Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 26th June 2020 – Summer 9

It has been a belter of a week in terms of weather and the children and staff have made good use of the opportunities made available to them. The children have enjoyed learning about a range of topics this week and have thoroughly enjoyed being back at school. Each bubble is now full and the school is at full capacity. This will remain the case until we reopen in September or receive further guidance from the government. There are only three weeks left of this academic year and this weekend we were supposed to be holding our summer fayre. With so many events cancelled we look forward to starting a new year and a chance to come together again as a community.


The word of the week is – VARTIWELL – The little metal loop that the latch of a gate hooks into? That’s the vartiwell. According to the OED, it probably takes its name from an old French word for the bottom hinge of a gate, vervelle. (Eastern England)


ROOFING PROJECT –  The good weather has been instrumental in the completion of the new roof , so much so that the project is 5 weeks ahead of schedule. The roofers hope to have the works completed by the end of next week. The amount of light that illuminates the building has really helped to lift everyone’s spirits over the past few months. I would like to offer my personal thanks to Ashe Roofing for making the project run so smoothly. We are all very grateful.




DRESSING UP FRIDAYS FOR MR WANLESS – Mr Wanless  has taken up the mantle set by Joe Wicks and has kept the children and staff very entertained over the past few weeks by dressing up in costume on Fridays. Here he is displaying his latest range !! Thank you Mr Wanless for making our Fridays so much fun, we cant wait for next week.


GOODBYE MISS AYRTON – We say goodbye to Miss Ayrton today. She has taught Year 3 since January and guided them through the Ofsted inspection in January having only been with us for a week! I am sure that you would like to join me in thanking her for the hard work and support she has given to the children and the school over the past 6 months. Good luck Elle in your new post!!



ANNUAL REPORT TO PARENTS / CARERS – We will not be reporting on your child’s attendance because of the impact of Coronavirus in line with government guidance.

Attendance record

The Department for Education (DfE) has laid regulations to remove the requirement to report pupils’ attendance data for the 2019/20 academic year, in recognition of the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on the possible attendance. These regulations will come into force on 9 July 2020.



TUNES FOR THE WEEKEND – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIQdUJ04iNY