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This week started off with interviewing for September 2017!! Although it seems a long way away it that time of year when we are setting budgets and forecasting future expenditures with governors. We have been extremely pleased to appoint Mrs Patricia Kernevez as Year 2 Teacher and KS1 Co-ordinator. Although she is French, all her teaching career has been in England. She is a very experienced KS1 practitioner, is fully conversant in our mastery approach, and brings with her a wealth of opportunities working with international schools. Pupils in Year 2 next year will have the opportunity to meet her, on our class swap days in July.


We had an amazing, fun packed, exciting Science Week. What a great start with all our mad scientists!! Children, parents and staff joined in with some messy, smelly and explosive experiments. No doubt you will have heard all about it but it's certainly worth taking a look at the year group pages: (Please not some class pages are still in the process of being updated.)

Foundation - A new birth

Year 1  - That week of science                                       Year 4 - Exploding smells

Year 2 - Up close and personal - to the bones             Year 5 - Mad Scientists Alert

Year 3 - Zoo antics - to follow                                      Year 6 - Bubble mania


So inspired were the children that we had a plethora of experiments to judge, with the School Council. Some even posted their work on YouTube! Prizes are to be presented on Monday 20th, by Mrs Di Filby. (She is the widow of one of our late governors, whose passion was science, technology and engineering.) She will also be presenting our pupil commissioned, designer, one-off trophy to the overall winner. A massive thank you to all parents and children for embracing the week so enthusiastically and above all to Mrs Michelle Riley for co-ordinating the week.  Who knows how many future scientists we have inspired?


Accelerated Reader, for children in KS2, has proved very popular with  the children and it is one of those things that does what it says on the tin - accelerates reading! Many pupils are exceeding expectations and as we near the end of term the race is on to see who is the most improved reader, who has read the most books, who has clocked up the most hours of reading?? 


We ended the week in style at the school disco - party night! We have not seen so many children dancing in a long time, and all ages. there were opportunities for face painting, wacky hair colours and edible treats! Pop corn was very popular - but not when it came to clean up afterwards!!! A huge thank you to FroWs for their organisation and to other volunteer parent helpers - another successful disco. The next one will be the final one of the year on Friday 14th July - save the date! A reminder to book your plot for the Big Camp Out (17th & 18th June 2017) and the Annual Duck Race coming up.


Next week sees The Red Noses Day (Friday 24th March) - Have you got your nose? Available from the school office £1.00 each. Please could children wear something RED on Friday -  from hair to socks and anything in between!! and bring in a donation of £1.00. Thank you all for your ongoing support.


Susie Evans 



Learning for Life