It is approaching the end of a very busy year, and there are a number of exciting activities children are involved in this week. Today has been a water themed day across the school, with children exploring Science concepts through activities with water.
On Thursday, we have a Leavers’ assembly starting at 1.30pm to say Goodbye to pupils who are moving on to new schools. This will be a special time to celebrate achievements and wish children and their families good luck for the future. We are proud of every one of our children and will miss them all, but know that they have been well prepared to move on. If your child is leaving us this year, we do hope you will be able to join us for this assembly, and that you will stay in touch with the school to let us know what your child does in the future.
On Friday, we have a whole school Eid celebration day. Children will be learning about Eid-Ul-Adha, which follows the completion of the Hajj pilgrimage. We invite children to dress down on this final day of term as they will also be celebrating the end of the year with their class groups & I look forward to visiting class parties in the afternoon.
We also have some staff members leaving at the end of this week; Laura Ward, Tomas Zahorsky, Kalpana Mistry, Halima Umarji. We wish them well as they explore exciting new roles and adventures! Kate Bentley, Hannah Hawkins and Alice Dovey will also now be leaving us for a while as they take maternity leave. We look forward to hearing news of their new babies over the summer.
End of Year Reports: Parents/Carers will all be receiving your child’s End of Year Report this week. These are always a delight to read, to reflect on each child’s achievements and progress during the year. I do hope that you will enjoy reading about your amazing child! In the envelope you will also find a transition sheet that tells them about the class they will be in next academic year. This can be used to remind your child of the class name and teachers names during the summer holiday and before they return next term.
Keeping Children Safe: During the summer holidays, we are aware that many children will spend time on their devices at home. It is important that parents/carers know how to make sure children are kept safe from online harms by ensuring there are appropriate security settings on the device. Please find with this letter some supporting information. There is also advice on setting up parental controls on the NSPCC website;
There are a number of activities happening for children in Leicester over the summer. These include Summer Reading Challenges at Leicester Libraries with the Launch week 11-15th July. There will also be live family theatre events at the libraries between 19th to 23rd July. The Spark Arts for Children in association with Among Ideal Friends libraries consortium, present 'Recycled Rubbish' – a show for children aged five and over. Tickets will be on sale soon.
Location and time
Tuesday 19 July
Beaumont Leys Library, 11am
Wednesday 20 July
St Barnabas Library, 11am
Thursday 21 July
African Caribbean Centre, 11am
Friday 22 July
Pork Pie Library and Community Centre, 11am
Saturday 23 July
Central Library, 11am
If you feel particularly overwhelmed during the summer break, there are a range of people who can help. Please do keep these numbers somewhere safe. You are not alone.
School Communication: If there are any updates to send to parents during the summer holidays and particularly the week before we return to school, these will be sent via Weduc and posted on the school website. If you do not yet have access to Weduc, please call the school office for help with this before the end of this week
Have a wonderful summer break,
Sarah and the Oaklands Team