Newsletter 7th July Issue 36
We are proud to say...
A message from Mr Barton
This week has been all about transition and preparing for next year. All our current pupils had the opportunity on Tuesday to spend the morning with their new classmates and teachers for 2017-18 and this was an exciting morning for everyone. The Year 6 pupils met the head of Year 7 transition from Chew Valley on that morning, which they spent with Mr Barton. Almost all of the Year 6's also went on to have their induction day at their new secondary schools on Thursday.
Meanwhile we held a successful round of interviews for our new teaching assistant who will be joining Dragonfly class while Miss Cowin covers Mrs Mullen's maternity leave next year. We are delighted that Miss Sasha Perrett will be joining us in September. She kindly came in this morning too so the Dragonfly children, including our new Reception children, will have met her.
Today you will be receiving your child's end of year school report. We hope that you find it a useful and informative record of the school year your child has had and the progress they have made. We have set aside time on Tuesday after school for teachers to be available so that if any parents have any questions about the report these can be raised then. Past experience has shown that only a small number of parents tend to raise any questions, so there is no need to book an appointment. If Tuesday after school is not convenient for you, and you have questions about the report, please let your teacher know via Dojo or through the school office so that another time can be arranged. I will be available in the hall on Tuesday to answer any questions too; in particular, I can help to explain the assessment results if anything is unclear.
Have a lovely weekend,
Bristol Zoo Trip
We would like to remind all parents that all the children in the school will be visiting Bristol Zoo on Monday. They will have a tour of the zoo as well as attending workshops on science topics appropriate to the classes they are in. Children should be in school uniform and prepared for the weather, though fortunately this is currently forecast to be perfect for the trip (dry, and not too hot!). They will also need a packed lunch. If it is possible to send this in in disposable containers then that will save your child from having to carry an empty lunchbox back with them. A water bottle is essential for every child.
We are due back at school at 3:15pm but we will update via text and Twitter if we are delayed.
Kingfisher Play - 18th July
Kingfisher class are very much looking forward to performing their play - Alice In Wonderland - in the Memorial Hall on Tuesday 18th July. The performance will begin at 6:30pm and separate details about when Kingfisher children should arrive will be sent to parent of Kingfisher class next week.
Despite what it has said up till now on our online calendar, this will not be a ticketed event. Seats will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis, as last year. Programmes will be distributed in return for donations on the door. We look forward to seeing lots of parents and families there, and other community members are welcome.
Mrs Mullen's absence
We have been following medical advice since having the slapped cheek virus in school in keeping Mrs Mullen away from school. This is due to an increased risk for pregnant women. The class have been superb and we have had some lovely feedback from the teachers who have been teaching them this week - Mr Morris on Thursday and Mr Fisher today. Miss Cowin has also enjoyed the opportunity to teach again in Otter too, of course. We are expecting that Mrs Mullen will be able to return on Tuesday but will keep parents informed if this is not the case.
School's Out Party!
The PTA have kindly arranged a party for the end of term. Please see below for details:
This will take place on Thursday as usual. Mrs Bevan is rooting through her DVD collection as we speak....