Our vision is to provide a happy, caring and engaging environment where children become confident learners and develop skills for life.
If you are interested in a place in our school, please contact the school office for further information, as we do have places in several year groups.
Huge congratulations to the choir and instrumentalists who took part in 'Youth Presents Music' run by The Rotary Club of Otter Valley on Tuesday 24th February.
The choir won the Years 2-4 Vocal Award as well as the Junior Vocal Otter Valley Music Shield.
Joanna also came second in the Years 2-4 Instrumentalist section playing her recorder and singing in Russian.
Thank you everyone involved for all your hard work, especially the children. Also, thank you to the parents for supporting us on the night. A long, but excellent night was had by all.
We have noticed occasional problems when replying to 'hotmail' email addresses - we have been informed that this is a 'hotmail' problem not our own service provider. If at all possible please could parents currently using a hotmail address change to an alternative email and notify us of it as soon as possible. Many thanks.
-Any type of pre-arranged absences from school must be authorised on an 'S2 absence request form' which are available from the school office or on the school website. This will include medical & dental appointments, music exams, compassionate requests etc - if in doubt please ask at the office.
We would like to remind you that the NHS guidelines say that any child who has had any sort of tummy upset should remain off school for 48 hours after the final episode of illness.
Dear Parents / Carers
Having spent some time looking at further research in spellings and investigating good practice in other schools, children in years 3, 4, 5, & 6 will be adopting the following system:
- Children will get a spelling log to keep at school in which words that they have struggled with or spelt incorrectly will be added.
- They will then have to spell the words correctly a number of times to consolidate the correct spelling.
The children will continue to focus on spelling strategies during lesson time and may occasionally have spelling investigations for homework. Assessment in spellings will continually take place. Please contact your child’s class teacher if you need any further information.
If your child is booked into Twilight Club and you arrive at 3.15pm to collect them we would be most grateful if you could let the member of staff at Twilight Club know you are taking them - to avoid us spending time trying to locate a missing child.
Please may we remind parents that children should have PE kit with them every day.
PE kit includes:
Training shoes (please refrain form buying black plimsoles if at all possible)
Children may not be allowed to do PE without the correct footwear.
As part of our role as governors, we regularly look at the school’s information on overall progress that the children in each year group are making. The school’s Senior Leadership Team set ambitious targets for pupil progress this year, which are higher than the average national expectations. We are delighted that the latest school data shows that we are on track to meet and in many cases exceed these targets. As governors we wanted to share this good news with you and to acknowledge the good work that is being done by the whole school staff in achieving success for all our pupils.
Please see the governor's page for the latest Chair's Blog
A letter about NumberGym, new Maths software being used in school, will be sent home on Thursday 20th January. It gives information about the software and the username and password so you can access it at home. It is a great resource for you and your child to explore. Please click on the link below to go the login page.
Understanding progress in Mathematics: a guide for parents
Also, here is a link to information produced by the (now defunct) Department for Children, Schools and Families, about what your child's progress in maths should look like in their time at primary school and going into secondary education. It gives information about working at different levels in maths and activities you could try at home with your children. You will need to be able to open a PDF document to read it.
The majority of our letters are now sent electronically via Parentmail - please pop into the school office and leave your email contact details if you are not currently receiving them.
For letters about specific class activities, please see your child's class page.
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