I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. It's a very busy time, but I hope you feel rested, relaxed and ready to come back to school.
This term, as ever, will be a busy one, but I want you to think about a quote I found. Marvin Phillips said:
'The difference between try and triumph is a little UMPH!'
So as we face this new school term, let's all do our best to give everything we do a little UMPH!
Come and See
Next half term in Come and See we will be thinking about how sources of information, books and the stories from the Bible enrich our lives.
Please let school know if any of your contact details have changed (phone number, email, addresses etc) in the event we need to call home or contact you.
We will post spellings, English and Maths homework every MONDAY on Purple Mash, or the VLE to be completed by the following week, with the children tested on their spellings each Friday. Please encourage your children to complete their homework every week as well as reading each night (approximately 20-30mins).
Completing homework on time, in an organised and structured way are excellent habits to encourage, which will prepare children for high school and form a key part in consolidating their learning. Revising times tables will also help your child with key elements of Maths.
If your child is finding homework a challenge please don’t hesitate to let me know.
Children may bring in a healthy snack for play times, such as fruit or a cereal bar. Crisps and chocolate are not considered a healthy snack.
P.E. sessions will take place every THURSDAY The children will wear their PE kits to school on that day.
A quick reminder -if your child has a medical condition that staff need to know about, please inform school as soon as possible. If your child requires an inhaler, or any other medicine, please make sure it has been returned to school, and is not out of date.
A few enquiries have been made about the dates of the SATs next year:
The dates for the KS2 SATs normally run over a one week period. In 2022 the KS2 SATs will take place between Monday 9th May 2022 – Thursday 12th May 2022. Over this period pupils will sit 6 different tests, with English normally taking place at the beginning of the week and maths at the end.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch with school.
Councillors for 6Mc
Eco- Councillors : Ellie and Leah
School Councillors: Isla and Finlay
As stated in this weeks Newsletter, reading is a key component of learning. It opens the doorway to all the other subjects and is a vital skill for adult life. Learning to read with fluency and understanding can only be reached through practise, which is why we encourage the children to read as much as they can. Reading should also be a pleasurable activity, whether that be by yourself in a cosy corner, or reading aloud and sharing a story. At school we are currently reading a story by Malorie Blackman, which has generated a lot of thought and discussion. Life is certainly very busy, but if possible set aside some time for a story or two and enjoy.
School Mission Statement Day
This week we took a moment in our busy school timetable to re-focus and think about our school Mission Statement and what it means to us as a school, and as individuals. We thought carefully about how we can 'Follow in the Footsteps of Jesus' in our daily lives and fulfil our promise to 'serve, love and learn together.'
The children (and staff!) had a wonderful day, exploring how we can embody the Mission Statement and inspire each other to excellence.