School Newsletter – Friday 25th May 2018

Dear Parents,

GDPR (The General Data Protection Regulation) comes into force today, May 25th 2018.  This is related to the data and information we hold about you and your child, including contact details etc.  We take our responsibility of protecting your information very seriously and only share information when required to do so, to ensure the smooth running of the school and to meet our statutory duties.  Further information will be shared with parents through newsletters and on our website in the future.

Thank you to everyone who joined us on our walk to school this morning from the various locations in the local area.

School closed today for half term and re opens on Monday, 4th June.

A reminder that the children in Years 4 and 5 will be going swimming on Tuesday, 5th and need their kit and the children who are going on the residential trip to Kingswood on Friday, 8th June do not need to come in their uniform on that day. They will return to school at about 2.30pm on Sunday, 10th June.

Curriculum grids have been sent home tonight for our exciting Pirates Project next half term.  The homework project has also been sent home tonight – designing a treasure islands.

Advance notice, at the end of June we will be holding a Pirate Day and asking all children and staff to dress as a Pirate.

Thank you,

Mr. R. Walthall

Headteacher

School Newsletter – Friday 18th May 2018

Dear Parents,

Well done to all Year 6 who worked so hard this week in completing their SATs tests, the rest of the school continues to work hard through their assessments into next week.

Year 3 and 4 children who went to Kingswood at the beginning of the week, were very well behaved and had a fantastic time. We will be sharing some of the photographs on Facebook very soon.  Parents of Children in Years 5 and 6 going on the June trip to Kingswood need to pay the remaining balance ASAP and attend a parents’ meeting at 3:30pm on Monday.

IDAHOBIT – International day against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia was on Thursday, 17th May, yesterday we celebrated this in school as part of our ongoing diversity work and talking to the children about being proud of themselves as individuals.  The children and staff formed a “human” Pride Flag and the children decorated their t-shirts with things they liked about themselves “It’s great to be me….”

For Children who have been completing the optional homework books they can bring them into school and receive a team star for each unit of work completed.

There is an additional letter regarding School Dinners with this week’s newsletter.  Please complete the slip and return it to school by Tuesday, 22nd May.

Next week, we are encouraging all children to walk to school as part of walk to school week but appreciate that for some parents this may not be practical all week.  On Friday 25th May at 8:30am staff will be meeting anyone who wants to walk into school at the following points, the top of the grove estate, by the shops on Stansfield estate and by the bus stop at the bottom of Timbercliffe.

On Tuesday, 22nd between 3:00 and 3:30pm and on Wednesday 23rd between 8:30 and 9:00am we will be displaying the children’s “Picture This” art homework in the dining room, please call in and see the work the children have been doing.

Advance notice, at the end of June we will be holding a Pirate Day and asking all children and staff to dress as a Pirate.

 

Thank you,

Mr. R. Walthall

Headteacher

Safeguarding Notice

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment.

If you have concerns regarding the safeguarding or welfare of any of our pupils, please contact the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead.

The Safeguarding and Child Protection policy can be found here.