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Posted on: 18/01/2019

Headteachers Blog 18/01/2019

Dear Parents/Carers,


After lots of hard work from staff and pupils (with Mrs Cheney leading the project), we are delighted to tell you that we have achieved the accreditation as a ‘Routes to Resilience School’. You will see evidence of this throughout our school in classroom displays and pupil designed art work which we are about to put up in the corridors. Your children’s class assemblies will also have resilience themes and the hall displays are all resilience themes such as risk taking, co-operation, perseverance, integrity, empathy and optimism.


This week we have had E-Safety assemblies which were interactive and fun yet had a serious message for our pupils about how to stay safe online. This was followed up in classrooms by our staff.


Year four swam last term, year five are swimming this term and year three next term. This activity is heavily subsidised by the school – we pay for the bus basically – the cost is only £2 a week for parents and carers, which pays for a half hour lesson from a trained swimming coach. We feel that cost to parents and carers is very reasonable. Could I just remind parents and carers that if they have still not paid for their child’s lessons, they should do so through the online system.


On Monday everyone seemed to be skipping! This is part of an initiative to encourage children to keep fit, with skipping being a very good and inexpensive activity to go for! Lots of our children learned how to skip (so many could not) and I loved the fact that there were lots of shiny red smiling faces afterwards!


This is a reminder that we will be cooking breakfast for the families of year four pupils on Friday 25th January starting at 8am. If you have bought tickets for this, please come into school through Reception – you do not have to be there at 8am – there is usually a queue then! We look forward to seeing you all.


Today was Mrs Mayfield’s fantastic class assembly and the theme was ‘Optimism’, which is brilliant for this time of year when we are all feeling a bit fed up with the weather and the darkness. Are you a ‘glass half full or a glass half empty’ type of person??

Best wishes,

Margaret Greig


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