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Week Ending 19th May 2017


This week, the following children have received a Head Teacher’s Award:


Archie – Year 3 – for creative Maths homework

Maebh – Year 4 – for super area homework


WILF and Jessica will be spending time in year 6 due to the 100% attendance in both classes.


The golden dustpan and brush award, for the tidiest classroom, goes to class 11. Well done to Miss Busby and her children :) 


Diary of the week:

Wow…Friday again already! A week on from the Year 6 SATs and they have been busy beavering away with their writing. We are very proud of their attitude to learning and wish them well with their writing journey over the forthcoming weeks.


Year 2 children have also been busy this week as their SATs commenced on Monday. We have been extremely proud of their commitments and focus, and we could not have asked any more of them. SATs continue into next week for the Year 2 children and we wish them luck and support as they finish them off. Please remember that the tests are actually only a small part of the work that children do all year round and are used to inform the judgements and assessments that teachers make at the end of the year (along with all the other knowledge that they have of the children!)


A reminder that we no longer want to see fidget spinners in school please. We allowed the children time with their fidget spinners (when the craze first started) and we were open-minded about their use. Over the last week, we have had a number of issues where the children are either distracted by them, falling out with their peers or becoming distressed when they get mixed up their friends or break. They are a toy to most children and we have always discouraged toys, cards and collectables as they normally result in problems. Thank you for your support with this new rule.


I hope that you will have all had chance now to look through the new website, which was launched on Wednesday. We have been through a period of transition and therefore some of the pages from last week can not be uploaded and we still have a few pages and links to add. We are extremely pleased with the new site and feel it is much easier to navigate, whilst having a very professional yet friendly feeling. Mr Tom Fisher has worked really hard on the introduction of the website and we hope you enjoy looking through the different pages and links.


The whole school have had an exciting opportunity today to pot plants ready for the sale on Grandparents’ afternoon, which will take place on the 8th June. The plants were generously donated to us by Barbara Thompson and the money raised will all go towards school fund for future projects and requirements. The children have thoroughly enjoyed their potting sessions and will have chance to create a pot design also.


As I stated in my last BLOG, we are always striving to listen to parents and try to judge ‘where we are at’ as a school. It is always great to hear what we are doing well, but also what we could do better. Parent View is a website, which gives you the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about school, from the quality of teaching to dealing with bullyinigand poor behaviour. The survey can be completed at any time and you do not have to wait until the school is being inspected. If you would like to give your views on our school then please click on the following link:


Again, we have had a super week in school and the children are really reaching their true potentials now. We are on a ‘Journey to Outstanding’…and the children truly are just that!


Have a super weekend…even if it continues to rain!


Warm regards


Mrs Michelle Bates

Deputy Head Teacher