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Welcome back. It's Summer 1

Dear Families

Welcome back! It is officially the start of the Summer Term and what a start we have had! We have launched straight back into learning and today you should have received your child’s curriculum map which shares with you what they will be learning about this term. As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher.


We have had two assemblies this week. Our first was on Monday with our traditional Welcome Back assembly led by me and in the assembly I shared the books I am a Tiger and The Worlds needs who you were meant to be.

The books focussed on being who you should be and were linked our school value of kindness, our rule of respect and the British Value of Tolerance. You can watch I am Tiger being read by Tom Hardy as part of the CBeebies bedtime story series by clicking here (enjoy!)

Then today, Vicar Griff visited us to talk to the children about Tolerance (one of our British Values) and how it applies to their every day lives.

Access to Bikes Scheme

At the end of last term, we were thrilled that 10 of our children got to take part in the Access to Bikes scheme. They had the opportunity to learn new bike skills including how to change an inner tube and important information on road safety (and guess what… they even got to keep the bike!)


Please click here for a link to our school uniform page and a little reminder that green chequered summer dresses are now permitted (let’s hope we get some much-needed sunshine).

Please also ensure that your child wears sensible, flat and polishable school shoes (not trainers).

Dates – please pop them in your diaries!

We have so many fantastic things planned this term so please check out the dates on the back of this newsletter including our summer gala, transition days and much more. Please note that more information about our Sports Days is coming very soon.

Statutory Assessments

This term also brings with it lots of Statutory Assessments for our children.

  • Year 1 have their phonics check in June.
  • Year 4 have their multiplication check also in June.
  • Year 6 have their maths, reading and SPAG (Spelling, punctuation and Grammar) tests in May.

This is a really important time for our pupils and we always share with them that as long as they have worked hard and tried their best we are beyond proud of them. Please do speak to us if you have any questions or concerns about these tests or for advice on how you can support or prepare your child.

Pupil Premium

Lastly, if you are in receipt of any of the following benefits:

  • Universal Credit (annual net income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods)
  • Income Support, income-based Jobseeker's Allowance or income-based Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guarantee element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you're not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying)

it is very likely that your child will be eligible for an annual grant of £1480 which goes directly to school to support their education. Please click here to see if you are eligible or contact the school office or pastoral team who will be more than happy to help you.


Finally, a huge congratulations to Miss Mann who ran the Brighton Marathon on the 7th April. There is still time to donate to her chosen charity, Macmillan Cancer Support, by clicking here.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone and see you on Monday.

Ms Pennington

P.S. Did you know that there are 13 school weeks and 2 days until the Summer holidays – crikey!