Head Teacher's Blog
The Year 6 children have completed their first SATs practice. This will give the staff a clear idea of what we need to work on moving forward. The children coped well and gave it all a really good go. They also enjoyed their trip to the National Justice museum on Friday.
Year 4 enjoyed their Harry Potter Wow day on Monday. School was full of wizards, Harry Potters, Hermiones and Hedwigs! The children and staff enjoyed lots of activities including Drama, Quidditch and potion making.
We held a coffee afternoon for Macmillan on Friday. It was lovely to see lots of parents in attendance and we have raised money for a good cause.
On a safety note – if your child rides a bike to school, could you please remind them about the importance of wearing a helmet. Thank you.
This week the Year 5 children enjoyed a visit from Animal Magic and the Year 1 children enjoyed their Long Long Ago Workshops. These visits support the children’s learning in their topics in school.
I met with the new School Council and Ambassadors this week. We introduced each other and had photos and badges. The children are very excited to begin their new roles!!
New children September 2024 – We are already preparing for our new cohort in 2024! We have booked in visit days and also an Open Morning again. This will be on Saturday 18th November and will take place over both sites.
Voice 21 – We had our first staff meeting to introduce our Oracy project for the year. It sounds really interesting and something that will hopefully raise attainment, help our disadvantaged children and raise confidence and self esteem. The Family Inset Day in October (Friday 20th) will be the launch for our school and lead our action plan.
Next week – The Year 6 children will be doing their first practice SATs. This is our first opportunity to see how they get on and to give them a flavour of the tests. We are already working hard to ensure that we are reaching for their targets and the children are working hard. At the end of the week they will go on a trip to the National Justice Museum as a treat!!
It has been another great week in school and we are all enjoying the learning in our new topics. The Reception children are now in full time. They have enjoyed their first week and are settling in well.
As part of our new Behaviour policy we have started our Friday ‘Always Club’. This is an opportunity for those children who always do the right thing to be rewarded with hot chocolate and an extra play/treat. The first club happened this week and the children were very excited. The children are also responding well to our 3 B’s – Be Proud, Be Safe, Be Respectful and school has a lovely feel to it.
We are now working hard to finalise our School Improvement Plan for this year and will share it with parents in due course.
Welcome back to the Autumn term everyone. We have had a great first week back and the children have settled in really well. Our new Reception children came in for some half days and for lunch on Friday. They will be starting full time on Monday. They have all done really well. It has been a busy week; particularly for Year 2 who had their ‘Superhero Day’ on Thursday – I’m not sure who enjoyed it most; the staff or the children!
Inset Day – The Inset Day on Monday was really lovely. There was a great atmosphere amongst the staff and everyone spent ages catching up with each other. We completed the safeguarding updates and did some work around community, teamwork and belonging. We had a look at the school logo and talked about what it means to us (this activity will be done with the children too). We also looked at having those high expectations for all children and discussed what this looks like in class.
Miss Williams then led the staff in training on the new behaviour policy. She did an amazing job and will share the work with Parents later this term. We are working on the 3 B’s – Be Proud; Be Safe; Be Respectful. This is being rolled out through school and will be reviewed during the term.
Family Picnic – We held our Family Picnic on Friday in the lovely weather (postponed from July) It was a lovely event to welcome all of our families back to school. It was great to see so many of you there and I hope that you all enjoyed it as much as we did.