Welcome back to the start of the new year. It is lovely to see everyone again and hear the children’s news. Welcome particularly to the new starters in Foundation Stage and pupils who have joined us across the school in various classes. Our new staff are already feeling like experienced members of the team, blending well with the mix and bringing new vibrancy and ideas to the fold. It has been a lovely start to the year and we are all looking forward to the excitement ahead.
You will notice that over the holidays two new windows have been replaced in the Annex block, the two classrooms have been painted and the old library area cleared. We will continue the updating of this building over the coming couple of years – there is much to do! The doors outside Oak and Hornbeam have had the layers of peeling paint removed and new coats applied, smartening up the outside. Willow class has also had a new coat of paint. Many new display boards have been put up in Oak, Hornbeam, Beech and Ash classes, the railings have been removed from outside the corner of the hall to make room for access when our new door arrives and this weekend various dips in the playground are due to be filled.
A few early dates for your diaries:
New Arrangements for Early Morning Drop-off:
As from next week, KS2 children (Ash, Rowan, Maple and Willow) are asked to enter school as soon as they are on site after 8.40. Early work will be set in the classroom and these children are welcome through the door immediately. Parents can be assured that children will not be allowed to exit the building once they have arrived and therefore, if you need to leave early, do not worry. KS2 teachers will still be available at the entrances if you need to speak with them. At this stage of the year, KS1 children will still be met on the playground by the teachers.
I hope you all have a great term and look forward to meeting you all at some point during the coming weeks.