Newsletters from the Head 

April 2018

From the Head Teacher

Welcome to the Summer Term and, hopefully, to some dry and sunny weather.  This is traditionally a very busy term, even more so this year with our special 60th anniversary celebrations.

Firstly, I would like to congratulate Mrs Gawthrope who has recently announced that she is expecting a baby and will be commencing maternity leave in September.

The swimming pool will be re-commissioned in the next two weeks and we hope to start using it the week beginning 30th April. A class timetable will be sent home later this week. As in previous years, children in KS1 will swim three times a week and the children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 twice a week.  Please refer to our Home/School Policy on swimming requirements. If you are unable to find your printed copy the policy can be found on the School website.

The Year 4 children are embarking on a residential trip to Grafham Water Centre on 2nd May and the Year 6 children are looking forward to their 5-day visit to the Frontier Centre in Northamptonshire at the end of June.  Day visits and PE tournaments are planned for the other year groups; information will be sent out in due course.

The Annual Sports Day is planned for 6th June. The arrangements are slightly different from previous years and we will be sending out further information in due course; please note that we are looking to start the event at 12.30pm.

We are finalising plans for the 60th Anniversary celebration week 11th – 15th June. We start on the Monday morning with a visit to Bourn Church for a Thanksgiving service, and finish at 9.05 am on Friday with a morning concert, when every child in the School will take part and a Music concert in the evening (information regarding the evening concert was sent out at the end of last term). There are many exciting things happening during the week, which we will reveal a little later in the term.

Following the popular ‘drop- in’ session in February, when parents had the opportunity to look at class work with their child, we are repeating the event on Thursday 21st June from 3.15 – 5.00 pm.  End of year reports will be sent home w/c 2 July and there will be the opportunity to meet with class teachers on the revised dates of Tuesday, 10th, Wednesday, 11th and Thursday, 12th July. Appointments will be arranged nearer the time.  Please also note that the Year 6 fete will now take place on 3rd July and the Year 6 Barbecue will be held on 17th July.

This year the Year 6 Leavers’ Play will take place on Thursday 19th July at 7.00 pm.  The term ends on Friday 20th July with a special assembly at 9.00 am and a lunchtime picnic on the field, when parents will be invited to join us.  As in previous years, parents will be able to take their children home following the end of the lunch break at 1.00 pm.

There will be a lot of communication sent to parents this term about school events; this will also be available on the school website. Please also take a look at the dates below for events which I have not mentioned in my letter.

Christine Page
Head Teacher

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