Summer Term 2019¬†
End of¬†¬†Term Newsletter
With the summer nearly here there are still a few bits to do. We will have the annual water fight on Tuesday. It will start at 3.20 pm and finish when the water runs out at around 4.00 pm. If you are doing the water fight you need a weapon. Goggles are also a good idea as some of the water guns are quite powerful. If you are on the field- adults and children-then you have to expect to get wet and sprayed by anyone.
The year 6 this year have been great and accomplished so much, winning engineering, sporting, musical and academic awards. We are all so proud of them! We are sending off a well-rounded polite and happy bunch of young people who will be an asset to any secondary school. The vision of the school is: For the children to realise their God-given gifts and talents, and grow following the example of Jesus. We really feel that this great group of young people have realised our vision.
I would also like to thank them for the amazing trees that they have donated making the school look fantastic.
New start to the day
This is just a reminder that the school will start at 8.45 am instead of 8.50. This is so we can get a 10 minute spelling session in in the morning. For this reason it is essential that your child is here at 8.45 for registration because if they are even a few minutes late they will miss the spelling session.
End of term service
The end of term service is always a really emotional one for the year six parents, and parents of other children who are moving on. We reserve seats for the year 6 parents so that they can see the reading and prayers that the children will be doing on Wednesday.
We will then have the photograph with the year 6 throwing their hats in the air as a group outside of the church.
You need to make sure that you have registered you cars with the school if you want to park in the country park. There is a form that you must fill in and then a register will be sent to the park. There is an outside company who will be running the parking in all the country parks. You need to make sure you are registered.
During the summer it is really important to read with your children as much as possible, even children moving on from year 6 should read every night.¬† We are trying to encourage as many children as possible to take part in the library reading challenge.¬† This is a great venture that runs every year where children get a reward for reading six books over the summer.¬† We had about half of the children from the school taking part last year ‚Äď it would be great to have even more.¬† The assessments for reading are getting harder and harder each year and we do notice a difference with children who do not read over the summer.¬† We know they are all ready for a break, but reading for 5 or 10 minutes each day really makes a huge difference to them when they come back in September.
Leave of Absence
Just a reminder that no absence will be authorised in September.¬† This is a key time for the children getting to know their teachers and children within their class.¬† Missing out any time in September means that it is harder for the children socially to integrate into the classroom and also to pick up on the routines of their new teacher.¬† Please do not take your children out in September;¬† there is a very high chance you will be fined.
If you have left medicines at the school office for your child, please ensure that you collect it by the end of term.¬† Any left behind will be disposed of.
Have a lovely summer.