Carols around the Christmas Tree was also a success and listening to the festive songs and carols was lovely. As I mentioned in last week’s newsletter, the school choir has been here, there and everywhere singing over the last few weeks. The singing has been beautiful and thanks to Miss Wormald and Mrs Pickup for preparing them so well.
We mustn’t let our Christmas lunch go unmentioned – the kitchen staff, led by Mrs Tipping, did an amazing job. I really don’t know many kitchens that could serve almost 400 full Christmas lunches in just an hour! Thank you.
We’ve had some fabulous things take place this term and we all should be very proud of our achievements. There has been some tremendous fund-raising for various charities and there has been continued great success in sport, most notably with the boys football team winning the league. More importantly there has been good attainment and progress in learning. I hope you have enjoyed reading the reports that came home earlier in the week. If there is anything you want to discuss in terms of your child’s progress, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
There will be a continued push on attendance and punctuality after the Christmas break. It is vital that your child comes to school and arrives in plenty of time. It was wonderful to present over 150 certificates at Assembly today to those children that have 100% attendance.
As I said at the beginning of the school year, reading has been a focus and we will continue with this after the break in striving for all children to have a genuine love of reading! The interest shown by parents and children in the recent festive reading challenge has shown that children are beginning to read more so thank you for this.
As it is the end of the first term, staff have nominated a Pupil of the Term as well as a Reader of the Term. The nominated children are:
In addition, Mrs Wright’s Pupil of the Term is Jamie in 2MN and my Pupils of the Term are Luca and Alfie in 6J.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support over the Autumn term. I hope you all enjoy the Christmas break and I hope Santa is good to you all.
As it is the end of term, we have been having a bit of a tidy. If your child has any missing items of uniform, or other clothing, please call into school this afternoon as our lost property box is overflowing. Any items not collected will then be disposed of.
In the newsletter last week I told you about what children have been doing in RE lessons in the last few weeks. The festive foodbank appeal (known as a reverse advent calendar), suggested by the Eco Council was a tremendous success. Thank you to all children and parents who made donations. All items were taken to the local foodbank yesterday and I know that there will be many local people who will be extremely grateful of your generosity.
I look forward to seeing all our children return refreshed and ready for a new school term on Monday 7 January 2018.