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At the end of last term, we took part in sponsored event to raise funds for Spencer Contact. This charity collects donated items of furniture and repairs, cleans and restores them so they can then be distributed and delivered  to families in need within and around Northampton. Representatives from the charity came in to explain this to the children during an assembly in which we launched the sponsorship event with theme:  ‘I am going to sleep on the floor so no one else has to’. Each child then sought sponsorship for sleeping on the floor on the night of Friday October 18th.  We were delighted with how many children took part and to have supported a charity that makes a difference in our own locality and raised an incredible £1176! Thank you to everyone who took part and to those who sponsored the children so generously.

You will also see that we have re-created the amazing poppy display outside the school. We have once again received a lot of positive feedback. Each child has ‘planted’ a poppy and we have been learning about their significance and the importance of Remembrance. We are planning to observe  a minute’s silence on Monday 11th November at 11am.

 Poppy display

The term is flying by ...

The term is flying by and we seem to be as busy as ever!

Thank you to everyone who came to the curriculum evenings. The PowerPoints for each year group have now been uploaded to the class pages. If you were unable to attend the evenings and would like some more information, please do not hesitate to ask the class teachers or me.

As you are aware, we have recently held our school council elections. The children produced some amazing manifestos and enjoyed replicating the parliamentary process in their voting. Thank you to all who produced a manifesto and well done to those who were elected.

The newly formed council will shortly be writing to you about our next Charity event on October 18th. I mentioned this at the curriculum evening at the beginning of term so many of you are already aware of it. We are working closely with a local charity called Spencer Contact who support families in difficulties by providing and recycling basic furniture items. The idea is that, for one night (Friday 18th October), children are sponsored to sleep on the floor to raise money to support people in and around Northampton who do not have a bed for the night. The slogan ‘I have slept on the floor so other people do not have to’ is the basis of the sponsorship. A representative from the charity will visit on Monday to talk to all the children in an assembly; we will then issue the sponsorship forms.

We hope as many of you as possible are able to take part!

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