I hope everyone has had an enjoyable summer break and has settled back into routine during the first week back at school.
You may have noticed that our three new classrooms are finished and our year 5 and 6 children are enjoying their brand new learning space. You may also have noticed that although the new hard play area is finished, the field is not quite in the condition we hope for. This is being addressed and will be rectified soon!
It has been lovely to see all our new children in reception and they have settled in very well to their new classes. Our year 6 lunchtime ‘assistants’ have been busy helping our youngest children at lunchtime and are enjoying the responsibility.
You will have received communication from our maths leader, Jemma Benstead, last week sharing with you our new approach to times tables. She also shared a link to the maths blog, which I would encourage you to have look at when you get the chance.
Mrs Benstead also shared with you some dates for sessions she is running for parents over the next few weeks. It will be great to see as many of you as possible attending the sessions. For those who cannot attend, there will be updates on the maths blog.
Keeping children safe
A session during our Inset day last week was spent with staff recapping our policies and procedures that are in place to ensure our children are safe. Our Child Protection policy is on our website should you need to refer to it at any point. It outlines the key statutory documents we have regard for and the processes in place should staff have concerns about the welfare of any child in school.
With online safety being a concern for us all in this day and age, I’d like to point you to a fantastic resource on the NSPCC website. It contains lots of information and support for parents in helping to discuss specific online safety issues with children, and helping parents keep up to date with the rapid developments in online tools and the way young people communicate online.
Finally, I’m delighted to share that we have been awarded the School Games ‘silver’ award for our sporting provision last year. This is a step up from our previous ‘bronze’ award, and we’re now looking to reach gold by the the end this year…