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Dear Parents/carers,

Wear a hoodie for hoodies:

Thank you very much for your support in wearing hoodies today to raise money for the Year 6 end of year hoodies. SMASH will be delighted with the response and will definitely make a difference to the funds.

The ‘Big Sing’ year 6 experience 

Being part of the big sing hosted by the young voices is an opportunity that I won’t forget. Everyone enjoyed learning sign language and doing it on zoom. There were around 36,000 people that were taking part all around the world. Some from America and even Australia. After beating the Guinness world record and raising some money for a charity (Place 2 Be), we were all so happy with what we had achieved.

Sadly, we couldn’t go to London in the real O2 stadium but we did have a great time. We had to learn sign language for the first time for a song (Lovely Day) so that we could use it one day to talk to a person with hearing difficulties. Just practising the singing and signing was so much fun. It was such an honour to do it because we sang with Billy Ocean and another great singer on zoom. We are leaving this year so it was a great thing to keep as a memory that none of us will forget.

Robyn, Year 6

Year 6’s record breaking experience.

During the wait for the biggest sing to commence, feelings of exhilaration and curiosity were passed along throughout our lines in the school hall. The most impressive thing about our participation was how one company was able to merge children from all across the globe, to sing an invigorating song. Overall, the downside to the event was how we weren’t able to sing together at the O2 stadium with the other nations as one voice to surpass a world record.

Even though I wasn’t expecting this experience to be educational it really was, because of the sign language involved, with the lyrics to ‘Lovely Day’ that we were singing. Not only that but it will be useful for a person who’s hard of hearing to enjoy the song in their own way.  Another exciting thing was understanding the technology behind the whole event. Despite everything that made us feel exuberant, the part that stood out for me was when I saw everyone giving it everything they’ve got for the chosen charity: children’s mental health (place 2Be).

It’s a memory that will never be forgotten and I’ll certainly take it to my next school.

Declan, Year 6

PE kit:

Thank you very much for all your support in making sure the children are wearing the right PE kit. I have noticed a significant improvement. Just a reminder that children should wear a white t-shirt, and dark coloured shorts or joggers (black, blue or grey). These clothes should be plain and not have logos or patterns on them.

Tea Time Club:

Friday 25th June:- Animal Art Attack.  Let’s go on an Adventure into the Wild!

What’s your favourite animal? … Lion, Tiger, Elephant or maybe a Cheeky Monkey? 

Get creative and messy making your very own animal creation. To book your child’s place, please ring or email the school office. We can’t wait to see your designs.

Mrs Wharton and Miss Hacking 

Sports Days:

Our Sports Days will be taking place in the week beginning 5th July. Unfortunately, we will not be able to have any spectators, but we will still have a fun time with races and activities. Each bubble will have their sports day on a different day as listed below. Obviously, PE kits and water bottles will be needed. We will be in touch nearer the time if children need to bring anything else.

Monday 5th July  Years 5 and 6
Tuesday 6th July  Years 1 and 2
Wednesday 7th July  Nursery and Reception
Thursday 8th July  Years 3 and 4

Polling Day reminder:

Our school will be used as a polling station on Thursday 1st July. This will be to elect a new MP to replace Tracy Brabin now that she has become Mayor of West Yorkshire. As before we will provide remote learning for the children.

Pencil case reminder:

We are having an increasing problem with pencil cases in school. As you will remember these should be small and basic, only holding the key essentials. A second small pencil case can be brought with a few coloured pencils that should be kept in the child’s drawer. Larger and more expensive pencil cases cause problems by taking up space on the desk and they also encourage children to play with them when they should be working or listening. We would appreciate your help in this matter.

Reports reminder:

We will be sending your child’s end of year school report via email this year. We will use the email address that we have on record. This is the address that we use to send the weekly letters out. If you would like to change this email address, please contact the school by the 30th June. Reports will be sent out shortly afterwards.

Yours sincerely, Miss J. Barker