Weekly News For Families 24.02.23

Dear Parents and Carers,

Over the past couple of days, it has been great to see the children enjoying the scootering and skateboarding lessons. It was great to see them grow in confidence in developing or beginning to develop new skills. Thank you to Mrs Bowles and Mrs Horrex for organising this.

World Book Day and International Mathematics Day

We have two exciting days coming in March. Both days will be ‘off timetable’ where the children will be immersed in all things books and maths. For World Book Day (Thursday 2nd March), we are inviting children to dress up a character from a book and then for International Mathematics Day (Tuesday 14th March), we are inviting the children to come ‘dressed as a number’. For some ideas, please have a look at the attached list of suggestions. We are aware of the financial challenges that are around at the moment. We do not expect families to spend lots of money on any costumes. We hope you are able to find some creative ways which enable the children to embrace both of these events.

At the end of the school day on World Book Day, we will be holding an additional Book Swap in the school hall. The children will also be bringing home a special voucher which will allow them to buy particular books for £1.

At 3pm on International Mathematics Days, parents and carers are invited to come into their children’s classes to see what they have been up to during the day.

A Range of Free Courses

As part of the government’s ‘Multiply Numeracy’ initiative, there are a number of courses which are totally FREE of charge. Attached are details of some different courses.

Strike Action

You may be aware there are three dates in March where strike action could affect the school. The dates are Thursday 2nd, Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th March. Under union guidance, we may not be aware of how the school could be affected until the day of the of industrial action. We will, of course, keep you informed of any actions we need to take as soon as we possibly can.

Wishing you a lovely weekend.

Take care

Chris Hughes

Deputy Headteacher