Class Dojo 29th June 2018

Well we have been super busy over the last couple of weeks in terms of what has happened in school time with learning and also after school with planning for September.

We had three brilliant sports days, one from each Key Stage and fortunately the weather was perfect. The tension at results time was palpable and congratulations to the Gorillas and Italy, respective KS1 and KS2 winners of the Geddes Sports Day Cups

Our next sporting events are the Athletics Finals for KS2 on Tuesday 3rd at 2.30pm. Parents of children involved in this will have received a Parentmail notification. Then on Friday 6th July years 4, 5 and 6 are off to the Marsh Academy for the Marsh Olympics…an inter-school sports event. These year groups will need to come to school in PE kits and ensure they have a packed lunch and plenty of water. We provide transport to and from the Marsh and the event is all within school time.

Year 6 are having a great time with the “Knuckleball Kickers” this morning…footballing YouTubers apparently! There’s a bell boat challenge event coming up for some pupils as well as across country event. My oh my what a fit bunch we are!

As well as sport we also have a music event coming up and this is part of the JAM on the marsh programme. our Year 4 and school choir will be taking part in a concert on Monday July 9th at St Nicholas Church. Tickets can be ordered on Parentmail or direct from the school office.

Your child’s end of year report is due out on the 6th July. Should you wish to discuss this with your child’s teacher please contact them directly via dojo or email. In the report will be your invitation to our ‘Meet your child’s New Teacher’ evening. This tells you a little bit about the teacher and our plan for the evening. We shall be sharing new class information with the children on Thursday 5th July and they will then visit their new classes and teachers. This will the give them the opportunity to talk through any concerns they may have with their current teachers…not that there should be any! We have spent a great deal of time organising classes, and have tried our absolute best to do right by each child. This is not an easy task as there are so many factors to consider, I did think we needed 360 classes at one point! The children will then spend two mornings during the last week of term in their new class groups.

We have many teachers changing year groups next year (and of course Mrs Milbourn is retiring) so the ‘line up’ is as follows:
Year R Diamonds: Miss Reeves and Mrs Bovingdon
Year 1 Jet: Miss Williams
Year 1 Jade: Miss Pittam
Year 2 Onyx: Mrs Nesbitt
Year 2 Opal: Mrs Fox and Mrs Mills
Year 3 Coral: Mr Jepps-Finn
Year 3 Crystal: Miss Jones
Year 4 Rhinestone: Mrs Roberts and Mrs Kay
Year 4 Ruby: Mrs Smout
Year 5 Amber: Miss Gorham
Year 5 Amethyst: Miss Ward
Year 6 Turquoise: Miss Booth
Year 6 Topaz: Miss Calver

Finally I had a parent raise a concern about younger siblings waiting in cars in the hot weather…I think we forget as we’re not used to it! Suffice to say my car registered 37 degrees when I got in it yesterday so they can soon become ovens!

Have a good weekend and enjoy that sunshine, I’m loving it!

Nicola Wood