Head Teacher's Update
Welcome back - it has been lovely to see you all. I hope that you all had an enjoyable summer break.
A huge welcome to our new starters in Early Years and to their parents and carers who have joined us for the first time.
It has been wonderful to see how well the children have settled back in to school life. The Year 6 buddies have been impressing all of us with their fantastic support for our new Reception children.
It has been a real pleasure to see how maturely and sensitively the Year 6 children have behaved towards our youngest children. We are all very proud of them!
All of the children have settled into their classes brilliantly and have been settled to start the working day by 8.50 - thank you to everyone at home for enabling this to happen!
Our parent information evenings are taking place over the next few weeks - all parents of children in those year groups are welcome.
Year 1 and 2: 10.9.18 at 6pm
Year 3 and 4: 12.9.18 at 6pm
Year 5 and 6: 17.9.18 at 6pm
Reception: 26.9.18 at 6pm
Our Harvest festival is on Wednesday 26th at 9am, all parents and carers welcome.
This year we will be asking for donations to go to St George's Crypt and Horsforth Food Bank.
Changes over the summer
As you may have noticed, we are continuing to improve our school grounds and over the summer we have: finished the sandpit; altered the Year 1 outside area; added new fencing around Reception and developed a new seating area for our Year 5 and 6 children. We also have a new roof over our old library area and we are in the process of developing this space into an upper key stage 2 additional learning space. Our library has moved to the school entrance and we are very excited to see how the children would like this area developing!
Please make sure that school have your most up to date contact details and you have informed us of any changes to you child's collection routines at the end of the day.
I would like to officially welcome Mrs Broadbent to Year 3, Miss Neill to Year 4 and Mrs Odell to Year 6. All three teachers have settled into the routines of West End very quickly and we are very excited about the year ahead!