Weekly News 22 April 2022
Weekly News 22nd April 2022
Dear Parents and Carers
“Happy Easter! May you bring to all the joy and hope of the Risen Christ!” Pope Francis
Welcome to term 5 which is one of our shortest terms as it includes two bank holidays but it is also a very busy one. I hope that everyone managed to get some well-earned rest and relaxation during the Easter holidays.
SATS Briefings for Year 6
Year 6 will be taking part in their Statutory end of Key stage Assessment Tasks. (SATS) Where the children will be assessed on what they have learnt across their Key Stage.
To give parents further information on this and to help parents to prepare their children for this we are holding a briefing on Thursday 28th April at 3:30p.m.
On the children’s class pages, we have always published a curriculum overview to inform parents and the children what they will be studying each term.
This term we are introducing Knowledge Organisers which give the children more information on curriculum areas such as Geography, History, Art and Computing.
These Knowledge Organisers will help the children to focus on key skills, vocabulary and knowledge in the particular curriculum area. They will also help parents to support the children with their learning at home.
This is something new that we are trialling and later in the term we will be seeking your views on these.
On Wednesday Year 2 completed their Cycle Circle safety training which means that all Year groups have had the opportunity to take part in this training this academic year. The Cycle Circle instructors had very high praise for the excellent behaviour shown by the children in Year 2.
Year 5 KCSP Football Competition
On Thursday we sent a team of Year 5 Children to take part in our Multi-academy Trusts Football Competition. There were 18 schools taking part in the competition and our team got through to the semi-finals. Unfortunately, we were put out of the competition by losing a penalty shoot-out with the team that went on to win the competition.
I am extremely proud of our team as up until the semi-final we had only conceded one goal and hadn’t lost a game. In fact, our goal keeper didn’t have to make a save until the penalty shoot-out the children played that well. They showed great sportsmanship throughout the competition and excellent team work. Well done St Simon’s.
50th Anniversary of School Opening
We have lots of plans which are being finalised for our 50th Anniversary e.g. we will be holding a celebration Mass and a “Street Party” on Friday 29th May and on Friday 20th May we are holding a music concert featuring our school choir and instrumentalists save these dates.
Part of the celebration will be the reopening of our school Faith Garden which will be a quiet area for the children to be able sit and reflect.
A great big thank you to Mr Keogh who arranged the installation of benches, planting beds and privacy screening in the garden. Mr Keogh’s team have done a fantastic job so that the children can now begin to add their artistic touches to the area and we will be planting up the area with plants.
Well done Mr Keogh and his team!
We will be seeking further help with our celebration so if you feel you can help in anyway please contact us via the school Office or email email@example.com
Trim Trail Installation on Key Stage 2
The installation of a new Trim Trail for Key Stage 2 is due to start on Monday. This will bring a little disruption and obviously a lot of excitement to the children.
We are funding the new trim trail by using some of our Sports Funding and using funds that the children have raised during various events such as Summer and Christmas Fairs.
The children in our school council have been involved in every step of the process and although I am sure they would like to participate in the installation I think we had best leave this to the professionals!
With best wishes