Headteacher Newsletters

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome!

It gives me great pleasure to extend a very warm welcome to all our new children and their families, along with a very warm ‘welcome back’ to everyone else. It was lovely to see the children come in with real enthusiasm yesterday and embrace the new school year with such positive attitudes. Welcome also to our new teachers, Miss Eastman, Mr Pharo and Miss Sammons and to Miss Dyke and Miss Purslow who are joining the team as Teaching Assistants – we are so pleased to have them in our school community.  I am also very happy to announce that Mrs Green will be re-joining us to support Year 3, covering Miss Sammons’ release time and Mrs Evans when she carries out her work as a lead Maths teacher as part of the Maths Hub.

Building Developments

When the children arrived yesterday, they were particularly excited to see all of the new developments that have taken place over the summer holidays, with our wonderful new classrooms completed and open for business, painting completed in various parts of the building and lockers installed for the children throughout Key Stage 1 and 2, creating fantastic new shared learning areas off each corridor.  We are also very excited to unveil our new Computing Suite! The building works and decoration have been completed and the new equipment, funded by The Friends, is currently being installed. This resource is going to greatly enhance not only our Computing lessons, but our entire curriculum and we feel very fortunate to be gaining it.

Parent Forum and Macmillan Coffee Morning

Parents/carers will have the opportunity to see these developments for yourselves when we hold our first Parent/Carer Forum of the year on Friday 27th September. This is an opportunity for us to give you updates on happenings in school and for you to give us feedback on all aspects of school life. There will also be the chance to get a cup of tea or coffee and a piece of cake as we will be holding a Macmillan Coffee morning as part of the event.  Please find this and some other key dates overleaf. In the meantime, myself and Mrs Lakin are always available on the doors at pick-up and drop-off times if you need to speak to us. Alternatively, you can contact either one of us by telephone or e-mail or make an appointment to see us via the school office if you would prefer.

Thank you

After all the building work and developments, there was a lot of work to be done to put school back together again so I would like to extend a huge thank you to all of the staff who gave up time during the holidays to make that happen, particularly Mrs Holloway, Mr Breeze and our dedicated cleaning team. School is looking absolutely fantastic for the children and we are all very proud of it.

 

Uniform and PE Kit

Similarly, the children were all looking very smart in their uniforms to start the term and we would like to see that maintained throughout the year. We would also like to extend this to our PE lessons so the expectation from now on will be that children wear the school PE uniform of navy blue or black shorts, the school PE t-shirt in their house colours and trainers/appropriate sports footwear. During the winter months plain tracksuit tops and bottoms can of course still be worn. PE t-shirts in each of the house colours are available in school at a cost of £4.50.

Working in Partnership

Finally I would like to say a big thank you to all of you the parents/carers for your ongoing support in providing the best possible school environment and community for the children. As mentioned previously, should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me and I wish everyone a successful term and year ahead.

Yours sincerely,

Mr. Henry Bray

Headteacher

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Christian Theme of the Month

The Christian theme for this half term is 'Respect'.

"Show proper respect to everyone" Peter 2:17

In school we will be:

Exploring our core school value of Respect.

Encouraging pupils to show respect for themselves, for each other and for everyone we meet.

Exploring how we can respect and celebrate difference.

Parents and carers, please help us at home to support your child in their understanding of the above concepts.