7th September 2012

Hooray the Sun is Shining!

What an absolutely fabulous start to the term we have had. The children have been a real delight and it was such a pleasure to welcome you all back to school on such a sunny day. The children have all settled well in to their new classes. We have had many new children join the school who all seem happy and settled. A warm welcome to you from us all if you are one of our new families, If you have any queries or confusions please don’t hesitate to ask a member of staff and I am usually around in the mornings if you need a chat.  

We also have new members of staff. Toby Earle who is our new site manager you can say hello to at the school gates in the morning. We are delighted to have Ms Becs Davies teaching in Year 3, Mrs Burbridge teaching for 2 days in Year 5, Mrs Julie Layzell teaching for 3 days in Year 1, Ms Vicky Hemstedt based in the Quiet Room who will be teaching individual children in developing their reading and writing skills, Ms Juley Edwards (a graduate teacher trainee) is teaching alongside Ms Busby in Year 2. Ms Freya Lawrence a TA in year 4 has returned after her maternity leave and Mr Daly is in year 1 covering Mrs Sue Purdy’s absence for a few weeks. Mrs Purdy is well but has recently suffered a family bereavement. Finally, Ms Katie Garside who teaches in Year 6 has married during the holidays and is now Mrs Katie Howell.

Come and Meet Your Child’s Teacher

You are invited to come along for a short meeting with your class teacher and TA on the following dates: Reception: Monday 24th September, Years 1 and 2 on Monday 17th September, Years 3 and 4 on Wednesday 19th September and Years 5 and 6 on Wednesday 12th September. This is your chance to find out about the year ahead and ask any questions. Meetings start at 9.10 and finish at 9.30.

School Gates Opening Time

I do apologise for any confusion regarding school gates opening times. We have finally agreed a more convenient time. The Middle Street side gate will open at 8.30 and Boyces street gate will open as usual at 8.45

Breakfast Club

Breakfast club is now based in the building above the school car park next to our Nursery. Please turn over for more info.

Learning Mentors

Our learning mentors Mr Owers and Mr Meadows are now based in the family room (opposite the school office).

A Drifter Drifts In

We were very excited yesterday when Michael Williams a member of The Drifters came in to sing with our school choir. The choir practiced 3 Drifters classics with Michael in preparation for a performance at the Theatre Royal on Sunday 14th October. Our choir and one or two members of staff will be on stage with the Drifters as part of their show. There is a £5 discount on tickets if you would like to come along and cheer us on.

US Naval Officer Requests Children’s Help

An unexpected visitor burst in to assembly yesterday morning. A US naval officer came in to request the help of year 5 and year 6 children in his quest to track down a sea monster. Good luck with that one years 5 and 6!

Friday Sing a Long

We had a great turn out for our first Friday sing a long first thing this morning. Do come along and join us on a Friday morning from about 8.30 for a sing along with Mr Brazil. You don’t need to be a good singer to join in. Staff, parents, carers and children are all welcome.

Keyboard and Violin Lessons

Keyboard and violin lessons begin next week. The violinists should leave their violins tidily in the library (not the Family room)

After School Clubs

You will receive a letter shortly with listing the after school clubs on offer this half term.

Half Term Break

We finish for the half term break on Friday 26th October and children return to school on Tuesday 6th November.

We are also closed on 15th  November as we are being used as a polling station  for the Police Commissioner elections.

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