Head Teacher's message board

10th November 2017 

Dear Parents and Carers

Time is passing so quickly and we are already at the end of the second week of this half term! The children and staff have settled back well after the half term holidays and we are looking forward to the rest of the term. 

It has been a busy couple of weeks! Key Stage 2 enjoyed their visit to Beamish this week and this afternoon have enjoyed working with a musician creating music with Ipads. This work is funded through a music grant successfully bid for by the Local Authority music department. The children in Key Stage 1 and 2 have also completed their NSPCC challenge this week to raise money for this worthwhile cause. Thank you to all. 

The school’s second Celebration Worship was held this afternoon and will be held at 2.30 pm each Friday afternoon. Our Reception children will be joining our Celebration Worship in the next couple of weeks. This is a time when the school gathers together to reflect upon the past week, celebrating achievements and also reflecting upon any difficulties to prepare for the week ahead. A Prayer Board has been created in the Hall where staff and children can add prayers throughout the week to share each Friday. 

Some children and staff will be nominated by staff members for their names added into the Golden Book for a certificate to be presented during the Celebration Worship. The children in the Golden Book have been nominated for various reasons such as perseverance, politeness, being kind, looking after our school grounds, being determined, very good writing, listening to others and applying their 8 times tables, to name a few!

If the children would like to bring in any awards/certificates that they have received at home to share in our celebration worship they are very welcome to do so.

Our kitchen staff received a certificate last week for taking the time to make our special meals! The kitchen staff also consulted with each class last week and agreed to cook the children’s favourite meals to celebrate National School Meal Week next week!

Please could I just remind parents/carers to park safely and not to block the school gates leading to the car park. I know you will agree that the safety of our children is paramount and we have locked the school car park gates for that reason. Thank you for your continued support.

I hope you enjoy a restful weekend.

Mrs D. Henry