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Mrs. Eyres reports on our very busy School

mpps-logoIn April we have been busy developing our outside spaces. We are very grateful for the support that the PTFA (Parent, Teacher & Friends Association) gives us. Recently their fundraising has enabled us to purchase a new shed, which is going to be the resource base for our “Outdoor Learning.” We aim to get all classes having regular lessons outside and we are currently equipping our “Outdoor Classroom.” A huge thank you to Mr Laughton and Mr Lockey for assembling our new classroom. We have got some raised beds which we are about to start planting out; any surplus seeds or plants are welcomed!

The PTFA worked with our School Council to plan and purchase new markings on our playground and these are now complete. The Parish Council has also contributed towards our playground improvements- thank you very much indeed! It makes a huge difference. Now that we have a track painted onto our playground, we are challenging all staff and pupils to run “The Golden Mile.” It has been evidenced that daily exercise improves not only fitness but concentration; so we are putting on our trainers and jogging around our track as many times as we can!

Funded by the PTFA, local artist, Pauline Dawkins, spent two days working with the children creating some amazing art work on our playground walls, using bottle tops, which we have been collecting for months. Our pupils created panels depicting Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. They also made a field of poppies to mark one hundred years since the end of World War 1.

Not only do the PTFA fundraise for us, they also have tidying and painting sessions. Our sheds are now rainbow coloured and very cheerful!

Inside the school we are very busy with our new topics. In Gainsborough Class (age 4-5) they are learning about Life Cycles, in Medleycott Class (5-7) they are focussing on Africa and in Venn Class (6-8) they are learning about Explorers. In Kingsbury Class (7-9) they are studying the Egyptians and both Newtown (8-10) and Crackmore (9-11) classes are investigating fossils.

We recently interviewed for our new Deputy Head and I am pleased to announce that Mr Simon Sweatman has secured this role. We are looking forward to working together in this great village school!

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