Newsletter 16, May 2018

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May 23rd 2018


Dear Parents/Carers

This half-term seems to have flown by. Everyone has been working very hard, especially our Year 2 and Year 6 children as they have tried to do their very best in their recent SATs tests. I am proud of the maturity they have shown in their preparation and in the week of the tests – it was fantastic to see. As I have said in a previous newsletter, these tests can only assess a small part of your child’s development and we must not forget the many other skills that they are developing. In the same way, these tests have given them the opportunity to approach their work with self-discipline which, in turn, will be a transferrable skill to lots of other things in their lives. Well done to everyone!

Our outdoor area has been somewhat of a focus in the past few days – and for the wrong reasons with the vandalism it suffered at the weekend. This was, we understand, part of a spate of vandalism that occurred locally. Nevertheless, it is particularly sad that the opportunities we are seeking to improve our outdoor learning environment have suffered a set-back. I am delighted to say that we are welcoming many workers from National Grid later this week to continue to develop our area further. They will be working alongside Gro-organic and I thank them for their time and interest in advance. Can I remind you, that should you see any suspicious behaviour on or around our site, please call the police.

This Friday (May 25th), the Friends of Bishop Wilson are hosting their first Movie night at 3.15pm. This promises to be a great occasion and will be followed by a Quiz night on June 9th for our adult community. Tickets are still available for both events. I would like to extend my thanks to the Friends for all their hard work in promoting community activities as well as generating some additional funding for our children, and to thank you for supporting them.

In support of the Lily-Mae Foundation, we are collecting stamps. Please could you save any stamps you have from your post and bring them into school.

I hope that you have a great half-term break which begins at 3.15pm on Friday 25th May. School re-opens to children on Tuesday 5th June at 8.45am as Monday 4th June is a staff training day.

Many thanks for your continued support.

Best wishes

Jonathan Kirk