So far, so good!

Date: 29th Jan 2020 @ 9:26pm

We can hardly believe we are half way through the half term - it's been a busy one!

The term began with the children takng part in a creative week linked to English and art, based on 'The Dot'. This book is all about being brave and encourages children to 'make their mark'. Please have a look at our gorgeous display of dots in the hall next time you visit school.

Our sports teams have done us proud, as always. This week Coach Guy took our 'new age kurling' team to compete in an inter-school competition and they came 1st out of 13 schools - what an achievement! Earlier in the term our year 5/6 athletics team also did really well in their sports festival. Mr Robinson and Mrs Crellin were thrilled -  well done to all!

It has been wonderful to share the children's achievements in our Wednesday assemblies. Mrs Wood is particularly proud of those children who are regularly completing Times Tables Rock Stars challenges and Mathletics activities - it's making a huge difference to their progress in maths and the children really love receiving their certificates. We have a competition board in the junior corridor to celebrate everyone's successes... children's names appear on the board as they become 'rock stars' or 'legends'. Miss Hadfield made the board last week - she was very excited to be a legend! 

Time for a bit of a grumble... trainers and backpacks appear to be creeping back into school at the moment. Please make sure the children wear the correct uniform; sensible black school shoes, not trainers. Backpacks are also not permitted, unless children cycle to school and are unable to carry book bags. We have explained, on numerous occasions, that we don't have the room to store rucksacks. They fall off the pegs in the corridor and create a trip hazard, not to mention an additional risk if we have to evacuate because of fire. Children who bring backpacks have to decant everything into their drawers each morning which takes time. Please support us with this. Grumble over!

Thank you to those parents and carers who completed the Parent Questionnaire - the results are on the website. We are thrilled that in most areas parents strongly agree or agree that we're doing a good job. Your views are incredibly important to us; we work hard and we are very proud of our school and the children. It's nice to know you are all proud too!

There's lots more to look forward to this half term. Please keep an eye on the school calendar for PTFA events, including the Valentine's Disco. Also, the calendar is a good way of checking if clubs are running or confirming dates for class visits. Parents' evening is coming up after half term, so look out for a reminder text to make sure you get a time slot that suits. 

Finally, we have sent out statements and ballot papers for our parent governor elections. The ballot box is the red post box in the entrance hall. Please take a little time to read the statements and to choose your representative for our Governing Body. 



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