Headteachers Weekly Update – 18th September

This afternoon you should have received a copy of our latest newsletter. It contains important information about King Offa and our plans for this academic year. If a copy hasn’t found a way home you can find it on our webpage or by following the link on Facebook. Within the newsletter are the key dates for the year that we wanted to share with you now so that we give you as much notice as possible about school events. Some times are still to be confirmed but will be shared as soon as we can. We work hard at making sure that we share information with parents and carers as clearly as possible. Each week we publish a ‘bulletin’ and every term there is a more detailed newsletter. As well as this we make good use of texting and email. Our website and Facebook page give you an insight to the things that happen at school every day. If there is any other way of communicating that you think would be useful please let us know!

Today was the launch of our Kingswood Project and ten lucky children got to meet ‘Woodland Jim’ and begin learning about our exciting plans for outdoor learning. In November we will receive delivery of two hundred trees that we will plant at the top of our filed to create ‘Kingswood’. This area will become part of our outdoor classroom and all children will be involved in the planting and development of the wood. We will of course make sure that there is plenty of room left for the children to enjoy the grass and space for PE lessons.

The holidays now feel like a distant memory and children are fully immersed in their new learning. Our new reception children joined us in the hall for the first time today and showed great behaviour as they took part in our weekly celebration assembly. Next week year two are off on a trip to Paradise Park to support their learning in Paragon which I’m sure will be a memorable experience. On Monday I’m looking forward to visiting year six to see the writing that the children have been doing this week and are very proud of.

 

Enjoy the weekend,

Mr Freeston

Headteacher