Head of School Update – Friday 15th February 2019

The best weeks in school are when our Paragon events take place, so this last week of term has had a fantastic vibe, with children adding their final touches to their Paragon events in anticipation of you, their families and friends, joining them to celebrate their learning in school – it really has been a pleasure to welcome you into King Offa this week! We have seen so many of you and both of our halls and all of our classrooms have been full to the rafters. Thank you for this. It really does make a difference to the children when you are able to join us and your continued support at school does not go unnoticed. We hope you have enjoyed the events!

Congratulations to all of our pupils who have represented the school in different events across the past week. Last Friday, our ‘Fencing’ team competed very well at the inter-schools competition at Glenleigh Park , winning a number of duels. Their behaviour and conduct was exceptional. They finished fifth overall, which is a great achievement. Well done to all of those who took part! On Wednesday, a number of our pupils represented King Offa Primary Academy in the annual ‘Time To Dance’ festival at the White Rock Theatre in Hastings. This year’s theme was ‘Step in Time’ and King Offa performed their routine to music from Mary Poppins. The festival brings many schools across Hastings and Rother and promotes a love of dance. Well done to all of the children who gave a faultless performance on the night!

Today, letters will be going home inviting you to attend our Parents Evenings, which are taking place in school next term, on Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th March. These consultations are incredibly important as the provide an opportunity for you to discuss your child’s progress and attainment with the class teacher. I encourage you to make an appointment.

On Thursday 7th March, we will be celebrating ‘World Book Day’ in school. This is an opportunity for your child to come to school wearing something inspired by their favourite book characters and we hope the children will join in. On the back of last year’s success, we will once again be running our short story competition. You will be receiving a letter with all of the details.

Thank you to all of you have nominated your child’s sporting talents and successes. This week, the Year Sports Ambassadors chose Harriet D. in Year 2 Yellow as this week’s winner. In assembly today, we found out that Harriet has a great talent in gymnastics.

Congratulations to all of our Kings and Queens who were awarded certificates in assembly today. Well done to…
Orion D and Alexa S-D in YR.
Libby M and Conor L in Y1.
Maria R and Oliver T in Y2.
Jacob W, Lilly K and Riley E in Year 3.
Amelia B and Isabella H in Y4.
Maddison G and Najmah S in Y5.
Jonathan P and Najah A in Y6.

The number ’257’ was chosen at random in the ‘Attendance Raffle’. This week’s ‘Champion’ is Millie P. in Year R. In this term’s attendance challenge, Year 2 Yellow and Year 4 Kestrels were the champions, with the highest attendance across the term.

We also enrolled our latest group of ‘Word Millionaires’ – children who have read 1,000,000 words so far this year. Well done to Bea R. and Thomas G. in Year 5 and Gabriella E.,  Hope H. and Megan P in Year 6.

Well done to all of our winners this week!

Just to remind you that the school is closed to pupils on Monday 25th February for an INSET day. The first day of Term 4 is Tuesday 26th February.

I’d like to wish you all a very enjoyable and relaxing half-term break and look forward to seeing you all in Term 4.

Mr Ryan Laker

Head of School