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Weekly Update Friday 26th May

What a busy week we have had this week! Year 1 and Year R had their Learning Outcomes and it was lovely to see so many parents and carers coming to see everything they had been learning in class. Year 2 are busy editing their videos and they will be on our video resource centre soon-they wrote some exciting scripts for them!


In celebration assembly we were all amazed by the super learning the children shared-they all had a well deserved certificate and clap! Our lucky book winner was Ethan from Robins, and he chose a funny book to make himself laugh.


This time last week we were getting ready for our Summer Fayre-just before the heavens opened. Our School Governors were very impressed by everybody's 'we can carry on' spirit, and polite children. Thank you to our PTA and all the volunteers who came to help. BWIS Men Shed ran a stall and gave us the proceeds, there were performances by Dance Kidz and Roynon Dance, with lots of other stalls and fun to be had. We have made a little video from some of the photographs taken, and there are more to see on the PTA social media page. The total funds raised amounted to £1,559.49, and we will put it to good use when we further develop our outdoor area, so THANK YOU.


PTA Summer Fayre


Our new Year R Parents' Evening took place this week, and our new parents had the chance to meet key staff and people from our school community. We had a lovely evening and look forward to seeing our new children in our stay and play sessions.


We also had a visit from Nigel Hyde MBE, who founded a charity Home Leone in Sierra Leone. Nigel is also grandfather to Esther and Zara, who were really pleased that he came to share his story. If you would like to find out more, please click the charity link below:


We had our Full Governing Body meeting yesterday, where we agreed the budget for next year and looked at the forecast for future years. There will be no surprise when I tell you that future years show a deficit budget, due to the cuts in school funds and rising living costs. We hope that there will be a resolution forthcoming soon, as the majority of headteachers at my recent headteacher meeting were also in this situation.


We also agreed our INSET days for next year (the same as BWJS) and they are as below:


Friday 1st September 2023

Monday 4th September 2023

Tuesday 2nd January 2024

Monday 19th February 2024

Monday 3rd June 2024


And on that note, we wish you all a lovely sunny half term. 


Best wishes


Mrs Riches






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