Newsletter -11th June 2021

 It’s hard to believe that we’re in the last half term of the school year! We are well underway with plans for the rest of this school year, including the production of ‘Let the Games Begin’ – which is sounding great in rehearsals, sports days, the family picnic and transition days to name just a few! 

After the Prime Minister decides what the next steps on the roadmap out of lock-down will look like on the 14th June, we will be able to make decisions about how we can safely manage inviting parents to come and attend these events. We will share the arrangements with you as soon as we can after the announcement. 

Classes for Next Year 

The senior leadership team has also started working on which classes teachers and teaching assistants will be in next year. Teachers are working hard to finalise the classes the children will be in from September. As always, we will be concentrating on keeping children in friendship groups as much as possible, whilst making sure classes have a good spread of abilities, talents and attitudes to learning. 

Assessment Week 

Next week it’s assessment week throughout school. We are trying to make sure the children understand that the main point of these assessments, like last time, is to show us what areas of learning we need to concentrate on for the rest of this term and into next year, and that they shouldn’t get themselves worked up about what results they will get. 

Y6 will be experiencing the Shawlands SATs experience with a breakfast club running Monday to Thursday and an end of SATs day on Friday, as many of them were genuinely upset at missing the milestone of the Y6 SATs. Again though, they should not stress or worry about their results. 

Beat the Street 

We’re really excited about taking part in the Beat the Street again this year, and speaking to the children and parents at the gate, you’re just as up for the challenge as last time! The children will be out and about during the next few weeks during the school day to collect points with their teachers, and we know many of you are already parking further away in the morning to collect some points before school! 

Finally, congratulations to Mrs Gilroy, who qualified for the Tokyo Olympics during half term by winning a table tennis tournament – fingers crossed for another gold medal finding its way to Barnsley! 

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