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Newsletter July 2022

July Newsletter 2022

Dear Parents and Carers,
I hope you all enjoy a lovely sunny weekend and for those families who may be celebrating this weekend -Eid Mubarak.
Can you let the school know by phone or dojo if your child will be off on Monday as they will be celebrating Eid with their families.
On Wednesday 13th we would like to invite all our parents to an Eid picnic on the school field. The Corden Street gates will be open for you from 11.45am and you will be able to go onto the field and join up with your children who will be having a picnic school lunch outside. You are welcome to bring your own food and drink also to share with your family and friends. You will be able to stay until approx 1.10pm and then you will leave via the Cambridge St gates.
We look forward to seeing you all in school again for a lovely occasion together.

In preparation for the extreme weather anticipated for Monday and Tuesday next week, it’s important that everyone stays safe and makes sure they drink plenty of water; this is especially important for children.
Please note that the advice isn’t to close schools during extreme heat but to ensure that we all take any steps necessary to make sure children are safe and comfortable whilst at school.
School will still be open next week. We will ensure there are plenty of opportunities for the children to cool off e.g. limit time outside but possibly by shorter, more frequent breaks.
The dress code is relaxed for the early part of next week and children are allowed to attend school in light, loose coloured clothing e.g. shorts and t shirts or dresses. Please remember to send your child to school with a water bottle to help prevent dehydration, apply sun cream to your child prior to leaving the house and provide your child with a hat to wear to support with keeping them cool.
In school we will have all windows and doors open early and blinds used to shade the classrooms. Children will have water on their desks throughout the day and will be encouraged to drink regularly and top up.
There will be no outdoor PE or physical activity and any outdoor breaks will be short and in the shade.
If you have any concerns or further queries please get in touch with school or speak to the class teacher when you drop off the children tomorrow morning.

Dear Parents and Carers,

As we come to the end of another very successful school year I wanted to thank you all for the support you have shown to school and for your children. It has been so lovely to see you all back in school again for events such as Musical performances, Sports events, Eid picnic and Graduations. You should all be very proud of how well your children have progressed over the year.

I want to share with you the news that I will be retiring from my role as Head Teacher at the end of the Autumn term. The Governors and DDAT will be starting the process of advertising for a new Head Teacher and interviews will take place in September. I will keep you all informed of any developments and any appointment made. In the meantime everything will continue as normal and I look forward to working with everyone until it is my time to leave at Christmas.

On the reverse of this letter are all the key dates for the next academic year 2022-23 including all the INSET days and holidays.

Congratulations to the winners of our recent school competitions:

Poetry Recitals:  Class 1     Class 8    Class 12    Class 14

Sports Day:     Class 3 – Rec     Class 6 – KS1    Class 12 – LKS2   Class 17 –UKS2

Arbo’s Got Talent:    Leny Class 7        Eline Class 10       The Change Class 14


Relationships and Health Education (RHE) Curriculum

The school’s RHE curriculum has been delivered throughout the year. Each half term, as part of our usual sharing of your child’s learning, key themes and learning have been identified and shared with parents. Pleased be assured that all teaching and learning continues to be in line with the Policy, Charter and Curriculum Resources that was agreed through the consultation process. Should you wish to know more or discuss the contents of upcoming lessons please see your child’s class teacher for further details.

We say goodbye and good luck to three members of staff at the end of term- Miss Arthur, Mrs Briggs and Mrs Humphrey – we send them our best wishes for their new jobs and exciting futures.

Can I wish you all a lovely summer holiday and we look forward to seeing you all back in school on Monday 5th September.

My very best wishes to you all

Mr Daintith

Head Teacher