Welcome back. All the children appear to have come back very relaxed and all of them have settled very well back into the school routine. However, they have only had a two day week so let us hope they are still as eager next Friday when they have completed a full week.
As you will know we have been having some renovations completed over the holiday. We have been having some of the heating updated in the older part of the school, we have had some more work completed on our drainage system and we are also having a new boiler installed. Hopefully when all this work is completed it will mean that we will not experience any more floods and will not have to close the school at short notice which is inconvenient for everyone. I was a little worried last week at how the school was going to look for the children coming back but fortunately nearly all the internal work has been completed and the workmen are now based mainly in the boiler room. This is why the children are entering the school through the main hall in the morning. Hopefully all the work will be completed by the end of September but I will keep you informed.
Next week we are holding our ‘Meet the Teacher’ sessions on Thursday 10th at 4.30pm and 6.00pm. These are for the parents of children in Years 1-6 and are an opportunity to meet your child’s class teacher in person and find out about the expectations for the year and how you can best support your child with their learning. As I explained in my newsletter these sessions are for parents only so you will have to make alternate arrangements for your child if you want to attend. Our after-school club is offering a one-off session at 4.30pm to look after your child while you meet the teacher. If you wish to take up this offer you must inform the school office by Tuesday, 8th September. Parents who do turn up with their child will be asked to leave which causes embarrassment for everyone. If you are unable to attend these sessions all the information that will be discussed will be posted on the class blogs. Although there will be an opportunity to talk to the class teacher informally at the end of the sessions you will not be able to discuss the progress of your child. You will have the opportunity to do this at the parent consultations in October.
That is all for now. Have a great weekend and I will see you all again on Monday.