July 2022 Newsletter
The end of the academic year is fast approaching and, as always, it is a busy time in school, including some lovely experiences for the children to enjoy. Please keep an eye on the school diary and emails to ensure that you are aware of special events.
Fond Farewell to Mrs Cross
Sadly, Mrs Cross, will be leaving us at the end of the summer term. On behalf of the school community, I would like to thank her for her service to the school especially for her contributions to sport and PE. We wish her well in her future endeavours.
We would like to welcome Miss Parrott and Mrs Howard to our teaching team who will both be joining us from next week. We hope that they will be very happy during their time with us.
Royal Horticultural Society Award
As you may be aware, the school has been keen to get all children involved in gardening to understand where their food comes from as well as to encourage healthy eating. During the spring term, all pupils were involved in planting a variety of fruits and vegetables. I am pleased to report that our school biodome and vegetable garden are now thriving. The children have enjoyed harvesting strawberries, raspberries, peas, cucumber and figs thus far and before the end of term we hope to harvest some more of our home grown produce. It has been wonderful to see so many children getting involved in gardening and it has been great to hear that many have also taken up gardening at home.
Last month the school was successful in attaining our level 3 school gardening award from the Royal Horticultural Society. This is awarded when schools are able to demonstrate that children are able to plant, look after, and harvest their own fruit and vegetables. Along with our certificate, we also received a £50 gardening voucher which we have used to purchase some additional plants for our garden I would like to thank all children and staff for their involvement but in particular, I would like to thank the school gardening club, Mr Hackett and the site team for all their hard work. Hopefully it won’t be long before we achieve our level 4 award!
Our Sports Day will take place on Tuesday 12th July on the school field in Heath Park Road. Parents/Carers are welcome to spectate and will be able to watch and follow their children as they move along each event.
Y5 & Y6 will start at approximately 9.15am and finish at 10.30am. Y3 & Y4 will start at approximately 10.45am and finish at 12pm.
The children should come to school wearing their PE kits with a t-shirt representing their 'house' colour.
Children can then remain in their PE kits for the remainder of the school day.
Please ensure that children bring sun hats (with name in), water bottles and have sun cream applied before they come to school.
In case of inclement weather our reserve sports day is Wednesday 13th July but the timings would have to change slightly that day due to a Year 6 Leavers assembly also taking place that morning.
School Class Photos
On Thursday 9th June the children had their class school photos taken. Your child would have brought home their photo ticket a couple of weeks ago. We hope you are pleased with the photos. If you wish to place an order, these must be made online. You need to scan the QR code on your smartphone camera to enter the Kittles website then enter your Photo ID and Password or alternatively, go to www.Kittleorders.com and enter Photo ID and Password. The school will not be collecting any money as orders cannot be placed through the school this time.
Should you have any problem ordering online please contact Kittle Photographic on 01245 401313.
Please ensure that you inform the school office as soon as possible if you move, change your mobile number or e-mail address. It is very important that we are able to communicate information to you, especially in case of emergency.