Principal’s Message

I cannot believe we have already been back two weeks and what a busy two weeks it has been.

You will have seen from Facebook and Seesaw that our local police officers came into school to teach the children about road safety. Our School Council even went out with the speed gun and caught 6 speeding drivers (one of whom also was not wearing a seatbelt)! Unfortunately, there were also a number of parents who received tickets for parking on the yellow lines outside school. Could I politely remind you all that we have made arrangements for you to park at the community centre where there are plenty of spaces.

Our Year 5 class have started their outdoor and adventurous sports PE unit at The Boiler House run by CIA Adventures. I hear even Mrs Roper and Mr O’Shea even had a go on the zipline! I was thrilled to receive a message from The Boiler House about how well-behaved our children were- well done Year 5: what great ambassadors for our school.

Our sporting achievements have continued where we left off before Easter. On Sunday, Miss Wild, Mrs Walsh and myself took our gymnasts to the British National Gymnastics Competition in Stoke. We were the only school there representing West Yorkshire, which is quite an achievement in itself, but even better than that, our team entry came third in Britain! I saw so many positive messages of support and congratulations on our Facebook which is very much appreciated.

Our Year 4 parents were treated to a fantastic showcase afternoon in school last week where they watched an assembly about the children’s learning, looked in their children’s books and even took part in a design technology lesson! The next showcase will be for Year 5 parents on the 10th June and information about how to book a place on this will come out in due course- I know you’ll be in for a treat!

Next week is the week that Year 6 children across the country take their national SATS tests. This is the first time these tests have been taken in three years and despite the disruptions of the past two years, all of our children have worked incredibly hard and we are ever so proud of them all.  What these tests don’t show is how special each of our children are. They do not show our children’s talents, what amazing friends they can be or how kind, thoughtful and mature they are. The scores from these tests will tell us something, but they will not tell us everything about our children. There are many ways of being smart and there is no way to test all the amazing and awesome things that make our children unique. I want to wish the children all the best for next week, but they have nothing to worry about. This weekend, their homework is to ride a bike, play with the friends, eat sweets and relax. If they want to do some revision, that is up to them, but it does not need to be for long. I will be up at Key Stage Two all week to help with administering the tests so I won’t be on the gate at Key Stage One.

The weather forecast suggests that we are soon to have some better weather (fingers crossed it remains nice for our Jubilee Celebrations on the 27th).

Have a lovely weekend

Mrs Crowther