Dear Parents and Carers,
I hope you have all had a lovely Easter break and welcome back to term 5, which is a short but exciting term.
The topics for this term are:
Class 1: Plants and Food
Class 2: The Romans
Class 3: Oceans
The clubs available this term are:
Monday after school 3.15-4.15pm: Football club (Year 3 – Year 6)
Thursday after school 3.15-4.15pm: Rounders (Year 3 – Year 6).
We have some exciting events coming up this term, which include:
Tues 23 April Start of Term 5
Thurs 25 April Year 6 Parents meeting to discuss SATs, 3.15pm with Miss Jillett & Mrs Dix
Fri 26 April Guitar lessons (pm)
Mon 29 April Elvers being delivered to school as part of the “Spawn to be wild” project.
Wed 1 May Class 2 Armstrong Hall – Science Show
Class 2 tennis coaching with Thornbury Tennis Club every Wed om for 11 weeks
Mon 6 May BANK HOLIDAY – NO SCHOOL
13 May – 16 May SATs exams for Year 6 children
Tues 14 May Class 2 trip to Chedworth Roman Villa in Cheltenham
Mon 20 May Governors’ meeting, 6pm
Tues 21 May Elvers being released
Thurs 23 May End of Term 5. Play day (am) and first choice for Sports Day (pm)
Fri 24 May INSET Day – school closed for children but open 10-12 for Parents’ Consultation Day
Parents’ Consultation Day
As listed above, this will take place on Friday 24th May. This is an opportunity for you to visit
your child’s class, look at the work on display and in their books and discuss progress with your
child’s teacher. Classes will be open 10-12am.
As you know, we are very keen to work with you to raise attendance figures in school. This is an issue which has been brought up in the last three OFSTED inspections and, of course, it can affect our OFSTED rating. At present our attendance figures is 94.5%, which is below the National average of 96%. I know that it cannot be helped if children are ill but could I urge you all to think carefully about taking holidays in school time as this has a sizeable impact on our attendance figures.
Finally, can I thank you all for your generosity last term, we raised £65 for Red Nose Day, the Friends raised £220 on their Quiz night and our swimmers raised £256 for Butterfly Space in Malawi in the Thornbury Swimarathon. Well done and thank you to everyone who took part in these events!