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Parent Mail

3rd May 2024

Good afternoon,


We have had busy week of learning and fun!


We have been pleased with all the children for working with such determination.  Our Year 6 pupils are busy preparing for their SATs.  I know they will be keen to use the long weekend for some extra revision but I hope they take time to enjoy themselves too.


We had our first run on Wednesday which was wonderful.  It is so special to have the whole school running together, encouraging each other and feeling the benefits of their effort.  We hope the weather enables us to repeat the run as often as possible but sadly that wasn't the case for Thursday and today.


We are so grateful to Mrs Metcalfe for providing us with a Maypole.  The children have embraced the opportunity to take part and have loved learning to Maypole dance.  All classes will have a go over the next few weeks.


We had 11 families attending the Chaffinch club today.  Everyone enjoyed a little healthy competition and had a great time.  Thank you Mr O'Reilly.


Chaffinch will begin their swimming sessions next week.  Please make sure they have everything they need.  These lessons are so valuable and I know Mrs Dodds enjoys watching them learn and progress over the sessions.


We would like to invite parents to join us on Thursday 9th May to celebrate Ascension Day.  We plan to walk up to church where we will have a short outdoor service and a shared school community breakfast.  Children will be registered as usual then walk to church at 8.50am. 

If you or your family members would like to join us, please wait in the park and we will walk that way so families can walk together.  Sadly, dogs can't join us on this occasion.  

It's been a special and joyful celebration when the children have taken part in previous years.  We are hoping this whole school event will be an equally wonderful opportunity to spend time together in the church gardens.  Please let the office know if you can help by providing a small breakfast item e.g. pack of croissants, carton of juice or some fruit.  Feel free to bring picnic rugs etc. 


Next week will only be 4 days long but we have Cross Country for some children and a football tournament for others, along with Ascension Day and swimming all on top of our full curriculum! We also finish the week with Goldfinch and parents Multisports session, a link will be shared on Tuesday. 


I wish you a lovely weekend

Jacquie Vanstone