Archive December 2022

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

We all enjoyed a busy Christmas Week at The Queen Anne.  Amidst the glitter, tinsel and other Christmas traditions, the true meaning of Christmas was celebrated throughout the school.

Nativity

The children and staff worked hard to put together a wonderful Nativity. 

Angels, donkeys, sheep, Joseph, Mary, inn keepers, narrators, the Year 3 and Year 4 choir and a very peaceful baby Jesus, all came together to create a magical Nativity.

We were delighted to be able to share the Nativity with a live audience this year. Huge thanks to all the members of staff worked with the children to produce such a lovely retelling of the Nativity.

Joint Worship with Soho Parish Primary School

On Wednesday, Year 2, Year 3 and Reverend Sally held a joint worship with Soho Parish Primary.

It was a wonderful opportunity for the children to share their experiences of Christmas in Windsor and find out about Christmas at school in London.

Year 4 Performance at St George’s Hall

On Monday, the Year 4 children performed a number of Christmas songs in front of the magnificent 20-foot-high Nordmann Fir tree in St George’s Hall.

Parents and visitors to the castle enjoyed the performance. 

It was a lovely opportunity for the children to perform to a large audience and celebrate Christmas through song with the wider community

Father Christmas

On Tuesday, we had a special visitor. Father Christmas came to see the children and brought with him a selection of lovely gifts for each class.

Thanks go to Father Christmas for fitting us in to his busy Christmas schedule and for the thoughtful gifts for each class.

Christmas Lunch

One Wednesday, the whole school enjoyed a wonderful Christmas lunch. Thanks go to the cooks who provided a delicious Christmas lunch today.

We gave thanks, not just for our Christmas lunch, but also for being able to enjoy our delicious school lunches each and every school day.

Our Wonderful School Cook

It was lovely to see the children enjoying their lunch and wearing their Christmas hats and jumpers.

Christmas Service at All Saints Church

On Thursday, the whole school community joined to gather to celebrate Christmas at All Saints Church, Windsor.

Each class performed a song and Reverend Sally led the blessings and prayers.

It was wonderful to gather together in church as a whole school family.

Skipping Festival

On Tuesday 22nd November, Year 1 and Year 2 had the wonderful opportunity of taking part in a local skipping festival at Trevelyan Middle School.

The children’s behaviour was excellent and they were a credit to the school.


Each child tried their very best and all made progress in such a short amount of time.

It was lovely to see the children take part in group and individual activities, such as long rope run through and skipping relays.


The children had an amazing afternoon and had lots of fun. One child even commented “I am going to ask for a skipping rope for Christmas”.

The children were delighted to receive their participation certificates. We were all very proud of the Year 1 and Year 2 children’s sporting skills and behaviour.

Remembrance Service

On 11th November 2022, the whole school gathered around the flagpole to commemorate the national day of Remembrance.

Our Year 4 pupils led service by lowering the flag to half-mast, laying a poppy wreath and leading prayers and reflections.

Each child planted a small poppy on a cross around the flagpole.

All staff and children held a one-minute silent reflection at 11 a.m. and the Last Post was played.

The children gave thanks to all people, past and present, who help to keep us safe.

It was a very moving service and the children showed their respect throughout the service by standing in silence and participating in the prayers and reflections.

The Queen Anne Royal Free CE First School

Chaucer Close
Windsor
SL4 3EH
Tel: 01753 830885
Email: office@queenannefirstschool.org.uk
Website: www.queenannefirstschool.org.uk

KS2 Full Time Teacher to cover maternity leave
The Governors and Head Teacher would like to appoint a motivated and enthusiastic class teacher to join our team.

The successful candidate will be:
passionate about teaching
be committed to high standards of behaviour
enthusiastic and a team player
have an appreciation of the needs & abilities of a diverse range of children

What the school offers its staff: 
Happy and enthusiastic children
Positive, supportive and encouraging colleagues
Opportunities for professional development
Pay scale
MPS/UPS Depending on experience
Required from September 2024

If you like the sound of this opportunity, please ring the school office on 01753 830885 to receive an application pack.  No agencies please.

The Queen Anne is a small but perfectly formed five class Church First School on the edge of town close to Windsor Great Park where people matter and children come first. With very friendly staff and well-behaved children this is a great place in which to work! If you feel that you have the qualities to join our team, in this popular, successful and thriving school, we would love to hear from you.

Closing date:  7th June 2024 we invite applicants to visit the school.  Applicants will be shortlisted as soon as applications are received.

 The Queen Anne is committed to safeguarding our pupils. All appointments are dependent upon enhanced DBS checks. Please contact the school for an application form.