Principal’s message:

Well that’s the end of our second full term and hasn’t it flown by (they do say time flies when you’re having fun)!

It seems like ages ago now but for Comic Relief our children were permitted to break the rules for one day only and I was surprised to see how good they were at it! We manage to raise juts short of £500 for the charity and so thank you for your generous donations.

This term, our Year 4 children performed their own talent show for their loved ones and what talent they all have! They did two performances to a packed out crowd and blew me away with their confidence and skill. Thank you to the Year 4 team for all their hard work in getting the children performance ready.

This week was the second chance this year to meet with your child’s class teacher to discuss their progress. Thank you for all your positive comments on their report cards.

I’m sure you will have seen from Facebook that we have had a very successful term with regard to sport. From football to dance to gymnastics to cross country, we have been able to compete at a very high level and give as many children the chance to represent the school as is possible. Whilst we do celebrate winning, what has been even more impressive is what great sportsmen and women our children are: cheering on the other teams, showing respect to judges and referees and behaving impeccably at the venues. I do, however, need to invest in a larger trophy cabinet after all the success that we have been having and I’m sure this will continue next term also.

Today is the KS1 Easter Bonnet Parade. What a creative bunch you are! I know you were all looking forward to coming down to watch the outdoor catwalk this afternoon but due to the weather we have unfortunately had to change our plans. Thank you for your understanding with this- we will record it and put the video on seesaw for you to enjoy at home. Just before the catwalk, a special visitor will have arrived at KS1- the Easter Bunny! If it’s anything like previous years, the children and staff will hardly be able to contain themselves – pictures will be posted to Seesaw shortly.

A date for your diary- we will be holding a Coronation party day on 5th May where children can come in dressed in red, white and blue. We will be having a party dinner which children who do not normally have a dinner are welcome to book and we are holding a crown making competition giving you the chance to get creative over the Easter holidays.

You will also have received a letter via email about the clubs that will be on offer next term. Separate letters will be sent out in due course to book places on these clubs.

I do need to give a polite reminder to you all about Seesaw. Please could parents and carers not message our staff outside of working hours. We have had a number of staff receiving messages on an evening or weekend. I know you’ll all agree that we have amazing staff who want you all to be involved in your child’s education, but they deserve their time away from work just like anyone else. If you need to make contact with a class teacher or other member of staff, please email the school office and they will respond within the working day.

So that just leaves me to wish you all a lovely Easter break – hopefully in the sunshine! We will see you all again on Monday 17th April. A polite reminder that KS1 starts at 8:45 and KS2 at 9 so please make sure your child is there on time.

Happy Easter- have an eggcellent time

Mrs Crowther