24 Feb 19

24th February 2019
I hope that you have all had a great half-term, and that those of you that had various illnesses are feeling better.
 
We had a busy week leading up to the break, with Miss Thompson spending some time at the High School and Swansfield Park Primary School looking at maths in Key Stage 2 and 3.  They have been great opportunities for all Year 6 teachers to get together with Year 7 staff to ensure that our children are ready for the move into DCHS.
 
Miss Thompson also led a discussion with the Year 6 parents about the rest of the year for the Year 6 children.  It was great to see parents of every Year 6 child there.
 
We had a fabulous, warm and sunny day on the beach on Friday.  Please see the beach school tab to find out what we got up to.
 
This week we return on Monday 25th February; all activities will start this week, including clubs and swimming at Willowburn (Y1-Y5).   
 
Just a quick heads-up on a couple of bits of important information for next week (4th March):
 
We are having some new play equipment being installed during the week beginning 4th March.  There will be some disruption caused as a result of this, including a skip being placed on the yard.  Obviously we will ensure that the children remain safe during school time, but we would really appreciate it if you could make sure that your children keep well away from any of the installations or the installers' equipment before and after school.
 
We have been informed that the swimming pool at Willowburn is being closed for refurbishment for 3 weeks from 4th March.  We are still finalising arrangements, but it looks like we will be doing other activities at school on the Thursday afternoons of 7th, 14th and 21st March.  Please ensure that your children bring in PE kit on those days (Year 1 to Year 6).
 
We will be taking part in World Book Day on 7th March.  This year we will not be dressing up.  You will have already received word that you are invited to make a model of a book character and bring it in.  The best ones will receive a prize!  We will be spending much of the day exploring different authors.