The events of last week have affected everyone in many different ways; I would like to start my blog for the week by thanking all of the children for the immaculate way in which they took part on our two minutes silence for Queen Elizabeth as part of our special service of commemoration. In addition every child has contributed to our special book of remembrance which is in the school’s entrance and will be available for parents to add their own messages during the period of national mourning.
It has been confirmed that all educational establishments will close on Monday 19th September as a bank holiday for the state funeral of the late queen. I will be writing to all parents on Monday with further details.
This week the first friends meeting of the year will take place on Tuesday 13th September from 7pm in the staffroom. All are welcome and it would be great to see some of our new parents coming along.
Tuesday also sees Nidderdale Class have their first swimming lesson of the year.
The Mandarin lunchtime language club returns for a taster session on Tuesday between 12 and 12.30.
We will welcome the team from St John’s Church leading our first clergy worship of the year on Tuesday. We can also now confirm that our start of year service will take place at St John’s Church on Tuesday 20th September starting at 1.30pm. All parents are welcome to attend the short service of rededication.
On Wednesday Richard Wilton will be leading our worship time as he introduces a range of musical instruments which children may be interested in learning to play.
Everyone should have received the school’s Ofsted Report. The protocol is now that we have to wait for the report to be published on the Ofsted Website on 16th September. Following this the school will be contacting the local press to celebrate the result with the wider community.
Friday also saw our new starters enjoying their first school lunch accompanied by their buddies. I can confirm that they have very healthy appetites and that they had a great time with their buddies.
The photographs show our new worship ambassadors, the book of condolence in the school entrance and some of the children enjoying their fish and chips.