Headteacher’s Blog

Monday 6th November

I’ve had a good half term break but I am nevertheless pleased to be back at school. Since the start of term, I have been focusing on ‘Behaviour and Perseverance’, when dropping into lessons and what I have observed has been overwhelming good. I have also been sampling books recently and the children have shown great pride in their work, showing great resilience and respect. These photos below show some of the writing and maths produced by our Y6 children…

The school is looking great! Wonderful work created by brilliant pupils presented by talented staff! I do love the displays around school. Scroll through the Y6 photographs below…

Monday 23rd October
Extra-Curricular Opportunities

My sketching club have been having fun over the first half term, drawing owls and learning different techniques in preparation for a school display. Here are some of the finished pieces of work:

If you would like your child to get involved, please let school know.

Sitwell Seven Values

Thank you to all of those who have already sent in a photograph to show your child developing one of the Sitwell Seven Values. It is greatly appreciated. The photographs will feature in the next weekly newsletter.

As this week’s value is Reflection. What does this mean to you and your family? Can you capture this as an image?

Parents in School & Parent Questionnaires

It has been great to see so many parents in school for our open afternoon and evening. The partnership between home and school is invaluable and I know you value the opportunity to share information and ensure that your child is performing as well as possible socially and academically. Thank you also to those of you who have already taken the time to complete the parent questionnaire. The responses so far have been overwhelmingly positive. Your feedback is important and so we would really appreciate as many forms returned as possible by the end of this week. This gives us a more accurate picture of your views.

Parent Questionnaire 2017

Rotherham Foodbank

Thank you to everyone who brought in items for the Rotherham Food Bank. The foodbank relies on your goodwill and support and your gifts will make a real difference. Over 90% of the food distributed by foodbanks in The Trussell Trust network is donated by the public – that’s why your food donations are absolutely vital to their ability to give everyone referred to them a balanced and nutritious three day supply of food, so thank you to all who donated. It really is appreciated.

Monday 16th October

New Beginnings

We have had a really exciting start to the new school year. All the children have settled quickly into their new classes and we have welcomed new staff to our team.

Last week, our Y6 children along with the Y6 staff visited Crucial Crew. They had a fantastic time and the children were a credit to themselves, their families and the school. They showed great resilience and respect, whilst also developing their relationship skills.

This week, we’re looking forward to welcoming you into school for our open Afternoon/Evening. At the meeting, you will find out more about your child’s attitude to learning, considering the Sitwell Seven Values and how they have settled into the new school year.

Finally, to celebrate the book fair being in school from Monday 13th November, we will be holding a book festival to celebrate the wonderful world of books. In class, the children will complete a range of activities on a winter book. We are also running a reading competition – please see the newsletter for more information. The deadline is Wednesday 8th November.