If you have a child who is due to start school in September 2017, you are warmly invited to come and visit us on either of our two open afternoons when you will have the opportunity to visit our KS1 classes and see for yourself what we do! For further information please click here
What an exciting time this has been! Last Friday our Year 6 children entertained us all with their wonderful House Captain speeches; they spoke with such confidence and expression, well done Year 6! The rest of the children in each House then had the onerous task of voting, I'm so glad I didn't have to! Today all positions have been allocated and our Board of Responsibilities in the Hall will shortly be informing you of the decisions made as the children’s unique design comes to life. Each class has also voted for two members in their year group to represent them at our new student council. Classes ran their own elections and again the children demonstrated great confidence as they made their voices heard. To complete all our positions the new Eco Council, from Year 5, were awarded their badges. They have the responsibility of helping us all to think in a greener way!
It's amazing, yet again, at how quickly the children and staff have settled back into school life with such energy, enthusiasm and positivity! I must say it has been such a calm start to the term; the children are already well into their learning and have picked up where they left off; there is a definite buzz of excitement. Our new Year 6 children have arrived back with a real desire to work hard and make themselves proud. Alongside this they are already showing great leadership and confidence and are quietly getting on with the day to day task of being inspirational role models; I think we are going to see some wonderful leaders develop over the year. I know all the staff are finding it incredibly hard to make their own decisions when voting for head boy and girl!
What a lovely start to our new school year! The children have all arrived back looking very smart and brimming with enthusiasm to continue on their learning journeys. As we reflected together this morning we reminded ourselves that we are each special and God created each one of us as precious gifts; we are truly 'precious in his eyes'. Our mission this year, is for each of us, to use our gifts to help us to grow from inside out and to inspire others to shine too, by placing our hand in God's hand.
We know how important it is for children to settle back into school life and we also know the importance of good communication between home and school. Therefore, once again, we are holding Induction Evenings and we hope all parents will be able to join us over the next two weeks; Wednesday 7th September at 6:30pm for our Year One and Year Two parents and Wednesday 14th September at 6:30pm for our KS2 parents. These evenings are for parents only and are always important as they provide an insight into class life; routines and systems. They also provide you with the opportunity to ask questions. All class teachers and TAs are looking forward to meeting you. We would ask that if you have two children in KS2 that you please make the Y6 Induction your priority.
The date section of the website is now populated with the initial dates for this term. Please take a careful look to avoid any disappointment when events are missed. This Friday at 2:45pm there is a session for Year 4,5 and 6 parents on helping children to stay safe online; please do try and join us if you are able.
Thank you also for all your evaluations which you returned at the end of the summer term. Your feedback is always appreciated and supports us as we continue to plan ahead guided by our school mission statement.
We are all looking forward to an exciting term and hope that you will share each challenge and each success with us as we work together to enable every child to thrive.