Dear Parents and Carers
It is astonishing to think that we are now half way through the school year. The staff have been monitoring the progress of each of the children since the beginning of the year and the overall picture is very impressive. You will have a chance to see for yourself the progress your child has made when we have our Parents’ Evenings after half term. Please find attached to this letter a request form for an appointment.
We have also been monitoring the attendance and punctuality of each child and, in line with the other local schools, will be sending home letters to parents of children whose absence or lateness is beginning to have an impact on their learning. Whilst I am all too aware of the unpleasant range of bugs that have been working their way around the school, we do need to ensure all children attend whenever they possibly can. If you receive a letter from the school regarding attendance, I am more than happy to discuss it with you.
In order to do what we can to minimise the spread of germs, we will be having a focus on personal hygiene after half term, including a visit from the school nurse. There is also advice on how to avoid spreading germs, including a video on how to wash hands effectively, on https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/common-cold/
World Book Day
In order for you to have time to prepare, I am letting you know that we will be encouraging the children to dress up as a character from a traditional tale on Thursday 1st March as part of our celebrations for World Book Day. I look forward to seeing, Goldilocks, Little Pigs, Prince Charming or even the occasional Big Bad Wolf on the day! We are unfortunately not able to offer the ‘Books at Breakfast’ session this year.
Oaks Class Assembly – new date
Due to a clash of dates, I am sorry to inform you that we are going to have to postpone Oaks Class Assembly later this term. The new date is Friday, 25th May.
After half term, we will be busy again on the sports front, with our children entered into a Year 3/4 Football Festival, a Year 5/6 Hockey Tournament, and a Year 5/6 Football competition. Also the whole school will be taking part in the Sport Relief charity day on Friday 23rd March with a range of challenging activities planned.
I hope you all have a very happy, relaxing and health-restoring half term, and I look forward to seeing all the children back on Monday, 19th February.
With best wishes