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Weekly Update Friday 21st July

I can't believe we are at the end of the year already-it only seems like yesterday we were welcoming our new year R children into school.


This week has been full of excitement for our children; Year 1 and 2 walked to the new Fire Station to see the new building inside. Thank you to all the Fire Crew who let us come, and for the 'special mentions' letter saying how well behaved and polite our children were. All of our children enjoyed their visit.


On Tuesday and Wednesday, Year 2 performed their Leavers' Assembly to the school, Year 3 and their parents. They were absolute superstars, and a few tears were shed. We have loved watching them grow over their three years with us. Their cohort had a disruptive start, with nearly a term lockdown in their first year, and many missed time at pre-school too. We are super proud of their achievements, both academically and personal. The Year 3 teachers in BWJS have a lovely year ahead of them next year. Many of the year 2 children are younger siblings, and we will be saying goodbye to lots of our parents too. We wish you all well for the forthcoming year. Remember to take a phot by our Leavers' Banner!


Thank you to everyone who filled in the parental survey. We had 95 responses in total. There is lots for us to work on and keep us busy over the next year. The majority of parents who responded are happy with our school and we are very pleased about that. We will feed back more in the new year, once we have had time to analyse the results, but you have definitely given us food for thought-especially the communication element being in too many places,  and I promise you we will look at this and try to do better.


We also thank you for the lovely comments about your child's learning this year on our report slips. Thank you to everyone who has returned them-the teachers love reading them too.


Today, we wished the NHS a very Happy 75th Birthday with a special photograph. Thank you to Sam Blackwell for flying the drone and helping us with the shots. Our NHS service is very special and many of our parents both past and present are NHS workers. We would like to thank you all! 


BBC Bitesize has advertised a 'Parents Toolkit' with lots of summer activities for parents. Please find the link below for ideas to have fun!


BBC Bitesize Parent Toolkit


And so it is time to end our end our year together. I hope everybody has a lovely summer break. 


Best wishes


Mrs Riches





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