I hope that you have all had a restful and relaxing Easter break. I am sure the children are ready for the new term ahead; it was lovely to see them all back in school yesterday.
School has been extremely busy over the holidays with our EYFS classrooms being completely refurbished. We are delighted with the outcome. Both classrooms have new sinks, flooring, decoration and new resources. We have also created a small nurture room within the EYFS building, to be used for 1-1 work and for meetings with parents. The improvements to the learning environment will make a big difference to how the children and staff are able to work in EYFS. Other remedial work has been carried out over the holidays and more is planned for the summer holidays, including improving our adventure trail for the Key Stage 2 children and the EYFS outdoor classrooms.
Work to our school pond has also been completed, following our successful bid for additional funding. Staff will be trained regarding using the pond safely with the children and then we hope to start using the pond with small groups of children on a more frequent basis alongside our beautiful conservation area and new classroom.
We would like to invite all parents into school next Monday evening (3:30 – 5pm) to find out what your children are going to be learning about this term, chat informally to your child’s class teacher and view your child’s books. This is a drop in, informal session, however if you have anything of a confidential nature that you would like to discuss with your child’s class teacher, please do make a separate appointment with them. This event will also provide our EYFS parents with the opportunity to view the new classrooms.
Finally, at the end of last term, I sent out a newsletter to all parents giving important dates for the summer term. As ever, if you need to check on any of these dates, please consult our school website or collect a hard copy of the newsletter from the school office.
I will look forward to seeing you all around school over the coming weeks.