The school was awash with kind children last week. Everyone showed their caring side so the atmosphere in school was cosy and warm. This week we are focusing on "RESPECT"-for ourselves, each other, property, different faiths and backgrounds, nature and animals.
One of the criteria to win the magical mystery tour, at the end of the Summer term, is to achieve an attendance target of 96%. This means that, over the year, a child has to have no more than 7 days absent from school for any reason. So, if a few days are taken off for a holiday then there are a few days off for illness, your child's attendance target set by the Department for Education has not been met.
However, we have many children who easily meet their target every year so we are looking forward to the challenge of qualifying for a free golden ticket for this adventure.
EVERYBODY EVERY NIGHT
Thank you to all parents, grandparents and carers who are listening to children read every night. Our expectation is at least 6 signatures in the Reading Journal each week. Sometimes it's hard to get back into the routine but, by listening to children read whether they are in Year 1 or Year 6, makes an incredible difference as to how well they do in school. Each day I try to listen to my group of Year 1 read and it's such a joy to hear their excitement about such simple stories. We all love Floppy, of course.
I have had a wonderful time judging the holiday scrapbook challenge with the help of the office staff. Thank you to everyone who took part----there are some amazing scrapbooks. I hope everyone thoroughly enjoyed creating them. Congratulations to each of our winners-the two Sophies, Zoe, John, Ruby and Lola
THE AMAZING IVAN JONES POEM AWARD
We have many aspiring poets in our school so I don't envy Ivan and Mal when they receive our entries. We had a record number of entries this year so have selected a few from each class for judging. The short listed poems will be on their way to Little Wenlock, in Shropshire tomorrow so we'll wait with baited breath to discover who has won the coveted blue trophy.