Head Teacher's Blog 10.10.22

9th October 2022

It was lovely to welcome parents back into school for our first class assembly this week. Maple class did well and appropriately shared all their knowledge about poetry on National Poetry Day. Next class assembly will be Larch Class on Thursday 24th November - put the date in your diary!

We’re looking forward to seeing all the pumpkins which will be coming into school this week and then we have the Halloween Discos on Friday - Early Years to year 3 is from 5pm until 6pm with years 4 to 6 from 6:15pm finishing at 7:30pm, we can’t wait to see the costumes though it does make it difficult to work out who you are speaking to!

Don’t forget about our Harvest festival, please send in any contributions to our Harvest Gallery such as photos, paintings,poems and models by Monday 17th October so that we can display them. As in recent years we are only collecting dried and canned foods which we’ll gift to the Alnwick Food Bank, please send in your donations on Tuesday 18th October. On Wednesday 19th October we will hold 3 Harvest Assemblies; Infant assembly (reception, years 1 and 2) will be at 9:15am, Lower Key Stage 2 (years 3 and 4) will be at 10:15am and Upper Key Stage 2 (years 5 and 6) at 2:00pm. Parents are welcome to come and celebrate with us. 

At our recent Governor Conference, attendance was discussed as it has a significant impact on pupil progress as well as establishing a good work ethic for life. We were pleased to report that attendance is currently 96.5% and the Governors would like to pass on their thanks for helping the school to achieve this good level of attendance. However there has been a steady stream of families taking holidays in term time, these are all unauthorised and we will continue to monitor this issue. This week Beech class achieved 99% - well done!

Let’s carry on with our Autumn themed music this week. We’re going a little further a field for this song, all the way to the USA. This is Autumn Serenade performed by John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman. John Coltrane is considered to be one of the most influential figures in jazz music. This song was written in 1945 but this version was released in 1963. Johnny Hartman sings but which instrument can you hear Coltrane playing which takes over from the vocals half way through? Listen out for the piano playing the accompaniment all the way through. 


Congratulations to our stars of the week who have impressed us this week, they are Harrison Knox, Billy Gray, Emily Wilson, Charley-Mae Nesbit, Jasper Potts, Will Ross, Jacob Wilson, Ollie Dennis, Reuben Herbst, Dylan Adamson and Evie Campbell - well done everyone.

Bye for now, 

Mrs S and Mrs G

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