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DEAR PARENTS & CARERS
It is hard to believe that today marks the half way point of the school year! It has been a much shorter term than the Autumn, but we have still managed to pack a lot of activities in!
I hope you have all had a chance to download and listen to our iSingPOP recording. I would like to say a huge thank you to the Friends of Amberley for funding this project. We are very lucky to have such an active PTA and, as we approach the busiest event of the year, I would urge you all to consider what role you are able to play in this year’s Cow Hunt (4th/5th May). More information will be coming out after half term, but we are still needing volunteer bakers. If this is something you would be willing to do, please contact Jess Mitchell or one of the FOA team.
I was extremely impressed with the standard of speeches delivered by the children in the Oracy competition this week. It takes a huge amount of confidence to stand up in front of the school and talk, and all the class finalists did a fantastic job; they should be extremely proud of themselves. We heard all about Super powers, Brain freeze, Spain, Space, Dance competitions, Community gardening, The Three Peaks, Attitude and Chickens. Congratulations to Imogen (Y6), Molly (Y3) and Georgie (Y2), who will be going on to the next round of the competition.
I would also like to congratulate Mo from Year 4, who came first in the District Junior category of the Rotary Young Artist competition, her artwork will be going forward to the National competition later this year. This is a huge achievement and we are extremely proud of her!
Since Christmas we have been lucky enough to have Mrs Ferris working in Belted Galloway Class. Her time with us has now come to an end, and we would like to say a huge thank you and wish her well, as she continues to work towards her teaching qualification.
I would like to welcome Emily, who started in Dexter Class this week, and her family to Amberley. We are sure you will all settle in quickly to life here in Amberley and everyone will make you feel welcome!
A reminder that the first day back after half-term is an INSET day, we look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday 20th February.
Happy Half Term!
Mrs A Flight
Government Guidelines 98%
School Target 97%
Whole School Attendance 95.3%
Year Groups achieving 100% this week :(
THE GOLDEN BOOK
COW HUNT 4th/5th May
📣 CALLING ALL BAKERS!
🐄 Your Cow Hunt needs you!
It’s that time again when we ask the bakers amongst you to take a big step forward 🙏
At last years Cow Hunt we sold *over 3000 slices of cake*. All homemade by Amberley families. So we need lots of support to make this year’s tea tent the ultimate cakey destination.
*How it works*:
🧁The baking starts 8 weeks before the event.
🧁We have a list of cakes we’d love you to bake, we will freeze them and then they are defrosted and decorated on the day by our team of expert cake pimpers.
🧁We will have a friendly WhatsApp group where we will share recipes, tips and moral support.
🧁We can help with cost of ingredients
If you’re keen to be in the baking team, you’ll need to commit to cooking *at least 12 cakes* in the 8 weeks before the event. 🤪
And remember, you don’t need to be an expert baker, *distinctly average* is good enough for us. There’s not much that can’t be covered in chocolate buttercream and made to look amazing 💫
So please get in touch with Jess Mitchell or a member of the Cow Hunt committee to find out more.
Regards The FOA
AMBERLEY SCHOOL IS CARBON NEUTRAL!
We have succeeded in raising enough money to buy an offset to remove from the atmosphere the 32.19 tonnes of CO2 Amberley School's electricity and gas produced last year. We hope you enjoy watching the bees coming to your bee friendly plants next summer!