Newsletters from the Head

March 2017

From the Head Teacher

Welcome to the Summer Term and, hopefully, to some more dry and sunny weather.

This is traditionally a very busy term, with much going on across the whole School. We begin our activities this Friday 21st April with a trip to the Church for an Easter Service.  The Year 4 children are embarking on a residential trip to Grafham Water Centre on 3rd May and the Year 6 children are looking forward to their 5-day visit to the Frontier Centre in Northamptonshire at the beginning of July.  Day visits and PE tournaments are planned for the other year groups. Information will be sent out in due course.

We have decided to take a different approach to our class photographs this year. Instead of using a photographic company, Ann Miles, a professional photographer and co- editor of BAM (the annual School magazine) has kindly agreed to take the photographs, which we will sell to you at a far cheaper cost than in previous years. The photographs will be taken on 22nd May, so let’s hope for a beautiful sunny day.

The swimming pool was re-commissioned during the Easter break, but unfortunately we are experiencing problems with the boiler which heats the pool. We will let you know as soon as possible when it will be ready for use and a class timetable will be sent home. As in previous years, children in KS1 and Lower KS2 will swim three times a week and children in Years 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.

Last term our choir were very busy writing the words and music for a worship song that they are going to perform in Ely Cathedral on 24th May, as part of a month long “Dinosaurs to DNA event”. The song will then be published as part of a new worship collection. A number of our musicians are also taking part.

Our Year 6 pupils are taking on a further role of responsibility this term as Maple Safety Officers. Before school starts in the morning two or three children will be observing and taking notes of pedestrian and vehicle movement outside the School gates. Their observations will be fed back to the Governors and School Council who will consider if any action or changes need to be made.  The pupils will easily be identified by their ‘high vis’ jackets: they will, of course, be supervised by a member of staff.

The annual Sports Day, with the same format as last year, is planned for 21st June.  We will be sending out further information in due course; please note that we are looking to start the event at 12.30 pm.

This year the Year 6 Leavers’ play will take place on Wednesday 19th July at 7.00 pm.  The term ends on Thursday 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 the past three years, parents will be able to take their children home following the end of the lunch break at 1.00 pm.

Christine Page
Head Teacher

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