Head of School weekly update 11.3.22


Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome to this week’s update.

Firstly, I want to say a huge thank you to the children and staff for helping and mucking in where’s needed this week. We have had a high volume of staff absence and I want to express my gratitude to everyone who has helped out. I must say a group of Year 6 Ambassadors have done a Stirling job in the lunch hall, they have been giving out stickers to children who have been well mannered, they have helped stack the chairs and keep the lunch hall tidy… well done and thank you. I appreciate that many children may have had different teaching staff this week but they have continued to learn and have been a delight to teach. A real team effort.

I have spent some time in Foundation Stage this week and I have been blown away by their knowledge of Spring. The rich language and explanations being used were truly magnificent. I have spotted some fantastic writing about spring too and enjoyed being part of story time. A group of children came to visit me to show me their reading records. I am so proud of the children as is Mrs Foot in the photograph above. Excellent reading at home, thank you.

As mentioned in our weekly bulletin, we are excited and looking forward to introducing a new initiative at lunch time to encourage and celebrate good manners, behaviour and eating habits in the lunch hall. Details of our plans for a ‘Top Table’ will be communicated to the children through an assembly very soon. Yesterday, Mr Dawson and I saw an already huge improvement; lots of children were being extra careful not to drop food or rubbish on the floor- well done! Keep it up!

As you know we are looking forward to hosting parents evening, please make sure you book a time slot using  your Arbor account.

We have lots of exciting events upcoming and we will let you know when we have final details but we are planning to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II for example and we have some plans to invite a local Graffiti artist in to school to run projects and workshops. Watch this space.

Finally, I would like to say a huge thank you to Vernon Findley who is our friend in the community and supports us with volunteer reading partners from the Rotary Club, building a KIT car with Year 6 pupils and his latest project of building some wooden planters for our Foundation Stage environment.  We really appreciate his help and connections with the local community.

Have a restful weekend.

Best wishes,

Miss N Baker