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Parent Mail

17th May 2024

Good afternoon,


I have finished the week watching 9 of our Year 6 children playing football in the sunshine!  They played well and very much enjoyed pulling positions out of a hat for this friendly match.  Thank you Mr O'Reilly for organising and parents for your support.


The Year 6 SATs are now over.  I always feel proud of how the children approach them with hard work, determination and big smiles.  The breakfast in the morning, along with yoga, sets them up each day and I know the ice cream on Thursday was a welcomed treat.  


It has been lovely to see so much outdoor learning this week including class assemblies, science, PE and role play.  We hope this continues.  The children are really enjoying having the tennis nets up on the playground and whilst they play confidently, many balls go over the fence!  We sadly do not always get them back.  If anyone has a pack of tennis balls to donate, we would be very grateful as we have many lessons still to teach this term!


Next week, we are looking forward to our joining Mrs Mareya on the field to walk part of her 100 miles in May to celebrate the life of Eli's dad.  We hope you can join us at 2.15pm on Wednesday on the field.  Blue accessories are encouraged!


Chaffinch have a busy week ahead with Warren lodge, swimming and a science lesson up in the church grounds.  Goldfinch will be celebrating their Iron Age learning on Friday with a day full of activities.  Rosefinch are invited to sign up for the multisports club with parents on Friday.  We will send the link out on Monday. Finally Bullfinch,  I hope Bullfinch have a normal Monday next week after arriving in school this week to find their chairs were all missing.  Thankfully their fantastic writing left over night, brought them all back on Tuesday morning. Very inspired Mrs Metcalfe!


I know the roads make journeys very difficult at the moment but our monitoring of attendance this week has shown an increase in the number of pupils marked in late.  Please allow plenty of time so the children have a smooth start to each day with learning which begins the moment they are in the classroom, we really believe that every moment counts.


I wish you a lovely weekend

With kind regards

Jacquie Vanstone