School Newsletter

A week of visits and visitors! One of the highlights this week was Charlotte’s guide dog Berry who was the focus of our assembly on Thursday. Berry was a fantastic example to the children, showing a gentle, and kind nature – and Charlotte was able to explain about all the benefits of having a guide dog for her visual impairment. This was a great way to finish off her placement at our school and we hope that Berry and Charlotte will come back to visit soon!

We also hatched the caterpillars in early years this week – you can see the awe and wonder from the photo above…and we found a rogue bird in year 3 and 4 shared classroom (thankfully when the children weren’t at school!). And we couldn’t forget to share a photo of Niamh’s visit to Windsor Castle for the final of the Radio 2’s 500 words competition. We listened to the radio during last Friday’s morning achievement assembly – as I’m sure many of you did – to hear the bronze, silver and gold award winners! While I thought Niamh’s story deserved to be placed (I am biased!) Niamh herself was very positive about the whole experience and commented that she appreciated the strengths in the winning stories. What a great attitude! Well done Niamh – we loved your photograph taken with David Walliams. What a story to tell!

School is a very dramatic place to be at the moment as we practise our acting and singing for the performance on 3rd July – and sing the songs. The quality of singing from your children has been amazing this term! You can hear a taster of what’s to come at the Book Look on Friday 28th from 1-2.30pm.

Early years outdoor area is well and truly in action

A huge well done to our early years team who have launched a refurbished outdoor space for the children to use as part of their regular sessions. This ‘free flow’ experience means that the children get to enjoy the outdoors, and can investigate and explore a wider range of materials. You can see just a couple of examples in the photos below, and how engaged they are! I love Carter’s jetpack- must put an order in!

Good weather booked for Sports Day!

Come along next Wednesday 26th June to cheer on and join in with the sports activities – the usual format!

EYFS and KS1 9.45am to 11am KS2 2pm to 3pm

Don’t forget to wear suitable footwear if you want to compete in the races for grown ups! Usual rules about devices for photos.

School reports

Our annual reports are being finalised to send out next week. These are a wonderful read with lots of positives for every child. If you have any concerns from your child’s school report, and would like to discuss it in more detail please feel free to speak to your child’s class teacher. The reports will also let families know who your child’s class teacher will be next year! Exciting news!

Friday 28th June Book Look

Families are all welcome to come along to the book look from 1-2.30 pm on Friday the 28th June. Feel free to look through the books and review all the progress the children have made, visit your new class teacher, and have a look around which classroom you will be in next year! Light refreshments will be on sale in the hall and the children will be able to come and perform a taster of their forthcoming performances too!

Attendance and Punctuality

  • YR 96%(3)
  • Y1 95%(3)
  • Y2 98%(0)
  • Y3 96%(2)
  • Y4 97%(1)
  • Y5 89%(2)
  • Y6 99%(1)

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

Homework/reading returns (%)

  • YN 40/na%
  • YR 60/62%
  • Y1 52/42%
  • Y2 68/68%
  • Y3 92/40%
  • Y4 96/64%
  • Y5 50/55%
  • Y6 88/94%

Well done to Y4 this week for great homework and amazing reading!

Ashleigh’s outdoor idea…

We have enjoyed observing the behaviour of a group of fox cubs in a child’s garden. This week I would like you to record an animal in your garden or local woodland area and share your video with us.

Achievement Awards

Kindness Champion this week … Katie Russell

Dates for your Diary