We know that dressing-up theme days are much enjoyed by the children and we try to make sure that you have good notice of them, that you don't need to go and buy clothes for them and that they are not always to raise money. All dressing-up theme days are optional. Children can come in normal uniform if they would rather not dress up. Our first opportunity for dressing-up is Thursday 5th October when we are holding a Monster Day - this is the official launch of our new Monster Phonics programme for younger children and we would like them to choose a Monster Phonics character; these are very easy as they include Tricky Witch, Silent Ghosts, Black Cats and lots of different coloured letter monsters. Older children can join in with this or choose another monster costume they may have or can borrow or improvise. We don't want anything too frightening as we want it to be a fun day. There will be a special Monster Lunch including Miss "Oh No"s doughnuts with chocolate sauce straight from Tricky Witch's cauldron. Every child having the lunch will received a Monster sticker.
We have now met with the School Council to decide our fund raising and other days and they again chose Children in Need on Friday 17th November which involves wearing pyjamas, and also two Christmas Jumper Days: on the official Christmas Jumper Day Thursday 7th December and Wednesday 20th, the last day of term. We will not be collecting money but you can given directly to Children in Need if you wish. There is no need to buy a Christmas Jumper as children can wear any Christmassy clothes or just use their imagination to decorate an ordinary jumper, or of course wear their school uniform. There will not be a Hallowe'en Disco this year as we felt the costumes were getting a little too gruesome and not everyone appreciated this event. There will be a Christmas Disco and discos in the spring and summer terms.