18 May 2018

Headteachers Message 18th May 2018

                                            Message from the Headteacher


Dear Parents,


Well done to all the Year 6 pupils and staff for approaching this week of national tests so positively.  The Y6 class breakfasts were a lovely way to start each day - relaxed for the tests ahead. We know all the children will have tried their best and we are so proud of how hard they have worked this year. I am sure they will have had a great day today at the Parkbad in GΓΌtersloh — a well deserved treat!

Happy residential preparations to the Y5 children and parents who will be packing this weekend ready for the off on Monday. Have a great time in Cologne—and if you happen to bring some chocolate back from the chocolate factory, remember, my door is always open!


                                          Kelly Reeves


Army v. Navy Rugby Stars
Two weeks ago some of our Y5 and Y6 children had a very special experience. As part of the rugby club they play in at weekends, they were given the opportunity to go back to the UK and play rugby at Twickenham!
Their big moment came during half time of the Army vs. Navy annual rugby match. Well done to all  of you!
A huge thank you also to the volunteers who provide the rugby club for the children in our community and who organised this very special event for the children.

Cub Scouts’ District Camp
A couple of weeks ago, a group of our pupils were away for the weekend camping with their scouting friends.
Friday 4th May started with a procession of children arriving at school with their bags in a variety of shapes, weights and sizes (some as big as them!) but all the children with a smile.
Many of the children have told me what a great time they had and we’d just like to thank all the volunteers in our community who made the weekend happen.
Young People's Book Prize 2018

We are delighted to inform you that we have been selected to provide an official panel to judge the winner of the Royal Society’s Young People’s Book Prize 2018.
As soon as the shortlist is known we will be sent a free set of the shortlisted books for the judging panel of children to pass their verdict on.  What an exciting opportunity!

Assembly: What should we do when we have worries?
This week we thought about how important it is to share our worries with someone when we have them and how we can deal with negative thoughts by taking positive actions.
Who could you talk to when you have a worry?
Dates for your diary
Red dates added since last week
21st               Week of Y5 Residential to  Cologne
22nd             Start of KS1 National Tests (SATs)
22nd-23rd   Y6 First Aid sessions
24th              Y2 Ice cream parlour and park visit
24th              King’s staff to visit school to meet Y6 and parents
25th              Y1 and Y2 parents invited to assembly for children’s award of swimming certificates
4th                 Sports Day (am) & family picnic
4th                 Y4 Arnhem Parents’ Meeting 2.30pm
6th                 Y6 to visit King’s School
12th               Y2 Trip to Tierpark
13th               Combined Band Day - visiting schools
18th               Week of Y6 Residential to Ypres
27th               Taster Day for pupils attending King’s School in September
4th                 Y3 Residential begins
6th                 Y6 Court Visit—change of date
9th                 Y4 Residential begins
9th                 FS2 Trip to Butterfly Park
10th              Y2 Beach & picnic trip
13th              Reports home to parents
18th              Forest Schools morning & picnic

 Good Work Certificates
Decisions, decisions! Such a lot of fabulous work has been going on this week around the school  and it has left teachers in that tricky position again of trying to choose just one recipient for a good work certificate.
Well done to everyone who made the list below...
Emily T
for good movement in dance
for super concentration when solving maths puzzles
for her fantastic all year round commitment to reading at home
Elsie (3A)
Robbie (3K)
for excellent 3D shape modelling in mathematics
for being supportive to other children
for becoming the first millionaire reader in Year 4
for being a kind and caring member of the class, that is always willing to help others
for always remaining positive in each new task she is given
All of Year 6
for their focus and concentration during SATs
Esther (Y5)
for excellent effort during practical investigations
Forest Schools
Isla (FS1)
for a helpful caring attitude
Magnus (FS1)
for his great drawings of mini beasts
for maintaining focus and playing well in this week’s lesson