Headteacher Newsletters

November 2019

Dear Parents/Carers,

As we enter the last week of November, another half-term seems to be just flying by! Following the October half term break the children really picked up where they left off, settling back quickly into their learning and continually impressing with their positive behaviour and excellent manners.

Early Years Foundation Stage Open Evening

Since the half term break, we hosted an Early Years Foundation Stage open evening for prospective families which was very well attended. It was lovely to see so many new faces and hear such positive feedback about their first impressions of our school. If you know of any parents who may be interested in having their children attend but who missed this event, please do encourage them to contact the school office as we would be more than happy to show them around.

Children in Need

The week before last we celebrated BBC Children in Need. Prior to the event, the School Council led an assembly to explain the purpose of Children in Need and the important work of the charity and then on the day, we raised a fantastic £365.00 with our yellow or spotty dress day. Thank you for all your contributions. 

Clothing

Up until this point, apart from the rain, the weather has been relatively kind to us but it is now starting to turn and the temperature will only continue to drop. Can I therefore remind everyone to ensure the children come suitably dressed to school with warm coats? As well as needing the appropriate clothing for break times, we always want to make the most of our fantastic school grounds and take up opportunities for outdoor learning wherever possible, whatever the weather!

Christmas Events

We now enter the always busy and exciting Christmas period, and this starts in earnest with the Christmas Fair after school next Thursday. Thank you to all those who have already given up time to organise this event and to those who will be doing so on the day to set up and run stalls. This is then followed up the next day with our whole school trip to Theatre Severn for the pantomime, Aladdin. To see the full list of dates, including those of each of the Christmas performances, please see the full version of this newsletter below.

Ofsted Inspection

I would like to thank all parents/carers for your support during our recent Ofsted inspection. It was so encouraging to see how proud you all are of our school and our children, as we, the staff and Governors are. The children were their usual friendly, polite and enthusiastic selves and seemed to enjoy showing off our school, as they should. The report will be released within 15-20 days of the visit and we will of course share this with you all as soon as it is available.

Parental Feedback and the School Website

Finally, thank you to those of you who completed the Ofsted parent survey and/or our school questionnaire which we distributed on Parents’ Evening. The feedback is invaluable and really helps us in our continuous drive for school improvement. One thing that did arise from the school questionnaire was the desire to know more about the children’s upcoming learning. Can I take this opportunity to direct you to the school’s website which we have been developing a great deal recently and is a wealth of such information? At the top of each class page, there is a tab entitled, “What are we learning this term?” If you click on that tab, you will be taken to a page featuring an overview of the year group’s learning for the current term and their curriculum map for the whole academic year.

In addition to this, you will find progression documents for each subject area in their individual pages beneath the curriculum tab. There is also information about upcoming events under the “What’s on?” heading and past events in the “Events” section beneath the “Our School” tab. Should you have any further queries about the children’s learning, please do not hesitate to contact myself or the class teacher.

I look forward to seeing you all at the upcoming festive events.  

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.