Message from Mrs. Castell
Congratulations to our Year One children who have persevered with their phonics screening this week. We are very proud of you all. We were pleased to welcome new parents to our induction meetings and introduce them to our staff and governors, including Mr Taylor and our new Foxes class teacher for September, Mr Williams. Sharks class really enjoyed their visit to Writtle library, next week it will be Foxes' turn. The author Lynn How shared her book “Your Rainbow” with all the children. Please follow the link if you wish to purchase the book at a discounted rate.
Sports Day - next Wednesday
We hope the lovely weather continues for our Sports Day next Wednesday. Please ensure you read the ParentMail regarding the day, it contains useful information for those of you who haven't attended before. We are still seeing children without PE kits, trainers or sun hats in school. All are essential items as we are spending so much active time outdoors this term. Children must also have suncream applied before school. Our word of the week is "sportsmanship", appropriately. This was chosen by Dolphins class. Please talk to your children about the meaning of the word in advance of next week!
WISPA Summer Fete
We have 2 dress down days coming up in return for items for our Summer Fete on Saturday 1st July, I'm sure you already have the date in your calendar! Raffle tickets have been prepared so please check your book bags for them today or early next week.
Friday 23rd June - for bottles, Pokémon cards, cuddly toys and Lego (no books or other toys please)
Friday 30th June - for cakes
Please also read the attached pdf if you would like a cream tea at the event - they are available for pre-order from Suffolk Slice.
Staff clubs were not running this week, as advertised at the time of booking, on our website and in last week's newsletter. Despite this a number of children were not collected on time and staff had to contact parents and supervise the children for an additional 25 minutes when they had other school commitments. Please make a clear note in your diaries that clubs finish the week of 3rd July.
The next Reading Monday is on 3rd July from 8.45am.
Earlier opening from September
Another reminder that from September 2023 the doors will open at 8.40 when the register opens and learning begins. The doors will close at 8.50. This extra five minutes ensures that we are meeting the expected length of time from September 2023.
Attendance this week is 95.3% compared to our school target of 96%.
Have a lovely weekend. Enjoy the sunshine!