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Head of School Update - Friday 13th November 2020

Welcome to this week's Weekly Update!


On Wednesday, we paid our respects to all of those who have served, and lost their lives during the wars. Armistice Day on the 11th November, marks the day World War One ended, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, in 1918. During the day, we observed a two-minute silence. Each class created a piece of poetry and artwork to commemorate this special event.


Well done to all of our 'Stars of the Week'. This week's winners are:


Sienna C. in Reception

Vinnie H-W. and Maya P. in Year 1

Kate W. and Asia P. in Year 2

Lano A. and Bethany V. in Year 3

Aliyah J. and Amelia D. in Year 4

Anny B. and Lexi H. in Year 5

Alfie S. and Oscar M-C in Year 6


Staff have been working hard during the INSET Day today, with some fantastic training on phonics and early reading. All of the staff were excited and looking forward to launching the new approach in classes across the coming weeks.


We are looking forward to talking with you during the upcoming Parents Evening consultations - these are taking place via telephone this term. It's not too late to make an appointment to talk with your child's class teacher and is a good opportunity to discuss how well your child has settled.


And finally, this week we said 'Goodbye' to Mrs Devine and Mrs Agrela, who are leaving to take on new adventures and challenges. Mrs Devine is taking on a new teacher training role, at a teaching school in Hastings, whilst Mrs Agrela has been appointed as Examinations Officer in a school in Eastbourne. I am sure you will join me in wishing them all the best with their future careers!


Enjoy the weekend. I look forward to seeing all of the pupils on Monday!


Best wishes,


Mr Laker

Haed of School

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