last half term of the year has arrived, and for the children in year
four (and I’m sure their parents too) there will be a mixture of
excitement and anxiety at the prospect of moving to middle school.
Well, we certainly have lots of exciting things going on during the
last few weeks to keep all our children busy.
SPORTS DAY & LEAVERS’ ASSEMBLYHere
are the dates for these important events at the end of the Summer Term.
I know many of you are keen to book the time off work well in advance.
Unfortunately Sports Day relies on the weather, so we can’t guarantee
it will definitely happen on this day.
Sports Day – Wednesday 1st July 9.30am start.
Leavers’ Assembly – Friday 17th July 9.00am start.
a good attendance record as a school is very important and is one of
the key areas OFSTED judge a school on. It is therefore very important
that wherever possible, families avoid taking holidays during term
time. In some circumstances the school may be able to authorise a few
days of absence, however before this is possible, a holiday request
form from the office must be completed. We ask that forms are returned
to the school at least 4 weeks before the planned absence.
we appreciate that family holidays are expensive during school
holidays, we ask for your continued support in ensuring that our
attendance figures remain healthy.
WHITE POLO SHIRTSSeveral
of our parents have commented on the cost of the school polo shirts
with logos and have suggested that we allow pupils to wear plain white
polo shirts as an alternative. We have no problem with this being the
case, especially during the credit crunch. Please do however make sure
that your child’s shirt is plain and sports logo free.
EARLY MORNING LINESAs
a team, the staff felt that early morning lining up was becoming a
little chaotic and children didn’t seem to know what to do. As a
result, we have been making an effort to tighten things up since half
term. As you have probably already gathered the teachers will now
receive their classes from a line on the play ground. Thanks to all
parents for their help in getting their children into line at 8.45am
when the whistle blows.
school is kept well informed of the situation from Worcester County
Council and they reassure us that there are no concerns at this present
time, either in school or during class trips. Obviously we have
procedures in place to deal with an outbreak and promise to keep you
informed if the situation changes. It is very important that if you
child shows signs of having the flu, that you keep them off school
until the symptoms have passed and notify us. It is also vital that we
have up-to-date contact details, such as home and mobile numbers.
Please let the office know of any changes.
PARENT ANXIETY WORKSHOPSThese
anxiety workshops are open to all parents and will provide great advice
on helping you and your child to cope with the pressures and
responsibilities growing up brings. For further details contact Family
Support Worker, Neil Grimshaw on: 07943872807.
HOLIDAY CLUB AT PERSHORE BAPTIST CHURCH.The
church is again running their successful holiday club during the first
week of the summer holidays, 20th-24th July. All children from
Reception to year 4 are invited to attend. This year’s theme is
‘Showstoppers’ and will cost £5 for the whole week. For more details
contact Anne Sadler on 01386860491.
SUMMER FAIR -19th JUNE 2009The
Friends are extremely busy getting ready for the event of the year.
This year’s fair promises to be even more exciting than before, with
go-karts for the first time. Please keep the evening free and tell all
your relatives and neighbours to come along too. Raffle tickets will
also be sold on the day and the prizes really are amazing. Be there to
support your school, the gates open at 5.30pm.
Please contact a member of the Friends if you can help in any way.
GOOD BYE MRS SUE LEEWe
are sad to have to say good bye to our fantastic TA, Sue Lee. Mrs Lee
will be going on an exciting adventure though, as she and her husband
will be relocating in Derbyshire. Mrs Lee will be leaving at the end of
this week, Thursday will be her last day after 15 dedicated years. Sue
will be greatly missed by pupils and staff, she has been a real asset
to the school.
IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR CALENDARThur. 11th June. Friends Beach Party Disco at 3.30-5pm.
Fri. 12th June. School closed to pupils – Teachers’ training day.
Fri. 19th June. Non- uniform day/Summer Fair - 5.30 util 7.30pm
Mon. 6th July. Reports out to parents.
Wed. 8th July. KS2 Play- afternoon
9th July. KS2 Play -
Thurs. 16th July. Non-uniform Day - £1 (£2 per family).
Fri. 17th July. Break up for summer holidays.