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.

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