I hope you all had an enjoyable half term. Although the weather was a bit shaky at the beginning and end of the week, for the most part it was nice and sunny. I always look forward to this half term. It is a time for us to celebrate another successful year as well as start planning for the next. Please make sure you look at the dates for the diary. It would be good to see you at the school’s Open Evening and Sports Day.
Whole School Photograph
As last year, at the end of our visit we had a whole school photograph taken. To purchase the photograph (9” by 6”) please return the slip at the bottom of the page. The cost is £3.
Thomas Miles and Georgia Bruce (Mrs Campbell’s Class) were sent to me because they answered all the questions correctly about William Shakespeare’s Tempest. Samantha Burton (Mrs Chapman’s Class) received a green card for explaining to the class how October and December were named. Jack Hammond (Miss Gordon/ Mrs Tysterman’s class) earned a green card for getting three gold certificates for learning his 3, 4 and 11 times tables. Voeulya Mbakadi and Jason Hammond earned their green cards for excellent persuasive writing. Mrs Campbell’s class were working hard when they were printing on their launch day on Thursday.
Well done to Miss Gibbs’s class who had the best attendance last week. A special mention to Miss Smith’s Class because every single child attended the whole school trip to the Tower of London.
I am sorry but I published the wrong date for Sports Day. It will be held on Wednesday 29 June (if fine) at 9:30pm. The reserve will be held on Friday 1 July at 9:30pm.
There will be a few staff changes in September. Mrs Whitaker and Mrs Panteli will not be returning from maternity leave. I wish them both well with their new families. Miss Rogers will be joining us as a year four teacher. Mrs Westney is expecting her second child, so Miss Gordon will be covering her classes during maternity leave. On our continued road of school improvement, Mrs Tysterman will be working with groups of children to raise attainment in literacy and maths.
New Classes for September
I am pleased to inform you of your child’s new class teacher in September.
|Current Class||Class from September|
|Year 3||Class Teacher- Miss Smith|
Learning Assistant- Mrs Thorogood
|Year 3||Class Teacher- Ms Stafford|
Learning Assistant- Mrs Collins
|Miss Gordon/ Mrs Tysterman||Class Teacher- Mrs Chapman|
Learning Assistant- Mrs Pentelow
|Ms Stafford||Class Teacher- Miss Rogers|
Learning Assistant- Mrs McConnell
|Miss Smith||Class Teacher- Miss Biggs|
Learning Assistant- Ms Thomas
|Mrs Chapman||Class Teacher- Miss Gibbs|
Learning Assistant- Mrs Gardner
|Miss Biggs||Class Teacher- Mrs Sach|
Learning Assistant- Mrs Leys
|Miss Gibbs||Class Teacher- Mrs Campbell|
Learning Assistant- Mrs Gilbert
Mrs Brown, Mrs Eastwood, Mrs Goddard, Ms Reynolds, Mrs Rumens, Mrs Taylor and Mrs Troshupa will continue to work on a one-to-one basis with children.
Our first PTA meeting went really well and we have a long list of events that the committee will be organising over the coming year. They have agreed that this year we will be raising money to purchase an outside stage area in the school playground.
Opening Evening Activity in the hall plus refreshments
Sports Day Refreshments for parents (Tea/ Coffees/ Soft Drinks/ Bacon Rolls)
Autumn Fair Saturday 24 September
Dates for your diary
Tues 21 June Open Evening 5-7pm
Fri 24 June Transition day (Children meet their new class teacher)
Wed 29 June Sports Day (if fine) 9:30am
Fri 1 July Sports day (Reserve) 9:30am
Mon 4 July District Sports (Field Events)
Thurs 7 July District Sports (Track Events)
Mon 11 July- Tues 12 July Year 6 Residential
Tues 19 July Year 6 End of Year Production (2pm)
Wed 20 July Year 6 End of Year Production (5pm)
Thurs 21 July Last day of term
Wed 7 September Return to school
Sat 24 September Autumn Fair
Fri 21 October Break up for half term
Tues 1 November Return to school
Fri 16 December Break up from school
Tuesday 3 January 2012 Return to school
Friday 10 February Break up from school
Monday 20 February Return to school
Fri 30 March Break up from school
Mon 16 April Return to school
Mon 7 May Bank Holiday
Thurs 31 May Break up from school
Mon 11 June Return to school
Fri 20 July 2012 Break up from school