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Week Ending 19th November 2020


Current attendance results are as follows:


Whole School Percentage is now consistent at 96.7%


1st place goes to Indigo 2 for 98.24% attendance.

2nd place goes to Green 1 and Orange 1 for 98.01% attendance.

3rd place goes to Red 2 for 97.47% attendance.


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


Alfie – Yellow 1 – For his Frida kahlo fact file. He has taken real care to present his ideas in the style of Frida’s artwork, with bright colours and vines in the background. What a lot of facts included too! Well done, Alfie!


Eleanor - Violet 2 - For exceptional writing. Eleanor always writes well, but today she has surpassed even her own highest standards.


I have sent out lots of information this week about forthcoming assessments, reports and planned parental consultations. In addition, I have made you aware of Government guidelines for parents and carers. I appreciate that there is a lot to share currently so please do contact us if you have any questions.


A reminder that we are in a national lockdown position. We are hearing of children’s parties, gatherings with friends, walks during isolation periods and more. This week, I was made aware of social media coverage with regards to cases. However, the support from parents and the school community was heart-warming and encouraging to read. As a school, we are following the guidance, minimising contact between bubbles and have an enhanced cleaning regime in place (which I have first-hand experience of!) and an excessive risk assessment. I would just kindly ask that we all follow the national guidance, minimise contact with others, isolate where informed to, keep safe and help save everyone’s Christmas. If there is a positive case in school during the last week of term, bubbles will still be closed, people will be asked to self-isolate for 14 days and that could ruin Christmas for many (parents, carers, staff, grandparents etc…) I have everything crossed in the lead up to Christmas, but everyone has to play their part too. Thanks in advance for supporting the community with this!


Another great week in school. Children are working really hard and fully engaged with their learning. We are starting to see children ‘catching up’ and progress is being made, but further work is to be done over the coming weeks and months. The children are coping really well, and I am very proud! I am especially proud of our Reception children, who have settled so well into the school’s way of life, systems and routines. They make me smile daily as they walk into school and their manners are impeccable. They are truly engaged in their learning and their love of books, reading and phonics is impressive! I am so proud of their start to school, and I am very optimistic for their time in Reception and beyond.


A reminder that we have an INSET day tomorrow and school will be closed for training. We will be working on our exciting and challenging curriculum, plans for the spring and learning environments. We very much look forward to seeing you again on Monday.


Keep safe, keep smiling and thanks for the support in advance.


Warmest regards,


Mrs Bates

Head Teacher