Welcome to this week’s Newsletter! 2018 is here and the children and staff are already well into the swing of the new term, looking ahead to a very busy year. Year 2s are in gear for their Key Stage 1 National Assessments which take place after Easter, with a meeting this week for all Year 2 parents and carers to look more closely at what the year ahead holds and how parents can help too. Year 1 are working towards their Phonics Screening Check – a national assessment which all Year 1 pupils will be undertaking in June. The Reception Team are continuing to support, challenge and nurture our Early Years children towards their end of year Profile, developing the whole child from literacy to listening skills, pencil grips to painting.
Thank you to our parents for sending your feedback on the Progress Reports which went home before the Christmas holidays. The Parents’ Progress Events at the end of January will give parents a further chance to find out more about their child’s progress and to look at their workbooks for insight into what they have all been learning. Parents can, of course, look at theirr child’s work at any time – please do just ask! We love to share with parents and we actively welcome your support in practising new skills at home – this is the very best way to ensure your child meets their full potential.
This week, the application window closes for new Reception pupils’ places: this is always a very exciting time of year for us and this year is especially exciting as our growing school will all be moving over to our new building in Brough South together. As building materials continue to arrive on site, it is great to see the project starting to take shape. We are also in the process of recruiting a new Year 3 teacher to join our teaching team in September 2018! The children always play a key role in the teaching staff recruitment process, interviewing prospective candidates and giving their feedback. Very important!
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