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Weekly Update Friday 21st June

Happy Summer Solstice day, and what a lovely day it is. It feels like summer has finally arrived and the children have had a lovely time, playing in the sunshine. We make sure that the children have shade time and plenty of water to drink too, and we are very lucky with our mature trees giving us lots of shady areas to sit in.


Please make sure that your child has suncream on and a sun hat in school too. They can bring their own named sunscreen to reapply themselves, if you would like to send it in. We would like parents to consider the clothing their children are wearing, and that they can get the items undone on their own. This is particularly pertinent to the playsuits that some of our girls are wearing, where they need help to get them off, and are often dropped to the toilet floor after several young children have been in, and maybe not the best at aiming in the pan!


Our Year 2 children have been trying for their parts in the Leaver's Performance, and are busy learning songs and lines. We cannot wait for it to all come together in a few weeks time, and for our new characters to come on the stage!


What amazing writing is happening in our school at the moment-children seem to be writing everywhere when we walk around the classes-their level of independence and confidence has grown through the year and they enjoy reading their writing to their friends.


Next week Year 2 will be performing with other schools in the Ceilidh Festival in the Palace Ruins. Parents cannot attend the day festival, but are able to purchase tickets for the Friday evening event, where their children will be able to teach them the dances. If you would like to buy tickets, please visit the site here:


We had our first two 'Stay and Play' sessions this week, and the children had a lovely time getting used to the Year R surroundings and meeting our  Year R grown ups and children. Some even cried to go home! We have two more sessions next week and then our transfer morning is on Thursday July 4th, where all children will meet their new teacher.


On that note, I will leave you to enjoy the sunshine. Have a fabulous weekend!


Best wishes


Mrs Riches





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