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We wish you a merry Christmas 15.12.23

Dear Families

What a sparkly, twinkly Christmas week we have had – fully of wonderful performances which are really getting us into the Christmas spirit.

This week has seen us enjoy our reception Christmas nativity, Year 1 and Green Class Carols by Twinkle Light AND Year 2 and Purple Class Class Assembly.

I have been amazed by the brilliant performances including stellar acting and super singing. Seeing children rise to such occasions really affirms to me how we should never underestimate what they are capable of and I do hope that, if you attended a performance, you have enjoyed seeing your child shine.

What has also been amazing is how inclusive these opportunities have been and seeing children from across our schoolwork together really helps create our family feel. A huge thank you to all of the staff who make these opportunities possible and show the children how amazing they are.


You will receive your child’s school report today. I hope that you find it useful. We want to keep you informed every step of the way about your child’s progress – without a doubt your child is more than a number so if you would like any aspect of the report explaining or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher.

Christmas Lunch

On Wednesday, it was our annual Christmas lunch where all children and staff came together to enjoy some festive food. The atmosphere was brilliant with singing and laughter filling the hall. Thank you to all of the kitchen staff and teachers who supported this lovely occasion.

Christmas Film Night

Also on Wednesday, we had our FEHPS Christmas film night. Children across the school enjoyed the a variety of Christmas films and some tasty treats too. Thank to everyone who organised and supported the event. Again, we have raised a brilliant £700.

School Parliament

This week I popped into our School Parliament meeting which was being led by the Prime Ministers Mrs Kelly and Mrs Robinson. They were deep in discussion creating their manifesto and we are all very excited to see what positive changes they bring to EHPS!

Reception and Blue Class visit West Lodge Farm

Tuesday was a very exciting day for our Reception children and Blue Class as they visited West Lodge Farm. They got to feed animals and enjoyed a very Christmassy experience which included seeing the big man himself!

Have you seen this survey?

The Children’s Commissioner for England, Dame Rachel de Souza, has launched The Big Ambition, a national survey of children and young people across England.

The Big Ambition aims to hear from children across England on what they think is important! In the lead up to the next General Election, the Children’s Commissioner wants to take children’s thoughts, opinions and ideas to decision-makers, to make sure that the Government hears young people’s voices on what they think needs to be done to make children’s lives better in England.

The Big Ambition survey will be open until Friday 15th December and takes about 10 minutes to complete. Click here to take the survey.


Due to a shorter week in school next week, there won’t be a newsletter but as a reminder:

Monday 18th is Party Day – children are welcome to come in their festive party clothes (no high heels please). They can also bring in non-electronic games to play if they wish which must be named.

We return to school, bright eyed and bushy tailed, on Thursday 4th January (learning starts at 08:45 for our mainstream classes and 8.55 for SU classes).

So, all that is left for me to do is wish you all a very merry Christmas time whatever you may get up to. Enjoy the films, the food and the family time. Thank you to everyone who has brought our library a book as a Christmas present – this is hugely appreciated.

I look forward to welcoming you all back in the New Year and thank you for your continued support this Autumn Term – your positivity and commitment towards our brilliant school never goes unnoticed and is always hugely appreciated – thank you.

Merry Christmas!

Ms Pennington