Head Teacher's Blog 17.10.22

16th October 2022

This half term has flown by, we have had some landmark events such as our first class assembly for 2 ½ years and our halloween discos which were very well attended and brilliantly run by our very kind Friends. We’re pleased to let you know that we have raised over £500 and we’ll get the exact total to you when we have it. There are some pick and mix bags left over and so the Friends will finish the half term with a treat for our children by holding a stall by the park gate on Friday afternoon. 

We are now looking forward to welcoming families into school to share in our Harvest Festival, we hope that you will enjoy our renditions of some old favourites. This is the last call for any contributions to our Harvest Gallery such as photos, paintings, poems and models which we will be displaying on Monday.  As in recent years we are only collecting dried and canned foods which we’ll give to the Alnwick Food Bank, please send in your donations on Tuesday morning ready for our harvest tableau. On Wednesday 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. Can we please request that those coming to the Lower key Stage 2 assembly don’t arrive too early. We’ll need to get the parents of the youngest children out first and we know that The Cut is easily congested. Thank you! With a harvest theme in school this week, our music is probably one of the most famous harvest hymns, We Plough The Fields And Scatter. What kind of instruments do you hear playing the introduction and accompanying the singing?


Look out for the sign up link for parent consultation appointments which will be sent out this week for the meetings scheduled straight after the half term holiday.

Well done to our stars who have impressed us this week, they are Penny Brabben, Wilf Hughes, Bella-Rose Elliott, Eliza Wilson, Katy Rogerson, Ella-Rose Clements, Ella Armstrong, Oliver Jones, Finn Phelan and Kye Mattison.

Finally the whole school attendance still stands at 96.6% - with a super effort let’s see if we can reach 97% by the end of half term. Ash class children are this week’s attendance super stars with 98.9%. There are an amazing 164 children who still have 100% attendance and will each receive a smiley face for their Castle. Let’s see how many can keep this up until Christmas.

Fingers crossed for a glorious half term week filled with lovely autumnal sunshine - enjoy.

We look forward to seeing everyone back in school on Monday 31st October.

Bye for now,

Mrs Smith and Mrs Grimes

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