Thank you for your support in getting the school year off to a good start. Our attendance data is improving slowly, even though lots of children have been poorly with coughs, colds and sickness. We have had a total of 15 positive Covid cases throughout school during this first half of term – luckily most children have recovered quickly – it seems to be the adults who really feel the effects for longer. We wish those parents who are still ill, a speedy recovery.
The children have worked hard on their topics, which have been enhanced by experiences such as Viking Day (Y5); Police and Fire Service (EYFS); Sue Cheung- award winning author visit (Y6); Newark Air Museum trip (Y6). Y2 children will visit Nottingham castle in November and Y3 will visit Brackenhurst. Thank you for attending Phonics Workshops and Parents Evening calls, for reading four times a week with your children, and for testing them on their spellings and times tables – this all helps the children attain as well as they possibly can.
‘Hello Yellow’ day was a real success – having children and staff dressed in yellow was like having a school full of sunshine, and we are grateful to all those who donated to our total of £365.50 raised for Young Minds.
It’s been good to have after school clubs back up and running, and also to have children taking part in outdoor sports fixtures such as Cross Country Running and local football matches.
I hope the autumn sunshine stays around for a bit longer, and that you have a lovely half term break.
See you on November 1st!