Head Teacher's Blog 04.07.22

3rd July 2022

The final half term of the year is in full swing and it is wonderful to see the return of our greatly valued summer activities such as sports days, educational visits and family events.

July started with a splash for our year 5 children who thoroughly enjoyed their adventure day at Sweethope Lough on Friday - look out for the photos on the class pages. KS1 children are off to visit Alnwick Castle on Tuesday (Year 1 is going in the morning followed by Year 2 in the afternoon).

We are all thinking ahead to the summer holidays and the new school year in September. Transition is well underway with the year 6 children and they will head up to the high school on Wednesday and the rest of the school will take part in roll up day when we all move on to our new classes to meet our teachers, support staff and new friends. We will be welcoming our new starters and holding a new reception starters meeting for parents at 3:15pm.

This week we have KS2 Sports Day on Friday, the school site will open for year 3 and 4 parents at 9:45am and for year 5 and 6 parents at 1:15pm. Please can you remain in the designated area which is centrally located to give a good view of all the events.

As we prepare to get sporty in school, our National Women’s football team is also getting ready to spring into action in the UEFA Women's Euro 2022 Championship.  Our music this week is a theme for the tournament that has been composed by Shirley Thompson OBE and performed by football fans from across the country and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Good luck ladies!


On Saturday we are looking forward to our Summer Fair which has been organised by the new Friends Committee - please send in any donations and raffle ticket stubbs and money beforehand. Come along with your family, fun starts at 11am.

Please get involved in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge “The Gadgeteers” which starts at the County Library on Saturday 9th July. It is a STEM based theme which will celebrate the key role of the imagination in both reading and the sciences.The Challenge will show children that science is all around us every day and inspire them to unleash their curiosity and creativity!

We have an update from the governing body, we had interest from only one parent for our vacancy and we are delighted to welcome Ellie Tamhne to join us. Lauren Chapman has been co-opted and Dave Belshaw will continue as an associate governor.

Well done to our stars who have impressed us this week, they are Isaac McNeill, Nico Watson, Emily Lamb, Logan Dodd, Evelyn Baker, Ivy Archer, Grace Chatterton, Cillian Grey, Dan Bridgens, Jack Tincombe, Emily Davison, Isla Gordon and Theo Beevers

Finally the whole school attendance still stands at 93.4% - Sycamore class are this week’s top attenders with 99.2%. Let’s have a super effort and try to reach 94% by the end of term.  

Bye for now,

Mrs Smith and Mrs Grimes

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