Half Term 1 Review

Dear Parents,

The first half-term of the 2018-19 academic year has been a busy but very successful one; the children are making excellent progress; the school continues to grow; the new children have all settled in brilliantly and the new staff have already been making a significant positive impact.

Over the half-term we have had some fantastic moments, such as:

  • Our first family learning afternoon.

  • 100% engagement in Y1-5 showcase.

  • A very well attended parent focus group meeting.

  • Excellent parent breakfasts on phonics and health.

  • All children celebrated European Languages Day.

  • A very successful Macmillan Coffee Morning, raising over £184.

  • An exciting Y1 pirate day.

  • A visit from a snake in Y3.

Next half-term promises to be just as busy, so here are some key dates for your diaries:

  • Tuesday 13th of November: Parent breakfast on reading at home.

  • Monday the 19th of November: Parent workshop on healthy eating with the nurse.

  • Tuesday the 10th of December: Parent breakfast on maths.

  • Wednesday the 19th of December: EYFS Winter play.

  • Thursday the 20th of December: Y2/3 Family Learning Session & Showcase for Rec, Y1, Y4&5.

You will also receive a written report at the end of the half term, detailing the progress which your child is making.

On a different note, I am very pleased to announce that Christina Rowson has been appointed as ‘parent link governor’. Christina will chair our parent focus group meetings from now on and report back to the governing board on the views of parents. To assist Christina in setting the agenda for these meetings, we are looking for volunteers to form a management committee for the parent focus group. Please contact me if you are interested.

On the subject of volunteers, we are also always on the look-out for people who could spare an afternoon per week to listen to children read. Again, if you are interested, please contact me.

The end of this half-term also sees two of our staff starting maternity leave; we wish Mrs Zebedee-Smith and Miss Vincent all the best as they start this exciting phase of their lives!

At the end of my first half-term as Head Teacher of MCPA, I would personally like to thank our parents for the support which you have given me and the school. As I hope you are aware, I am completely committed to ensuring that your child receives the best possible standard of education and care. As a new school, we are continually developing; please continue to support us on this journey by providing us with feedback and engaging with events.

I hope that you all have a lovely half-term break with your children, we return to school on Tuesday the 30th of October.

Yours faithfully,

Alex Reed

Head Teacher