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Mrs Gurner

Music Concert 2023

By Community, Music, News, Newsletter

I would like to express my gratitude to everyone who attended our music concert on Tuesday, June 13th. It was an inspiring event, showcasing the musical talents of our children.

Learning a musical instrument is a remarkable skill that requires dedication and discipline. Our young musicians have shown exceptional commitment, from mastering the art of reading music to coordinating their hands to play an instrument. We couldn’t be prouder of their achievements.

It takes courage for children to stand up individually and perform in front of such a large audience, especially their parents. Well done brave children!

If any parents captured a group photo of the musicians during the concert, we kindly request that you share a copy with the school office.

Once again, thank you for your support and for being a part of our wonderful music concert. We hope to make this an annual event.

Thank you,

Mrs Gurner

Newsletter- May 2023

By Community, FS1, FS2, Letters to Parents, Newsletter, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Please find attached a copy of our latest newsletter, which contains important updates and information for the upcoming summer period.

For those who prefer a paper copy, ask Mrs. Shemwell at the school office, and she will be happy to assist you. Additionally, you can access the newsletter on our school website under the “Parent Letters” section, where it will be available for viewing and download.

I’m sure you share our excitement as we approach the final day before the holidays. Wishing you all a peaceful Spring Bank Holiday.

Warm regards,

Mrs. Gurner

Dancing in the corridors

By Collective worship, Community, Glee, Mental Health, Music, News, PSHE

Over the past three weeks, our corridors have been filled with uplifting gospel music. And now, we have transitioned to exploring the world of jazz. Through this musical journey, our goal is to familiarise our children with different genres of music and broaden their musical horizons.

 

Rest assured, despite our newfound musical enthusiasm, we are still maintaining our commitment to orderly behaviour in the corridors. We continue to encourage our students to walk smartly and responsibly. However, you may notice a slight swing in our step as we embrace the rhythms and melodies of these captivating genres!

By exposing our children to a diverse range of musical styles, we aim to ignite their curiosity, and expand their appreciation for music.

A HUGE thank you from the PTA

By Community, English, FS1, FS2, Fund Raising, Letters to Parents, PTA, Year 1, Year 2

We have some exciting news to share with you this week! Thanks to your incredible support at PTA events, we have received Toni’s, wonderful listening stations, for our nursery, reception, and year 1 and 2 classrooms. These listening stations will provide our students with the opportunity to enjoy their favourite stories during wet plays or quiet reading time.

 

We extend our deepest gratitude to all the parents who have contributed to the PTA events, making it possible for us to acquire these valuable resources. On behalf of the children, we want to say a heartfelt THANK YOU for your generous support.

 

We are thrilled to share that we are currently in the process of designing a new outside quiet area for our KS2 students. The PTA has graciously agreed to fund this project, which will provide a serene and comfortable space for our older students to relax and engage in quiet activities.

PE Kit Vote

By Community, Equality, Letters to Parents, Physical Education, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6

Earlier this year, we introduced a new PE kit protocol, where children came to school wearing their PE kit. While this change received mixed feedback from parents, we value your opinions and want to find a solution that works best for everyone.

To address the issue regarding PE kits, we would like to invite parents to participate in a voting process. Your input will help us determine the preferred approach moving forward. We have outlined two options for you to consider:

Option 1:

Children bring their PE kit in a named bag and leave it at school. It is the responsibility of both the child and parent to ensure the kit is regularly taken home for washing. Teachers will empty the cloakrooms every half term to facilitate this process.

Option 2:

Children come to school wearing their PE kits.

To gather your votes, Mrs. Cooper and Mrs. Jepson will be sending out a voting poll within the next two weeks. Your vote truly counts and will play a significant role in shaping our PE kit protocol.

Thank you for your continued support and active involvement in shaping our school policies.

Look out for the poll on Class Dojo!

Foundation and Key Stage 1 Parent Meeting- Top tips for listening to your child read at home

By Community, English, FS1, FS2, Newsletter, Reading, Year 1, Year 2

As you may have noticed, we are slightly obsessed with teaching every child the invaluable skill of reading. In line with our commitment to fostering strong reading skills, we would like to invite you to a special event focused on sharing our top tips for listening to your child read at home.

During this session, we will collect your child from class, as we delve into effective strategies that we have found to be successful. Together, we will explore what works best when it comes to supporting your child’s reading progress.

Details of the event are as follows:

Date: Tuesday, 20th June, 2:15-3:00pm

Venue: School Hall