School Newsletter 10 2017/18

Dear Parents/ Carers

 

It is now the time of year when children are given the opportunity to show what they can achieve through the testing process.

 

Year 6 SATs

 

The Year 6 children are sitting their Statutory end of Key Stage tests next week (SATs). The children have all worked hard to be prepared for the Year 6 SATS and don’t need to feel nervous over the weekend.

We ask the school community to please remember them in your prayers and ask for the Holy Spirit to guide them and inspire them.

It is important that all Year 6 pupils are in school on the days of the test, Monday – Thursday. If they are unwell, please consider the option for them to attend just for the test itself and if they have to be absent, then please inform school by the start of the school day.

 

Optional Tests
The other children in school (Y2-5) will also be sitting their tests over the next 2 weeks to half-term. Please don’t take them on last minute holidays during this time. Although the children can do the tests at another time, they never show what they have achieved as well as when they sit them with their peers.

 

Phonics Check
Phonics check for Year 1 takes place during the week commencing 11/6/18. Once again all children need to be in school during this week.

 

Staffing
Both Mrs. Wilby (June 1993) and Mrs. Noble (September 1993) are retiring this summer after having given over 25 years’ service to the school.

Mrs. Wilby has worked in the school office taking dinner money, sorting out problems and been the face of school during this time. She has seen so many changes over the years she has served the school and her great experience will be greatly missed. She won’t entirely escape though, as she will still be roped in for trips and reading in her role as one of our grandparents.

Mrs. Noble – junior partner by 3 months- must have had over 750 children in her care in her 25 years here. The experience that she has accumulated over this time is irreplaceable. I wonder how many buttons she’s fastened, coats zipped up and noses wiped during this time! I can’t begin to count. I think we all agree she deserves a good rest!

 

We wish them both a long, happy and healthy retirement and if they’re feeling bored they both know where we are.

 

Mr. Bradley is also leaving us in the summer. He has been successful in his application for a new teaching role. Whilst Mr. Bradley has only been with us a relatively short while, he has given great service to the school and had a positive impact on us all. We wish him well in his new venture and thank him for all he has brought and freely given to us.

 

May Procession

We have decided to have a May Procession in school this year as the parish are struggling to find a day to have the usual May Procession.
This will take place on Wednesday 16th May at 1:30pm. We will gather in church to crown Mary and surround her with flowers, following a short service we will process around the school grounds.

If the children would like to bring in a stem or 2 of flowers to offer to Mary, they will have the opportunity to bring them forwards after the crowning of Mary.

We hope to distribute them to parishioners and the wider community. If you would like to deliver some to a relative or neighbour or elsewhere, please let Mrs. Rush know.

Everyone is welcome from our school family and the wider parish community.

 

Best wishes

 

Mrs. J Rush

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