Just a few things to draw to your attention before the end of term:

Please ensure ALL children are in the playground before the bell goes at 8.45am. We have noticed a few running in late. They are the ones who get into trouble yet we know in many cases it is parents’ fault that children are late. Please help your child by ensuring they get into school on time.

At the end of the day please discourage your child from climbing the trees bordering the lane and the school site. I have had a number of complaints from bystanders and the trees are definitely not in a great condition for climbing.

We are looking for another filing cabinet for the reception classroom. If you know of one going spare please contact Mrs Light.

On Wednesday 10th July at 9.00, we would like to offer all parents the opportunity of coming into school to meet their child’s new class teacher for about 20 minutes. We recognise that there are parents who do not know their child’s new teacher and this will be an ideal opportunity for you to put a face to a name. However, if you know the teacher your child will be working with, you may feel there is no need for you to attend.

We will hold a whole school assembly for the pupils so that the teachers will be free to be in their rooms to meet parents. However, this is not the time to speak on an individual basis about your child. If you would like to talk separately to the teacher an appointment needs to be made through the school office in September.

The teachers will use this opportunity to give a very rough outline of some of the curriculum areas we will be covering, some of the trips classes have planned and possibly any particular equipment a certain year group might need.

On this occasion we are not asking for reply slips as we understand that work commitments might mean you do not know until the last minute. Therefore please feel free to just turn up. If you have more than one child we would suggest that you visit one class and then at about 9.20 just pop to see the other teacher to introduce yourself.

In September we will be moving to a new system of School Mail with a company called ‘In Touch’. In order for us to make this work efficiently we will be asking all parents to provide us with an email address. Please look out for the request form we will be sending home in the near future.

In order to assist with your future planning here is a reminder of the academic year dates for 2013 – 2014. Please note there are some changes to the last date list published.

Autumn Term 2013

Monday 2nd September 2013 INSET Day – School closed to pupils

Tuesday 3rd September 2013 Term Begins

( Half – term: Monday 28th October to Friday 1st November 2013)

22nd November 2013 Occasional Day – School Closed

25th November 2013 INSET Day – School Closed

Friday 20th December 2013 Term Ends

Spring Term 2014

Monday 6th January 2014 Term Begins

(Half-term: Monday 17th February to Friday 21st February 2014 )

Friday 4th April 2014 Term Ends

Summer Term 2014

Tuesday 22nd April, 2014 INSET Day – School closed to pupils

Wednesday 23rd April 2014 Term Begins

Monday 5th May 2014 Bank Holiday

( Half – Term: Monday 26h May 2014 to Friday 30th May 2014 )

Friday 18th July 2014 Term Ends

Please remember we are not able to authorise absences for holidays and all absences impact negatively upon your child’s education.

Yours sincerely

Mary Driver