Welcome back to school
A very warm welcome back to school for the final term of the academic year. Hopefully you all remembered to take home your newsletters on Monday so that you know what’s happening in the coming weeks.
Mrs Moore was in school for her latest “Health Check” visit on Monday and it was good to be able to give her an update on our school improvement work and to bring her into classrooms to look at Maths. Mrs Staddon was pleased to see you using your PLL to help when tackling Deep Dives as well as doing lots of talking and explaining your methods; well done!
Y6 welcomed the fire service on Wednesday afternoon for safety talks and I hope they have discussed the things they learned at home as it could genuinely save lives.
Another letter that has been sent home this week explains our QEGSMAT charity fundraising day which will take place next Wednesday. All the schools in QEGSMAT are doing something in memory of the Bethany Mycroft Memorial Fund which raises funds for CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young). We will be taking part in a “Cheer Challenge” and will all be learning part of a routine which we will then perform together at the end of the day. We would like everyone to bring in £1 to wear sports/ casual clothes for the event and will also be selling ice creams for 50p and drinks for 25p on the day. Sponsor forms have been sent home if anyone would like to make an additional donation as well. Hopefully, we will record the performance for everyone to enjoy on the website and Facebook page. The day should be lots of fun and will support a very worthwhile cause as well as demonstrating our school values.
Other things on the calendar for next week include a visit to school on Tuesday afternoon by Jane Shepherd (one of the QEGSMAT trustees); “Give me Five” themed dinner on Thursday with Y4 parents and carers; Y6 transition visits for some pupils and a visit by William Allitt staff; visits to Springfield by Y2 pupils from Elmsleigh who will be joining us in September; a meeting for new Y3 pupils and parents on Thursday at 5pm and our Sports Day (morning) on Friday, not to mention production rehearsals; a busy week!
Well done to our cricket team who went to Ticknall to take part in the SSP tournament finals yesterday afternoon and came second after an incredibly close match. Thanks to Mr Liddle for accompanying the team and parents for their support.
Well done to Jaguars for 100% attendance; to Brewers for winning the House Point race; to Orang Utans for winning the Reading Challenge and Gorillas who will be looking after the fish for winning the Times Tables Challenge.
Take care and have a great weekend.
Blog Box question: how much money will you need to bring on Wednesday to wear sports/ casual clothes and buy an ice cream?