A message from Carly Ellis
This half term has whizzed by so fast! It has been action packed with SATs, class trips and Health Week that I am sure this holiday is going to be welcomed by all!
Apologies for the cancellation of Sports Day yesterday. It has been the first year for many that we haven’t had beautiful sunshine.
Well done to all our Year 6 and Year 2 children for completing their SATs which is a celebration of all their learning and perseverance during their time at Priorswood (so far). The children did exceptionally well to come as far as they have with all the challenges we have been faced with over the past few years.
Most of the classes have now had some amazing visits to consolidate their learning. If your child’s class has not had a trip yet, watch this space! We have had a lot of external visitors into our school to do a variety of assemblies and workshops. They have all been really impressed with their welcome from both adults and children. We have posted their lovely comments on our Facebook page and school website (https://www.priorswoodprimaryschool.co.uk/1781/testimonials).
I know we are not at the end of the academic year yet but I am very excited about the Autumn Term. We will be adding an extra class! We have a shuffle up morning on 6th July where children will find out which class they will be in and which adults they will be learning from. At the end of the school day, you will have the opportunity to meet the new class teacher in your child’s new class. The children will meet you as usual at the school gate and then your child will guide you to their new classroom.
We have a few staffing updates. As you know, we said goodbye to our SENCo Mrs Ewins-Strowger at Easter and welcomed Mrs Hale to the team. Sadly, we say goodbye to Miss Wheeler, our Acting Nursery Manager and Miss Hawkins who has decided not to return from her maternity leave. Mrs Cullen will be leaving at the end of this academic year to have her first baby – very exciting! Mrs Gibbs will be our new Forest School Lead. You will have an opportunity to meet Mrs Gibbs on the 6th July. We are very excited that Mrs Davis will be returning from her maternity leave on 27th June but this means that sadly we will be saying goodbye to Mrs Coussell. Mrs Davis will be working alongside Mrs Cullen until the end of term. Lastly, Mr Murphy is getting married over half term so he will be seen with an addition on his finger when the children return from their holidays.
It’s been great to see everyone wearing red, white and blue for our Jubilee celebrations today. We all hope that you have a lovely week and continue to enjoy all the festivities of the Jubilee.