June’19 Newsletter

There are now only a few weeks until the end of term and still lots to do before we break up. The children are working very hard and we are very proud of their efforts. We are coming to the end of the assessment period and you will soon be able to see their attainment and progress for the year summarised in their written report which will come home in a few weeks’ time.

We would like to thank parents for their contributions to Flower Power day. The children had great fun planting the flowers and I am sure you will agree that the school looks much brighter. Thank you to those volunteers who came into school to help with the planting.

There are still some events this term you need to be aware of so please read the newsletter carefully to ensure you don’t miss anything.

Sports Day – Tuesday 2nd July at 1.30pm

Sports day this year will take place in the afternoon starting at 1.30pm. Children will have been grouped, with siblings in the same group to make it easier for parents to watch their children. There will be a carousel of games/activities that the children will take part in and the groups will rotate around these.

When the event has finished parents may take their children home. Children will need to be collected from the courtyard as normal and parents need to ensure that the class teacher has checked them off the list. Please allow a few minutes from the event finishing to collection to allow for changing and collecting their belongings.

Please don’t arrive too early as we will not be able to let parents onto the site until the activities are set up. Parking will be an issue so please park with care or consider walking if possible.

If it is wet the decision whether to go ahead will be made at 11.00am and parents informed via parentmail.

Punctuality

We have noticed that punctuality is not as good as it could be with children arriving after the doors close at 8.45am. Please remember that the doors open from 8.35 and children should be in and ready to start by 8.45am. Please set off a bit earlier if you live a distance away to allow for traffic and parking problems.

Open evening – Wednesday 10th July 4.30 – 6.30pm

This is an opportunity for parents to come into school and view this terms work with their child. There will be no formal parent/teacher consultations as the open evening is planned as a chance to celebrate and enjoy looking at your child’s school work with them in their classroom. Parents will have received a written report about their child’s attainment and progress and if they wish to discuss the report then they are invited to make a separate appointment with the class teacher. I do hope that everyone will come along and enjoy their child’s learning with them.

Leaver’s assembly – Wednesday 17th July 2:30pm

We would like to invite all parents of Year 2 children to join us for a special assembly on Wednesday, 17th July at 2:30pm. This will be an opportunity to reflect on how much the children have grown in their time at Pinewood and to celebrate their achievements.

School disco – Friday 19th July – 5.00 – 6.15pm

We are all looking forward to ending the year with an end of term disco. Following the great success of previous discos the children have an opportunity to put on their party clothes and come and show us their moves! The disco is for all year groups. Details of how to buy your tickets will be coming very soon so watch out for the letter.

Leavers party – Monday 22nd July

There will be a party for Year 2 leavers on Monday 22nd July after school. Further details to follow.

Site safety

Pedestrians

It has come to our attention that some people whilst walking into school are crossing the turning circle whilst the minibuses are dropping off or manoeuvring. Please can pedestrians keep to the paths and avoid this area. Please ensure that children are kept under control and don’t run across or play in this area.

Scooters

Children riding scooters (or bikes) to school are reminded that they need to dismount and wheel their scooter once they are on the school site. Pathways are too narrow for children to scoot/ride and it is a hazard for others coming to school. This also applies to younger siblings.

PE kits

A number of children seem to not have their PE kit in school at the moment. We are currently practicing for Sports day and every child needs to have a PE kit, clearly marked with their name, in school every day.