27 May 2016

Head Teacher message May 27th 2016

Dear Parents and carers,

We hope you all enjoyed our Forest Schools morning this week. It was wonderful to see so many of you supporting this event. 

Year 6 completed their cycling proficiency course this week in preparation for their residential visit to the island of Texel. I would like to say thank you to all of the volunteers who supported this training. Without you we would not have been able to make it such a worthwhile event.

Where in the world is this?

The answer to last week's question is Scotland. Well done to the red and blue team for guessing correctly. You earn 50 points.

School Clubs

Please be aware that due to Year 3 and Year 6 children being away on residential visits there will be no clubs during the first week back.

I hope you have a relaxing half term.
Mrs Mason

20 May 2016

Head Teacher message 20th May 2016

Dear parents, carers and children,

This week Year 5 children were put through their paces during a survival morning. This was organised by Mrs Scannell and supported by QM Danny Wilde and Sgt Premash.  We send our thanks to them both. I asked the children what they particularly enjoyed and they told me that they were surprised by the ration pack food and especially enjoyed the chocolate pudding! 

Year 6 French taster

Next half term Mrs Lowe will be introducing our Year 6 pupils to the French language.

School Council

Well done to the School Council who have made a profit from their tuck shop. This will be invested in items for our Charity Christmas box.

Where in the world is this?

Well done to the blue team for guessing correctly that last week's photograph was of Mount Fuji in Japan.

Have a good weekend.

Mrs Mason 

13 May 2016

Head Teacher's message May 12th 2016

Dear parents, carers and children,

This week our Year 6 children have completed their national tests in reading, grammar, spelling and mathematics. I would like to tell them that they have been absolute stars. I have been very impressed with their positive attitude and their determination to do well. Thanks to all staff and parents who have also supported the children.  

During a school governors meeting this week we looked at the test papers and discussed how expectations of Year 6 have increased under the new National Curriculum. It is a credit to our children that they approached the tests with such resilience. The test results will be returned to the school in July and we will be reporting to parents as part of the children’s annual report.

Year 6 cycling proficiency- useful web links

Well done everyone!

I am thrilled to let you know that we have just been awarded the Gold science quality mark.

Mrs Carroll awards the science certificate this week to EVERYONE

Where in the world is this?

The red team earn 50 points for guessing Australia was the correct answer to last week's question.

Team points

Have a good weekend.

Mrs Mason 

6 May 2016

Head Teacher's message 5th May 2016

Dear parents, carers and children,

We hope you enjoyed our Sports Day this week. I would like to say a BIG thank you to Year 4 and Mrs Pond-Barrett for their hard work today. Thanks to all the mums, dads and grandparents who supported the event. 

What a star!

We would like to say a big THANK YOU to Alfie in Year 4 who has been an excellent paired reading tutor.

Where is the world is this?

The place featured last week is Schloss Neuschwanstein, Bavaria, Germany. Well done to the Blue team for getting the most correct answers.


European Health Insurance Card Application 
If your child is attending the Year 3, 5 and 6 visits they will need an EHIC card.

Here is the link to the renewal page. 

Have a good weekend.

Mrs Mason 

29 Apr 2016

Head Teacher's Message 29th April

Dear parents, carers and children,

This week the School Council launched the KS 2 Tuck shop. I would like to say thank you to the councillors from each class who organised this at break today. 

We also discussed the Year 6 proposal to hold another talent show in July. 
Members agreed that it was a good idea but to make it fair to everyone it would be better to have a separate one for KS 1 and KS 2- so watch this space!

In assembly this week we listened to a story about the “cave of fear.”
The children thought about whether they would make the same choice as the young man in the story.

Year 6 parents of children going to Texel

European Health Insurance Card Application

Please check the date on your child’s EHIC cards.

Here is the link to the renewal page. 

Sports Day- lunches

We are asking all pupils to bring a packed lunch on Sports Day. Due to the changeable weather we will return to school at 12 pm to eat packed lunches either in the hall (YR 2- 6) or the gym (FS2 and Year 1)

Where in the world competition?

Each week the children will be asked if they know the location of a photograph. Children will earn points for their team if they guess correctly. 
Below is the photo for this week.

Have a good weekend.
Mrs Mason

22 Apr 2016

Head Teacher's message April 22nd 2016

In assembly this week we launched our new curriculum theme for the summer term. The topic webs for “Out and about” will be on the school website shortly. Please click on the curriculum page for more information. Each class have planned their own part of this which reflects the particular subject coverage for each year group.

During this term all classes will be making the most of the outdoors within the school grounds and further afield. The dates for the visits planned so far are on the reverse of this newsletter.  

We invite you all to Sports day on May 5th and the Forests Schools family day on May 26th.

School Council News

KS 2 children have been asked to return the reply slip for the proposed tuck shop as soon as possible.

Mr Moore will be checking the cloakrooms daily to decide which class wins the tidiest cloakroom award. 

Well done to our Year 4 spellers.

Haig Dance Festival

Children from the Arabian dancing club took part in this year’s dance festival which is now being held at Haig school. Mrs Fuller who has been training the team said she was very impressed with their performance and she was proud of how well the children behaved.

Well done children for overcoming those butterflies!

Please click on the curriculum page for Year 6 revision cards.

Have a good weekend.

Mrs Mason

15 Apr 2016

Head Teacher's message 15th April 2016

The children have quickly settled into school after the Easter holiday and it has been lovely to see all classes getting active and taking advantage of the better weather. Children in Year 3 have also started their swimming lessons. These will continue for the next few weeks.

In assembly this week we have started to discuss the fourth “R”- Risk Taking. During assembly sessions we will be exploring what this means and especially how important this is for learning new skills. On the reverse of the newsletter which has been emailed to you are the photographs we discussed.

Sport’s Relief.

This year we raised an amazing amount of 1562.10 Euros for the Sport’s Relief charity.
Thank you for your great support with this.

Information for Year 2 and 6 parents about this year’s testing.

I received an email from the DFE with a link to a new leaflet and video for parents explaining this year’s testing.

2016 national curriculum tests for KS1 and KS2: information for parents

Have a good weekend.
Mrs Mason

23 Mar 2016

Head Teacher's Message - 23 Mar 16

Year 1 Preparing For Easter
Dear children, parents, carers and members of staff,

I hope that you all have a relaxing Easter holiday and look forward to seeing you in the Summer Term.

In the meantime, you may wish to read Mr. Richard Light's (HMI) report on our school, which you can access via this Ofsted link

Thank you for all of your hard work,

Mrs. Mason

18 Mar 2016

Head Teacher's Message - 18 Mar 16

Thank you for your support of Sports Relief. 

Year 5 managed to swim their collective mile and did a great job organising sporting activities for the school. We also enjoyed the dance performed by FS 1 children during assembly on Friday.

Ofsted has contacted me to say that the report will be published within 5 working days. I will add the report to our website when it appears on the Ofsted Site. Here is the link for the main Ofsted site.

Year 6 Test Presentation for parents. If you missed the recent parents meetings about the Year 6 tests or would like to refresh your memory about the information given then please follow this link.

Have a good weekend,

Mrs Mason 

PS Readathon money. Please send in all remaining sponsorship money as soon as possible so we can then send it to the charity.
PPS We have our comments box in the front entrance.
PPPS Wanted- Teaching Assistant to support ICT in school. If you are interested in this role then please pop in to get more details.