It’s the end of another two busy weeks and nearly the end of the first half term- time flies when you’re having fun.
Today is the two-year anniversary of the end of our Ofsted inspection. I couldn’t be prouder to lead such an amazing school full of wonderful children and staff. This wouldn’t be possible without the amazing support we get from you as parents and carers so a huge thank you to you all for your ongoing support of the school.
This month has been Black History Month. This year the theme is celebrating and recognising the amazing achievements and contributions of black women in various fields – from literature, music, science, politics, and social care to campaigners, nurses, and everyday heroes who have made a difference to our lives. The children have created some amazing pieces of work and held very mature discussions- check out Seesaw to see the work!
It was wonderful to see so many of you in school over the last couple of evenings for the first parents’ evening of the year. We strongly value the partnership with parents and carers at home in supporting your child’s progress. Please do remember that you don’t have to wait until parents’ evenings if you want to speak to a teacher. You can always email the school office to arrange a call should you need to.
It’s that time again , always timed perfectly with the change in weather, where our KS2 children get to try out for the cross country team. We were blown away with how many children tried out and the resilience they showed in running a distance that I could not even walk never mind run! We can only take 6 boys and 6 girls from each year group but I am so proud of every child who tried out.
On Tuesday we had the first visit from our Trust School Improvement Team to both sites. They were blown away with what they saw. They watched lessons, looked in books and spoke to the children and leaders. One comment from the team that sums up our school and makes me feel incredibly proud to be the principal was, ‘this is a very special place indeed’.
Today Year 6 had a visit from the police to deliver a workshop on anti-social behaviour. They even got to see the police van!
As you know, we are unable to hold our Halloween discos this year, but instead the children are invited to come to school in their costumes next Thursday for a donation of £1 and also bring in a pumpkin for FOGS’ decorating competition (again for a donation of £1). We cannot wait to see all those spooktacular costumes.
More Halloween news- to support our local community, we have again made sculptures for the Greetland Halloween Ghostly Trail. If you walk the trail on the 29th October, please do send us pictures of our sculptures in situ through Seesaw.
One final reminder, Friday 27th October and Monday 6th November are both training days and so the school will be closed to the children. The children start back in school on Tuesday 7th November for our favourite term of the year- the build up to Christmas where there will be so many wonderful things happening in school!
Have a lovely weekend