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Brockenhurst C of E Primary School

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Thank you to all those who came in and helped this morning it was great to see some Grandparents as well as parents and the children appreciated your support. They made some great vehicles which they wowed us with this afternoon, showing us their special features and racing them to see which went furthest and fastest. Lots of children have been wanting to do Show and Tell lately which is great for encouraging their confidence speaking to the class but we have said it needs to follow our transport theme.

I thought it only fair to inform you of a few more upcoming dates when your help and involvement would be appreciated.

Next Thursday, 28th June, we are hoping that the children will be planning and preparing their own salad to include the potatoes they have been growing. If you are able to help between 1pm and 2:30pm then please let me know via the school office.

On Friday 6th July it is our school's sports day. The children should have brought home a slip today informing you of which house they are in and what colour T- shirt they wil need to wear on the day. You are welcome to join us for some or all of the event. More details will be sent out to you next week as to timings etc.

On Thursday 12th July we will be going on a Forest walk and picnic and will need extra adults to accompany us. Please let me know if you can. (If any of our parent volunteers for Moors Valley would prefer to swap to this date please let me know when I speak to you next week).

On Friday 13th July in the afternoon I will be having an open afternoon (1.15 - 3pm) when you are welcome to come in at any time and look through the children's work with them and share with them some of the things they have enjoyed doing in Year R this year.

Yesterday Mrs Groves and Miss. Smith took the children in groups to visit our school pond and see if anything had changed. The children were delighted to find lots of teeny tiny froglets hopping around as well as the big frogs. It was quite fitting then that this afternoon we were treated to a performance at the Village Hall of an interesting play involving two characters; Grandpa Frog and Grandma Frog. The children enjoyed the interaction and it was aimed as a fun first experience of going to see a show. We will get to see another show next Friday at the Village Hall when we go to watch KS2 perform the dress rehearsal of their school play.

We have been talking about healthy snacks which the children can bring in. Their suggestions include: Grapes, satsumas, cucumber, coconut flakes, raisins, apples, bananas, oranges, tomatoes, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries. If for any reason a child doesn't have a snack we allow them to choose one from the fruit and veg trolley - whatever selection we have that day. It was really impressive that nearly all children have their own water bottle each day and we encourage them to drink from them regularly in this hot weather. The other thing they should have each day is a sunhat as they are often outside and nearly always at the hottest part of the day (lunchtime) when there isn't as much shade. We have a small collection of school ones in case of someone's going missing but lately we have so many children without their own hat there are not enough to go round. Also it's not ideal to be sharing headwear with so many others. Please send in a hat!

Speaking of safety the children had an RNLI assembly on Monday in which they learned about safety in the water and yesterday they should have brought home an RNLI magazine in their bookbags.

Today in their bookbags, as well as their slip telling them which house they are in, and the entire contents of their class tray (sorry about that!), they also were given a white envelope with raffle tickets in ready for next week's school fair. Please look out for them.