Friday Bulletin – 25th May 2018

25 May 2018

Dear Parents and Carers,

As work on the first phase of our playground project draws to an end this week, it seems like a good time to reflect upon all the developments in school this year and get ready for an action-packed half term in June and July.

We continue to move forward in developing our practice in teaching and learning. Our ‘growth mindset’ approach is now thoroughly embedded across the school and the impact is that children demonstrate, on a daily basis, their resilience, confidence and ability to take risks. We have made some bold changes to our curriculum in the last two years and are now secure in the delivery of a ‘Mastery’ approach to the maths curriculum. The result of these changes is that our children are much more self-assured in using and applying their mathematics skills through problem-solving. Perhaps the most daring change we made was to our Year 1 curriculum.  Our ‘Negotiated Curriculum’ approach has been hugely successful in developing independent, confident learners with incredible self-discipline and motivation.

Next term, we will begin planning for a smooth transition in September. I will update you on staffing arrangements in the first week of next half term.

In the meantime, enjoy your half term break.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs A Whistler



Dates for your diary:

Monday 28th May – Friday 1st June 2018 (inclusive)

  • Half term holiday
Monday 4th June 2018

  • World of Work Week in school
Monday 11th June – Thursday 14th June 2018

  • Year 6 residential to North Wales
Friday 15th June 2018

  • Year 2 visit to Hamsterley Forest
Tuesday 19th June 2018

  • ‘ZooLab’ visiting Early Years
Thursday 21st June 2018

  • Early Years visit to Wallington Hall
Saturday 30th June 2018

  • Transition Day – visit your child’s class teacher for September
Friday 6th July

  • Kells Lane String Orchestra Summer Concert – 2pm start
  • Summer Fair (3pm – 4.30pm)
Monday 9th July 2018

  • KLSF school disco
  • Health and Wellbeing Week in school
Friday 13th July 2018

  • Sports Day at Joseph Swan Academy (Years 3 – 6 in the morning, Early Years and Years 1 and 2 in the afternoon – all parents welcome)
Thursday 19th July 2018

  • Last day of term