Headteacher Newsletters

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome to the second half of the summer term! Despite the short, 4 week half term, we still packed in the events before the week break and the children continued working hard in their learning as always. A special mention must go to the Year 6 children who completed their SATs in admirable fashion. They dealt with them in exactly the right way, and we all felt very proud of them for trying their best and for displaying such mature, positive attitudes.

Attentions now turn to the extremely busy second half of the summer term; please see overleaf for a list of events and key dates, including Sports Days, leavers’ events, and a drop-in session for parents/carers where you will be able to visit your child’s classroom and see the wonderful work they have completed this year. Class Teachers will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about your child’s learning or their written report which you will have received beforehand. Full details will follow shortly. There are also a number of sporting events and competitions taking place this half term so look out for further communication about any relevant to your child.

May I also please take this opportunity to remind everyone to be mindful and respectful of how and where we park our cars during drop-off and pick-up or when attending school events? The congestion seems to only be increasing so please can we ensure we park considerately both when on the street or in the ‘park and stride’ car park and if waiting for your child, please switch off your engine to reduce air pollution around school. With the hopefully improving weather, it would also be much appreciated if anyone who is able to either walks or cycles to school to further reduce the traffic.

Finally, I have some bittersweet news regarding our staffing for September and the next academic year. Sadly, after nearly 14 years with the school, Mrs Green will be leaving us at the end of the summer term to spend more time with her family. She will be missed by us all and even though there will be time for proper ‘goodbyes’ later in the term, I am sure you will all join me in thanking her for everything she has done for the school and in wishing her all the very best for the future. On a brighter note, we have successfully appointed three new teachers for next year as we continue to grow. We look forward to welcoming Miss Helena Eastman and Miss Nicola Sammons, two newly qualified teachers and Mr. Edward Pharo, a recently qualified teacher who will all bring a great deal to our team. Our new team members will join us for our annual ‘Move Up Morning’ on Monday 1st July when children will get to meet their new teachers for next year. Look out for further information about this and your child’s class for next year to follow shortly.

I look forward to seeing you at the various upcoming events but should you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me via the office or to speak to me on the doors at drop-off and pick-up times.

Yours sincerely,

Mr. Henry Bray

Headteacher

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Christian Theme of the Month

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

"Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will." I Thessalonians 5:18

In school we will be:

Exploring the concept of thankfulness and how this relates to our school value of Community.

Encouraging pupils to further develop a thankful attitude.

Exploring how we can show thanks.

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