Our inspection report will be available around the middle of next term for you all to read. I can tell you that we are all very pleased with the outcome and I really would like to thank the staff and pupils for pulling out all of the stops and making sure that everything went so well.
Activities Morning Invitations
Included in the paperwork that is sent home at the end of term you will find an invitation for each of your children to pass on to someone they know, inviting them to come to our activities morning next term. We would be very grateful for your support in this matter.
Mandarin Chinese Club
This club runs on Thursday afternoons from 1615 – 1715 and is open to adults as well as children. The sessions will be exploring Chinese culture and will include opportunities to sample traditional dishes. Please see Mrs Shanley for further details.
From next term I will be covering the drama lessons from Year 3 – Year 6. I studied English and drama for my degree and have directed several plays in the past (although I shall be leaving this to Mrs Beetham here!). Mrs Fenton will be covering the games and PE lessons in the Pre-school. We are extremely fortunate to have a teacher’s assistant like Mrs Fenton who is also a fully qualified teacher. Her experience, both in the classroom and as a sportswoman, make her ideally suited to cover these lessons.
Bangers & Bingo
A big thank you to the PTFA for organising such an enjoyable evening last Friday. Many congratulations to all of the winners and indeed to everyone who came along for the fun. If you are interested in becoming involved in the PTFA, please contact either Rebecca Waterfield or Debbie Greenwood. Details are on the website:-
Early Morning Drop Off
The School does not open until 0800 hrs each morning. Please stay with your child until the front door is unlocked at this time as they are not insured if they are left alone before we open officially.
Hockey & Touch Rugby
Boys participating in the hockey club next term will need to provide their own sticks and will also need mouthguards and shin pads. Please see Miss Bennett if you wish to borrow a stick. For information, the stick should reach your hip bone. For those playing touch rugby, please bring both boots and trainers.
Next Month’s Values are tolerance and risk. Please discuss these with your children at home!
We are aware that there seems to be an issue with recently purchased school blazers and the fact that the buttons do not remain secure for very long. We will be investigating this further with John Lewis but in the meantime, Mrs Webber (a DCPS parent) has recommended the “old style” blazer button, available at JP Designs in Uttoxeter. It may be worth considering changing all the buttons on your child’s blazer if your child is experiencing problems with this issue. Melanie Gear
A huge thank you to everyone for all of your hard work over the course of this term. Have a well-deserved break and we look forward to seeing you for the start of the Trinity term in April.