Friday, 12 July 2013

I am preparing this blog in the middle of a little bit of mayhem as Year 6 prepare for their ’Dragon’s Den’ afternoon. Year 6 always enjoy this activity at the end of term and all the other children love to walk around and see what it is that they have prepared. The Year 6 have really used their imagination in coming up with ideas and although there will be a winner I think they can all feel very proud of themselves for all the effort and commitment that they have put into their projects.

I know everyone is looking forward to the summer holiday but it is a slightly sad time for us as we lose our Year 6. I know we have prepared them well for the challenges that they will face in secondary school but as a large majority of them have been with us for 8 years they do leave a hole in our community when they leave us. We do wish them every success for the future though and we do hope that they keep in contact with us so we know how they are doing.

It has been a slightly unusual summer term for the teachers because we have not had to write reports as we normally do as we sent those out in the spring term .Today we have sent out the results of our phonics, KS1 and KS2 SATs results and as a school we are very pleased with them . I would like to take this opportunity to remind parents that if they would like the levels of their child’s attainment you are able to get these from the class teacher although I know some parents received these at ‘Parent’s Evening’. We do not put levels on our school reports because we think it is more important that they focus on future learning as opposed to where they are now which soon becomes the past.

Just before I finish I would like to remind everybody that as next Friday is the last day of term we will be finishing at 2.00pm. This is always a frantic time in the summer because we have a leavers’ parade for our Year 6 and it is always very busy and crowded at the school gates as all the children leave via the main entrance.  All the staff are there to ensure that the children are safe but please be aware that it may take a little longer to pick up your children than normal.

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