Newsletter – 17 September
Message from the Headteacher
Haven’t we been lucky with this September sunshine? I have been on lunchtime supervision in the hall every day and it’s great to see the children coming in relaxed and happy from enjoying playtime in our wonderful school grounds. Although it’s been hard work for us all getting back into the routines of full time teaching and learning in school, I have been very impressed by the children’s respectful behaviour in lessons and their thoughtful care for each other. Alongside teaching of core subjects and baseline assessments, we continue to focus on the restoration of relationships, closing gaps in learning, and re-building pupils’ confidence as independent learners.
I am delighted that pupils will have the opportunity to get involved in the Eco-School Programme this year and I am grateful to Ms Green for volunteering to lead this. Pupils in Year 2, 3 and 4, will have the chance to attend a weekly lunchtime Singing Club this term, led by Miss Jenkins – many thanks to her for offering to do this. Forest School sessions got off to a great start (if somewhat wet for some!) and we are hugely appreciative of the very generous donation that enables us to provide this.
Elections for Head Girl and Head Boy will be held on Monday and Tuesday and for School Councillors in other year groups on Friday. Other Year 6 leadership roles will be announced next week – it’s a real reflection of the strength of the school community that so many pupils have put themselves forward for these additional responsibilities.
We’re hoping to get the school on Twitter next week – we’ll update you as soon as we have more news on this!
In the meantime, if you have any concerns or questions please do phone or email the school office and we’ll do our best to help.
Warm regards, Gillian Seymour
This week in Forest School
Forest School this week gave pupils the opportunity to show determination and team work as they built bridges, moved long sticks and played Eagle Eye. They showed curiosity as they discovered snails, slugs, elderberries and black-berries. They had adventures with Woody their Forest School mascot and showed him how they care for themselves, each other and nature in the Future Forest
This afternoon your child will bring home an Update Student Form – please can you check the information we hold on our Management Information System is correct, sign the form and return to the office by Friday 24th September.
20th September – Forest School for Years 2 & 6
Class meetings for parents via Zoom:
Owls Class 4pm
Parrots Class 4.20pm
Eagles Class 4.40pm
Penguins Class 5.00pm
21st September- Forest School for R & Year 4
24th September – Eagles – swimming