Here we are at the end of another school year that has seen so many memories, lots of learning and endless fun and laughter. It has been a pleasure to share in your children’s learning journey this year. There are always ups and downs but also some incredible moments along the way!
It is with a tear in our eyes that we say good-bye to our wonderful Y6 children as they move on to comprehensive school in September. We wish them every success in the next part of their journey. We ask one thing of you Year 6 children…remember all we have ever said about Golden Rules and life skills and most of all remember the ‘World Is Yours’ and you can be who you want to be!
We would like to say an enormous well done to the cast and choir who joined together to make such a memorable performance of Aladdin. Under the skilful guidance of Miss Heap, the children performed their hearts out. It was a real team effort from the actors and the back stage team. Some of our children definitely need to make sure they join a drama group when they get to secondary school. It is so rewarding watching the children perform and we are all very proud of them. A big thank you to all the staff who played a part in making the performance possible, to Hillsborough College for hosting us and to all the families who came along to watch.
As some of you may know we have a delivery from Fairshare every Wednesday afternoon in school. From this delivery we take things out that can be used for the children in school or on residentials and the rest we make available for a small donation.
We are going to create a small number of food parcels each week for families who need them. If you would benefit from a parcel please call in and ask to speak to Claire Bradley or Jayne Senior and they will be allocated on a similar basis to how the food bank works. Any remaining food will still be in reception at the end of the day.
Our Summer Carnival this year will be on Wednesday 17th July 2.00pm – 4.00pm. We have been blessed with lovely weather in the past and we have our fingers crossed again for this year. As with most things we do, this event will only be successful with the help and support of our community.
How You Can Help:
• If you are having a clear out, please donate any toys, games or books for us to sell on our Nearly New Toy Stall. These must be in excellent condition – no jumble please! Bring to school from Monday 8th July.
• Cakes and buns – please do some baking for us to sell on our Cake Stall. Bring to school on the morning of the Carnival.
• We also need prizes for our raffle and tombola stall. If you have any unwanted gifts, or non-perishable food items, tins etc. bring these to school from Monday 8th July.
• We do need helpers on the day from 12 noon to prepare and set up, and to help with stalls. If you can spare some time to help us on the day, please see Liz Graham in the School Office.
We would like to say an enormous WELL DONE to our Y6 children for the fantastic effort they have put in this week and across the year. They have had 6 tests this week and performed to the best of their abilities, they should ‘feel proud’! It has been a pleasure being with them this week and watching their focus and effort.
Next week is a very important week for our Y6 children. They have their compulsory SATs tests, which they have been working towards all year. We wish our children lots of luck and know that they will do their very best to show themselves, us and their families what they are capable of. If your child is in Y6 please help them to feel as ready as possible by having plenty of rest and a nice relaxing weekend.
Thank you for your continued support with your children and their learning. They have done fantastically well this year and we really want them to enjoy showing what they can do!
This week has been Community Week in school. Our focus has been ‘The World Is Ours” We wanted to build on the protest we did about funding in schools and so encouraged the older children to investigate an issue that they felt was important to them. The younger children went on a walk round the local area and looked for things they liked and things they would like to improve about Shirecliffe.
Each class will also vote for a girl and boy good citizen who will be presented with a poppy or cornflower badge in assembly tomorrow.
What a week it has been. It was amazing in town on Monday as we stood back and watched the children, staff and families it brought a tear to our eyes…we were so proud.
All the way through this our aim has been to fight for things to be fair for your children, they deserve the best and we can be satisfied now that we have had our say…we just now need to hope people listen.
Your continued support has made an impossible task slightly easier. We need to make sure we share our love now with the lovely Jama and Mrs Cusworth to make their final week with us as memorable as possible.
Kath Palmer has really struggled and won’t be in school next week but any well wishes will be passed on to her so please leave any messages in the office.
Finally, it has to be said that our very own Mr Read has been an absolute inspiration to us all, he has given up so much of his time and energy to fight for what is right so to him we say an enormous thank you…you are our hero!