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Newsletter – June 2017

Inspection news

Just before we broke for the half term we had our SIAMS inspection.  This is done every 5 years and is an inspection based around the Christian distinctiveness of our school.  It takes into account 3 areas: meeting the needs of all learners, the impact of collective worship and the effectiveness of leadership and management of the school.  I have attached the full report for you to read but this was a very positive experienced and we have been graded as ‘Good’ in all areas.  I would like to thank everyone that took part in the inspection. The inspector was very impressed with the work we are doing and the direction that the school is travelling in.


Curriculum this half term

The focus of our curriculum this term is “City of Culture”.  The staff have planned exciting visits for your children to develop and enhance their learning experience. See diary dates for the relevant dates.


Phonics assessment

The Year 1 pupils will take their phonics assessment week commencing 12th June.  The children have been working toward this all year and I am sure they will do very well.


Arrangements for next year

Planning for next year is developing well and Mrs Hailstone and her husband are pleased to announce that they are to become parents at the end of September.  Arrangements for her replacement while she is on maternity leave are well under way and you will be informed of your child’s teacher on the day that the reports are sent out.  We wish Mrs Hailstone well and look forward to welcoming her back at the end of her maternity.



We have a wide range of books in our library and would like to make these available for the children to borrow. Therefore, the school library will be open every Tuesday evening from 3.30 to 3.45.  Please come along and have a look.


Long hair

Can we please ask that any child with long hair have it tied up for school?  This helps to keep it out of your child’s face when they are working but also prevent head lice.  We have had a few outbreaks and this is a good way to prevent the spread.


Stay and Play

Everyone is welcome to our ‘Stay and Play’ sessions every Tuesday morning during term time from 9am – 10.15 in the school hall.  This is a fabulous opportunity for parents with children 0 to 5 to come along and chat to other parents with young children.



Hot weather

I am not sure if we have seen the last of the summer or if the sunshine is going to be kind and continue to shine.  Therefore, I would ask that all children bring a sun hat to school and have sun screen applied.  The children are outdoors at lunch time for approximately an hour and this is a long time without sun screen or a hat.  They are encouraged to play in the shade when it is available.



The PTFA are very organised and have planned various events for this half term.  Please see the dates list for your diary.


Stay and Read

Please join us for Stay and Read on  Tuesday 13th June from 9.00 – 9.30 am.  Re-arranged from Tuesday 6th June.


Friday Tuck Shop

The Friday tuck shop that the children have been running at 3.30 on a Friday is doing a roaring trade! Bags of sweets are 20 pence each. Thank you for your continued support.


Dates for the Diary

  • Wc 12th June – Phonics assessment week
  • 13th June – Stay and Read 9-9.30
  • 13th June – Quad Kids Y5/6 am, Y3,4,5 pm
  • 14th June – FS visit to The Deep
  • 19th June – Year 1, 2 and 3 to visit Sewerby Hall
  • 20th June – Year 4, 5 and 6 to visit Hull
  • 27th June – Foundation Stage New Starters Visit with Parents – 9.30 – 10.30 am
  • 29th June – Sports Afternoon followed by the Summer Fayre
  • 12th July – 2pm and 6 pm Y4/5/6 Production
  • 17th July – Foundation Stage New Starters Visit  – 9.30 -10.30 am
  • 18th July – Open Afternoon (an opportunity for informal chat and look at books – 2.30 – 4.30pm
  • 19th July – Leaver’s service at St Lawrence – 9.30 am
  • 20th July – Leaver’s BBQ 6pm- all welcome
  • 5th September – return to school
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