Weekly Update 9th September 2022

Friday 9th September 2022

Headteacher's Message 

Dear Parents/Carers,
Welcome to our new children, staff and families and welcome back to everyone else! A big congratulations to Mrs Fielding, who gave birth to a beautiful daughter, Pippa Elizabeth, on Monday. Both are doing well - Mrs Fielding is already planning on visiting us in a week or so!
This afternoon we held a special assembly to remember the life of Queen Elizabeth. As soon as we know how the period of mourning will impact on school we will pass this on to you.
Thank you all for such a warm welcome back, it has been lovely to see so many friendly faces again. I am very grateful to you all for remaining patient with us as we open up the gates each day, Mr Chenery was doing a great job of this but is currently unwell, we all wish him a speedy recovery. I am very impressed with your time keeping and attendance this week, remember that school starts at 9.00 so children should arrive in time to be ready to learn in their classrooms by 8.50. We will be locking the gates at 9.00 in time for the children to achieve this. If you need any support with ensuring your child is in school on time do ask us for help, we want your children to be safe and happy in school, working together makes such a difference.


Please bear with me while I learn all your names! If you want to speak to me, or any of the staff please use the office@ address as this means we can respond swiftly. Typically, I am on site Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday if you wish to see me face to face. 
Best wishes, 
Maria Higgins 
Interim Headteacher

Additional Updates/Information

Menu update- Today we said goodbye to Lucy who has been the Head Cook at our school for a longtime. As a result of the reduction of catering staff, we have updated our school menu to a two-week rota instead of three. Please find a copy of the updated menu on the school website here.

Thrive- As a school, we are proud to have a Thrive Practitioner who is in school every day. Mrs Spencer is there to support the children to become more resilient and engage with learning. Please find attached a letter regarding the Thrive approach. If you would like to opt-out of this, please return the letter before  Friday 16th September.

Meet the Teacher Drop in- Next Tuesday, we will be having a meet the teacher drop in after school from 3.20-3.45pm, this will give you the opportunity to pop your head into the classroom and say to hello to your child's new class teacher. If you have anything that you would like to talk to the teacher about confidentially, please contact office@springmeadow.cambs.sch.uk and this can be arranged.  

Dates for this Academic Year- Please find attached a PDF document that outlines all the dates for this coming academic year. We hope that we do not have to edit any of these dates so you can book work of if necessary however, if we do have to reschedule anything for any reason, we will let you know as soon as possible. 

PE and Forest School Days

Children will need to wear their PE kits to school on the days they have PE. Please could you ensure forest school kits are in school for children in EYFS on the days that children have forest school. 

PE Kit- Pain Red T-shirt, Plain Black Shorts or Joggers, Plain Black Jumper or Hoodie, Trainers. Please note, children are not allowed to wear football kits as their PE kit. 

Forest School Kit- Waterproof all in one suit or separate as trousers and a coat, wellies. 

Nursery- Forest School on Tuesday Morning

Reception- PE on Mondays, Forest School on Thursday Morning for Buttercups (Bluebells next half-term) Please could Bluebells Forest School Kit be kept in school though so they can play outside in all weather. 

Year 1- PE on Monday and Friday 

Year 2- PE on Tuesday and Thursday 

Rainbows- PE on Mondays and Thursdays, Forest School on Fridays. 

Have a wonderful weekend!