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Bulletin Term 2, Spring 2, Week 7, 6th March 2020

Posted 6/3/2020

The life of a teacher or school staff member is never dull. As I write this newsletter, I am acutely aware that I am painted blue and have been surrounded by strange looking people all day! I should explain that today (Thursday) has been our World Book Day celebration and what a super day it was.

It was wonderful to see the effort that all families, children and staff had made, to make this fun day come to life. We talked in assembly in the morning about the importance and wonder of having the superpower of reading and we have enjoyed promoting, celebrating and enjoying all things books!  THANK YOU SO MUCH for your incredible support as always for this event itself and other book week sessions across the week – it is very much appreciated. Whilst it is fun, not all children love dressing up, but there have been some really cool and creative ways to be involved – overall superb effort from everyone – children and adults alike!

Thank you too for turning out in numbers on Monday and Wednesday for the ‘Stay and Read’ sessions too - we had a great turn out and the children loved having so many adults reading to them and listening to them read. Thanks!

 

Local floods: This week we have had a week of disruption around local roads. Whilst many of us have sat in extra heavy traffic  and had time delays, it has to be well and truly acknowledged that this low level inconvenience cannot be even compared to even a fraction of the suffering, challenge and difficulty caused to many community members in Gowdall, Snaith, Cowick and other local areas. Our thoughts and continued best wishes are with these families at this awful time.  I have been in touch with Snaith and Cowick Primary schools offering our support and assistance as well as families from Carlton in Snaith CPS who have been directly affected.

 

Financial Support for Flood Victims: At the Character Parade for World Book day we had a collection bucket for families affected. If you would like to make any financial contribution to this local cause please send any money in a sealed envelope to the school office.  Alternatively, if you would like to donate to the official fundraising for Snaith Area Flood recovery fund please follow this link:

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/snaithflood2020

 

100% Attendance for Term1: As a little thank you to the children (and families) who managed a super 100% attendance in term 1, we held ‘snack & chat’ session this week. It was a lovely positive way to acknowledge this super achievement. Moving forward, we will be holding one of these at the start of each term, celebrating 100% attendance for the previous term.

 Ofsted & Reflection of a year ago – This time last year we had a visit from Ofsted as they carried a 2 days Section 5 inspection of school. In some ways, I cannot believe that it is a year since the visit – time flies! Upon reflection, I am confident to say we continue to make progress as a school and a team. We are still a proud, caring, happy and improving school!

 

Proud reflection: I spoke earlier this week, with Steve Silver, a parent and community member who is registered as blind. I was so proud to hear that following his conversations and mini assemblies that Steve and I held earlier in the year with Derwent, Humber, Ouse and Trent classes that so many pupils have been talking with Steve and being even more considerate of his disability. Well done folks!

 

Have a great weekend everyone. Thanks as ever for your support of our school

Best wishes

Jon Watson

Headteacher

Developing lively, inquiring and creative minds

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