We have come to the end of the year and what a year it has been for us all!
I would like to thank all the children at St Paul’s for showing such resilience and determination throughout the year and always coming to school ready to learn and with big smiles on their faces. I would also like to thank all the staff for all their hard work to ensure that no learning time has been lost during the year. Finally, I would like to thank you, the parents and carers, for all your support over the year.
It is always a sad time of year as we say goodbye to our Year 6 children. This week has been their ‘fun week’ – they have completed a range of fun activities including inflatable fun on the field! I wish every Year 6 the very best of luck at their new school and for the future.
This half term has been very busy:
· The children in Zebras and Giraffes visited Hebrews coffee shop where they were able to buy themselves yummy treats to eat and drink.
· Year One had an exciting workshop today. A scientist visited us in school and the children enjoyed hands on experiments, big bangs and made their own slime.
· Year 2 had an exciting science workshop for their Fizz Pop Bang topic. They made slime and took part in some amazing science experiments.
· Year R had a lot of fun today at their bug ball where they had a picnic and played lots of bug themed party games
We are saying goodbye to three of our LSAs at the end of the year: Miss Potter, Mrs Sanzullo and Miss Pollard. We are also saying goodbye to Mrs Cocklin who has taught in Zebras and Giraffes since Christmas. I would like to thank them all for their hard work and commitment to St Paul’s and wish them the very best for their future adventures.
As you are aware, the Government are lifting Covid restrictions on Monday 19th July. As a school, we have taken the decision to leave all our Covid arrangements in place until the end of term. I will write to you the week before we return in September with an update on the arrangements for the start of term. This will allow time for all the guidance documents to be released by the Department of Education.
I hope you all have a wonderful summer holiday – take care and stay safe!
The children at St Paul’s have recently taken part in District Sports during their PE lessons. For those of you who don’t know, District Sports is an athletics competition which all primary schools from the local district compete in. The events are a sprint, 600m run, a throw, a standing long jump and a relay. Due to COVID and the current restrictions preventing schools from competing on the same day at a central venue, it was decided that each school was to carry out the events on their own school field and record and submit their results.
The children who managed to achieve medal places for the events were:
Barney in Leopards – Bronze Boys Standing Long Jump
Barney in Leopards – Bronze Boys 50m Sprint
Melissa in Leopards – Silver Girls 50m Sprint
Kyla in Leopards – Bronze Girls 600m
Ryan in Kestrels – Gold Boys 70m Sprint
Ryan, Harry, Ajai and Frankie, all in Kestrels – Bronze Boys 70m Relay
Soleil in Kestrels – Gold Girls Standing Long Jump
Abby Gail, Soleil, Maja and Lois, all in Kestrels – Bronze Girls 70m Relay
Callum in Eagles – Bronze Boys Standing Long Jump
A fhuge well done for tall of he children who took part and tried their best.
Over the summer holidays and into this coming academic year, Miss Peacock will be creating a science and sensory garden on our school grounds.
Look out for more information in September about the process so far!
Don't forget to book your child's dinners online for at least the first week of the Autumn term. Please note all meals must be booked online by the day before they are required even if you do not pay for meals. If your child isn't already set up on Scopay, please contact the school office for your unique pupil code. Please note school dinners will be increasing to £2.45 per meal from September.
Please be advised that if children are taken out of school without authority, parents will be liable to receive a penalty notice. Currently the amount payable under a penalty notice, is £60.00 per parent/carer, per child if paid within 21 days. Thereafter the amount increases to £120.00 if paid between 21 and 28 days. If the penalty notice remains unpaid after 28 days, the Local Authority will consider a prosecution in the Magistrates Court. Please note that penalty notices are issued per parent/carer, per child, so a family of two parents and two children will receive 4 penalty notices.
Learning at St. Paul’s starts as soon as your child arrives and therefore any minutes that your child is late, is learning time lost.
Below is a graph showing how being late to school every day, over a school year adds up to lost learning time. It’ll be more than you think!
Please note that if your child arrives after registers close this will be recorded as an unauthorised absence. Persistent lateness may result in us having to refer the matter to Surrey County Council’s Inclusion Officer
Support your child’s success. Make sure they attend school, all day, every day!
Every minute counts!