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An eventful week and more security information.

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An eventful week and more security information.
by Mandy Porrett - Friday, 4 March 2016, 5:14 PM

Yesterday we celebrated World Book Day at BEPS. This year we decided to think about illustrators this year, and were lucky to have a visit from one of our parents who is an illustrator. Florine Asch came and answered questions during assembly and shared some of her work with the children too. They were all very impressed and many of them have another career to consider in the future. We would like to thank her on behalf of the whole school, and hope that she enjoyed the experience as much as the children did. We are sure that the teachers will have told you about the activities the children were involved in, in the classroom, in their weekly newsletters.

The Book Fair was also a great success and as the children spent over 2000 Euros we were able to select some lovely new books for the library. Thank you for supporting this and for encouraging the children to enjoy books.

Some very excited Class 2 children set off to the Children’s Museum this morning. Walking in the rain didn’t dampen their enthusiasm, and although they came back looking a little tired they all agreed they’d had a fantastic time. We are sure they will have lots to tell you about their day this evening.

There was further excitement today as Class 3 led assembly this afternoon. They have been learning about poetry and shared some amazing poems with us this. Not only did they recite the poems, but they performed them, by adding actions to them. Everyone was brilliant and had learnt the poems off by heart. Well Done, and thank you for sharing them with us.

From Monday, Garderie will take place in the Pre-School building. This will mean that parents will no longer have to enter the main school building to collect children after school. All children from after school clubs will be brought into the playground, and so anyone collecting children after these must go to the playground. Please do not come into school, the children will be brought outside to you.

If it is raining too heavily for the children to stay outside at the start of the school day, you will be asked to drop them off at the door, but not to come into school yourself. A teacher will be at the door to welcome them. Wet dismissal will also take place in the playground from now on. As we explained earlier in the week this is all linked to security measures and ways of ensuring that the children are safe.

We would also like to remind you that whenever you come into school you must go to Dominique to sign in and to collect a Visitor’s badge to wear. When you leave you will need to sign out and return the badge. In this way, we know exactly who is in the building at any time. Thank you for your support and understanding.

Dates for your diaries:

Friday 25th March – School ends at 12.30

Monday 28th March – Tuesday 12th April – Easter Holidays (Please note that there isn’t school on Monday 11th April as there is a Teacher INSET Day)

Tuesday 19th April – Parent/Teacher Consultations (from 16.00).

Next week is sure to be a full one again. The Class 5 children are going on a trip organised by their French teachers, and they too will be walking to their destination. The trip is linked to their Unit of Work ‘Paintings, Pictures, Photographs’ and is to visit a Museum celebrating the work of the Belgian artist Constantin Meunier. We are sure that they will return full of enthusiasm and be inspired to sculpt and paint.

We know that after the Book Fair everybody has plenty of books to read over the weekend and maybe some of our budding illustrators will be trying out some new skills. Whatever you are doing though, enjoy yourselves.

Best Wishes,

The Leadership Team.