March 13th 2020
Another week done and what a week it was. As you will have seen from Mr Sullivan’s letter the week began with the interview andappointment of my successor. It’s all beginning to feel a bit real now! I very much hope to work with Mrs Lewis over the next twoterms to ensure a smooth transition of leadership for the school community.
It was good to see so many of you at the parent teacher consultations this week and I hope you found them useful. The teacherscertainly did and it’s always good to have time to reflect on the progress that your children are making.
You will have seen the parent mail regarding corona virus. We are very much in the hands of the DfE and Local Authority and will befollowing their advice. Meanwhile it’s wash hands, wash hands and wash them again! In school we are trying to ensure it’sbusiness as usual, we certainly don’t want to be causing children anxiety or worry.
We have cancelled the PTFA Easter Fayre, predominantly because there was a potential expenditure …or should that beeggspenditure…on Easter related items that, given the uncertainty around the corona situation may have then been wasted.
Thank you for your support at the Book Fair after school. it will be on again in the hall after school on Monday. We get acommission to spend on books so it really does support the school.
Jade class assembly was lovely this morning, very courageous! Next week Jet class will share their work on our call of couragewith us. Parents and family welcome.
I hope you have good weekend and look forward to seeing you safe and well on Monday
March 9th 2020
What a fabulous World Book day celebration we had last week. The children were absorbed in books and that is what the day should be about. The potato book character creations were amazing, who knew the humble potato had such potential! The pictures below don’t really do the entries justice, but they do give a taster of the calibre them.
February 28th 2020
The end of a busy first week. Sport once again seems to have been the theme of the week, with tag rugby and gymnastics coaching provided by specialist teachers from the Shepway Sports Partnership. I’ve also seen badminton lessons, a yoga session and dance lessons! We shall be able to put on our own Olympics soon!
The winds of recent storms have sadly caused damage to our outdoor canopies. Unfortunately one of them has had to be condemned for safety reasons. This will be removed during the weekend. Fortunately one was repairable, and that work was carried out during the half term break.
We have parent consultation meetings coming up on the 10thand 11thof March. Please book your appointments via Parentmail. There will be no hot dinners served on the 10thas we use the hall, so children will need to bring a packed lunch please.
We continue with the recyclying, this term we are doing this in school time. I believe another consignment was posted off this week which is a further £25 in the kitty. We would always welcome help with this scheme, if you feel you can offer any support Mrs Davis can be contacted direct on firstname.lastname@example.org
We have a competition running this week for World Book Day: Design a potato as a book character. All entries need to be in class on Thursday 5thMarch please. I think you will agree that there is far to much commercialism now surrounding costumes for dressing up, which totally misses the point of celebrating reading. I would much rather money was spent on books than increased supermarket profits! (we shall have our turn for dressing up for our VE day celebrations, watch this space).
As a school we are receiving constant updates from both the Local Authority and Public Health England with regard to the Corona Virus. Should any action be required this will be proportionate to the advice given. We continue to work on good hygiene practices with the children.
We said farewell this week to teaching assistant, Mrs Harman who left to pursue other interests. We have also said a goodbye to Miss Harkins, Diamond class teaching assistant. Both Mrs Harman and Miss Harkins have worked tirelessly for the children in our school and we wish them well for the future. We welcomed Mrs Liddell back after a period of absence and thank Mrs Day for stepping into the world of Jade class to support during this time. We continue to send positive wishes to Mr Sharp, Mrs Brinan and Mrs Ryan who continue to absent from school. We miss you! Miss Reeves resigned from her post as Diamond class teacher, following her maternity leave and we are looking forward to Miss Rachel Turner joining the team after Easter.
Following Mr Cayley’s departure in the autumn I have finally got to grips with how to update the school website and while it’s early days I have begun to add more information about the learning that goes on daily. I have added a tab called ‘Our Learning Journey’ and here you should find photographs of work and activities linked to the subject areas. I am also adding this dojo post to the website each week and it can be found under News and Events…Weekly Round up. I am aware that often family, grandparents etc don’t get to see Dojo so I am trying to reach a wider audience and showcase our work. But all this takes time so bear with me!
I think that’s all for now. I’ve broken my own rules by posting on Dojo at the weekend but time just ran away with me yesterday!
Stay safe in the windy weather and have a good weekend.
February 24th 2020
Welcome back to Term 4. Hopefully we will soon be seeing warmer weather and lighter evenings. We have some exciting plans for this term and will look forward to seeing you at your child’s teacher/parent consultation scheduled for 10th and 11th of March. Appointment booking is open via Parentmail.
As part of World Book Day focus we have a competition running to design a potato as a favourite book character. Entry forms are available from classteachers and entries should be brought into school on March 5th.