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Newsletter End of Term



Thank you to all parents and carers for completing surveys last week at our parents consultation evenings. I am pleased to say that the majority of those returned showed entirely positive responses about our wonderful school. Where there was room to improve, this was mainly focused around homework expectations and routines, so we will make that the focus of a staff meeting next term and possibly review our policy in line with feedback. If you do have other concerns, please make an appointment to discuss these so we can help.


Our world Book Day celebration was late but still fabulous. We had some excellent story in a shoebox competition entries, making it very hard to choose! Thanks for all the wonderful costumes – we raised £110 altogether.


We will have some staff changes after Easter. Mrs Matthews, one of our teaching assistants will be leaving us – we wish her all the very best. Mr Gardener will be moving on to a school in Leeds. He will be missed and we wish him all the best with his new school. Mr Toulson will also be leaving us at the end of this term to further develop his own sports coaching company, although you may still see him running holiday clubs at school. We wish him good luck with his new venture.

Mrs Metcalfe will be arriving back from maternity leave and will teach across a range of classes, mainly in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1. We will also be joined by Miss Sloper, who will teach Year 4 for the rest of this academic year. I’m sure all our community will be very welcoming!


Please join us on Thursday 29th March for an afternoon of crafts with your child from 1.30 – 2.30pm. This event was very successful last year: we hope you can join us!


The most popular choice of children, staff, governors and parents is:

Learning Together, Growing Together

I think this is perfect, as it reflects our school belief in providing our pupils with the best possible learning opportunities, whilst also ensuring they grow and develop as rounded young people. It also reflects our fabulous school grounds, and our ethos of outdoor learning.


We are in the process of updating our green sweatshirts with our more modern logo. These will be available from Henry Smiths. There may be some with the current logo at a cheaper rate until stock runs out. The old style logo is still acceptable both now and in September.

From September there will be no black sweatshirts as PE uniform. They can still be worn until July for PE, but from September, all children will wear their normal green sweatshirt every day.

Year 6 will also no longer wear a purple sweatshirt. Instead, they will wear a green v-neck sweatshirt, and we would like them to wear a white shirt or blouse. Instead of providing a purple sweatshirt, school will provide each Y6 pupil with a brand new Glenaire school tie, which has been specially designed for our school.

The uniform pages on the website will be updated shortly when we have a photo of the tie to show you!

Upcoming dates:

27.03.18: Y1 Lion King Dance

29.03.18: 1.30-2.30pm Easter ‘Crafternoon’

29.03.18:  School closes for the Easter Break

16.04.18: Training Day – closed to pupils

17.04.18: School opens for Summer Term

Many thanks for your continued support,

Jo Wilkinson


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