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Parent Mail

19th July 2019

Dear Parents,


What a fantastic week we have had; a great way to end the year.  On Monday we had our Year 6 Leavers show which was a lovely showcase of their talents.  It was a pleasure to welcome our governors into school on Tuesday for a meeting, training and time for them to spend in the classrooms.  The governors enjoyed spending time on the playground at lunchtime and some ate a cooked lunch with the children.  Part of the governor meeting was spent reflecting on the school results this year and I wish to take this opportunity to share them.


Early Years Good Level of Development 80% of Reception children achieved this.

Year 1 Phonics check - 94% passed.

Year 2 SATS - Reading - 82%, Writing 76%, Maths 94% achieved the expected standard or above.

Year 6 SATS - Reading 88%, Writing 94%, Spelling, punctuation and grammar - 94% and Maths 88% achieved the expected standard or above.

Our Governor newsletter will be published early next term with more information regarding the data and our School Development Plan.


There is so much information available regarding how much children's learning can go backwards over the summer holiday.  We have made a Holiday Passport and we would be delighted if the children would complete it to ensure continued progress.  The Holiday Passport can be found on our website under Welcome and then in Parent information - how to support your child.  Your child's teacher will look forward to seeing them in September. I will leave some in the lobby at school if you wish to collect a paper copy on Monday or Tuesday.


I would like to thank Mrs Dodds for her hard work pulling together the Variety show; it was wonderful to see the children perform with such confidence right from the age of 4 to the age of 11.  Well done to everyone who took part.


On Thursday we had our church service which reflected on the foundations we have provided for our Year 6 children; our values being key to this.  Saying goodbye to our Year 6 was sad today but it was wonderful to be joined by so many parents at our end of term assembly.  I wish all our Year 6 children and other children who are now moving on great happiness and success.


Thank you for your continued support of the school and I look forward to you seeing all the changes that are due to take place this summer when we return in September.  There is still space on the NSsport Inset days for Monday and Tuesday. If you wish to book, please do so online.


I wish you and all the children a happy and safe holiday. 

Jacquie Vanstone