It is hard to believe that we have now completed our first full week back at school; the children have shown a real sense of enjoyment and engagement in their learning. We have welcomed two new teachers into school this term: Mr Wilson in year 6 and Mr Givens in year 5. It has been a privilege to see that the children have quickly built up a positive learning relationship with them.
I would like to thank all of you for ensuring that your children are in school on time and in their correct uniform. It is important that the children have a genuine sense of pride in their school and their own appearance. Your support with this, as parents, is much appreciated. I am also delighted to share that the school’s attendance figure for the first three days back at school last week was a fantastic 100%. It would be amazing and so beneficial for the children’s education if we could continue with the same high level of expectation for attendance.
This week the Year 6 children have been applying for a range of roles and responsibilities in school. They have taken on the process with a great sense of maturity, responsibility and purpose. Their letters of application clearly show that they have put a lot of thought into it and that they have a desire to do well. Across the rest of the school the other classes have been electing their School Council representatives and the School Council met with Mrs Pugh for the first time today. I know that the children will have some valuable ideas that will make a difference to our school.
In our collective worship we have continued to explore the core value of love and what this means in our daily lives. This week the focus for it has been ‘Love your neighbour as you love yourself.’ This has helped the children to think about how they treat one another and how they can help each other.
I wish you all a happy and restful weekend.