Friday Update – 25th June 2021

25 June 2021

Dear Parents and Carers,

This time of year is when our Year 5 children consider whether they would like to apply to be on the School Council in Year 6. However, over the past couple of months, we have transformed the way all our children’s voices are heard.

Using the Smart School Councils approach, all children from Nursery to Year 6 are involved in weekly class meetings and debates. The children discuss a wide range of topics through weekly questions; these questions also come from the children. So far this term, the children have discussed and voted on a wide range of issues including:

  • What equipment would you like to see on the playground?
  • What do you do to stay healthy?
  • If your class won the best attendance prize, what would you like the reward to be?
  • Which of these three topics should be on our eco school action plan (litter picking and clearing the school grounds, biodiversity or making our school more environmentally friendly)?

The Smart School Council motto is ‘Involving every voice’ which I think perfectly captures the essence and importance of this improvement in our school.

If you would like to find out more, please visit the Smart School Council website https://home.smartschoolcouncils.org.uk/.

I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs A Whistler

Headteacher

Dates for your diary:

Wednesday 7th July 2021 – Friday 9th July 2021
Year 5 residential to Dukeshouse Wood  
Monday 5th and/or Tuesday 6th July 2021
Year 6 transition to secondary schools (please note: almost all secondary schools have cancelled their transition days)  
Tuesday 6th July 2021
Transition activities in school this week
New starters in Reception visiting school  
Friday 16th July 2021
Year 6 Celebration Day – more details to follow  
W/b Monday 19th July 2021
Year 6 Performance- link sent to parents this week
Year 6 Graduation – link sent to parents this week
Special sports week in school for all year groups
End of Year Reports sent to parents this week  
Thursday 22nd July 2021
Last day of term for children  
Friday 23rd July 2021
Staff development day  
Monday 6th September 2021
Staff development day  
Tuesday 7th September 2021
First day of term for all children from Reception to Year 6  
Thursday 9th July 2021
First day of term for new Nursery children