Following on from lunchtime improvements recorded during the last meeting held on 23rd March, Brodie suggested some parents had raised concerns over rushed lunchtimes. Mrs Curtis explained there have been no changes to how lunchtime is organised and the children have 45 minutes from 12.15pm-1pm. The children come to the hall on time and are seated promptly. Children who have finished their lunch prior to the first whistle sounding can leave the hall. The remainder will have a further period of time before a second whistle is blown. Whilst we encourage all children to play and explore outside in readiness for the afternoon we will always support and encourage those who may need a little longer.
Some parents have mentioned children like choosing the jacket potato option every day as it does not include a vegetable or salad side this was offered as an optional choice. Starting immediately all jackets will now be served with salad or vegetables.
The new playground equipment installation is now complete and signed off. Every class was allocated a half hour slot to explore. To reduce the risk of unsupervised children hurting themselves no children are permitted to play on any equipment before or after school.
Some parents have noticed an increased in children riding bikes and scooters on the top playground before morning drop off. Parents are reminded children must dismount before entering the school grounds. This also includes our Preschool and Nursery children. Those children who continue to ride will be subject to a one-week ban starting immediately.
Mrs Curtis shared our recent visit from Guildford in Bloom. Mrs Hurst and groups of children have been busy around the school grounds digging, planting and watering 3 themed areas the children designed for the Guildford in Bloom competition. After the visit the judges remarked on how delightful, enthusiastic and polite the children were. Well done to all those involved for all their hard work, the areas are very creative and so colourful.
Our Year 5 children entered a creative writing competition and visited Surrey University in April to collect their awards. Congratulations to Ellie-May Bath who won first place. Ellie-May won a book voucher along with £50 in book vouchers for the school. Jacob Mandeville and Abi Kihengu also won runners up making Ash Grange the overall winners.
The Nature Area was officially opened this week and Year 6 will be holding auditions in preparation for their end of term performance. A complete list of upcoming events is available via our school website.
Parent are asked to let Mrs Curtis know if they are willing to stand as reps in 2019-20
Thank you to all the Council and PTA members for attending and undertaking this important role in the school.
The next meeting will be September 2019