It’s been another very busy half term with lots achieved. Thank you to everyone who came along to parents’ evenings this week. It is always a pleasure to share with you the work the children have been doing in class as well as well as the progress they have made since the beginning of the year. We hope you liked the new report format used from Y1 – Y6 in order to give you a clear indication of how well the children are doing in school and their next steps targets. Mrs Lunn and I recently had a look at the children’s books and were very pleased with the work the children are doing. Staff have high expectations of the children and they work hard in order to achieve these.

This week we have held another house afternoon in which the children looked at Internet safety. The children worked well together from nursery up to Y6 and it is lovely to see how kind and caring our children are towards one another.

Our school council toy sale was a huge success. Thank you to everyone for donating toys and books and for providing the children with money to buy them all back again! Thank you for all the raffle tickets purchased too. The councillors have raised over £300 and are now preparing a presentation for the PTFA to ask them to match fund the amount raised. This afternoon we will be drawing the raffle to find out who has won the giant monkey.

After half term, it’s Rainbow class turn to visit the Ezone. They will be learning about minibeasts and their habitats as part of their topic ‘why do spiders eat flys?’ For further information on the topics the children will be learning about next half term, please visit the class pages and click on the links.

On Thursday 1st March we are celebrating World Book day by asking the children to come to school dressed as their favourite book character. We are also participating in a national reading challenge called ‘100 Million Minutes.’ Look at our reading challenge page for more details.

On behalf of all the staff, I wish you a very happy half term.

Jane Woodall