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Achievement assembly

Posted on 12 October 2018 by Miss Beatson

Well done to all the pupils who received a certificate in achievement assembly.

Harvest Festival

Posted on 11 October 2018 by Miss Beatson

Thank you to all the parents who came along to the harvest service at St James’ Church this afternoon. The children read out their poems, readings and prayers beautifully.

Our choir will be performing at the Wetherby harvest festival this Sunday in church and as some of you may have seen, we have entered the scarecrow competition!

Here is James, the fisherman!

 

 

 

 

Open morning for prospective 2019 parents / carers

Posted on 08 October 2018 by Mrs Craggs

If you’re looking for a Reception place for your child, we’re holding our open morning on Tuesday 06 November at 9.30am. This is an opportunity for you to come and visit the school, ask any questions you may have, and be shown around by some of our Year 6 children. No appointment needed – just turn up.

Thank you...

Posted on 08 October 2018 by Mr Roundtree

…for the voluntary donations you made recently so we could go ahead with the wonderful Hobgoblin theatre shows last week.

By now, you’re child will have told you all about the great show – and hopefully gained a better understanding of the history of Britain. The show was all about…

History of Britain Logo for website

…and it fits perfectly with the Key Stage 1 and 2 Big Topic, Time Travel.

A show like this is a great way to enrich your child’s learning experience. Without your donations to subsidise the cost, we wouldn’t have been able to go ahead with this. Thank you for your support.

Parents' evening coming up

Posted on 08 October 2018 by Mr Roundtree

The first of two parent-teacher meetings are coming up soon: 23 October and 25 October. At these meetings, you’ll notice a small change.

In the annual survey of parents and carers, a small number mentioned that they would prefer more frequent updates about their child’s progress. We’ve acted on this by changing when we provide you with the Learning Updates. These were previously given to you at parents’ evening. However, this year, we’ll send these home at the end of the Autumn and Spring terms. This means you’ll have an update at the end of Autumn 1 (the parents’ evening), Autumn 2 (the Learning Update), Spring 1 (the second parents’ evening), Spring 2 (the second Learning Update), and then the end of year report in the Summer.

As always, Miss Beatson will be around to hear your questions, compliments and concerns with these arrangements.

Keep calm and read on

Posted on 08 October 2018 by Mr Roundtree

Do you read for pleasure? Does your child read for pleasure? There are lots of benefits gained from reading for pleasure:

  • it increases sense of achievement, confidence, self-esteem and self-awareness
  • it widens horizons
  • it develops relationships and promotes inclusion and empathy through sharing opinions and ideas
  • it prevents boredom and promotes relaxation

All these points contribute to a happy and healthy lifestyle.

There are also a wide range of books that can directly address specific aspects of mental health – these might be worth a look if someone in the family might be prone to a particular mental health problem.

The National Literacy Trust has a list of books to help children feel happier and more confident. This list is for children up to the age of 11 or thereabouts.

The Reading Agency brings together partners from the public, private, and voluntary sectors to tackle life’s big challenges through the proven power of reading. The agency’s ‘Reading Well Books on Prescription‘ helps people understand and manage their health and wellbeing using self-help reading. The books are chosen by health experts and people living with the conditions covered. There’s a specific page on young people’s mental health.

EPOSS Incredible Years parenting course

Posted on 03 October 2018 by Mrs Craggs

The EPOSS cluster will be running an Incredible Years Parenting Course starting Friday 09 November at Wetherby Children’s Centre. Please see the attached poster/leaflet for further information.

There is no need to book: parents/carers can just turn up on the first session or ring the number provided on the leaflet if you have any questions.

What wonderful writing!

Posted on 03 October 2018 by Mr Roundtree

All classes in school have a class novel on the go. Y5,6 are enjoying the modern classic, Kensuke’s Kingdom this half-term.

This morning, our older children in Y5,6 have been writing a diary entry from a character’s perspective.

Have a read of this great writing – well done, Mya!

…Mya’s not finished the diary yet. If your child is in Y5,6, have a chat with how the diary entry could continue!

Kensuke’s Kingdom

Reading Workshop

Posted on 02 October 2018 by Miss Beatson

A quick reminder that we are having a reading workshop for KS2 parents, today at 6pm. Come along if you would like more information about how we teach reading in school and how you can support your child at home.

Fab feedback!

Posted on 29 September 2018 by Mr Roundtree

We spotted on social media this week this lovely comment from a parent about our school:

‘I can’t recommend it enough. Lovely small class sizes. A new headteacher making positive changes. All the teachers are lovely and know all the children. Both my children are so happy and making fantastic progress.’

Thank you very much. We all appreciate this heart-warming praise.