Welcome back to the summer term!

I am pleased to see that the children have returned to school with their batteries fully recharged and ready for the busy weeks ahead.  It is very important over the next half term that the children are in school on time and that they miss as little school as possible as the teachers are beginning to make their final assessments of the children’s learning.  The assessments that were made during the Spring Term are being finalised and the termly reports will be sent out to parents soon.

Our Early Years Unit continues to be extremely popular – I have just been over there to check on our new children – Cameron, Isabel, Annabelle and Harry (Lily isn’t in today) and am pleased to say that they were all very busy , in fact it was hard to tell that they were only in for their second afternoon!

Swifts are pleased to have Mr T back full time and are already busy learning about life in the Scottish islands thanks to the stories of Katie Morag.

Owls are very lucky to have Miss Tiplady teaching them alongside Mr D for the next seven weeks as she completes her teacher training.  The children in there are learning about the history of America and also learning to play the Samba drums – the next concert will be in about 9 weeks and hopefully outside so that we can invite everyone to see (and hear) how wonderful their drumming is!

A date for your diary is the next PTA meeting which is on Wednesday 24th April at 2.15 pm in the school.  It would be lovely to see some new faces there (not that there is anything wrong with the usual faces!!) we are discussing the Summer Fair and all ideas, suggestions and offers of help would be gratefully received.  If you have any raffle prizes, please either bring them into school or give them to one of the PTA Committee.

We are looking for people who have some time to spare who would like to become an Associate Governor, if you are interested, please either call in to see me or give me a ring and we can have a chat about what is involved in the role.

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