We have come to the end of our first half term this academic year and we are proud of the progress the children are making and that we are making as a phase. We would like to thank you for your continued support as we look forward to the next half term.

During our Non Pupil Day (Friday 18th October 2019) we will be planning  across the primary year groups for English and Maths to ensure the children are returning to engaging learning.

Thank you to all of the parents who attended the parent meetings over the last two weeks – it was really helpful for us to learn more about your children and to share with you their successes and next steps; we hope you found it to be a helpful conversation too. 

Year 2 are developing some excellent skills in all areas – I have been impressed by how quickly they are improving their writing and every time I walk into their studio they are always happily learning together.

Year 1 children walked to Smeaton’s Tower and climbed all of the steps to the top! They came back rather tired but very excited about their adventure and were really inspired to write and draw about what they had seen. Thank you to the parents who came to volunteer this was much appreciated.

A few notices:

– Monday lunchtimes we offer Multi Sports Club for Year 2 children in the large playground. This is a weekly club run by professional sports coaches and is free to any children in Year 2 who wish to attend.
Also on a Monday we offer lunchtime recorder sessions with Rosemary Babichev. The children are very enthusiastic in their playing and tunes are emerging. Please let us know if your child would like to join in with this free opportunity.
– Thank you for searching out your book bags! Lots of the children are very excited about taking books home and there are already many pages full in reading records. Please note if you do not have a red book bag a folder or wallet will be fine – just something to keep the books well looked after. The aim of this is to support reading at home and to continue developing the love of reading for all of our children. Bug Club is still an active part of what we do.
– It is well known that good school attendance affects a child’s success in learning and helps to fulfil their potential. Well done to all of the children who have maintained excellent attendance this half term.
– I want to pass on the message that the staff are very proud of the way the children have been engaging with the learning this half term and they are all excited about the children continuing to thrive.

We wish you all a safe and happy half term and we look forward to seeing the children back in school on Monday 28th October at 8.40am.