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School News - 21st July 2023

Updated: Oct 26, 2023

Summer Term 2023








 

Dear Parents and Carers,


Last week was creative week in school. We have been exploring the theme of 'Sustainability' with a focus on creative elements of the curriculum. We had some pupils from across the school working alongside pupils from the other schools in our Trust. Earlier on in the week, some children from Reception to Year 5 visited Palmers Cross, Tipton Green, Goldthorn Park, Edward the Elder and Elston Hall. Last Friday, we hosted Y6 pupils from the other schools and created art work with all the bottle tops collected this half term. The children have produced some lovely work and much of this was displayed during Open Evening on Monday. Thank you to all who attended - it was lovely to see so many parents in school


Over the past 3 weeks, children in Year 2 and Year 6 have performed for parents - Year 2 with their version of Hansel and Gretel and Year 6 with their production of Peter Pan. All children (and staff!) worked hard towards these and I know parents will have enjoyed seeing the children singing, acting and dancing on stage - well done all.


Reports came home last week and we hope you enjoyed reading about the progress your child has made over the year.


We have said goodbye today to some of of our staff - Mrs Bates, Miss Smith, Mrs Connolly and Mrs Tierney. We wish them all the best in their new ventures.


And of course we have said goodbye to our Year 6 pupils today. They presented a lovely Leavers assembly this morning - a few tears and tissues - but we know they are ready to start their new adventures, prepared for Secondary School and we wish them all the very best.


To all our families, we hope you all have a lovely summer, spending special times with your children and enjoying a relaxing break. Thank you for all your support over the year - take care and keep safe.

Mrs Arnold and all the staff at Pheasey Park Farm

 

Y2 Production - Hansel and Gretel

Well done to our Year 2 pupils for their End of Year Production of Hansel and Gretel. They were all amazing - learning some difficult songs, performing with solos, duets and whole ensembles which were all of a very high quality. We definitely have some stars of the future!

We congratulate William in 2JC who received the KS1 Drama Award in our Achievement Assembly yesterday!

 

Y6 Production - Peter Pan

Our Year 6 Production of Peter Pan last week was of an equally high standard. Again, the children coped superbly with an extensive script - singing and dancing beautifully.

Congratulations to Bethany in 6TO who received the KS2 Drama Award in our Achievement Assembly.

 

Achievement Assembly

On Wednesday, a number of our Year 6 pupils received special awards for their attitude and achievement in certain subjects. Congratulations to...


Luke in 6SB for the Super Scientist Award

Eliza in 6SB for the Marvellous Mathematician Award

Olivia in 6TO for the Amazing Artist Award

Joey in 6AY received the Outstanding Sportsperson Award

Rhys in 6SB received the Outstanding Swimmer Award.

 

Year 6 Leavers

Our Year 6 Leavers assembly was an emotional one today. All children were presented with dictionaries, Year 6 photos and leaving badges that were donated from the parent of Evie in 6TO - thank you. We wish all of our amazing Year 6 pupils all the very best for their transition to Secondary School. We will miss you all - good luck and take care!


Leaving

On our last day we hang our ties

As now it’s time to say goodbye.

Primary School has been so much fun

But now.. it is officially done.


The trips, the lessons, the memories we shared

The teachers and staff that always cared

We've changed so much, over the years

Now on the last day, we share our tears.


Walking in, scared and shy

Coming out, with heads held high.

We learned Science, German, Maths, English, Art

Remember our conversations and all of our laughs.


Our time at school is like a piece of art

School is engraved on our hearts

We laughed, we moaned, we cried, we sighed

And now this is our last goodbye.


by Tiana in 6AY

 

Some exciting news for Maddison

Congratulations to Maddison in 6TO who has been signed to West Bromwich Albion’s - Emerging talent centre. This means she will be playing competitive football as well as open up a lot of opportunities for her within ladies/girls football and playing with highly talented girls across the Midlands. Well done!

 

Healthy Start

What is Healthy Start?

If you’re more than 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under 4, you may be entitled to get help to buy healthy food and milk. If you’re eligible, you’ll be sent a Healthy Start card with money on it that you can use in some UK shops. The benefit will be added onto this card every 4 weeks.

Please follow the link below for further information.


 

West Midlands Fire Service

The West Midlands Fire Service has published an online guide regarding staying safe during hot weather conditions, citing an increased risk of incidents involving fire, water rescue and health issues as a result of the hot weather.


The online guide features safety tips for barbecues, bonfires, countryside fire safety, as well as guidance on health risks of a heatwave.


You can find the online guide here: https://www.wmfs.net/safety/heatwave-safety/

 

Asthma Update

It’s easy for children to fall out of their usual asthma care routine during the long summer break. For example, they may forget to take their preventer inhaler more often, which means their preventer medication hasn’t had the time to build up and they are more sensitive to triggers when they go back to school.

As the end of the school year approaches, all inhalers and spacer devices will be sent home. Please ensure your child continues to take their asthma treatment over the summer and don't forget to return inhalers/spacers to school in September, checking they are in-date.


For more information on asthma and children, visit the Asthma & Lung UK website here.

 

A*Stars Update

The A STAR sheriffs have been busy trying to promote and maintain the 5 minute walk zone around Pheasey Park Farm Primary School. The sheriffs are trying to encourage people to park outside the zone and walk for 5 minutes to school. This is to promote sustainable and healthy travel as part of the A STAR initiative.

 

Maths Summer Fun

During lockdown, Carol Vordeman created the Maths Factor. The Maths Factor Summer Adventure is a FREE online course aimed at helping children (aged 4-11yrs) boost their maths confidence and be ready for the Autumn Term. It can be accessed by parents by registering on the following link. It is a 6 week course which includes easy to follow online videos and lots of practice to help children progress.


 

Results of our Parents Survey - Our Priorities and Next Steps

Thank you to all parents who completed the Parent Survey last Term. We have spent considerable time analysing the data from this and identifying our top 3 priorities using the results where the school scored the lowest. We have added the table below to show the % responses, a brief analysis of the data, our 3 priorities and our next steps.


 

Community Events and Family Support over the Summer

 





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