12 April 2021

Welcome back everyone to what we hope will be a full Summer term for every class in school.

We want all of our children to spread their wings and have a fantastic final term to end this challenging academic year with some great achievements and put a smile on everyone's faces.

Today (12th April) is the start of the month of Ramadan for Muslims around the world and part of Ramadan is about caring for others and helping people in the community. This fits in with our 'Be Nice' campaign showing care to each other and showing kindness to those around us.

Key events in this Summer term at the moment (more details to follow)

Monday 19th April - letters will go out to parents of new Reception children welcoming them to our wonderful school (there will be meetings with new parents and hopefully new children will be able to visit at some point if restrictions get lifted)

Friday 23rd April - we will be launching our whole school skipping and fitness challenge (it coincides with national skipping day) which will last over a few weeks until we all fit and healthy again!

Monday 26th April - National gardening week: a big thank you to 'The Dig' project who came in over the Easter holidays (organised by Sophie from the Leyland Community Network) and helped to plant trees, wild flowers and get our playground shelter painted. We hope to see a lot of flowers appearing over the next few weeks AND we have started to grow our own vegetables with cabbages, lettuces, peas, strawberries and various other produce (and it's been lovely seeing our cherry blossom tree reminding us of our good friend Mrs Porter who use to be a Teaching Assistant in our school)

Monday 10th May - National Mental Health awareness week (see our support page on the school web-site for help with mental health issues) and on Friday it will be Mental Health Awareness Day

Monday 17th May - the start to our Walk to School when we will be encouraging everyone to walk to school as part of getting fit and we are hoping to do a few laps of the field as part of the Sir Tom Moore '100 memorial challenge')

Friday 28th May - Shining Stars assembly and break up for half-term (at usual time)

Tuesday 8th June - return to school

Friday 11th June - start of the Euro 2020 / 21 football tournament (we will be researching the cultures of each of the team's countries): the final is on 11th July

Thursday 24th June - provisional date for the new Reception (2021) parents meetings (to be confirmed)

Tuesday 29th June - possible date (depending on COVID-19 restrictions and the weather) for our Sports day for Years 1 to 6 (in the morning)

Wednesday 30th June - possible date (depending on COVID-19 restrictions and the weather) for our Sports day for Nursery and Reception (in the morning)

Thursday 1st July - Reports for all children go out (probably via Class Dojo but we will let you know nearer the time)

Friday 2nd July - Year 6 children visit their High Schools (for most of the Year 6s) while all other classes meet their new teacher and visit their new class

End of year events

We are hoping that we will be able to have a really good end of year, especially for our Year 6s before they leave us.

We will let you know what the plans are for things like our annual Talent Show, end of year performance, leavers meals and assemblies (it all depends on the COVID-29 restrictions) but we will be in touch as soon as we have any details.

Thank you for your support and patience and hopefully the sunshine will bring out the smiles and mean we can get outdoors a bit more.



Posted by Mike Mitchell