Head Teachers' Blog 23.01.23

22nd January 2023

Kung Hei Fat Choy and welcome to the year of the rabbit which symbolises prosperity, peace and longevity in Chinese culture - let’s hope! Rather than music this week, we’ve added a short video about this celebration. We hope you find it informative. 


Last week we enjoyed a fabulous class assembly on space led by Rowan class and we are looking forward to a few more class assemblies this term starting with Oak class this Thursday. 

Other events happening this week include a visit by our year 6 children to a Careers Fair at the Duchess’s High School on Friday. This is the first of a few organised transition events before the summer holiday.

Our apologies to the Friends for accidentally omitting their update from the January newsletter, here’s the highlights: there will be a drop in meeting on Tuesday 24th January at 9am for anyone able to help, please meet in the school foyer. The Valentine’s Disco is planned for Friday 10th February, put this date in your calendar and more details will follow.

Get your binoculars out ready to take part in the Big Garden Birdwatch next weekend. There’s lots of information available online to help you identify our feathered friends!

Next week is National Storytelling week and, as mentioned in the Newsletter, we are taking part in a Scrapbook project - please ask class teachers for the templates if you would like to take part.

Following the advert for one of our parent governor posts,  Maria Jiminez has been re-appointed. We would like to thank her for support over the past 4 years and look forward to working with her in her second term of office as a parent governor.

This week we have been particularly impressed with Florence Jones, Myles Pearse, Jacob Makepeace, Sidney Stanfield, Nico Watson, Charlotte Goodfellow, Archie Edwards, Seb Metcalf, Isaac Kearns, Charlotte Brabben, Theo Beevers and Thomas Lee - well done everyone.

On the attendance front our whole school attendance still stands at 95%, the Education Welfare Officer continues to monitor the registers and we will write to parents if we have any concerns. Last week Chestnut class were the top bananas with an impressive 99.3% attendance - let’s see if any class can manage 100% this week.

Bye for now

Mrs Smith and Mrs Grimes

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