Junior School Head’s Blog

Happy New Year to you all!

I do hope that you had a wonderful Christmas and have managed to sustain those resolutions!  It was particularly nice to be able to have a little time after all the festivities before returning to school although it was still a shock to the system when the alarm went off this morning.

If I did not get the chance to speak to you personally at the end of last term, I would like to thank you for all the cards and presents that you kindly sent in to school.  They are very much appreciated and the words that you write remind me of why we all do this job – thank you so much. 

I would also like to thank all who generously donated to the Christmas in a Box appeal – we waved 46 boxes off on Monday 11 December and I am sure they were gratefully received by those who are in need.  Our Christmas Jumper day also raised £502 which meant we ended the term on a real high note!

As I glance at the fixture list for the coming weeks I am amazed by the sheer number that have already been arranged.  Please make sure that you make a note of any that may involve your children so that they are available to play if selected.

The term starts gently for most of the children, but those in Year 6 have just 3 days to get themselves back into the “work” frame of mind before they sit their transition tests on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 January.  Can I suggest that they have a calm end to this week so that they are fresh and rested to perform at their best level?  I know that the teachers will be working with them but your support at home is always welcome.

You will have already received this term’s clubs list which was sent out in December. Many clubs do not start until next week, but some will begin this week. Signing up sheets for the children will appear on the clubs noticeboard, but please refer to the detailed list which was emailed to you (and can also be found on the Parent Portal) for the start dates.

And so the new term begins – how exciting!