result was very different to the actual result but it was still a great experience for the children; thanks for organising it Mrs Newman. 

Thank you for coming to watch the Key Stage 2 Carol Service this week. It was a beautiful service led completely by the children.  I was very impressed with the singing from Year 4.  There are a lot of children who sang like their lives depended on it.  

We have spent time this week preparing for Christmas, doing some beautiful art work and completing a few end of term assessments.  You should find that your child has two mini maths papers in their bags.  Please empty their book bags and help to keep them organised as there is so much being sent home at the moment and It's very hard to organise 30 children without your help. The maths papers are yours to keep as the scores have been recorded and analysed. I often get asked for ways you can support your child.  To go through the papers with your child is so valuable. I would suggest doing it in stages or until they get tired.  

There are still a few places left for the after school gymnastics club with Mr Carr.  You had a letter about it recently. It is a 12 week club until 4.15pm every Monday (starting on 6th January).  It costs £32 and will be payable on Parentmail in the new year. I am encouraging the children to sign up to an after school sports club in the new year.  It is very important for their health and has many other potentially life-long benefits to have diverse interests and skills. I will need to know by Monday the latest because I will then be offering the spare places to Year 2.  

Next week we have just a three day week.  On the final day (Wednesday) we have a party in the afternoon. There is no need to bring food as we always have so much left over and this is on top of their usual lunch.  I will provide a drink and a biscuit for them this year. The children can dress in non-uniform (Christmas jumpers are optional).  

There is also movie night (as per letter) on Monday after school and Family Carols at the church on Tuesday evening. 

I hope you have a great weekend. The secret word this week is 'Conservatives.'

Miss Studley and Miss T.