Welcome back to the new school year I hope that you all had fun and/or relaxing holidays. The school was very busy during the holiday with many improvements being made to the school site. These include the new activity trail in the area behind the school, the maps put up in the junior playground, installation of a kitchen in the children’s centre building so that we can improve our ability to teach cooking with the children, new ceilings in class 2 as well as many other minor alterations.
A reminder that the school is open from 8.15am. This is when there will be an adult in the KS2 homework club which is located in the computing suite. We provide this facility free of charge, as well as the after school homework club, to help parents who can’t drop off their children at 8.50am or pick up at 3.30pm. Unfortunately already this term, we are having several pupils being dropped off well before 8.15. Should you need to drop you children before school opens you need to make appropriate childcare arrangements as we cannot have unsupervised children in the school.
School begins at 8.50am for the Juniors and 8.55am for the Infants. Please ensure that your child is on time ready to start the school day with the rest of their class.
New academic year and health and safety reminders
I have uploaded a separate document to news section of the school website which has our usual reminders for the start of a new school year. Please take the time read them.
Term dates 2016-17
Start: Monday 5th September 2016
End: Wednesday 21st December 2016
Half Term: Monday 24th -Friday 28th October 2016
Start: Tuesday 3rd January 2017
End: Friday 31st March 2017
Half Term: Monday 13th -Friday 17th February 2017
Start: Tuesday 18th April 2017
End: Friday 14th July
Half Term: Monday 29th May-Friday 2nd June 2017
Class newsletters will also be going out this week if they haven’t already. Please remember that teachers are always keen to have parents helping out with reading if you can spare any time.