Welcome to our new look Newsletter, which is fully integrated with our new school website, providing our families with up to date information on things like School Meals, Clubs, Latest News and Upcoming Events, as well as quick links to our social media pages and much more! Please do take a look at www.phoenixstpeter.co.uk or click on one of the links below.
What an amazing start to our Summer Term here at Phoenix St. Peter Academy! The children, along with the weather, have returned bright and sunny following Easter and there is a definate buzz of enthusiasm and positivity throughout the school.
I would like to thank you again for your continued support through the trying times of last term. The children have coped remarkably well throughout, have shown great resilience and we all hope that their education will not be interrupted this term.
We have lots of exciting developments to tell you about, so please enjoy reading our new Newsletter and make use of the various links to further information on the Website.
We are delighted to share all of our Latest News with you which can be found on the Home Page of our Website. Just scroll down past the Welcome section to find our News, Diary Dates and Quick Links to social media and further information, or simply click on the links below to discover more!
Owl Class have been studying the art of Georgia O'Keeffe who specialises in close-up paintings of flowers. Today we have been practising ours sketches. Here is Alexis' flower which we thought was fabulous!
With optimism and positivity now returning it is easy to become a little relaxed about Covid guidelines; however, we remain in a very fragile situation.
Covid continues to look for any opportunity to spread and we must continue to comply with all government guidelines to ensure that we do not experience another School isolation situation, or National Lockdown.
So, to avoid this, please remember to...
KEEP 2 METRES APART!
WEAR FACE MASKS!
DO NOT GATHER AT THE SCHOOL GATES, ARRIVE FROM 8.25 PLEASE!
DO NOT ARRIVE BEFORE YOUR CHILDREN'S ARRIVAL TIME!
It is fantastic that children are so keen to come to school in the morning, but we are experiencing lots of families arriving far too early. Please do not arrive before 8.25, so you are then able to go straight onto the playground. It is causing significant congestion at the school gates which has the potential for accidents when vehicles arrive, as well as not being Covid safe, thank you!
After School Clubs!
Thank you to those who were able to return the recent After School Club Survey. It has given us lots to think about for the rest of this year, but even more importantly for 21/22, and we are looking forward to arranging lots of fun and varied activities and Clubs.
Mr Russell has been busy developing our After School Clubs which will be commencing next week! So watch out for our After School Club Booking Form through Arbor Email and further announcements on the Latest News on our Website, or check into our Facebook and Twitter feeds for more information.
To ensure there are sufficient children to make Clubs fun, we will be operating them on a Bubble basis, for specific year groups only. Clubs will be limited to 24 children and you will recieve a confirmation or decline email depending on numbers. Children who are joining a Club should attend school in their PE Kits.
A Club Booking Form will be sent to parents and carers via Arbor, for all children eligible to join each Club.
Make sure you check our Website, Latest News, Diary Dates and our Social Media for
After School Club Information!
As Reception children can often find a full school day quite tiring, Clubs will be available from
Year 1 upwards only.
Our Thrive Garden & 'River of Positivity' Competition
As you may have seen on Facebook, Miss Harvey is looking forward to developing a Thrive Garden at the School, which will include a 'River of Positivity' created by the children and family members from painted and decorated pebbles!
We are all really excited to see the Garden and River develop, and we have already received some beautiful pebbles from some of our families.
The Competition closes on May 14th, so please make sure you bring in your Positive Pebbles by then!
Teaching & Learning
Pupil Assessments & SATs...
Pupil Reports & Parent's Evening...
Whilst SATs are not going ahead this May for our Year 2 or Year 6 children, the school continues to assess pupil progress through internal assessments, in line with REAch2's requirements.
Our Year 6 Wagtail Class will also be taking a SATs paper from a previous year in test-style conditions, which will be used in conjunction with Teacher Judgement.
Our Pupil Reports will be issued later in the term, electronically, via Arbor Email.
Parents will also have the opportunity to request a remote meeting with their child's Class Teacher, if they wish.
Further information regarding Reports and Parent Meetings will follow in due course.