This year’s last message (Friday 16 December 2022)

Friday 16 December 2022

Our last weekly message of the year comes from Miss Beatson.

It’s been a busy few weeks leading up to the end of term. It’s been lovely to see so many parents and carers attend our Christingle service at church and our Early Years and Key Stage 1 performances – thank you for your support.

This week, we’ve enjoyed a Christmas lunch together and celebrated the end of term with a Christmas party – we’ve had lots of fun.

This half term, we’ve seen lots of illness and our overall attendance has fallen. I hope everyone can shake off the coughs and colds over the holiday period and start next term happy and healthy.

I’d like to take this opportunity to remind everybody that our gates open at 8.45am ready for an 8.50am start. Any child who arrives after this time is recorded as late or absent in the register. Children miss the start of the day which does impact on them settling in and being ready to learn. Please try and get your child to school on time.

This term has seen a massive effort from our Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) to recruit new members, involve more people and to get things back on track after Covid. This week, they’ve given every child in school a present for Christmas – it was lovely to see lots of smiley faces as the children received their gift. Thank you to everyone who bought raffle tickets for the Christmas hampers- this raised over £300 for school. A letter was sent out this week informing you of how much money has been raised this year and the plan for how the PTA intend to spend some of the funds. Thank you to everyone in the PTA.

Finally, I’d like to say a big thank you to all the staff who have worked extremely hard this term to ensure that our school community is happy and healthy.

I hope everyone enjoys the festive break and I look forward to seeing everyone back on Tuesday 03 January 2023!

I’d like to thank you for your continued support throughout 2022, and wish you happy times over the Christmas holiday period. All the best, David Roundtree.