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Somerby Parish Council

Serving the people of Burrough On The Hill, Leesthorpe, Pickwell and Somerby

Clerk: Kathryn Staley
20 The Field, Somerby, Melton
Mowbray, Leics LE14 2PT

Tel: 01664 454529

Greetings everyone from Somerby School.

At the time of writing we have just received an icy blast from the mini Beast of the East and more snow! Hopefully, we can begin April by putting away the grit and salt needed on the playground and look towards more hopeful signs of Spring.

March was another busy month for us and began with celebrations for World Book Day. Our children and staff all arrived at School suitably dressed as either Mr Men characters or our favourite book characters. Everyone was given a £1 book voucher to spend and we look forward to hearing about the books that were bought.

We have also celebrated British Science Week with a number of investigations and practical experiments which might just give some of our pupils a taste for scientific discoveries of the future: magnetic challenges, mixing colours to create new fairy potions and making the wine glasses sing were just a few of the things we did. Not to mention the stinky cheese that was made; and in partnership with Ab Kettleby School there was a focus on senses and bath bombs created!

Our partnership continues to flourish, and The Years 1& 2 have been taking part in team teaching; getting 4 qualified teachers to boost their Maths and English throughout the Spring term and making friendships too! Years 5 & 6 took some time out to join Ab K for Go Ride Cycling sponsored by the British Cycling Team. It was a super session and maybe we have the next Tour de France Winner in our midst.

Our very hardworking parental group FOSS had a brilliant pub quiz night and thanks go to everyone involved for organising and also joining with us.

In amongst all our hard work we sadly had the oil taken from our tank on a couple of occasions. It did result in us having to close the school for an afternoon and an article within the Melton Times. However, we do ask villagers to help us out and if you notice anything unusual then please do call the Police many thanks.

So, April is here and sees the start of the Summer Term. Hard to believe there are just 13 weeks of this academic year left. Exam time fast approaches so its back to the grindstone and see you all next month.

School News –Don't forget to visit the school web site to keep in touch with everything we are doing.www.somerby.leics.sch.uk

Ian Toon Head Teacher