School Newsletter

Well done to our fabulous phonic champions! This week pupils in Y1 and some of Y2 have been doing their phonic screener checks with our KS1 leader Lisa. They have all done exceptionally well and shown significant progress across the year with phonics. Phonic knowledge is only part of reading – and once children achieve what is expected of them we then work hard to develop their reading abilities. We are looking forward to hosting parent workshops and regular updates about the different skills we teach in schools now to improve reading abilities. The children appear so much more engaged since our increased focus – and astound us with their ever increasing knowledge.

Forest School badge awards

A huge well done to all our children who achieved new badges for last half term’s forest school challenges. It was wonderful to see how much the children had achieved in their weekly afternoon. Some of the challenges for badge work are really tricky! You can see some of the Forest School Rangers handing out the badges in our Achievement Assembly. Handshakes aren’t compulsory but the children are learning how to do them too!

Parent drop in on Wednesdays 8.30 – 9am

I sat all on my own on a very wet Wednesday this week, (thankfully I was inside the community room!) in case any of you had any feedback about school life. If you want to come along next Wednesday one of our senior team will be available to catch up with you to receive some feedback. We will continue to make this a regular event at school to support our parent partnership – if you have any ideas, or feedback – both positive and constructive, please come along!

New arrival

Cloe and Kaytee welcomed the arrival of a new baby brother Harry. Congratulations from everyone at CVPS!

Important dates this week

Tickets for our summer performances are now on sale through the parent pay accounts. We are delighted that over 70% of families now make regular payments to school through this system, with easy access to account history. You can choose a number of tickets and invite friends or family along. Parents in Y5/6 have opted for an evening performance which we would welcome other families to come to.

Welcome to new families

We have had a lot of new children join our school recently and we are delighted to welcome them in. This includes David (Y3), Cloe(Y5), Kaytee (Y1) and we also have Mae joining Y3 at the end of June. Our CVPS welcome is always very well received and we are proud that so many families choose our school after moving into the town.

Good Luck Niamh for Friday!

A huge GOOD LUCK to Niamh Gorham this week. She will be in London for the Friday morning live announcement of the 500 words final. What an amazing achievement. You can read her winning story ‘Monopoly’ on the 500 words website. We hope to tune in live during assembly!

Attendance and Punctuality

  • YR 88%(0)
  • Y1 97%(5)
  • Y2 98%(1)
  • Y3 96%(4)
  • Y4 95%(1)
  • Y5 94%(4)
  • Y6 99%(1)

Well done to Y6 this week for great attendance this week.

Homework/reading returns (%)

  • YN 37/na%
  • Y3 na/79%
  • YR 67/80%
  • Y4 89/93%
  • Y1 74/50%
  • Y5 60/65%
  • Y2 100/68%
  • Y6 94/94%

Well done to Y2 this week for amazing homework return and Y6 for great reading! Congratulations to Y6 as overall.


We were delighted to hear Gemma Sutton has successfully applied to Plessey Woods for us to provide a permanent Alice in Wonderland installation! Please add any ideas to the class facebook pages – so we can add them to the mix – we would like to plan the ideas into our forest school and outdoor learning programme this term and next!

Ashleigh’s outdoor idea…

Take advantage of the rain this week by putting on your wellingtons and splashing in the puddles. Please share your photos and videos with us!

Achievement Awards

Kindness Champion this week … Tallula Dowden

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