School Newsletter – 1st April 16

  Posted by: Debbie Rutter on April 4, 2016 at 8:27 pm

Blue Team Win

Congratulations to the blue team, they have won the most team points this half term. They will be rewarded with a non-uniform day on Monday 18th April.

Pens, Pencils and Pencil Cases

In the summer term we are introducing new pens for the children who have their pen licence. Children will be issued with a pen with their name on. We will supply the ink cartridges. If the pen is lost, we will ask parents/carers to pay for a replacement pen at a cost of £4.00. We are also purchasing better quality pencil crayons. We hope these will be delivered during the first week back at school. Once these have been delivered, we ask that pencil cases remain at home. Thank you.

May Queen Fete – Saturday 14th May 2016

A reminder that the May Queen Fete will be held on Saturday 14th May, 3-6pm.  All children will be dancing.

School Office

The school office is being refurbished during the Easter break.


The Governors held their full governing body meeting this week. Uniform was discussed. After looking at options, it was agreed that the new style playsuit being sold in Marks and Spencers would not be added to the school uniform.

SATS Information Leaflet – Year 2 & Year 6

Please click on the following link for an update about Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 SATS.

Year 1 Class Assembly

This has been rearranged to Wednesday 8th June at 1.45 pm. Please accept my apologies for any inconvenience.

Swimming – Year 3 & 4

A reminder that swimming starts on Tuesday 26th April 2016.

A Note From The Governors

The Governors held a termly ‘CICC’ meeting on Wednesday 9 March 2016. The meeting covered ‘Curriculum, Inclusion and Community’ matters. A variety of data was presented to the Governors on the progress and attainment of pupils, the standards of teaching, an update on the School Improvement Plan and reports from subject leaders.

The data was very positive. The majority of teaching across the school is outstanding and teachers are continually taking part in training to improve their own personal development.

The school has introduced new approaches to the teaching of maths, and parents may have noticed that children are being tested and assessed more often. This is partly due to a new innovation of ‘gap teaching’ whereby pupils who need additional help receive extra input prior to lessons taking place. Teachers are also using ‘NCETM’ (National Centre for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics) materials in setting challenging tasks for more able pupils.


Best Wishes for a lovely holiday,

Sharon Dean 

Head Teacher