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Spring Newsletter – 5 April 2017

Dear Parents/Carers,


Thursday is class assembly day! On most Thursdays, classes take it in turns to share their learning with the rest of the school and parents. Recently we have enjoyed assemblies from Years 4, 5 and 6, who all did an excellent job! Today we were treated to a wonderful performance by our children in Reception and it was lovely to see so many parents attending. Your child’s class teacher will contact you to invite you to their next class assembly.


Do you have a child who is approaching the age of three? Most schools offer nursery places the term after a child turn’s three, but did you know at Glenaire we take children into our nursery straight after their third birthday? We have a limited number of spaces currently in nursery, but places are already beginning to fill up on the waiting lists. To ensure that your child has a place reserved, you can put your child’s name down as soon as you wish – just pop into the office, who will be very happy to help.


Please do not allow your child to climb or play on the playground equipment before school in the mornings. When we use this during the day, staff complete a risk assessment to ensure the equipment is safe to use and supervise the children to ensure they use it safely. Before school starts, we cannot guarantee the safety of children who use this equipment when it is not supervised by school staff and so we ask for your co-operation in keeping your children with you and away from the equipment for their own safety.


Many thanks to the parents who attended our recent e-safety workshop. In these days of tablets, phones and social media it is absolutely crucial that parents know how to keep their children safe online. We will be holding another workshop in the near future, so please look out for the letter when the date is confirmed.


With this letter you will find our ‘Parents Code of Conduct’, which has been agreed by the Governing Body. Although we are lucky at Glenaire to have very friendly and supportive parents, it is good practice for schools to publish a code of conduct as a set of guidelines for all the school community to follow. I hope you will read it and feel you can support it. If you have any questions or feedback on the code of conduct, myself and the governors would be interested to hear your thoughts – you can leave a note at the school office, with a contact number if you would like a response.


It is always wonderful to hear of pupils’ achievements outside school. Children who have earned awards and certificates for hobbies or as part of a club are welcome to bring these in on a Friday to share with the rest of the school. I would like to give a special mention to Kayleigh Wilkinson who plays for Bradford City Women’s under-10s team who recently reached the West Riding Girls Cup Final – Well done Kayleigh and congratulations to your team! Another busy pupil is Natasha Hollindrake, who has been working hard at cubs and has already earned 16 badges – super! It would be lovely to have more achievements from other children to share – just let us know!


Monday 24th April: training day so school is closed to pupils.
Tuesday 25th April: children return to school for the start of the Summer Term.
Monday 1st May: closed for the Bank Holiday
Monday 8th – Friday 12th: Year Six SATs week.
Monday 15th – Wednesday 17th May: Y6 Residential to Ingleborough
Friday 26th May: School closes for half term
Monday 5th June: School opens for Summer 2

Many thanks for your continued support,

Jo Wilkinson

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