News - 8 DEC 2016
Dear Parents and Carers
What an exciting week it has been! Reception and Key Stage 1 Nativity performances went from strength to strength, from the time of the first dress rehearsal, when children were slightly overwhelmed in front of their first full audience, to a peak in performance by Thursday afternoon, when they had gained in confidence to clearly articulate their words and sing with gusto! Well done to all participants and a big thank you to their teachers and assistants.
On Wednesday afternoon, staff met our new Safeguarding Link Person, Rebecca West. She will be our first port of call for any safeguarding concerns. You can find out more about St Mary’s safeguarding policies and procedures on the school website in the policies section under Key Information. You will also find the updated 2016 DfE document entitled, ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ and a parents leaflet, ‘Safeguarding Information for Parents’. The school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mrs Sheila Buckley.
On Thursday, Key Stage 2 children were treated to a pantomime in the school hall....Oh, yes they were! There was much cheering and fun and children enjoyed a relaxing morning away from their studies.
On Thursday afternoon, representatives from ‘High Ashurst’ visited school to talk to parents about what Year 5 and 6 children can expect on their summer term residential visit to the centre.
On Friday, Reception, Key Stage 1 and Year 3 children shared in the fun with children from the Village Nursery, when they enjoyed a production of ‘Burglar Bill’. A good time was had by all.
The week ended on a high note with our REACH assembly on Friday afternoon. For those of you who are new to the school, REACH is an acronym for respect, endeavour, achievement, creativity and happiness. The award is presented to the individual, nominated by their class teacher, for showing these traits.
Well done to our REACH award winners this term:
Reception - Tabitha
Year 1 – Max
Year 2 - Noah
Year 3 - Jorge
Year 4 - Violet
Year 5 - Joshua
Year 6 - Annie