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  Week Ending 26th January 2018


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


Amber – Year 1 – for creating a great homework project about space and where her house fits into the universe

Jack C – Year 1 – for using a number line very methodically to help him calculate his addition number bonds to 10

Noah – Year 3 – Super science work when understanding the difference between magnetic and non-magnetic materials



WILF will be visiting class 6 for 100% attendance.

Jessica will be visiting class 5 for 99.6% attendance.

3rd place for attendance goes to Class 3 for 99.2%


Diary of the week:


Another busy week with Team GB. It all started very positively on Monday morning when we had a lovely visit from the Chair of the Rolleston & Mansell charity. This charity award child, within the local area, for receiving 100% attendance in the last academic year. In our school, Over 50 children were part of the award ceremony. A great way to start the week and a super link with the messages given out last week regarding attendance.


It is with heavy heart that I had to write to EYFS parents this week to inform them that Miss James, in early Years, has decided to leave the teaching profession to spend more time with her family and venture into the world of childminding. Miss James has spent many years at the school, as an outstanding Early Years practitioner, and we are all very sad to see her go. Due to Miss James’ working week, her final day in school will sadly be on Tuesday 13th February. For the remaining months of the school year, Mrs Lisa Clarke will then be stepping back into the classroom to job share in class 2 with Miss Baker. Miss James has touched the hearts of so many children over the years and I know that you will all be very sad to see Miss James leave (as are we). I hope that you will join us in thanking her for her devotion to your children over the years and wishing her a very successful future. Au revoir, Miss James, and the very best of luck!


Another fabulous week in school. Everyone is working hard and I can honestly say that getting back into the classroom twice a week to teach the year 6 boosters has been fabulous. I personally love seeing how hard the children are working and the drive and perseverance they are developing at a challenging time of their primary schooling career.


At the opposite end of the school, I have seen a similar picture in Early Years, where they are always creatively and imaginatively driven. This week, they were fishmongers as I walked visitors around, and we witnessed wibbly wobbly fish being examined and cut ready for selling and serving. Even Mr Wood, our Governor, got his apron strings tied, gloves on and got himself stuck in with the little ones.


Talking of visitors, I received the following email this week from someone, who I showed around school:


I just wanted to thank you again for taking the time to show me around your wonderful school. Although for the majority of the time the children were not in their classrooms, I still got a real feel for how much the staff care for the children they teach and some of the wonderful learning that takes place, which was evident through the vibrant classrooms and wonderful displays.


I feel like this every day, but it was so lovely to read such a positive email from someone who does not know the school well.


Today, I did a learning walk to gather information about the ways in which teachers are currently focussing on the ways they challenge and extend their children’s learning and experiences. There are some super ideas and we will continue to work on this area across school/


After another busy week! Have a fabulous weekend and enjoy the break from the school run with your families.


Warm regards,

Mrs Michelle Bates

(Head Teacher)