A very warm welcome to the start of our Spring term. I trust everyone has had a restful break and is ready for the wonderful learning that the staff have in store for the children! New projects are underway in all classes, thank you for the Research you have engaged in over the holidays. Unfortunately some of our children have let their regular reading practice lapse over the break so the sooner we all get back into good reading habits the better please. All children, regardless of their age or ability, need to read a little every day – it makes such a difference to their overall life chances. We have publicised the facts and figures in the past which show that the more we read the greater our vocabulary and the knock-on effect this has on job prospects. So please ensure your children read and if you are listening to them remember to sign their reading record!

As you are aware we lost our site manager at the end of last term so I would like to extend a welcoming hand to Mr Booth who will be managing our site from now on. Mr Booth started before the Christmas break so many of you will have seen him around the site already. Please say hello to him and make him feel welcome, he has already commented on how much he loves working with us and how friendly and polite the children are!