Welcome back to our last term for this academic year – the year has gone so quickly! I hope you all had a half term super rest and that the children are now ready to work hard until the end of the year. This is always such a busy, emotional term so be ready with your hankies along the way, especially on our last day!
Our worship theme this term is Humility. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted . Matthew 23:12. We look at how we can do our best for others and so do our best for ourselves. This follows on from our theme on forgiveness from last term. Never easy to follow through but healthier to let go and start afresh and an important thread of our school ethos.
Parking – Please can I remind you all to use the car park responsibly and to make sure we keep a particular eye on children walking across the car park and the field area. Please make sure you cross with your children at such a busy time. Please use the drop off at the roundabout if you are just dropping off. The good weather means people like to stay, chat and play so there can be lots of little people around. Please be watchful.
Sensible Footwear and Long Hair – Can I remind you that children should be wearing school shoes to school and not trainers. It is important that they change their footwear for PE. Also that long hair should be tied up for the whole day.
Arriving at school – Drop off is from 8.30am and children should stay on the top playground till the whistle blows at 8.40am. Mrs Jenkins on a Monday and Tuesday is on duty and Mrs Wood on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The children are then ready to start lessons from 8.45am. Any children arriving after this time will be recorded as late.
Congratulations – to Mrs Reavill who is pregnant and expecting twins in the autumn. She will be returning for the September term and when we know more details about who will be in Salterton for the rest of next year we will inform you. We wish both Mr and Mrs Reavill all the best during this exciting time.
Collection from school – Pick up is 3pm for Lake and Netton Classes and 3.10pm for Wilsford, Durnford, Upper Woodford and Salterton Classes The school grounds are used throughout the afternoon especially in the summer months so please avoid arriving before 2.55pm to pick up. After school there should be NO children playing in the field unattended. If they are waiting for parents they must come back to reception.
Weather – Last of all please keep an ear open for weather reports and make sure children come to school with rain coats if needed and/or a hat and sun cream if used. It is always a good idea to have a hat handy. Children will need to apply their own sun cream but we can be on hand to supervise them.
I hope we all enjoy this last term and make it a special time for those moving on and for our new friends arriving.