Head of School Update – Friday 2nd November 2018
Welcome back to Term 2! I hope you all had an enjoyable half term.
This term is an extremely busy one in the school calendar, particularly with the run-in to a busy festive period in December. There will be lots going on, with performances and carols and we will keep you updated through the weekly bulletin.
The pupils have settled back into school well and are enjoying finding out about their new learning for the term ahead. Thank you to the many of you who have already supported your child with Paragon projects – these are looking great in classrooms!
In our featured image this week, pupils in Year 1 have been finding out about the different rooms in their homes and working together to create some super maps.
Today, we welcomed our Reception children to our ‘Kings and Queens Assembly’. This is the first time that all 445 children have been in the same space, at the same time. It was a wonderful moment (if a little snug), and our youngest pupils came in incredibly smartly and sensibly. Our ‘welcomes’ continue, as we say ‘Hello’ to Miss Kirk, who joins the teaching staff in Year 3, and three new teaching assistants to the school – Miss Owst, Mrs Long and Mrs Wells. I’m sure you will join me in making them feel very welcome.
Next week, we have our Open Morning and Evening in school. This is an opportunity for parents who will have a four-year-old starting school in September 2019 to join us and find out more about King Offa Primary Academy. Our Open Morning is on Tuesday 6th November, from 9.00 until 10.00am with our Open Evening on Wednesday 7th November, from 5.00 until 6.30pm.
Parents’ Evenings take place on Tuesday 13th November, from 3.20pm and Thursday 15th November, from 4.30pm. To make an appointment, please use your ParentPortal account. If you need support with your account, please speak to a member of the School Office who can help you. We look forward to seeing you for Parents’ Evening.
Congratulations to Charlie in Year 2, who raised £1,500 for a local homeless charity by riding more than 25 miles. We said ‘Well done!’ in assembly today and awarded Charlie a special certificate for his achievements. We are very proud of Charlie…and his riding skills…and know that the ‘Warming Up The Homeless’ charity are incredibly grateful for Charlie’s generous donation.
To read more about Charlie’s story, please follow the link to take you to the Bexhill Observer – https://www.bexhillobserver.net/news/bexhill-boy-six-raises-hundreds-for-good-cause-by-cycling-25-miles-1-8683520. If your child has done something amazing in the community, then we would love to hear about it!
Just to remind you that the school is closed on Friday 9th November, for a staff training day.
If you are enjoying the bonfires and fireworks this weekend, do take extra care and look after each other.
Mr Ryan Laker
Head of School