Head Teacher's Update

 

The children have been very busy raising money for Children in Need. Our week was launched with a visit from Pudsey himself – which was a real treat! Throughout the week, the Year 6 children have been selling raffle tickets and photographs as well as collecting donations from children. Our raffle to win Blush, Pudsey or a pen was very exciting and the winning children were thrilled! In total the school has raised over £300 so far – with money still coming in!

Following the activity day hosted by Olympic diver Rebecca Gallantree the school raised £471 to spend on equipment. Thank you to everyone who supported the children through sponsorship.

Thank you to all of the parents who took time to complete our Autumn Term questionnaire, your comments and suggestions are very useful. I will keep you updated on how this impacts on our future planning for the school. The first changes we have made linking to parent responses is to set up a morning reading club in school to enable parents and carers to have a quiet place to read away from distractions. We are also providing a short written report each term which will be handed out at parent consultation evenings, these have specific strengths and targets for your child and the content will then be used form part of the overall record of achievement at the end of the year.

Over the past few weeks we have been trialling keeping the children in their outdoor shoes to maximise the learning time in the day. This trial has been very successful and both the children and staff are very happy with this change. As we head into wintery weather, the staff will judge if shoes need changing on a day to day and pupil to pupil basis to keep carpet areas clean, their indoor pumps will be used if shoes are dirty and for indoor PE sessions. If you are buying new school shoes for your child, please can they be smart black or blue school shoes which are fit for the purpose of both smart in class work and play outside. Please also remember in the wetter weather to send in warm coats and, if needed, wellies for play times.