Update and dates for the last two weeks

Good morning, 

It has been a very busy week with many of the year 6 pupils visiting their high schools and our pupils meeting their new teacher, teaching assistant and pupils. 

Staff update

Yesterday, we were extremely pleased to welcome Miss Meredith to our school and she will be teaching in KS2.  

It was a pleasure to welcome Mrs Beard, who will join our school as a teaching assistant in reception. 

New classes

Most parents are aware of how classes are chosen for each pupil and this is a reminder and information for parents new to our school. 

We have places for 45 pupils in each year group and class sizes in KS1 can’t be above 30. In some year groups we have 45 and other 30, therefore we are always going to have mixed aged classes. All pupils are different , we pride ourselves on putting the needs of the pupils first and taking them from where they are to where they needed to be in term of social interaction, learning and all the other many aspects of school life. Pupils are placed on a variety of criteria; relationships with peers and staff, friendships and the best class to ensure all pupils make the maximum amount of progress. I cannot emphasise enough that classes are not based solely on ability and all classes have a broad range of pupils from the year group cohort. For example, if we have a Y6 and a Y5/6 class , the year 6 pupils in the Y6 class are not have a higher ability than the the Y5/6 class. It is inaccurate and demotivating if parents and pupils believe that classes are based solely on ability. 

We look forward to seeing everyone at our summer BBQ tonight from 4:30pm. 

Have a great weekend.



Important dates for the next two weeks

10.07.23 Sports Day Parents and friends of our school are welcome.

Reception to Y2 pupils from 9:45am on the field.

Y3-Y6 from 1:30pm on the field.

11.07.23 Summer Music Concert Our musicians will perform with the professional musicians.

All are welcome.

Pupils to arrive at 6:15pm for a 6:30pm start.

12.07.23 Y6 Production

2:00pm and 6:00pm

Tickets will be available. More information to follow
12.07.23 Nursery Sports day Pupils and friends of our school are welcome.
13.07.23 Family support drop in Please come and meet our team, biscuits, tea and coffee and the only daft question is the one you don’t ask.
14.07.23 Y6 Transition to Glossopdale Parents will have received information from the school.
18.07.23 Y6 Leavers’ party More information to follow
19.07.23 PTA disco More information to follow
20.07.23 Leavers Assembly in school Y6 parents invited for 9:30am start
21.07.23 Last day

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