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Week Ending 21st May 2021


Current attendance results, from September, are as follows:


Whole School Percentage is above the national average and is consistent at 97.2%


1st place goes to Yellow 2 for 98.38% attendance.

2nd place goes to Green 2 for 98.33% attendance.

3rd place goes to Green 1 for 98.21% attendance.


Current attendance results, for this week, are as follows:


Whole School Percentage has dipped slightly to 96.9%, but is still above national average


1st place goes to Indigo 1 for 99.68% attendance.

2nd place goes to Yellow 2 for 99.65% attendance.

3rd place goes to Green 1 for 99.38% attendance.


Head Teacher's Awards this week go to:


Evelyn - Red 2 - For her super home learning. Evelyn loves learning both at home and school. she ALWAYS completes any home learning activities that are set and she loves sharing this with her peers. I especially loves her underpants collage this week : )


Ned - Red 2 - For his amazing independent writing in his phonics lesson. Ned wrote his sentence so quickly Miss Gell could hardly it!  


A really busy week in school this week. Miss Manson (Deputy Head Teacher), Miss Marvin (Assistant Head Teacher) and I have been looking around school at behaviour, quality of displays and learning environments and the way in which our curriculum is recorded in books. A fascinating journey and we have also enjoyed talking to the children about their experiences in school and their learning. We have looked into what is working well and what areas we want to develop. We continue to think about the way in which we develop writing, and the books we will use in the future to showcase our curriculum.


We want to thank everyone that attended this week’s virtual parents’ evening. We trialled the new system for the first time and we were generally pleased with the way in which the online conferencing worked. We did have some technical issues. However, on the whole, the program worked well for the teachers and those with work and childcare commitments. We were pleased to be able to share our knowledge and understanding of your child’s progress and areas for development. We hope that you found them useful and informative.


Next week, the children have their assessment week. We anticipate that some children may struggle to remain the standard that they have achieved in previous years, especially following two academic years of interrupted learning. However, we are ready to assess the gaps and plan for Summer 2 and beyond into next year. We are very proud of your children and the way in which they are working and learning. We have concentrated on both their academia and mental health and wellbeing. It has been a juggle for everyone, your children included, and we admire their resilience and perseverance in most areas and cases. Some require more support than others, and we are working hard to support those who need it most, and those who are trying to cope as we start to exit and recover from this pandemic.


We thank everyone for returning the consultation on mental health and wellbeing. This is an important area of school life to us and we look forward to analysing the responses within the wellbeing team. This will enable us to plan for the future, and consider how we can further support our families and school community. Thanks everyone!


Have a super weekend. The restrictions have lifted even further, and I hope you enjoy meeting up with friends and family where it is safe to do so. Remember to continue to be careful, vigilant and follow the guidance Further easing of COVID restrictions confirmed for 17 May - GOV.UK (


Take care, keep safe and look after you and yours!


Warmest wishes,

Mrs Bates