Thursday, 19 July 2012

Dear All

I am just writing a quick blog this week as I am caught up with the end of year activities and all the work that involves. Like all of you probably I am looking forward to the summer holiday and hopefully some sunny weather that has been promised to us by the weather forecasters. As I mentioned last week it has been a very busy week for the Year 6 and I have noticed a few of them getting a little emotional today. They have had a fabulous year which was topped off by them achieving some very good results in their SATs. I hope they are taking some fond memories of their time in Little Heath and I know they will do the school proud when they go to their respective secondary schools.

All it is left for me to say now is that I hope everyone has a fabulous summer and I look forward to seeing everyone back feeling refreshed and ready to work on Tuesday 4th September.

Friday, 13 July 2012

Almost the end of term and I am sure that like me most of you are looking forward to a relaxing holiday where you can leave all your cares behind for a couple of weeks. In school it has been quite an exciting week. It started on Monday with the whole of Foundation stage and Key Stage One going to Frinton-on Sea for the day. Although it was not really sunny the weather was perfect for young children to spend the day at the beach and a fabulous time was had by all. The children were all really excited to tell me how they had been soaked by the sea and the great time they had playing in the sand. If you would like to see pictures of the trip you can see them in the school foyer on the TV screen.

On Wednesday the weather was not so kind to us but we did manage to hold the Foundation and Key Stage One sports morning. It was a very successful event and all the children had great fun competing for their house. Unfortunately the good weather did not last and we had to cancel the KS2 sports event as it would have been unsafe for the children to complete the events. Luckily the weather gods smiled on us today and we managed to hold the event this afternoon. Everyone had a great time and the eventual winners were Osborne House. I would like to thank all my staff for their efforts in making it happen – particularly Mr Mills who organises and co-ordinates the whole event. My thanks also go to the PTA who organised the refreshments for the parents.

During Thursday the majority of the Year 6 pupils were visiting their new secondary schools which allowed the pupils left behind in school to spend some time with their new class teacher. As you will now know we have made some changes to the staffing as Miss Martin and Miss Simoneau are leaving us. I can confirm that Mrs Richardson will be going into Year 5 (even though I missed that out in one part of the newsletter) and Miss Eleftheriou will now be taking Year 1. In the autumn term we will be appointing a new reception teacher.

Last night we had our Open Evening and it was great to see so many parents in the school. Everyone I spoke to said how pleased they were with their children’s work and that is always good to hear. We have had some very good results in school this year and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the teachers for their hard work – they probably think that I do not say that enough.

Next week is the last week of term and that tends to be a very special one for our year 6 pupils. They have got their show to perform, their leavers’ party and on the last day they have their leavers’ assembly. Although it can be a sad time for them I hope they enjoy it all because we have been very happy to have them in the school and I know they will do us all proud when they continue their education in their various secondary schools. We wish them all good luck for the future.

Friday, 6 July 2012

Just two weeks to go until the summer holiday and I think everyone will be really pleased when it arrives but there is still lots going on in school. Yesterday was a particularly good day in school as we had the Potters Bar Rounders Tournament and our Music Evening. Yet again it was another sporting success for Little Heath with both the A and B team winning their sections. Once again I would like to congratulate both teams on their success and I would like to thank Mr Mills and Mrs Robinson for all their efforts in coaching the teams to success.

The Rounders tournament was followed by the Music evening which had a much more sedate pace. All the children were really and it was great to see all the budding stars of tomorrow perform in the school hall. I would like to thank Miss Martin and Mr Hill for organising the evening and the members of the PTA who provided the refreshments.

The majority of the reports also went out today. I am sorry that the Year 6 reports did not go out with them but as the SATs results are not published until Tuesday we thought it was best that they went out together. The report is a true reflection of how your child has performed in school this year but if you do feel the need to discuss the report with your child’s class teacher do not hesitate to make an appointment to see them.

Next week is Sports Day and our Open Evening. The children in particular enjoy Sports Day so let us hope for sunshine so that it can go ahead as normal. I know parents can also get very excited watching their children but as always I will ask that parents do not step on the running track during the races at the end so that we can ensure the safety of the children.

Open Evening gives people the opportunity to look at the work the children have completed this year. Pupils may accompany their parents to this so they can share their work with their parent. The PTA are also having a fashion show next week. It is on Wednesday evening and starts at 6.30pm. Some of the pupils are modelling the clothes and I believe places are still available if your child would like to do this as well. Please try to attend this event as all money raised goes towards the school.