Headteachers Weekly Update – 13th November 2015

We had a very busy day today on our school field planting the trees that will grow into our very own wood. It was pretty muddy underfoot but the children enjoyed themselves and learnt about the different types of trees we planted from our tree expert Jim Roseveare.  It will take a long time for the wood to establish itself but in the meantime we will continue working with Jim to provide outdoor learning opportunities for the children. Thank you to everyone who lent us a spade for the day! The children really impressed me with their enthusiasm and interest in the project. Especially the older ones who understood that although they would be well into secondary school before the woods are established it was a worthwhile activity to be involved in.

I’m sure you’ve noticed the arrival of the pirate ship and traverse wall on the playground along with the improvements to the Foundation Stage outside area. Making playtimes fun, safe and healthy is really important for the children and they have been delighted with the improvements so far. We are now working on choosing playground markings for the main playground. In a few weeks a new scooter shed will be delivered which will make it much easier for children to store their scooters safely at school.

Next week we are holding our open days/evenings for parents with children who are due to start school in September 2015. They are on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 9:30–10:30 and on Thursday from 18:00-19:00. Our year six ambassadors will be giving tours of the school and staff will be available to meet with parents and answer any questions. If you know someone who is looking for a school place please let them know we would love to show them around.

Enjoy the weekend,

James Freeston

Headteacher