This is the latest Newsletter from Mrs Driver

Dear Parents,

There are one or two things that I would like to draw to your attention.

Please remember that if you are sending your child to school with a snack for breaktime it must be fruit. We do not allow cereal bars, crisp-type snacks or sweets. It is essential to remember that we are a nut free environment because we do have children with severe nut allergies. Reception and Key Stage 1 pupils are all offered fruit as part of the government’s fruit and vegetable scheme.

As part of the on-going saga with traffic and parking problems we are now raising concerns about the speed with which cars drive down Wymondley Road. Some of our pupils have put a film together for the Road Safety Travel Plan showing the problems for children walking to school and raising concerns about the dangers of crossing Wymondley Road. We are still working with the Road safety team to try to recruit a Lollipop person and there are plans to contact the Local Council to try to urge them to install a pelican or zebra crossing. However the danger remains with the speed of cars on Wymondley Road. Can you help to slow the cars down by driving slower yourselves? Do you have any other suggestions?

Thank you to those of you who attended the ICT Information Evening and for the positive feedback. It was a very informative evening and hopefully means you will be able to talk to your child about their use of ICT and support them with their homework. Thank you also to Mr Mills, assisted by Mrs Light and Miss Duncan for organising and running the evening. We are holding an E-safety Evening for Parents – how to keep your children safe online on 18th March 2013. This will be run by the County’s E-safety advisor and letters will be coming out shortly.

We are delighted to tell you that our boys’ football team are through to the final of the Wix Cup. The final will be played next Tuesday 5th March and we wish the team well. We also have our Fashion Club taking part in the Recycled Fashion Show at St Christopher’s School on Saturday 2nd March, World Book Day Characters on Thursday 7th March and a book quiz for the children on Friday 8th March. The following week sees some Y6 pupils taking part in a Science Fair at Hitchin Girls’ School, Open Morning on Tuesday 12th March and the County Dance Festival on Wednesday 13th March. Just a few things to keep us all busy!

If you have anything you wish to discuss with me, please do not hesitate to come and see me.

Mary Driver