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Pupils return raring to go!

May I take this opportunity to say "Bravo" to all our pupils for returning ready to learn after the excitement of the Christmas holidays. I have received nothing but positive reports from staff regarding their classes about how well they have applied themselves and retained most of what they were taught previously. 

We have got so much to look forward to this term and with it being the shortest one, it will be jam-packed. Please see my newsletter for more details. 

Special mention this week goes to Abigail and Bethany Cooper for their charitable and self-less conduct on Christmas Day at the Marina Centre enabling those who would otherwise be isolated during the festivities to get together with others. A Charity representative rang this week to inform us of their contributions and we are all very proud of you girls. 

Super Readers was again won by Year 4 for reading and recording at least five separate reads over the holidays. Disappointingly, Year 3 had only three pupils and Year 2 only had six pupils. We must improve in all classes as the target is 80% and we are falling massively short of it on a weekly basis. If it is simply a matter of recording, we have asked the children to wave a pen and their reading records in front of their parents in order to encourage them to sign them. Reading is an under-practised life skill and grants access for pupils to all other academic areas. It does not always have to be a book, it could be a flyer, leaflet, poster, newspaper, comic or magazine. Can we all make a concerted effort to get their classes to 80% for next week please?

Looking forward, we have the pantomime company returning for Peter Pan, which will once again be a treat for the whole school. 

Have a lovely weekend!