Head Teacher’s Blog 16.1.17-20.1.17

Hi Everyone,

Another busy week and the children are settling into the new term – WELL DONE EVERYONE! I have been reminding the children about being good listeners and going for their goals this term in our weekly assemblies.

Our Year 6 pupils thoroughly enjoyed their ‘Crucial Crew’ trip on Tuesday morning. They learnt about personal safety, the emergency services and keeping safe on-line. Year 6 are invited to go on this trip every year, it is a key part of their final year at primary school and transition to high school. Their behaviour and participation was excellent – WELL DONE YEAR 6!

We have launched our ‘Writing Competition’ and the tasks are a poem in KS1 and a short story in KS2.  The competition is open to all pupils from Year 1 to Year 6. Children are expected to complete the writing at home and everyone who enters gets a prize. The School Council has chosen a trip to the cinema for all winning entries. All entries need to be in by Friday 10th February. A boy and girl winner will be chosen from every class so GET WRITING!!

The PSA meeting on Tuesday was well attended and very productive, thank-you to Mr Booth/Chair and all members who came plus new members – great to see! The PSA are very busy organising their next big event the Summer Fair on Saturday 17th June 11am-1pm. This will be a fantastic family day, please come and join us! If you can help on the day or would like to be involved please come along to the next PSA meeting on Thursday 16th February 7pm in school.

DON’T FORGET PSA BASG2SCHOOL COLLECTION DAY TOMORROW (Monday 23rd January). This regular fund raiser helps to top up funds and a great chance to clear out at home!




Reception                   Ava and Holly

Year 1                          Lily-Mae and Ellen

Year 2                          Lily and Italia

Year 3                          Joseph and Cadence

Year 4                          Alex and Jake

Year 5                          Sienna and Eve

Year 6                          William and Taylor

Reminders for this week: 23.1.17-27.1.17

Monday         Class 5 trip to Jodrell Bank and PSA BAGS2SCHOOL collection day

Friday             Holocaust Memorial Day and Class 1 Dinosaur Workshop in the afternoon

I will be focusing my Monday assembly on Holocaust Memorial Day with the main themes for the children of forgiveness, accepting the past but to know we can do a lot about the present and the future. It also gives us the opportunity to reinforce our Mission Statement of being a ‘unique family in faith, love and learning’ and ‘reaching out to others’ as well as the British Values of liberty, democracy and tolerance. Bishop John has asked us to remember this day and all those who have lost their lives, we will remember them in our Monday and Friday assemblies.

Letters will be coming home this week and dates on the web-site for Writing Workshops for Y1, Y3, Y4 and Y5. Please come and join us to find out more about the expectations of writing for your child’s year group and how you can support them.

Miss Turner and Mrs Grant will be holding their Y2 and Y6 SATs Workshops after half term, these will look at expectations in reading, writing and maths and how the tests are delivered in the summer term.

Year 6 SATs week: Monday 8th May-Thursday 11 May

  • ALL Year 6 children must be in school for those dates as the timetable is set nationally and we cannot deviate from it.

Year 2 SATs fortnight: Monday 15th May-Thursday 25th May

  • There is much more flexibility with the Y2 SATs timetable allowing class teachers to pick up with individual children or groups over the two week period. However we do ask that no appointments or holiday requests are made over this period to ensure all tests and assessments can be completed by the 25th May.

Everyday our Pupil Chaplains are on prayer duty in their Pupil Chaplaincy area and they do a great job! There were so many prayers written this week we had to offer them altogether in assembly in a big pile! The children are so good at praying and it always touches me that they are thinking of others all the time. Please be reassured that if you are in need of prayer your child will remember and we will pray! Let’s look forward to another great week!

God bless

Mrs Doodson

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