We apologise that this was not received by parents on Friday – there seems to have been a computer glitch
Dear Parents and Carers,
We began our week celebrating St George’s Day. It was lovely to see the children wearing their Beaver, Cub and Sea-Scout necker-chiefs. The children told us about the parades that they ahd taken part in over the weekend. A special mention must go to Oliver S for being a banner-bearer. What an honor!
Maisie and Ethan, as House Captains, led our Worship. We learnt about the bravery of St George and that afer his death many people referred to him as a martyr because he had died for his Christian faith. St George was executed for refusing to make a sacrifice in honour of the pagan goods. During the Middle Ages, people believed that St George was one the ‘Fourteen Holy Helpers’ – a group of saints who could help during epidemic diseases. Maisie and Ethan shared with us how the faithful endurance of St George, his generosity and his conversion of tothers made him such a compelling character. He is also the partron saint of soldiers. St George’s Day is celebrated on the 23rd April to commemorate the anniversary of his death in 303 AD.
SCHOOL OFFICE TEAM
I would like to warmly welcome Mrs Lucy Barwick to our school. Mrs Barwick has joined us as our school secretary. I know that she is looking forward to meeting all of our families over the coming weeks.
We have received confirmation this week that the traditional class photo and individual Year 6 photo will be on Thursday 18th May 2023. They will begin at 9.00am.
CALLING ALL LIONESSES IN YEAR 4 & YEAR 5
Mr Coyle is looking for any Y4 or Y5 girls who would like to play football in a tournament later this term to let us know in by emailing the school office. The training sessions will be after school on a Thursday finishing at 4.15pm, this will be as part of our KS2 Girls Football Club.
BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS
Please make sure that the children have the appropriate clothes and shoes for the club that they are attending. It is not safe for children to be taking part in a dance club in their normal school shoes, or football club in their school uniform. For Forest School, the children need to dress for the weather. Unfortunately if children are not wearing the correct clothing, they will not be able to take part in the club. Thank you.
DEDICATED SCHOOLS TEAM SUPPORT WORKER DROP-IN
Our next dates for families to meet with Craig Barton are Friday 12th May and Friday 30th June. Please let Mrs Browning know if you would like a meeting with Craig.
We are working really hard to improve attendance at our school. Whilst we appreciate that children become ill, I need to inform you that if a child is absent from school due to illness and they are seen by a member of staff whilst taking part in a recreational activity during that school day, we are unable to authorise that absence. Please continue to work with us to ensure that we have good attendance at our school. Thank you.
We plan to celebrate the coronation of King Charles in school on Friday 5th May. We will hold our own street party on the playground and would like eah child to bring a small packed ta (a sandwich and a cake) to eat at 2.30pm. We would like the children to come to school dressed in red, white and blue. We plan to plant a tree and bury a time capsule in commemoration of this historic event. This will be for the children only. Families are invited to the Country Dancing Festival on Friday 26th May.