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No 307, Friday 13th May 2016 Dear Parents and Carers, I hope you’ve had a great week! This week our Year 6 children undertook their SATs tests. The news is awash with comment on the tests and the adverse effects they can have on children….

No 307, Friday 13th May 2016

Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope you’ve had a great week!

This week our Year 6 children undertook their SATs tests. The news is awash with comment on the tests and the adverse effects they can have on children. We as a school just want our pupils to try their best and we are proud of them regardless of SAT scores. Feedback from the children was positive and we hope Year 6 have a restful weekend, feeling proud of what they’ve achieved this year so far.

On Wednesday twelve children from year 4 Cerise went to Clissold Park for an orienteering competition. The children braved the weather and had a fantastic time and incorporated technology into their orienteering activities. Thanks to Karen and Jamila for supporting the children on the day.

On Thursday Bertie, Tom, Jack, Louis and Winter from Year 4 Fuschia did a superb pupil led assembly on climate change with no adults present (see picture on next page). They were very well prepared and gave an interesting presentation to their peers. Thank you so much boys, you were wonderful!

On Friday we had a wonderful Star of the Week assembly where we were able to celebrate the many achievements of our children, not just this week, but over the entire year. We also learnt of the great number of children competing in the 5km Great Ormond Hospital Charity run this weekend. Good luck everyone! What a great cause! You all have our full support.

This week nursery children have been taking trips to the post box to post some letters. The children have enjoyed their trips out of the school and behaved very well, and always had smiles on their faces. We would also like to welcome Krissie, our new Nursery officer, to Betty Layward!

It has been lovely to see how much the children are enjoying their time on the playground, especially with the warmer weather starting to creep in. All students are encouraged to wear sunscreen, carry a water bottle and wear a sun hat while outside for any activities.

There’s some very exciting sporting competitions coming up in the next few weeks and we would like to wish all the school’s football, cricket and basketball teams the best of luck. We know you will do the school very proud! Thank-you to Simon, Warren and Ed who continue to provide great sporting opportunities outside of the school for our children.

Have a lovely, safe and happy weekend!

Verity Carter

Acting Headteacher

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