Newsletter 5 July 2019

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have had a busy few weeks at school, with lots of fun extra-curricular activities.

I thoroughly enjoyed watching KS2 Sports Day this week – there was a fantastic turnout of parents and carers – and I’m looking forward to Early Years and KS1 next week. Hopefully, the sun will be shining for the children.

It has been an arty couple of weeks; last week our choir sang beautifully at the Turner Contemporary Art Gallery, whilst on Friday, Years 1 and 4 enjoyed an exciting Kidenza Orchestra Trip. Last Wednesday I had the pleasure of accompanying Summer, Rifka, Ade and Chloe from Year 5, at an Artsmark Awards ceremony at Dreamland. The children were presented with our certificate and then we participated in a silk-screen printing workshop with a local artist, called Charlie Evaristo-Boyce. The children printed designs onto a card which they then used to create paper aeroplanes which they released from the top of the big wheel, in a piece of collaborative performance art! In other art news, Mrs Tong is busy recruiting some new Artists in Residence to work with our children next year – watch this space…

This week we had our transition day where the children enjoyed visiting their new classes and meeting their new teachers. We are welcoming 3 new teachers this September: Mrs Silk and Mr Cotton will be teaching Year 5 Kestrels, as well as joining the Senior Leadership Team as Assistant Headteacher’s, following Mrs Smith’s promotion earlier this year. Mrs Silk has been teaching for 16 years, including 10 years in school leadership overseas in Malaysia and Chine, whilst some of you will know Mr Cotton, who has worked at Ramsgate Holy Trinity as a senior leader and has 14 years of experience. We are also welcoming another experienced teacher, Miss Noble, who will teach in Kingfishers class in Year 6. Miss Noble has spent the last 6 years working in large Primary Schools in East London and has recently relocated to Thanet.

Thank you very much to all parents and carers who attended our Year 3 and 4 school lunch this week – next week is our last of the term, for parents and carers of Year 5 and 6 children. We hope to see lots of you there.

We welcomed our new Reception pupils and their families on Thursday for our Teddy Bear’s Picnic. It was lovely to meet our new little ones, as well as the familiar faces of the great many siblings we will have in Reception this year. Our KS1 Singing Picnic on Wednesday was also a great success and we especially enjoyed the pirate-themed songs!

Next week we also have 2 important PTFA events: On Friday 12th it’s our big summer picnic. Please do come along and join us – bring a blanket, food and drink and, if you feel brave enough, you might want to enter our Palm Bay’s Got Talent competition. On Sunday 14th we are holding our next Boot Fair and I know that more volunteers are needed, so please put your name down for an hour or two if you can.

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Williams

Head Teacher

ps: if you want to download the entire newsletter, please follow this link: Palm Bay Newsletter 05 July 2019

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