Dear Parents and Carers
I hope you all had a lovely half term holiday last week. The weather was brilliant and helped us to start swimming this week. The water is beautifully clean and warm and the children are very lucky to have this excellent opportunity to learn to swim and improve their skills. Many thanks to the staff who made sure everything was ready. Thank you also to the PTFA for continuing to support the running costs of the pool – we couldn’t do it without you!
The new trees, planted by the children with Mrs Heasman’s help, look to be thriving and will make a wonderful woodland walk in time. The PTFA have asked me to forward you news of a competition to name the wood where the winning suggestion will be carved onto a commemorative plaque and be used in forthcoming publicity. Please encourage your child to come up with a snappy, appropriate name for our new woodland, write the suggested name and their name on a piece of paper and bring it into school by next Wednesday, 16th June. A select group will judge the entries and the winner will be announced in our school celebration assembly on Friday 18th June.
I have some excellent news about the children’s attendance. Since schools reopened on March 8th, our attendance rate is a phenomenal 98.3%. I am very grateful to you for helping the children settle back into a normal routine quickly by ensuring they only miss school when they are really not well enough to attend. Well done to everyone!
Bikeability – Level 2
Our second session of this excellent life skill training takes place on Monday and Tuesday of next week. Those 6 children involved must be at Wyke Primary School by 3:30pm on both days, with each session lasting about 2 hours – good luck to everyone involved.
Savlon First Aid training
Many thanks to those of you who nominated Stower Provost for the free training our children in Key Stage 2 can receive. With so much going on this term, we have been able to arrange for our children to receive the training in the first part of the Autumn Term; I am sure they will really enjoy learning another really useful skill.
During our last Ofsted inspection, our inspector noted that a number of your responses to the questionnaire indicated you would like more information about what your children learn each term. We will try to make sure you have plenty of information about each term’s learning, but please always check the information on the school website www.stowerprovost.dorset.sch.uk. You will find an overview of the children’s topics and other very useful information on the class pages and, as we continue to develop our curriculum materials we will add further details.
Related to this, we have been extremely fortunate to have had Mr and Mrs Beeson’s expertise in developing our excellent website over the years, but sadly their time with us will soon be at an end. If you have any skills in, or knowledge about maintaining websites and would be interested in supporting us in making sure it continues to be an up to date, useful source of information for ‘visitors’, please let me know!
With best wishes