Saturday, 8 July 2017


I am typing this as I wait for Year 6 to return from their school journey on the Isle of Wight. I think that it has flown by but perhaps parents and staff feel differently. Mrs Zegallo used to put pictures up on the blog so that parents could see their children enjoying themselves but unfortunately the signal is so bad in the Kingswood Centre that it is not possible for her to do this. I am sure that she will be able to share all the pictures with you on her return. We will definitely see some of the photographs in the ‘Leavers Assembly’ when all the children are presented with an image of themselves – I always consider that one of the highlights.

Last Saturday we held our Summer Fayre and everyone I spoke to said they had an enjoyable time. I think it is always a good sign that when the time for the end of the event arrives nobody is rushing to leave and that was certainly the case last Saturday – it did help that the weather was very kind to us. It was also the official opening of our new foundation building and I know that all who saw it were very impressed. It is certainly an improvement on the old building - although I always admired what Mrs Robinson managed to create inside it - I felt like I was walking into an Aladdin’s cave.

We have not had the final amount that was raised at the summer fayre confirmed although it does look very promising from the early figures I have received. I would like to thank all those who attended for their generosity and give special thanks to all the members of the PTA and those who supported them in helping to run and organise the fayre. As well as raising money these events help to enrich the life of the school.

As is typical of the end of term there are a lot of things happening in school and next week is no exception. On Tuesday we our having our Talent Night and for those that have not yet purchased tickets there are still some available. This is always a fun night which is enjoyed by everyone. On Wednesday we are holding a ’Big Maths’ event in school which is just like the ‘Big Draw’ but this time the children will be completing mathematical problems. Parents have all been invited to this and we would love to see as many of you as we can on the day. All classes have been given a time slot but if you cannot make the one that has been allocated to your child’s class (or you have 2 children in school) you can come and take them out of class at a time convenient to you or you can join the session that we are having after school which runs until 4.00pm.

Next Thursday is ‘Secondary Transfer Day’ when most of the Year 6 visit their new secondary school. We take advantage of this situation to allow the remaining children to meet their new teacher for next year. I will be sending home a letter on this day to inform parents of which members of staff will be working with their child in the new academic year. Then, the following Tuesday, on July 18th we will be holding our ’Meet the Teacher’ sessions. We have decided to do these before the start of the new term so that parents know what the expectations are before the new school year starts. Letters will be coming home about this on Monday. They will follow the normal format.

On Friday the Year 6 will be staging their ‘Apprentice ‘activity which is always popular with the rest of the school. For those who do not know about this the Year 6 children have to plan events which encourage pupils from the rest of the school to come and try them. We do ask that the rest of the school bring some small change into school so they can try the different events but again, more details about this will be sent home on Monday when Year 6 return to school.

With all that happening in school I will have to make sure that I have a good rest over the weekend - I am sure that all those that have been to Kingswood will be taking it very easy too.  Have a great weekend and I will see you all again next week.

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