Lucas and Jonny came to our school to show us some fantastic circus skills. They taught us how to balance a feather, use diablos, spin plates and juggle. Every class from Reception to Year 6 took part. At the end of the day, Lucas and Jonny gave an amazing performance. Some of the children even participated in the show!
We cannot wait to have them back next year!
We can’t wait to see you again for the second half of the summer term. Remember the Monday is a non-pupil day when staff will be learning about our new approach to teaching phonics, ‘Monster Phonics’. We’ll be back together again on Tuesday 7th June. Have a great half term – it looks like the sun might be shining!
As many of you will be aware Year 6 undertook their SATs week last week, and what a success they made of it! Their approach, positive attitude and support for each other was an inspiration and to be admired.
Everyone gave their absolute best during the week and are to be congratulated on their experience. Well done!
As with all schools we are aware of the challenges posed at drop off and pick up times, due to the lack of availability of parking for parents on the school site and surrounding area.
With this in mind, we ask parents to be mindful that the school entrance and yellow zig Zag lines are areas where cars should not be parked. These areas are designated as ‘no parking’ areas in order to support the safety of children and parents accessing the school site. We appreciate your support with this in keeping your children safe, thank-you.
Please can we remind parents / carers that the start of the school day is 8.50am, any child arriving after this time is marked as LATE. Parents can bring children to school between 8.35am and 8.50am as part of our flexible start to the day, this enables children to get settled into their classroom, reconnect with their friends and feel ready for the day. When children arrive late for school it causes them discomfort, as the day has already started and they are aware that they haven’t had the opportunities which benefit them in having a good start to the day. Thank you
Follow our Parent Election we are delighted to announce that Travis MacFarlane has been appointed to the
Full Governing Board, he attended the last meeting of the Spring term following his appointment and will
make a great addition to our Governing Board.
Thank you to all of those parents who voted for their choice of Governor, your contribution was very valuable.
We were fortunate to have 2 nominees, and whilst Amy Pintus-May was not successful we are meeting with
her in order to further discuss opportunities within the Governing Board.
Thank you to Amy and Travis for putting themselves forward.
The school gates open at 8.30am ahead of doors to classes opening giving access to the courtyard. Please take care of yourselves and your children if you arrive ahead of gates opening. At the start and end of the day the car park and driveway are in active use. We would encourage you to not allow your children to ride scooters in the car park and driveway area during this time. We also encourage you to keep your children close to you when arriving and leaving the school site, as this will keep your children safe.
Haytor View Bake Off is back for 2022! This is an excuse to get together with your children and have some fun in the kitchen!
Remember bakes and cakes need to be with us on Thursday 7th April for ‘judging’ and then to be sold in our end of day cake sale. Have some yummy fun!
We appreciate that parents / carers are taking a really considered approach with children’s levels of wellness, in order to keep the school a healthy environment. We welcome calls from parents / carers to enquire as to whether they should send their children into school.
We have undertaken attendance monitoring and have identified where there are ongoing concerns over individual children’s attendance, where absence is above that which would be expected despite the current COVID circumstances. Learning Leaders will be making contact with parents / carers to discuss any emerging concerns. If you want to discuss your child’s attendance, please speak with your child’s class teacher who will be happy to meet with you.
Don’t forget that we plan to offer our support to Red Nose Day 2022 this Friday 18th March. We are inviting children to ‘dress in red’ in celebration of the day, and make a contribution of 50p which will be donated to the charity. We hope to have a supply of red noses being provided to us in the run up to the day, and children will be able to buy these in school (while stocks last!) for £1.50 if they wish. See you in red on Red Nose Day 2022!