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Parent Mail

7th June 2019

Dear Parents,


I hope you had an enjoyable half term.  The staff started the week with an Inset day to focus on the curriculum.  There is a new Ofsted framework in place for September with the quality of the curriculum as a key aspect of it.  We are proud of our curriculum offer which we have not compromised.  Staff worked hard and we are all excited about the learning and enrichment to come.


NSsport had a very successful Inset activity day with a great number of children attending.  The children enjoyed their day and I thank NSsport for providing such a fun packed day.  You can already sign up for the two Inset days in July on their website.


On Tuesday we were visited by two moderators who spent the morning with Mrs Leen checking our Reception assessments.  They were very complimentary of how well we know our children and of the judgements made. Next week I will be carrying out the Phonics Screening for Year 1 children.  We do use past papers so the experience is familiar to the children; today one of the boys said 'Are you doing phonics again, Mrs Vanstone, you really like phonics!'  Please support your child at home with reading; we can clearly see the impact this can have even over a very short space of time.


Mrs Wirth led a great Achievement assembly on Wednesday with certificates, HOC badges, Step badges and Pen licences all given to very deserving and proud children.


The children were pleased to have Kaleb and Eli in school on Thursday.  Staff who were able, attended the service for Mr Mareya which was a moving celebration of a wonderful man, thank you Reverend Julie.  The family are in our prayers and whilst the funeral took place Mrs Leen led collective worship and prayed for them.


I am delighted to finish my newsletter by sharing that Miss Parish had her baby boy on Thursday morning weighing 8lb. I will keep you updated as we hear more from her; we send huge congratulations to her and her family.


Wishing you all a wonderful weekend

Jacquie Vanstone