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Head of School Update - Friday 5th November 2021

Welcome to this week’s Weekly Update!


Firstly, ‘Welcome Back’ to all of our pupils. I hope everyone had a great half term break. All of the staff are looking forward to the term ahead and were excited to welcome their classes back in to school on Monday.


This week, our assembly theme has been about ‘Politeness’. Pupils have certainly been taking that message on board this week! I have been incredibly impressed with the children’s manners, kindness and appreciation of others – it has been lovely to see and let’s hope it continues throughout the term. In assembly today, pupils were thanking our Year 6 Student Leaders, who were holding open doors; just one example of politeness.


In Year 4, Art lessons have been going off with a ‘bang’. The children have been exploring colour and applying paint to make these fantastic firework pictures. Please see the photographs on this week’s photograph slideshow.


‘Well done’ to Y3 Turing Class and Y4 Thunberg Class who won the Term 1 Attendance Challenge, with each collecting £20 of resources for their classroom! The challenge starts again in Term 2, with all classes reset to 0 points. We’ll update you with progress in the challenge next week.


Our first ‘Stars of the Week’ are:


YR Stephenson Class – Lola D. for Achievement – for super sounding-out with her phonics.

Y1 Nightingale Class – Elsie-Mai H. for Achievement – for great enthusiasm and always trying her best.

Y2 Brunel Class – Joshua W. for Determination – for showing great resilience.

Y2 Seacole Class – Adam A. for Determination – for always trying his best and showing excellent behaviour.
Y3 Ashe Class – Isabella P for Determination – for persevering and never giving up.

Y3 Turing Class – Brenin R. for Achievement – for his enthusiasm and dedication to all of his learning.

Y4 Logie-Baird Class – Bethany V. for Achievement – for reading 250,000 words.

Y4 Thunberg Class – Dexter P-S. for Achievement – for an excellent start to his new school.

Y5 Hamilton Class – Leah J. for Determination and Achievement – for working hard on her presentation and handwriting.

Y5 Pankhurst Class – Ethan C. for Achievement – for his super effort and helpful nature in all aspects of school life.

Y6 Amundsen Class – Esther B. for Achievement – for setting an excellent expectation of behaviour.

Y6 Parks Class – Manya D. for Knowledge – for being determined to be the best he can be.

‘Well done’ to all of our certificate winners!


Next week, we’re looking forward to running our scheduled School Photograph sessions in school, for individual pupils and siblings. These will take place throughout the day on Tuesday 9th November. Please can I ask you to ensure that your child has their full school uniform on Tuesday.

And just to remind all parents and carers that next Friday 12th November is an INSET Day and the school is closed to all pupils. A day off for pupils…but not for staff!


Have a great weekend!


Mr Laker
Head of School

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