Thank you for working with the changes that have happened in the office recently. Parents have been polite and patient when times have been busy and I value that. I am pleased to tell you that we have appointed a new administrative assistant to work mainly in the afternoons. Congratulations go to Mrs Jane Tucker who was selected from an original field of 32 applications and will be in post shortly following the necessary checks. We welcome her to our team as I’m sure you will.
The Playpod was officially opened on Monday 29th April with all the children, staff, parents and leaders in the community! Thank you to all those that came. Lisa Hook from the School PTA and Terry Dewfall from Kingsforest Community Action Group ceremoniously cut the ribbon. We thanked both groups for their generous donations which has allowed us to buy the Play pod.
Our staff have received considerable play training from the Bristol Scrapstore Team. We are keen for them to gain some credits for their training to work towards a Play leader qualification which they have been keen to do. The Scrapstore team work in lots of schools and have praised the lunch break team for their professionalism, commitment and attitude to changes that we have needed to make to ensure the children have a happy lunch break.
So what do the children think?
Well... they think it’s brilliant! They have posted lots of messages in the children’s box. They are playing happily and with lots of imagination and a noticeable decrease in injuries. We are also seeing children playing across year groups.
Seahorses Class assembly:
I would like to thank seahorses for a very entertaining assembly. Their learning was filled with lots of fun and role play which produced some super writing about Traditional tales. The
‘Red Riding Hood Rap’ was a bonus!
Swordfish Class Assembly
Children in Swordfish produced a super assembly with lots of role-play, information and dance from the World War 2 period. Presented in the style of a news report, they showed us how much they had learnt and we loved their 1940’s dancing! Well done to everyone concerned.
Whole school attendance:
For last week, the school figure was 95%. Lets get it to at least 96%.
Book worm Award.
Well done to our super reader in Sharks class!
The formal SATS tests for our year 6 pupils start on Monday 13th –17th May. These are what the children have worked towards and it is crucial to the school that every child is present during that week. The results matter to the school as well as the pupils in their transition to secondary school.
As in previous years, the year 6 children are invited to come to breakfast club where we will offer them all a free breakfast. Staff will be there to be with them. It is a nice time to bond and relax before the tests. I am looking forward to spending time with them too as I know they are really prepared now. Good luck to them!
Rainbow fish class won the top attendance certificate and top class for behaviour award last week. It was a double!
We hope your children are enjoying the school clubs. Mrs Pace and I are loving running the Art club; the children have produced some creative pictures which are on display in the foyer. I know the gardening club have been happy planting lots of new bulbs to brighten up our space.
Starfish class—Wednesday 22nd May at 9.15am.
Staff Car Park
I am very grateful for all the parents who park on the street if they have to travel by car. The car park is for staff only and is now of a reduced size since the arrival of Mama Bears nursery. I would ask you not to park in the car park. A member of staff had their car damaged which now requires repair work. Unfortunately those involved did not come and share what had happened with myself or Mr Dee.
We love it that your children want to come to school early and are on time. Children need to arrive in the playground 5 minutes before the start of school and must be supervised by parents, if they are younger, until the bell goes.
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