Weekly Update 14th October 2022

Friday 14th October 2022

Headteacher's Message 

Dear Parents and Carers,

We were delighted to welcome the English Hub to school this week. The English Hub are supporting us with implementing our new phonics scheme, Read Write Inc. They said “It was such a pleasure working alongside you all. I'm so impressed with what you have managed to get in place in such a short space of time - a huge "Well Done" to the team!” I really can see the improvements in phonics across the whole school, the children are making progress just from what I see on Wednesday and return to on a Monday. The staff have worked very hard to ensure your children are getting the best possible phonics teaching they can give.

I must say a big thank you to our two new parent governors Matt Meneghello and Jenny Todd and Mrs Golding our new staff governor. They attended their first meeting on Tuesday evening, have added some new skills to complement the existing governing body.

I am also thrilled that a number of you have been in touch to offer your services as volunteers, Miss Meek is in the process of arranging times to processing your DBS’s so that you will be able to come into school. We are really looking forward to you supporting the children with their learning.

Have your got any out of date flour, oil, salt, shaving foam or essential oils at home you could donate to school for making playdough and sensory play? We would be very grateful for any donations.

Have a lovely weekend

Best wishes, 

Maria Higgins

Interim Headteacher

Additional Updates/Information

Friday 21st October- Next Friday is a INSET day so children will not be attending school. 

Colouring Competition by Mortgage Force Cambridgeshire-  As a local business, we are holding a children’s colouring competition available to school aged children within the Ely area to participate. Please find the colouring attached. A winner will be picked from all the entries collectively, in 2 age groups; 6 and Under, and 7-11yrs, each of the 2 winners will recieve a £25 Voucher for the local bookshop, Topping & Company in Ely. Entries can either be posted through their office letterbox in St Mary’s Street, or parents can upload the finished entry to our Mortgage Force Cambridgeshire facebook page via Messenger, or they can be handed in at the school office. Please note the last day to enter is the 31st October.