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Happy Half Term!

Dear Parents and Carers,


What a great first half term! I would firstly like to thank our Literacy Team (Mrs Morgan, Mrs Couslon and Miss Pirt) for organising yesterday’s author visit which linked neatly to the Rugby World Cup; the children were treated to a workshop from Sports Author Tom Palmer and the buzz was palpable, both during and after his assembly. Tom is the author of three Puffin fiction series for hildren including Football Academy and Foul Play. He has also written a new children’s Rugby Academy series starting with Combat Zone for Barrington Stoke. His first novel Foul Play was short listed for the Blue Peter Book Award. Do take a moment to visit his website - particularly if you are the parent of a reluctant reader who is fanatical about sport… Our staff work very hard to encourage the children’s passion for reading and we hope that this week’s visit has helped to strengthen this aspect of work; hopefully it will really help our children develop a long long passion for the enjoyment of reading and books.


It was lovely to see the Parents and Carers from Class 3P in school on Tuesday for ‘Come dine with me’. The children were certainly very excited. For more information about school dinners at Yattendon, click on our Useful Information section.


Congratulations to all forty children who were deservedly presented with a shared vision trophy this morning. Please take a moment to chat with your child about the reasons why they were presented with this award.


Congratulations also to Gandhi House who take the House Team Cup this half term with 2125 points. Please see the home page of the school website for further details.


I look forward to seeing you later at the FoY fireworks night.
Finally, on behalf of all the staff at Yattendon, I would like to wish you all a happy and restful half term break.


With best wishes,
Dave Cole - Headteacher

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