July 20th 2018

Dear Parents/Carers,

It is hard to believe we have come to the end of the year! It has been packed with adventure and excitement, enthusiasm and determination and success and accomplishment. One of the joys of my job is celebrating with children the milestones in their learning. I hope, when you received your child’s exercise books yesterday, you were able to celebrate with them all the progress they have made.

Our last week has been busy, with Year 1 and Year 2 enjoying the sun at their beach parties, Year 2 and Year 3 having fun on the field and, yesterday, Year 6’s presenting their final music concert, wonderfully organised by Mrs Bishop. You can see photos of all these things in the attached newsletter.

This morning, it was lovely to see so many of you in church where we said goodbye to Year 6. They were in Reception when I first arrived at Christ Church and it has been lovely watching them grow up. We will miss them, when we come back in September, but are excited for them as they continue their journeys at Secondary School. At the service, we did show a video of this year’s highlights.

Please see the end of this email for key dates for next term.

Assessments

We are delighted to be able to share with you our assessment results for this year. We are pleased that we exceed national in every statutory measure:

Here are some of the details:

EYFS – Reception

  • 84% (national 2017 71%)

Phonics Check – Year 1

  • 92% (national 2017 81%)

KS1 – Year 2

  • Reading 90% (national 2017 76%)
  • Writing 81% (national 2017 68%)
  • Maths 88% (national 2017 75%)
  • Reading, Writing & Maths 80% (national 2017 60%)

KS2 – Year 6

  • Reading 90% (national 2017 71%)
  • Writing 88% (national 2017 76%)
  • Maths 84% (national 2017 75%)
  • Reading, Writing & Maths 80% (national 2017 61%)

Thank you so much, to all the teachers and teaching assistants and, of course, children, who worked so hard to achieve this.

​Exciting Opportunity at School

We are looking for a new member of our office staff, focusing primarily on communications and leadership support, as well as arranging sports events. If you, or anyone who you know, has experience in communication and/or marketing and would like to work at a school, do look at our jobs page.

Attendance

Each term, the class with the highest attendance celebrates with a tea party in the last week. This week, Yellow Class had their tea party, managing an impressive termly attendance of 98%. In celebration assembly, every Tuesday, we celebrate the top three classes for the week, and the term so far. This week, we also shared the full ranking:

1 Yellow 98.1%
2 Red 97.9%
3= Green 97.6%
3= 3BC 97.6%
5= Orange 97.4%
5= 5S 97.4%
7 4G 97.1%
8 3H 97.0%
9= 4A 96.8%
9= 6B 96.8%
10 6S 96.6%
11 5W 96.5%
12 Blue 96.2%
13 Purple 95.9%

School football kit
If your child has used a school football kit, and it has not been returned to school, please can it be returned as soon as possible.

Autumn Term

School starts at the normal time on Tuesday 4th September. School will be closed on Monday 3rd, for some exciting staff training about learning outside the classroom. (The SCL Holiday Club will still be open).

Holidays

We hope that you have a good summer and manage to get a break, too. We look forward to seeing you in September.

Best wishes,

Tabitha White, Headteacher

Key Dates for the Autumn Term

Tuesday 4th September Term begins – ALL
Monday 17th September Secondary School Transfer Talk @ 7 p.m.Y5 & Y6 and Y6 SATs Talk @ 7:45 p.m.Y6.
Friday 21st September Parent Talk: Helping Your Child in Reception @ 1:15 p.m. and Reception Welcome Service ´2:30 p.m. Reception
Friday 5th October Parent Talk: Phonics @ 9 a.m. – Y1
Friday 12th October Returners Tea – for 2017 Y6 Leavers @ 4 p.m.
Wednesday 14th November Parents’ Consultations @ 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. – Nursery – Y5 (not Y6
Thursday 15th November SCHOOL CLOSES EARLY 2:15 P.M. INFANTS, 2:30 P.M. JUNIORS Parents’ Consultations @ 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Nursery – Y5 (not Y6)
Friday 16th November Parent Talk: KS1 SATs @ 9 a.m. – Y2, Y6 Parent Reviews @ 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Y6

Christmas! 

This year, each infant class will do their own Christmas production. This will enable more children to perform on stage and also help parents get a better view:

Thursday 6th December Seahorse Class Christmas Production @ 9:15 a.m., Christmas Music Concert @ 7 p.m.
Friday 7th December Turtle Class Christmas Production @ 9:15 a.m.
Monday 10th December Owl Class Christmas Production @ 9:15 a.m.
Tuesday 11th December Squirrel Class Christmas Production @ 9:15 a.m.
Wednesday 12th December Fox Class Christmas Production @ 9:15 a.m.
Thursday 13th December Hedgehog Class Christmas Production @ 9:15 a.m., Nursery Class Christmas Production @ 11 a.m. and Year 3 Christmas Production @ 7 p.m.
Friday 14th December Christmas Jumper Day – ALL
Thursday 20th December Class Christmas Party Day – ALL
Friday 21st December Christmas Service @ 9:45 a.m. Term Ends 2:15 p.m. Infants, 2:30 p.m. Juniors