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Week Ending 29th June 2018


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


Poppy – EYFS – For writing a fantastic independent account about the polar bears at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Kenny – Year 2 – For amazing improvement in his behaviour – both in class and at playtime. Miss Manson is very proud of him!

Mason - Year 3 - For incredible independence in maths this week and his ability to compare the capacity of different containers. 

Stanley - Year 2 - For completing a fantastic piece of writing showing a positive, determined attitude towards his learning whilst writing a story about 'the Good Samaritan'.


Positive Praise Phone calls home went to:


This week, I made 3 phone calls home about positive behaviour, attitudes, actions, change and/or progress. I called the parents of:


Jacob – Year 6 smiley

Emily – Year 6 frown

Chelsea – Year 5 heart

Beatrice – Year 1 mail


Attendance figures this week are as follows:


WILF will be visiting class 5 for 100% attendance.

Jessica will be visiting class 7 for 99% attendance.

3rd place for attendance goes to Class 8 for 98%


Children on the ‘Top Table; at lunchtime are:


Theo – Class 6

Jude – Class 6

Beatrice – Class 4

Rose – Class 4

Amber – Class 2

Reagan – Class 1

Destiny – Class 5

Ava – Class 5


Week Ending 29th June 2018


Well, another Jam-packed week in school. It felt a little empty on Monday morning, due to year 6 being on their residential, but what a great time they had. You can read up on their experiences here at ‘Latest News’. They had fun, displayed exemplary behaviour and kept themselves safe. I was pleased to have spent the day with them last Sunday and very proud of them. Thanks to all of the adults for taking them along and supporting them in conquering their fears and rising to the challenges.


This week has been very exciting in school for different reasons. However, nothing is more exciting than a dinosaur invasion on the playground for EYFS. I was called for an emergency ‘high-viz jacket’ visit to class 1 and 2 mid-week. The children were SO excited to show me their photographic evidence of dinosaurs in their outside area and the KS1 playground. Both myself, the staff and children could not quite believe our eyes! They shared their dinosaur invasion pictures with me and all of their experiences. What a great day was had by all! I hope they don’t return though and scare us all.


Year 3 had a great day on Wednesday with activities linked to their topics this half term. They made bird feeders in the morning and then ended the day with an afternoon of cooking. They prepared and cooked pizzas as a year group, followed by fruit kebabs. It was a great day for them and it was so lovely to see so many parents, who joined in too.


Apologies for the sports day cancellation yesterday. However, I had the best interests of the children, and families, at heart and of course health and safety. Moving forward, we will ensure that next year, sports day will be held earlier in the summer term and during the morning sessions. It was disappointing, and frustrating, for all the staff and children too. We hope for a successful event next year and before the end of term we may get to do some informal activities amongst our key stages.


Today, a letter has gone out about the teaching structure for September 2018. Lots of time and considerations go into such plans and we hope that you find this information useful at this stage.


Have a great weekend and enjoy the sunshine as temperatures are due to soar even higher.



Warm regards,


Michelle Bates

Head Teacher