Welcome to the last bulletin for this half term…

Half-term already! Where does the time go? On behalf of all the team, wishing everyone a safe, healthy and enjoyable break. The reasons for us keeping to the one week Autumn half-term are well documented and there are no plans to change this, certainly as long as Carlton le Willows continue as they are. For us, the educational and wellbeing case for keeping to one week at this time of year remains overwhelming. We re-open on Monday the 30th.

Tomorrow will feature a period of Golden TIme, always a favourite with children. They’ll be celebrating a successful half-term with lots of fun ‘off-curriculum’ activities. Yay!

We’re still without a crossing patrol, so are repeating the message to children in class and in assemblies to be super-careful when crossing. We urge drivers to park thoughtfully, respecting the yellow lines and leaving the lines of vision to the crossing area as clear as possible. We had a ‘near miss’ today, largely caused by inconsiderate and illegal parking. From our return, whenever possible, we will send a member of staff out to be near the crossing. They will be present to observe and guide, but it should be remembered that they are not assuming the duty of the crossing patrol – we’re neither equipped nor insured to do that! We’ll do what we can though.

We enjoyed a lovely Harvest Festival yesterday, with a bumper ‘crop’ for our local foodbank, Hope Nottingham. Many, many thanks to all who contributed and to Rev’d Richard for delivering an exciting assembly, largely based on the right way to eat a jelly baby, but the point being to remember to say thank you!

Here is the round-up of the latest news to feature on the website…

Eco Newsletter 3

Radio 4 Adult Literacy Feature

Football Club Update

Get Well Soon

Reviewing Enrichment

Improving Playtimes

Football Focus

KS2 Panto

Reading at Parkdale

Wear It Pink

Please note; re the above, we’ve had a lot of enquiries about how much pink children need to wear and whether everything else needs to be uniform. The answer is, we’re not too fussed! No pink, a bit of pink, head to toe pink, it matters not! We’ll not be checking uniform, so really it’s up to you…

Year 6 Galleries of Justice Visit

Two posts here from Reception:

Super first half term!

Reception Reading