Easter Newsletter from Mrs Driver

Dear Parents

Suddenly we have reached the end of another term and the Easter holidays are upon us!

It has been another exciting term in school with lots of different things happening and all of the children have been involved in a wide range of experiences. There have been an amazing number of different activities going on and I am extremely grateful to the staff who give up their own time to organise and run these activities. Clearly not everyone can have the opportunity to represent the school in a team or have a main part in a show but we are delighted with the number of pupils who access the extra-curricular activities.

You will have received your copy of The Orbit this week from our School Magazine Club. It never ceases to amaze me what a great magazine this is and this edition is no exception. Well done to all the pupils involved in writing this edition and a special thank you to Mrs Stephenson and Mrs Thorn for their hard work!

Now that many of the sporting activities for the winter season are over we would like to ensure that all school kits are returned to school. We are concerned about the number of kits that go missing and the state in which they are returned. School kits need to be rinsed through and left to dry. Please do not tumble dry any school kits as they will shrink. I would hope that pupils are proud to be asked to represent the school and would therefore look after any school kit they are given. Please return any outstanding kit on the first day of term and we would ask that you look around for anything extra you might have at home.

However, the lacrosse has not yet finished and we are building up for the National Finals in June. For the last couple of years we have been fortunate to secure sponsorship for the lacrosse shirts and hoodies so that the team have something to help them look like a professional squad! If you think you or your company might like to help us out this year with sponsorship please come in and have a chat with me or Mrs Light and we can arrange to give you as much or as little publicity as you would like! 

We still have a few people bringing scooters to school and using them in the playground. There are too many people around at the beginning and end of the school day, so please do not use scooters on the school playground.

I understand there have been problems with accessing the Parental Survey online with NFER. We hope these have now been resolved and there should be no further issues. The details are as follows:

School number: 202050
Password: WMBQ

Thinking ahead to the summer term and the wonderful weather we are bound to experience (!)  could I give you another reminder about naming all items of uniform? With the warmer weather, we always have a multitude of red jumpers left lying on the field and if they aren’t named we have no hope of identifying them! If you are buying new school shoes for the summer, please ensure they are sensible sandals. The children should not wear shoes without a strap and closed in sandals are much safer for playtimes. Also the holidays are an ideal time to have hair cut! It might be fashionable to have hair over their eyes but children do struggle to read the whiteboards if their hair is too long! If you have any uniform queries please contact the school. 

Please be aware of the summer uniform requirements:

Red & white checked summer dress
School uniform white shirt (no checks)
Grey trousers or skirts
Red jumper / cardigan
No slip on shoes or open-toed sandals for safety reasons.

Grey trousers / shorts (not combat shorts)
White shirt and tie
Red Jumper

We are a traditional school and as such do not want to have fashion accessories as part of our school uniform!

I am extremely grateful to the parents who run the uniform shop for us. During the summer term the uniform shop will be held on 11th May, 8th June and 6th July. The last orders for uniform will be on 15th June 2015. Please do not place orders after this date and it would help enormously if uniform orders are only placed at uniform shop times.

With the summer term approaching, we are mindful of the inhalers we have in school for various children. Does your child need an inhaler? If so, do we have one in school? Have you signed a form at the school office? Is the inhaler still in date? Is it named? Are there any other factors we need to know about? Please let us know.

I hope you all have a lovely break over Easter and we look forward to welcoming the children back on Tuesday 21st April 2015.

Yours sincerely
Mary Driver