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Deputy Headteacher Update – Friday 13th October

Welcome to the penultimate ‘Weekly Update’ for the term.


This week started with the school learning about Black History Month that is celebrated across the UK in October. Children learned why this month is important and looked at a few achievements of black people from the past and today. Next week, children, in our Monday assembly, will learn more about the achievements of Marcus Rashford, in particular the work he did during the National Lockdown to ensure all children had access to food.


As always, the children have been completing lots of exciting learning this week. We have a class of cooks in Reception: this week they have been cutting vegetables to make their own vegetable soup which was enjoyed by all! In Year 3, they have been putting themselves in the part of a stone age hunter by imitating a diary about the event of a stone age family in English. Year 4 have gone back in time and learnt about the mummification process. The children even performed the ceremony themselves…. on a tomato. Year 6 have been developing their screen-printing skills using Andy Warhol as inspiration to begin creating their own piece of art.


Well done to all our children who were celebrated today in our Friday Celebration Assembly. This week’s Stars our:




School Value






Effie-Raen E.


For amazing name writing.

Year R Stephenson




For super accurate counting.

Year 1 Nightingale


Zosha W.


For great effort and determination when reading DSR and in phonics.

Year 2 Roper


Eldhadh G.


For a fantastic drawing of the Great Fire of London.

Year 3 Hewett



Leia S.


Leia has always engaged with everything we have been learning this week and has completed her work to a high standard and asked interesting questions.

Year 4 Logie-Baird



Bryan O.


For his love of reading and always having his nose buried in a book.

Year 4 Attenborough


Aya H.




For excellent focus, hard work and quality work this week.

Year 5 Hamilton



Rubi R.


For demonstrating high levels of determination in her learning all week. She has made a great start to Year 5.

Year 5 Rashford



Arthur B.


For demonstrating high levels of determination in his learning, aiming to be better every day.

Year 6 Parks

Naomi-Nadia N.



For being very helpful and showing kindness to adults and children.

Year 6 Williamson

Joey F.



For being determined to always help his peers and try his best every day.



In our ‘Attendance Challenge’ this week saw Hewett Class gain the 10 points and close the gap on Stephenson Class. There is only 4 points between 1st and 2nd now! It’s all up for grabs. Well done to Ava-Rose in Year 3 who was the winner of our ‘Attendance Raffle’ this week with the number 232.


Will you have a child starting school in September 2024, or know someone that is? Our Open Evening is taking place on Thursday 2nd November 2023, from 4.30pm. We will also hold an additional Open Morning on Monday 6th November 2023, from 9.30am, and school tours are available. Tours of the school can be made by contacting the School Office.


Next week, all the children and staff are looking forward to welcoming families into school for our Curriculum Events. Whether you want to know about ‘Why squirrels hide their nuts?’ with our Reception children; learn more about the Great Fire of London in Year 2’s ‘Pudding to Pepys’ event or trying to work out ‘Who let the gods out?’ with our Year 6 children, then our Curriculum Events for this term is the place to be! We look forward to seeing you all next week.


Have an amazing weekend.


Mr Paramor

Deputy Headteacher

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