Our weekly message (Friday 07 June 2024)

Friday 07 June 2024

We’re into the final half-term of the school year – it’s always a busy one, so please keep an eye on the school calendar. Coming up soon are a few things you might want to know about…

For children in Year 1 and some children in Year 2: Next week, children in Year 1 (and those who didn’t meet the standard who are in Year 2) will take part in an assessment around their phonics skills. Check out the government’s phonics screening check information for parents.

For children in Year 4: Also next week, Year 4 children will take an online assessment to check their quick recall of times tables and division facts. Check out the guide for parents. Keep practising on Times Tables Rock Stars!

For all children: On Wednesday 19 June, the school photographer is in to take class photos.

Next week, look out for the link to our annual survey of parents and carers. too.

Attendance matters

At the start of every half-term, we review our attendance. For the full school year so far, up to the end of the Summer 1 half-term (Thursday 23 May), the whole school attendance figure was 93.9%. That’s higher than the national figure up to Friday 17 May: 93.0%. However, it’s lower than the national figure for primary schools: 94.7%.

When we look more closely, we know there’s some great attendance in school: well done to Reception (95.2%), Year 3 (96.2%) and Year 4 (96.8%) pupils for their great attendance, all well above the national figures.

Attendance matters:

Let’s get our whole-school attendance rate closer to the national rate for primary schools by the end of the year!

SEND support

SENDIASS support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their parents and carers to help with their related concerns or questions. They provide a free, impartial and confidential service through their website and online resources. You can self-refer to this service by contacting them directly. Find out more about SENDIASS in this short clip.

Here are the dates of forthcoming support sessions.

Have a happy and healthy half-term.