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Weekly update 20/04/18

Welcome to summer!! We hope that you all had a lovely Easter break. It does feel like we experienced all 4 seasons within a fortnight. 

 

It was great greeting the children and hearing about their exciting adventures. It seems like many great memories were made. We always love hearing the stories of the fun and variety of things that our children have achieved and done. 

 

We returned to school to find ducklings! Our little family are well and truly settled into their new home! The children have thoroughly enjoyed seeing them getting up to mischief this week. 

 

Thank you to the parents who have given up time to help with our garden areas - they are looking great and attracting all sorts of wildlife. 

 

We have good news- this week we heard that we have been awarded the GOLD Woodland Trust award. This is an amazing achievement- well done to our ECO Warriors, Miss Bacon and Mrs Howlett.

 

Please can we ask that all children have a water bottle and sun hat in school. We appreciate that the weather is changeable but we need to know that we can keep children safe in the sun. Sun cream should also be applied in the morning before children arrive at school. 

 

After school clubs start next week. Thanks to everyone who has signed up- we know that spaces are limited and remind you all to book as early as possible. 

 

Some of our art work is being displayed in the Art Gallery in Princes Risborough high street next week. Please pop in and enjoy the exhibition if you have a moment. Well done to all the children who created pieces. 

 

On Thursday we were treated to a special assembly by our Year 3 children. This was extra special as every child had lines to say and they all did this loudly and clearly to the whole school- well done Year 3. 

 

Our choir has started rehearsing during a Thursday lunch time- they are in fine voice and ready to wow audiences everywhere. If your child is keen to sing along please see Mrs Rowlinson or Mrs Tennant. 

 

Some of you will have heard the exciting news about our school uniform. Last year our school council voted to introduce ties to our school uniform. This decision was then discussed at our parent forum and with our Governing Board.

Our children want to look smarter and show what pride they have in our amazing school. This has become more and more apparent in recent events with other local schools. 

It has been decided that a school shirt and tie will be introduced into Years 5 and 6 from September 2018. 

Children will continue to wear a school jumper or cardigan and we are currently looking at V neck samples. The round necks will remain as part of the Year 5/6 uniform for the 2018-2019 school year to support parents financially during this transition.

There will continue to be a ‘summer uniform’ option for Year 5 and 6 for the summer term which will include a logo embroidered polo shirt and the red checked school dress. 

School ties will be available from the Print Lab (our uniform provider) and also from the school directly to make things as easy as possible for everyone. 

We have put a display in reception to demonstrate how amazing and smart the ties look. Feel free to pop in and take a look. 

Some Year 3 and 4 children have expressed an interest in also wearing ties. This will be optional in Year 3 and 4 but compulsory in Year 5 and 6.

We are very proud of the journey that our school is on and the progress that we are making. This change strengthens our standards and raises our profile in the community.  Please contact the school for any additional information. 

 

Our parent forum will meet on a Friday 27th April. Details of the discussions will follow. Thank you to the parents who attend and represent you all so effectively. 

 

Please can we remind all parents that if a child is late to school they need to be signed in at reception and a member of staff will arrange for them to go to class. Parents taking children or opening doors could lead to a Safeguarding issue.

 

Thank you for your continued support. 

Have a lovely weekend- in the sun! We hope!! 

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