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Posted on: 03/05/2019

Headteachers Blog 03/05/2019

Dear Parents/Carers,

It was great to see all the children back in school this week! They seemed happy to be back at school after the sugar rush of Easter eggs – too much chocolate…

This term is really quite short, especially this half term which is four weeks and a Bank Holiday this Monday. Although it sounds great, everyone will have to work harder as the curriculum still needs to be taught and, of course, learnt by our pupils. We will have to squeeze six weeks work into four weeks.



On Monday, on the first day back after the holidays, our year five and six pupils had a fantastic day in the Studio with Stuart who showed the children how to mummify a body, play a hunting game and then they had a weapons and technology session in the afternoon. Thank you to Mrs Western for organising this brilliant start to the Pharaoh’s topic this term.



Yesterday, I visited Condover Hall in Shropshire, where 55 of our year four pupils and eight members of staff were on a residential visit. It was good to see that everyone was having a good time and trying new things – the rain had not dampened their spirits. The teachers were really impressed by the behaviour of the children and that they were asleep by 9:30!! They are due back this afternoon. Thank you to our lovely staff: Mrs RJ, Mrs Patten, Mrs Rowe, Miss Haggie, Mr Winslade, Mrs Gamage, Mrs Ansell and Mrs Cheney who have given up their time to support the residential visit.



Next Tuesday (7th May) you will receive your child’s school report at the end of the day. This year we have tried to make them more parent/carer friendly. I have read them all and added my comments. I have to say that I enjoy reading the reports especially the pupil comments – they tell me so much about what the children enjoy at Westfield Juniors which is very positive! You will find an Attendance Summary with the report.



This term, the Goodies’ Treat will be on Monday 8th July and will be M and M Productions (a children’s theatre company) coming into school to perform ‘Treasure Island’ – pirates and treasure – what more could we ask for? I am hoping that all our pupils can attend the Goodies’ Treat this term as it is only ten weeks.


Best wishes, Margaret Greig


PS Coffee Stop next week…

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