Dear Parents

We hope you all had a good Easter break and the lovely weather. I think everyone enjoyed the Easter break and the children have come back refreshed and ready for the new term. They all looked very smart coming into school this week. Thank you to all the parents who have adhered to our uniform policy regarding extreme hair cuts and appropriate summer wear. Thank you for your support.

This term will be a busy one with many of our children involved in statutory testing (SATs), Year 3 receiving the Sacrament of Holy Communion, Year 6 receiving Confirmation, various sporting events, our end of Year 6 play etc!

Finally, it would seem warmer weather has arrived. A reminder for every child to bring a school water bottle in for rehydration throughout the day in class, bottles can be purchased from the school office (£2.00). Please only use school water bottles to avoid leakage onto the children’s work. We are unable to apply sun cream so please ensure children have it applied before leaving home . 

On Monday 16 May we will be visited by Tempest Photography to take whole class photographs. We would be grateful if the children could all come in winter uniform on this day. Thank you

We are often asked about family support groups or courses which provide early help for parents. Please see below for Worcestershire's summer provision.

This week Reception Class have been further developing their gross motor skills and physical development through climbing and balancing, as well as helping each other and working as a team. They are really enjoying being back in school together!

Year 1 have been making the most of the nice weather at the start of the week taking their PE outdoors . 

Year 5 have enjoyed the start to their new topic all about Peasants, Princes and Pestilence. This term will be finding out about life in Medieval times and investigating the causes and impact of the Black Death. This week they really enjoyed finishing off their Pharaohs topic by looking at the tomatoes that they mummified 40 days ago!

Year 6 children have been working very hard preparing for their SATs tests which begin on Monday 9 May. It is very important that all Year 6 children are in school for these tests as the results of these tests are used by the High Schools when they are putting children into sets for Year 7. As we have done in previous years the children are invited to arrive at school early for the four days of testing to join their classmates for a breakfast of toast and fruit juice at 8.30am each morning.

Year 2 children have been working on their Scented Garden topic. They went on a nature walk around school taking photos using iPads and found a variety of flowers which they had planted last year. They also sketched pictures of trees which they had observed.

Year 3 have been busy finally completing their Iron Age round houses. They watched a film about thatchers then used raffia to create bundles to thatch each roof themselves. Well done Year 3, this was a lot harder than they expected! They also started to look at poems about rivers in English and look forward to learning about them more in this term's topic ‘Flow’.

Mr Tasker says it has been lovely to welcome Year 4 back after the Easter break this week. The children have returned refreshed and engaged for the challenges that await them in the Summer Term. We have discussed the importance of routines and a good work ethic over the next few months, which will lay strong foundations for their move into Upper Key Stage 2 next year. In the next few weeks, Year 4 will be testing their knowledge and speed to recall multiplication facts in the statutory DFE Times Table Test. A healthy competition in class has already given the children an incentive to learn the times tables taught in class so far this year and there are only a few left to learn.

It was lovely to celebrate the children's learning and attitude in Celebration Assembly this morning. Many congratulations to all our Discipleship and Pupil of the Week award winners.

We are now making final arrangements for our Residential trips to Alton Castle and Manor Adventure. If you have not yet made final payments via ParentPay could we please request that these are paid now. Thank you.

We hope everyone has an enjoyable Bank Holiday Monday and we look forward to seeing all the children on Tuesday morning.

KE Savage

Principal

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