Message from Mrs. Castell
Our library has been decorated this week and the carpet is ready to be laid. My utmost thanks go to Vicky Hewitt, Lizzie Phillips, and Liz Murrell in conjunction with Zing Interior Architecture for giving up their time so generously when planning, designing and organising the works. Dan Segeth has very kindly arranged a donation from Showcase Interiors of new beanbags and children's tables and chairs, we are hugely grateful to them both. I must also thank Joan Gentle, our vice chair of governors, for boxing up all the books.
Our Year Two children have risen to the challenge with their SATS and we are very proud of them. The Year Two team ensured that they also had lots of outdoor activities and PE to help them enjoy the week and stay focussed. As these are now complete, all parents are now invited to Reading Monday on 16th May. We have Parrots' parents lunch on Wednesday 18th May and Dolphins' lunch will be on 25th May. Following feedback that we need a little more time to feed all the children, we will ask parents to arrive at 11.55am for these lunches. I will meet parents at the gate to the playground and lead you into the hall. If you arrive after the gate has been shut, please come in through the front door. Please avoid bringing younger siblings.
Amidst the SATS, our brilliant Year Two team went to the area finals for the 3 Tees Cricket on Tuesday and came second! We are now through to the county finals in June, which is amazing! Many thanks to Mrs Scott-Simons and Miss Wakeling who accompanied them.
I am getting an increasing number of holiday/absence requests at the moment. While I appreciate that circumstances have made it difficult to take holidays in the last two years, please consider that the children have missed so much time in school/nursery over two lockdowns. The government is paying very close attention to school attendance figures and may have further expectations of schools in regards to fines for unauthorised absence.
To link with the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, we are having a theme week of Kings and Queens from Monday 23rd May. On 25th May we will be having a Family Learning Time session based on this theme. We are planning events throughout the week, including a street party style lunch for the children on Friday 27th, where we will ask children to wear something red white and blue alongside non uniform.
A reminder that all school events and dates are on our website and can be downloaded to the calendar on your phone.
Have a good weekend.