I can’t believe that I am writing the last newsletter of this academic year. Mrs Read, Mrs Grant and I would like to thank you for all your support over what has been a difficult but fulfilling and rewarding year. The children never cease to amaze us; they have worked so hard this year and their ability to retain and recall knowledge from a range of subjects across the curriculum is remarkable. We have really enjoyed being able to have families back onsite for different events and taking the children on trips. Thank you for your support and in attending events such as book fairs and contributing towards the costs of the many visits your child has been able to attend.
We are very pleased to be welcoming three new members of staff next year: Miss Bartlett, Ms Allen and Miss Martin. However, this does mean that we are very sad to say goodbye to Miss Humphreys and Miss Boister. Miss Humphreys has been with us for 8 years and has worked hard to attain her Qualified Teaching Status this year. This means that she is leaving us to take up a post as a Year R teacher at Barncroft. We would like to thank her for all her hard work and dedication to the school. Miss Boister is leaving us to become a Deputy Head at a school in Portsmouth. Miss Boister has been at Front Lawn for 10 years and we are very grateful for all of her hard work, dedication and loyalty. We wish her all the best and know that she will do an amazing job.
We also say goodbye to Year 6. The children performed a heart wrenching but fantastic performance yesterday - I don’t think there was a dry eye in the house! Year 6 have been a mature, hard working group of children who have kept us entertained on a daily basis. We will miss them greatly but know they will go on to achieve amazing things in their future.
The children who have achieved their gold band are due to go on their trip on Monday. Please can you send your child into school with suncream and a hat.
Year 6’s rescheduled Sports Day is due to take place on Tuesday morning. If parents would like to come then please arrive at the main car park gate for 8.45am. In the afternoon, Year 6 will have their leaver’s BBQ and the children will be able to bring in shirts/Tshirts to get signed on Wednesday.
From September, there is a slight change to our attendance policy. We will no longer be able to authorise holidays unless circumstances are exceptional. However, if you choose to take a holiday in term time, we would still ask you to notify us of this by filling in an absence form.
The last day of term is Wednesday 20th July. The children will finish at 1pm and will need to be collected from their usual exits.
Have a lovely summer holiday and enjoy the sunshine whilst it lasts!