Head Teacher’s Blog 24.9.18-28.9.18

Hi Everyone,

WELL DONE to our SUPER KS2 runners who have been running the ‘Daily Mile’ this week! We have certainly got off to a great start! We will be carrying on and next week every KS2 child will be given a membership card so they can get a stamp for every time they run a mile and when they get 10 they will get a certificate. This is to promote health and fitness but also an organised physical activity that the children can access and enjoy every dinnertime. My thanks to Mrs Maguire and Mr Fenton our Key PE sports coach – let’s keep running and keep healthy!

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week were really impressive and it is great to see our new Reception children really enjoying being Stars too!

We had our Art Enrichment Day on Wednesday and it was wonderful to see every class creating beautiful art work and being inspired by different artists. The art competition entries were amazing and sincere thanks for supporting our day by visiting the art exhibition on Thursday after school. I am sure you will agree all your children are very talented!

Congratulations to the art competition winners – FANTASTIC WORK!

In our assembly on Monday Archie and Libby from Y6 who are part of our Road Safety Ambassadors Team talked to all the children about road safety. They were brilliant – thank-you Archie and Libby! They talked about ‘Be bright, be seen’ as we think about the clocks changing at the end of October and the Green Cross Code. There will be competitions this term to promote these messages so be ready for your child to talk to you about road safety!

We look forward to the PSA sponsored Rivington Family Walk this Sunday, a lovely event for all the family – come and join us! 1.30pm at the lower barn café car park, it is a great family walk and fingers crossed the weather will be okay!

The PSA are funding a theatre company to come in this term for two ‘panto’ performances for the children (KS1 and KS2). This will be great for the children and an opportunity that we could only consider with the help of PSA and free to all children and parents. My sincere thanks to the PSA who work so hard to raise funds for school that benefit every child.

If you would like to join PSA just come along to the meetings, you would be very welcome even if you can offer help at events only – it all helps!


Reception        India and Lucy

Year 1                Grace W and Mason          

Year 2               Jamie and Leo H

Year 3               Scarlett B and Zuzanna

Year 4               Christopher and Lucy

Year 5               Amelia F and Rhyana

Year 6               Jake and Ruby



Reminders for next week

  • Friday – Y5 ‘Bikeability’ programme to start/day 1. You will have received a letter but we need bikes and helmets in school for that day please.

In our assembly this week we concentrated on road safety but also prayed together for all our intentions. The children are wonderful at remembering you all in our prayers so please know you are being prayed for – even the family pets!

I hope you all enjoy a lovely weekend and we look forward to another great week together!

God bless

Mrs Doodson

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4 Responses to Head Teacher’s Blog 24.9.18-28.9.18

  1. Kim - Gabriel's Mum says:

    The ‘Daily Mile’ is a fantastic way to encourage all children, but especially those who are usually not quite as motivated as others, to get involved in daily physical activity. I think the membership card will be an amazing incentive too! It’s also great to read about the PSA funding of the theatre company ‘pantos’ – hopefully all the children will really enjoy these performances!

    • Mrs Doodson says:

      Hi Mrs Guzel,
      Thank-you for your comments – fantastic! I agree the ‘Daily Mile’ is a great way to promote physical activity and fitness. I am so impressed with the way the KS2 children have embraced it.
      The ‘pantos’ will be great for the children and my thanks again to the PSA who make that possible for every child in school.
      Kindest regards
      Mrs Doodson

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