Archive 04/12/2023

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

Thank you to Mrs Morris for organising the Operation Christmas Child project and to everyone who was able to make a contribution.

We were able to deliver a total of 56 boxes to the organization. It is wonderful to know that 56 children around the world will experience the delight of receiving a gift this year.

Sending gifts to others develops our Fruit of The Spirit. A focus on sharing love and joy around the world helps the children at The Queen Anne to understand that they are able to make a difference to the lives of others around the world and see themselves as agents of change.

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”

― Mother Teresa

REMEMBRANCE SERVICE

The school gathered together in the hall for our Remembrance Service on Friday 10TH November

.  The children thought about the significance of the poppy as a symbol and gave their thoughts to the service and sacrifice given by people in the past and today.

 Thank you to Mrs Warburton for leading the service of Remembrance and to all the children and staff who created our outdoor poppy display.

NATIONAL ANTI-BULLING WEEK

As part of National Anti-Bullying Week, the children discussed behaviour and relationships in school.

Each class thought about what behaviour is expected, what bullying is and what we can do if we are worried about bullying. Everyone thought about The Queen Anne expectations of Ready, Respectful and Safe.

We were fortunate to have two visitors to school to support our learning this week.

PC Bullock joined our Y3 and Y4 children to share his PC Ben books which have a central theme of inclusion. The children reflected on and discussed the events in the book and the impact of events on the characters in the stories.

Mr Jackson, a semi-professional footballer, led a games session with the children and talked about the behaviour required to be a sportsperson.

Thank you to both Mr Jackson and PC Bullock for taking the time to support the children’s understanding of appropriate behaviour and inclusion of all.

REINDEERS

Thanks to QAPAFA, we had some very special visitors to school this week.

The children were delighted to meet the reindeers and to discover lots of facts about how reindeers live, grow and survive.

It was a wonderful for the children to have to meet and to feed the reindeers.

 Certainly, many life-long memories were made and the visit provided a magical start to the Christmas season in school.

AUTHOR VISIT

Earlier in the month, the FS and Y1 children met with local author Rhian Lynette.

She shared her book ‘Goose and Bear’ with the children, which is a tale about friendship, kindness and bravery.

The children had an opportunity to ask lots of question about the theme of the book and about the life of an author.

It was an engaging and exciting way to develop the children’s love of reading and writing and develop an appreciation that they, too, could be an author one day.

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.