It has been an aspiration for the past couple of years to significantly reduce the photocopying/ paper used in school, but also to reduce the amount of cash coming in to the office. We have achieved a great deal, with 75% of payments now being online or contactless and an email system for newsletters and trips. Please help as much as you can by making sure your details are up to date and also making sure you read the letters we send out. All newsletters and forms are also available from the website. Let’s try to cut this even further!
Welcome back to school after the summer break, or indeed welcome to the school if you are new to us! We have a lot of new families joining us this year- 90 in the Reception classes and a further 50 in the Nursery, so a very busy start to the term. The Newsletter will be coming out in the next day or so, so please keep an eye out for it in your emails (via Caremonkey) or on the website. One of the important pieces of information are the dates for your child’s ‘Information Meeting’ for parents and carers which all take place in the next few weeks- please try to attend if you can as these meetings tell you all about the year ahead and the different things happening. Theses meetings are also on the website calendar, so take a look and hopefully the majority of you can make it to the meetings.
This is a relatively quiet summer for us at school. Our main two projects are replacing the KS1 hall ceiling and lights (the original 1954 ceiling was still in place, and we have been undertaking a move to more economic led lighting over the past few years), and also the painting of the nursery building. There is other smaller refurbishment of areas and various safety checks of the different systems at school taking place while the building is empty.
The staffing section on the website has also been updated, and the classes will update their pages before we return in September.
We are aware that several schools in the area are closed today as they are without water, however we do have water and are open! It’s a normal school day folks. 🙂
We have been awarded the Sainsbury’s Silver Award for all the sport we do in school. Each year we participate in a very wide variety of events across the city and beyond, plus we offer a great range of opportunities for the children. We are really grateful to Mr. Evans who leads sport in the school, but he is supported by a huge team of people including Mr. Boon, Mr. Dyer, Mr. Hanson, Mr. Brown, Mrs. Roe, Mr. Whiddington and Mrs. Galliford to name a few. Thanks everyone!
All the children’s Annual Reports have now been handed out, along with key assessment information. Children at the end of a keystage will also have had their formal test results, which again have been good for us this year. If you need to discuss the Report please contact your class teacher who will be happy to help.
Thank you to the Friends of School, who once again organised a fantastic Summer Fair for us last week. The event was very well attended by both parents and ex-pupils alike, with the final monies currently being counted. We also had a lot of really lovely comments about the school and how happy the children are, which is also always good to hear!
Thank you to everyone for such a great sports day. Everyone had a fun day with a great range of activities testing their skills. The event was well attended and the BBQ from our catering team was lovely.
Don’t forget the next big event- summer fair next Friday!
Sports Day is next Wednesday! Don’t forget to check the Newsletter for the timings for your child(ren), and please join us for lunch- 11.45am for those of you who have stayed for the morning, and 12.30 for those coming ready for the afternoon. The weather forecast is warm, so please bring drinks, hats and suncream. Hopefully another wonderful event.
Year 1 children will again have the exciting opportunity to visit Weston-super-Mare during term 6. We have sent out the permissions and information using CareMonkey, which is now our method for sending out letter to you. There are approximately 20 families in Year 1 not yet signed up- please do so asap or see your class teacher for details.