THIS WEEK AT FRENSHAM
Friday 10th December, 2021
A MESSAGE FROM KATHERINE
Dear Frensham community,
With only four more days before we break up, we intend to put in as much festive fun as possible in the run up to the holiday! It has been a real treat to welcome the children into school today in their PJs. Frensham is such a friendly special place, but even more so when everyone is in their snuggly outfits.
I am sorry that we are having to make last minute changes to our plans for next week, but I really do hope you understand we do not want the events to influence anyone's Christmas plans as we are so close to the big day. With isolation periods of 10 days we want to ensure everyone can have an enjoyable time. Our Years 4-6 showcase and Years N-3 play started to take form today with some technical rehearsals. All the children will have the opportunity to watch each other on Monday for their Dress rehearsals.
Years 4 to 6 Christmas Showcase
On Tuesday, we start with our Years 4 to 6 Christmas showcase, and we do ask that parents bring along their singing voices because we will be asking you to join in a few numbers! As we will be outside, please wrap up warm and seating will be available for those who are unable to stand. This will take place in the front courtyard outside of Main House after drop off at 8.45am. The event is expected to last no longer than 45 minutes.
Years N to 3 Lights Camel Action: The Sequin
Followed hot on its heels is Lights Camel Action: The Sequin with Nursery to Year 3. As this event could not be moved outside, we have made the decision to continue this event in the Theatre but move to two performances to further reduce the amount of people watching.
Performance one - 9.30am you are welcome to pop home and arrive at 9.15am or you can make your way over to the front of Main House for hot chocolate and mince pies, after Drop off, before being taken to the Theatre for 9.15am to be shown to your seats. Performance two - 2.30pm as planned and will be without refreshments. Please do arrive at 2.15pm to be shown to your seats.
We still ask that only two people per child come and watch across the two performances to limit numbers. Please fill in the form below to confirm you can attend and which performance as we are ideally trying to split the adults in attendance across the two productions. Thank you so much for your flexibility.
Just a reminder that Late Stay on Thursday will only run until 4.10pm to support parents with children in Year 7 and above.
I do hope you all have a restful weekend in preparation for the busy last few days of term because we already have some tired children and staff.
Take care all,
Christmas Dates to Remember!
We're planning lots of festive things, big and little, things for the students in the run up to the Christmas break. Many will be a surprise, but here are a few dates to remember:
Tuesday 14th - Yrs 4-6 Christmas Showcase
Wednesday 15th - Christmas Sparkle (clothing / outfits) + Yrs N-3 Christmas Play
Thursday 16th - Junior School Christmas Lunch + Rock and Pop Concert at 3.15pm under the Art Canopy
FoF and Music Department Event
At 3.15pm on Thursday under the Art Canopy, musicians from Year 7-13 will be showcasing some of their work this term (performances which were originally planned for Fireworks Evening) and FoF will be selling mulled wine and mince pies from the Aldridge Theatre Foyer. Parents are welcome to come and watch but please do wear a face covering and maintain social distancing.
Thank you for buying your Christmas Trees from us this year. We have 6 more to deliver this weekend and a few to be collected from school. If collecting please park in Main House Quad and got to reception. They are stored outside in Main House Quad and labelled with names.
Farnham Christmas Farmers' Market Performance
Molly Hunter and Bailey Britt are performing at the Farnham Christmas Farmers’ Market on Sunday 12th December at 12:15 – 12:45. They have both been working hard, and it is their first ever professional booking.
Can you help? Collection for Farnham Help for Refugees
I would like to be able to deliver 180 pens, 180 pencils, 180 notebooks and 180 bars of chocolate to a group of refugees who have recently been located in our area with nothing, nothing to their name. These will be given to them as part of a Christmas present for each refugee from our friends … PLEASE DROP YOUR DONATIONS TO JUNIOR SCHOOL OFFICE or RECEPTION. Thank you!
Year 10/11 GCSE History trip 11-12 March 2022
Sadly, the increasing Covid regulations have meant two significant changes to the History GCSE trip this year. Firstly the dates have changed from 17-19 March to 11-12 March 2022. Secondly it has become a UK-based trip rather than to France and Belgium.
GCSE Drama students & BTEC Performing Arts student
PLEASE GET YOUR PERMISSIONS AND MONEY IN FOR THE TRIP ASAP!!
The trip is on 17th March 2022.
It is nearly time for us to complete the draw for our Christmas raffle. Our raffle concludes on Monday 13th at 17.00. There are some amazing events and gifts donated to us from some of our parents, from festival tickets for a family of 4 to Shynefest, a case of wine, to gifts from the Universal Soul company, who sell a stunning range of non-toxic vegan fragrance products of candles and room fragrances and we also have a Christmas hamper, wine gifts and much more.
The raffle tickets can be bought on the link here: Christmas Raffle Tickets
Well the Friends of Frensham Christmas puddings have arrived, and we are busy putting on the labels and getting them bagged up ready for collection. The junior school supply will be taken to the junior school office, where they can be distributed to the class teachers from Tuesday. Middle and senior school puddings will be available in the Aldridge theatre on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at morning drop off and afternoon pick up times.
If you missed making your order, we have a small stock that you can purchase on these days too at the Aldridge theatre.
If you have any further queries to this please drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you and we wish you and your families a great seasonal break
Friends of Frensham
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THIS WEEK AT FRENSHAM
FRENSHAM CHRISTMAS ELF
The Frensham Christmas elf has been entertaining the staff and students this week with naughty antics all over the school.
Have a look at what he's been up to so far. A new video will be added every school day until term ends. Enjoy!
YEAR 5 TUDOR BANQUET
Our Year 5 children were treated to a Tudor banquet to continue bringing their topic to life (after flying a kestrel last week). Complete with roast fowl, mead (ginger beer) and a court jester - their lunch was the envy of the rest of the dining room!
It was exciting and delightful to be back in our wonderful Aldridge Theatre performing Peter Pan last week.
The children worked hard to create and find costumes from recycled and re-used clothing and the set was mainly created from reclaimed wood and items that live in the school, in an attempt to make everyone think more about our common learnt expectations versus current possible actions in a wish to protect our planet.
YEAR 8 SHAKESPEARE IN A BOX COMPETITION
The culmination of the study of a Shakespeare play in Year 8 this term is a memory box presentation. These have been happening across each of the classes ready for the grand final to be judged next week! The competition is really hotting up as these pictures from Zoe’s group prove!