As you may all be aware through a recent planning application and stories in the local news we are going to have two new classrooms built this year ready for September 2014.
The builders have let us know that they are planning on starting work on March 31st. Over the next couple of days all of the properties that border our school boundary will be getting a copy of a Neighbours’ Newsletter, that can be downloaded from this web site, CLICK HERE. Children will not be bringing home a copy, this letter is only to inform our neighbours of what will be taking place.
We will be talking to the children about personal safety during the building project and what they need to do in order to keep safe near building sites. We do not think that there will be any impact on the start and the end of the school day as the gate that is used by children will not be used by builders, however, please watch this space for updates.
All children will be bringing home a copy of the Ofsted school inspection report today, Tuesday 4th March.
We hope that you are able to find time to read it as we are pleased with lots of the comments that have been written. A copy of the Ofsted report can be found on our website, CLICK HERE. When you read it you will see that the inspection team were very pleased with lots of what we do and agreed with us that we are a good school.
Children are also bringing home our latest newsletter. As well as some brief information about the inspection this newsletter has also got important information about our parents’ evenings in April, our chocolate Bingo evening in March and our annual ‘Munch with Mum’ just before Mother’s Day. All mums and carers are invited into school to spend an hour with their children in class and then have dinner with them to help celebrate Mother’s Day.
Children are also bringing home a copy of a letter from the parents association with information about future events. This letter will give you the opportunity to get involved and help at our good to school to work with us and make it even better.
All children are bringing home two letters today, Monday 3rd March. Both can be downloaded from our website, CLICK HERE.
The first letter is from Mrs. Hollis, our Religious Education and Collective Worship (assembly) co-ordinator. This curriculum update lets you know about upcoming Easter competitions and collective worship themes for the next few months. This is the fourth curriculum update of the year, all of the previous ones are available on our website. The other three have focused on Maths, English and Computing.
The second letter is from Mr. Wallis, who works for the Derbyshire Music partnership and teaches the trumpet, cornet and French Horn music lessons. Mr. Wallis was in assembly today entertaining the children with his music skills and all of the children thoroughly enjoyed listening to him. I hope that they have been inspired to want to learn one of the instruments he teaches. All children have brought home a letter today with information about the lessons that Mr. Wallis offers. Please return the slip on the letter to school if you want to find out more and Mr. Wallis will be in touch. Weekly lessons begin at £1.50 a week, however, free school meal children will be able to have lessons for free.
We had a fantastic INSET day on Monday. All of the school in the Swadlincote area joined forces to take part in a PE training day.
Our teachers went to lots of different school in the area and spent time developing their skills in teaching activities as diverse as golf, gymnastics, tag rugby, swimming and hockey to name just a few. We hosted training as well and lots of teachers from other schools were able to come here. On Tuesday morning when we all returned to school you may have noticed that some of us were a little sore due to the hard work we had all done the day before. I am pleased to say that all of us are very competitive and this was clearly shown in the way that we took part in the sports training.
Wednesday 12th March – The children travelling to Russia are going to Milford Primary school for a ‘Russia’ day.
Friday 14th March – Year 3 and 4 children are taking part in a car safety workshop
Friday 14th March – Granville science teachers are working with children in class 7