Year 1 Windsor Parish Church

Last week, the Year 1 class visited Windsor Parish Church to explore a very special sculpture of The Last Supper by artist Peter Barnes.

The children spent time studying the sculpture and finding some of the messages and quotes from the Bible threaded throughout the mosaic.

The children also explored the features of the church with Reverend Sally who said that ‘ the children were a delight, they listened well, showed respect and asked interesting questions.’

Thanks go to Reverend Sally for welcoming the children to the church for this exciting opportunity.

Whole School Forum May 2023

Throughout the year , we hold regular Whole School Forums to enable every child to share their thoughts about our school.

In May 23 , we asked the children to think about which fruit of the Spirit the school shows easily and which fruit of the Spirit needs more focus.

The children shared their views and listened to the views of others. They felt that faithfulness, joy, patience, love and kindness were in abundance across the school and that demonstrating self-control and peace can be challenging.

We will now think about ways to help children to continue to develop self-control and peace.

Grand Designs for Hedgehogs

Following the children’s campaign to help hedgehogs, and the generosity of David Herbert Architects, any passing hedgehogs are now able to stay in 5-star accommodation.

Two beautiful hedgehog hotels, donated by David Herbert Architects, are now in place in the Lost Garden.

Sam Gesell, Extended Schools, who supported the children’s campaign said ‘When you are passionate about something, it is infectious.’

We are all proud of our children’s advocacy on behalf of the hedgehog community and we are all looking forward to hosting our first hedgehog visitors.

Thank you to the children, Sam and David Herbert Architects for making a difference to our world.

Coronation Day

Although we were not able to hold our Coronation Maypole, Morris and Country Dancing Gala due to wet weather, we were still able to mark this special event.

As with all moments of national significance, the school gathered around the flagpole for a whole school assembly this morning.

The school reflected on the promises, which will be made by King Charles in the Coronation Services, and on the Christian belief that the rainbow in the story of Noah is a promise from God that he would never flood the earth again.

Quite a fitting thought with today’s rainbow-filled weather.

The lunch hall was transformed into a riot of red, white and blue for the Coronation lunch. Thank you to the QAPAFA team who decorated the hall as it added to the celebratory feel of our special lunch.

Shouts of ‘God save the King!’ could be heard throughout the school today.

We hope that everyone has a terrific weekend and joyous memories are made.

A New Season

The children are delighted to see that ‘the Queen’s hats’ planted in September in memory of Queen Elizabeth II are now in full bloom. It has been lovely to hear the children reminisce about planting the bulbs for Queen Elizabeth II and delight in spotting their own bloom.

We were touched to receive a thank you card from King Charles this week, thanking the children for the cards and messages sent in sympathy.

It feels fitting to take a moment to reflect on the life of Queen Elizabeth II, as we look forward to our school celebrations to mark the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla.

Stay & Play Spring 2023

Easter Service

All Saints Church

Easter Jubilation filled our hearts this week! We all thoroughly enjoyed being together as a school family in church. The children reflected on the Easter story and, on a central table, laid symbols of Easter which included a palm leaf, a jug, some coins, a cloth and a cross.

Thank you to all at All Saints Church for welcoming us for this special service.

We wish everyone a peaceful and joyous Easter.

Good Citizen

Here’s a lovely example of a Queen Anne child being a good citizen.

One of our children noticed that the planters on St Leonard’s Road had fallen into disrepair and set about making a difference.

This weekend, she helped to tidy up the planters with her grandmother. She chose the violas, daffodils and baby pansies and planted them for all to enjoy.

We are all looking forward to seeing the planters in full bloom.

It just goes to show the wonders that can happen when we show kindness and love.

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Whole School Forum: Spirituality

Every child in the school has an opportunity to share their views during the Whole School Forum sessions ,which are held each term.

In March, we asked the children to think about Spirituality. Here are some of their thoughtful responses:

If you would like to view the full document, please go to About Us section of the website , click Christian Foundation and view the document at the bottom of the page.

Ready, Respectful and Safe

We have launched a new and exciting Behaviour Expectation Rainbow in school whereby children are celebrated if they are spotted being ready, respectful or safe.

We held a competition for children to draw an image to be featured on our Ready, Respectful and Safe poster.

We had lots of amazing entries where children had taken great care with their illustrations.

There could only be three winners but all entries will be displayed in our school hall on a new display board.

Thank you to all of the children who entered this special competition.

The rainbow and poster are displayed in each classroom.

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.