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22 September 2017

Friday 22nd September 2017
Dear Parents,

It's been good to see so many parents joining us for meet the teacher. If you couldn't come and you'd like to pop into the class after school, please see the class teacher.
Please remember that, if you ever have a question or concern, you can speak to your class teacher or myself.
Well done to our achievers of the week;
'Spotted' for showing Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23)
Orla for showing patience and kindness

Achievers
Year R - Chloe and Quaid
Year 1 - Charlie and Lily H
Year 2 - Cohen and Isla
Year 3 - Lloyd and Martha
Year 4 - Theo and Tristan
Year 5 - Oliver and Rowan
Year 6 - Alfie and Luke
Attendance award - Year 2
Overall class attendance-

Year R

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

91.3%

94.3%

99.2%

92.5%

98.7%

97.9%

98.7%

Cleanest classroom - Year 4
Special mentions to - Chase who completed a 3 mile Carnival Charity Chase

Jeans for Genes day.
Well done to everyone who supported this cause today. Together we raised a total of £171.00. Well done to the school council who counted up all the money.

Reading eggs
We are pleased to send home your reading eggs passwords for this academic year. Reading eggs is a great resource to read a book, play learning games and challenges, write stories and compete with fellow pupils. All the reading counts towards our reading class competitions too.

Harvest festival church service Thursday 28th September 9.05 am
Please join us on at the church for our harvest worship. We would like children to bring in their harvest offering on the Wednesday 27th September, so that we can display these in the church. All the classes will take part in the service.

Bikes and scooters
It's good to see so many children riding to school. Please do not allow your child to ride on the playground. We don't allow this at all on the playground. Thanks for your cooperation.

School development plan
We were pleased with last year's academic results. We use these and other sources of feedback, including our Ofsted inspection, to set new school development goals.
Our goals this year are as follows
  1. English - including improved results for writing and handwriting
  2. Maths - a focus on mental skills in arithmetic
  3. Curriculum- having high expectations to stretch pupils' abilities and skills across all subjects
  4. Teaching and learning - to build on the strengths of the school to work towards outstanding provision


As we are a good school, our goal is to work towards becoming outstanding. Throughout our work this year, we are focussing on the power of practice.

Next week, we welcome the Life Education Van. Don't forget that the van is open to parents 2.45pm-3.10pm. Please come to the front desk first.

A big thank you.
We want to say a big thank you to our local neighbour, Mr Bob Service, who has donated £174 to the school. The Year 6 children have written to say thank you. The school council will be thinking about what to spend the money on. I am sure all the classes will have lots of ideas.

Dates
September
25th Year 3 Meet the Teacher, 2.30pm
27th Year 2 Meet the Teacher, 2.30pm
27th Year R and 1 phonics workshop 2.45pm
28th Harvest church service 9.10am, all welcome

October
10th Parents evening, details to follow
11th Parents evening, details to follow
12th Church, 9.10am, all welcome
23rd-27th Half term
30th Inset Day

That's all our news for this week

Kind regards
Sarah Lafferty-Jenkins
Headteacher
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