It’s Christmas!! [nearly]
Another busy half term- I think both pupils and staff are ready for a break! Everyone seems really settled this half term. It was lovely to see Y1 and Y2 coming together for the Christmas nativity which is always a special time in school. Reception really enjoyed their performance. I would like to thank all the staff involved in the nativities for their hard work. Getting a large group of children to perform at the right time is never easy.
We have had lots of other exciting events this half term. We held our Autumn Term Parents’ Consultations. Thank you to everyone who came as we believe that we are working in partnership with you. If you missed the consultations and your child’s class teacher has not managed to catch up with you, please phone in the January to make an appointment.
We have also welcomed parents to our open morning and evening. The children love showing off their work and we hope you find it useful and enjoyable too. School Council did an excellent job of showing prospective reception parents around during our open day. A number of governors have been in to work in school.
We have had students in school and staff have organised curriculum days. We also had a visit from Ofsted who agreed that we remained good and were pleased with what they saw.
A group of children have also been visiting Ghyll Royd nursing home as part of the community group. SNAG and ECO group visited None Go Bye Farm as part of Food For Life week.
Children enjoyed activities during Anti-Bullying Week and we held a very successful Food For Life week. Our school business manager, Mrs Middleton, did an excellent job of arranging guest speakers and of course the very successful Christmas Fair! Thank you everyone for coming and spending all your money on a very good cause.
We managed to book a visit to the theatre for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. The children had a great time and thank you to all the parents who helped. Staff have been doing some inter school work through the Trust. We had a joint Trust training day in November and we have had parents come to Parent Voice.
Have a lovely Christmas and New Year. I will see you all on Monday 6th January at 8.55am.
So we are coming to the end of the first half term. As usual we seem to have been very busy. We have welcomed our new children, particularly in Nursery and Reception. Everyone seems really settled and Reception impressed us with their first public performance at our Harvest Assembly last week. I never fail to be impressed by how well Reception do and I really believe that this year, it was the best harvest festival we have had - morning and afternoon. The singing was fabulous from all the children and the speakers showed great confidence. This is a big thing and made possible by all the hard work of the staff. Thank you to all the parents who were able to attend. In order to meet the demands of health and safety regulations we are considering moving to issuing tickets. We will let you know our final decision in good time.
We have also welcomed three new members of staff, Miss Phillpotts, Mrs Tickle and Mr Clegg. We had a super Geography day today which all the children and staff enjoyed and it was lovely to see the parents who could make it to our open sessions to share their children’s learning. Reverend Richard has been in to take an assembly as well as Bible Team.
Have a lovely half term and we look forward to seeing you all after the break. We will see you all on Monday 4th November at 8.55am.