Welcome back after the Easter break - the end of Spring term was fab with the Year 3 and 4 performance, the massive Easter Eggs raffle organised by school council and the annual Easter Bonnet Parade to the garden centre - who would have believed that our school was able to attract the Easter Bunny at such a busy time of year! Please have a look at the gallery photos so you can see what's happening in school...
We are in the process of trying to recruit parent governors for our school - please have a look at the information on the 'Meet the Governors' page on our website if this is something which may appeal to you. Letters shall be sent home with the children also.
Today we have had a whole school game of 'Class Hide & Seek' - ask the children about it - they were fabulous!
We've noticed a few trainers and hoodies sneaking into the school uniform for a couple of children recently - it would be helpful if parents /carers can also remind them that they are not a part of the school uniform. At this time of the year, we tend to find an awful lot of items in the lost / found area - the temperature goes up, layers are taken off and forgotten. Remember to label coats and jumpers as it's frustrating for parents when these items are lost as they cost a lot of money and worrying for the children if they think their coat / jumper / cardigan is lost.
All of the children have returned to school after the Easter holiday with great attitudes to learning both in and out of the classroom and it's been really good to see them making the most of the playground and the equipment in the drier weather.
The staff have reviewed the weekly merit assemblies and we have taken the decision to hold alternate weekly assemblies for EYFS / KS1 and KS2 as it's a lot to ask for children to sit whilst 20 certificates are awarded and spoken about on a Friday afternoon. We really value the time we have in merit assembly to celebrate different children and want to make sure it remains important and enjoyable for all.
I'd also like to thank parents and grandparents who are able to volunteer their time by helping out in some of the classes, particularly with listening to children read - it really does make a difference and the children enjoy the opportunity to read aloud to different adults. Please speak to your child's teacher if this is something you would be able to help out with as we can never have too many volunteers.