Head Teacher's Blog

May 11

Week Commencing Tuesday 20th May 2019

Our Safeguarding focus for this Month is ‘Stranger Danger’ – it is good to hear from parents and children that some children have already put what they have learnt into action - well done to members of Prep 3.

Well done to Prep 4 who worked hard with their Bikeability session, hopefully they will all begin to be safer bicycle riders.

This week is an exciting and busy week as it is ‘Design and Technology’ week, our overall theme is ‘Animals’.
The staff have a busy programme landed for the week, which includes all children working with Clay and the Prep Department working with Mark Bunyan from Trentham Academy making an Animation.

On Monday we welcome Mr and Mrs Otter in to work with Clay.
Monday also sees our Cricket Team out at Moddershall Cricket Club taking part in the ISA Kwik Cricket.
The School Nursing team are in to monitor Height and Weight in the Reception class.

Tuesday is Pre Prep 2 Assembly, parents and carers are most welcome to attend. Assembly commences at 3pm

On Thursday Mrs Hutchinson is undertaking Safeguarding Training.
Thursday evening is our Bingo Night which start after school. Children are very welcome to bring their ‘home clothes’ to change into as we go ‘Eyes Down’! PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT WILL END AT 5.30PM. CHILDREN NOT COLLECTED AFTER THAT TIME CHILDREN WILL BE TAKEN INTO JOE’S CLUB.

Friday is our annual ‘Skip Hop’ day; we always have great fun on this day and see some impressive skipping skills.

School closes for half term on Friday 24th May and commences again on Monday 3rd June.

I hope that you have a restful break.

We look forward to welcoming visitors to the school this week.

Every day is an Open Day please call 01782 417533 for an appointment to view the school.




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