30th January 2015 newsletter

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On Thursday, as part of Book Week we will be taking part in Harry Potter Day. Children are invited to dress up as their favourite character if they wish. We will be exploring the text and performing and writing spells in the morning. In the afternoon we will be watching Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone. The film is a cert. PG. If you have any concerns about your child watching the movie or taking part in the Harry Potter Day activities please contact your child’s class teacher, or a member of the senior leadership team.

A 7-day a week crèche and care centre for disabled people is coming to Horsham`s Swan Walk shopping centre. Charitable foundation Hop, Skip and Jump has worked with Horsham District Council to bring to the town this specialist facility for people with complex needs. It will be a drop-in centre in which skilled carers provide a safe, supervised environment where children and young adults can be left while their parents or carers take a break. The centre, to be opposite Wilkinsons, will contain a soft play area, an art and music space, sensory facilities, a fully accessible wet room and changing facility unit and fully qualified, professional staff. As a drop in centre there will be no need to book and visitors can stay for an hour or up to a day. Fees range from £5 an hour to £14 an hour depending on the level of care required and the centre can advise on how to set about getting funding from various sources.

The extra car parking spaces will soon be ready to use and should help to ease the congestion during school drop-off and pick-up times. In the mean time can we ask you to park with consideration to others, and allowing other vehicles to pass. Also can we remind you to always drive slowly and carefully on the school site.

If the school has to close at any time due to bad weather you will be informed either by Parentmail, through the West Sussex County Council website (follow the school closure link) or through local BBC radio.

Chicken Pox – we have two confirmed cases of chicken pox in school this week. Please keep an eye out for blistery spots.

At the end of next week we will be introducing a new electronic signing in system to allow access into and out of the school. Staff will be on hand to help out as we all get used to it. The new system will improve efficiency and security in the school

Happy Birthday to you…

Only one birthday in the coming week
Krish Patel in Lilac Class
We hope you have a lovely day