Headteacher Newsletter - Friday 5th November 2021
Meet the Teacher
Average attendance of 83.4%
Hazel Class visit from PCSO for internet safety education
Mrs. Pratt Update
Mrs. Pratt had her cast changed last week and she is looking forward to a short (below the elbow) cast being fitted soon. She's still in some pain and is still unable to drive. However, she's keeping her spirits high with the hope of being able to drive closer to Christmas. She also reports that she's becoming adept at using the dictation app on her phone because she can't type anything. Keep up those oracy skills, Mrs. Pratt and we miss you and wish you well!
After School Clubs - reminder
Mondays - Table Tennis with Mr Hurkett
Tuesdays - Dodgeball with Mr Hurkett
Wednesdays - Archery (40mins), Football/Tag Rugby (1hr) - Gipping Valley & Thurston School Sports Partnership
Thursdays - Racquet Sports - GVTSSP
Fridays - Multisports - GVTSSP
The full list of activities is always on the school's calendar on the website and also on the Parents & Carers>School Clubs section.
Cross Country Success!
Look out for some Bardwellians at the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles or maybe 2032 in Brisbane!
For those who've won a medal - we will get these from the Sports Partnership very soon and Mr Hurkett will hand them out.
Team Event 1) Norton 54.18mins 2) Bardwell 57.37 mins 3) Hopton 1.01.45mins
Year 3/ 4 Boys
Silver- Cooper- Bardwell 5:25 mins
Year 3/ 4 Girls
Gold-Amelia- Bardwell 4.49 mins
Team Event 1) Hopton 57.11mins 2) Abbots Hall 1.14.44mins 3) Bardwell 1.16.30mins
Year 5/ 6 Boys
Bronze – Oliver-Bardwell 5.58 mins
Year 5 / 6 Girls
Silver- Betsy- Bardwell 7.14 mins
Years 5 & 6 residential
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Taster sessions for prospective YR pupils starting school in September 2022
All sessions will now all be run outside as a result of the recent changes in Suffolk Public Health advice regarding visitors into schools.
Please contact the school office if you would like to attend or book online.
We would also appreciate you letting others know about these sessions, via email or your social networks. Please download a pdf (for emailing) or an image file (for social media) and share away! If you have a child in a local nursery and can put up a poster there, please speak to Mrs Allman who will provide a hard copy
Applications for a primary school place 2022
From Suffolk County Council:
We are trying to reach all parents/carers of pre-school children who were born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018. It is very important that they make an application for a full-time school place for their child for September 2022 by the closing date of Saturday 15 January 2022.
All of the information parents/carers need to help them make their decision is available on our website at www.suffolk.gov.uk/admissions, including information about the School Travel Policy and some School Travel Scenarios.
Parents/carers should apply for a school place online at www.suffolk.gov.uk/admissions. Only those who are unable to apply online should complete and return to us a paper CAF1 application form which is available to download from www.suffolk.gov.uk/admissions or by contacting us on 0345 600 0981.
A welcome return
Sammy the Sea Squirt book - for YR pupils
PTA Cake Raffle - there's still time!
Scarlett and Isla's mum, Hannah, has very kindly organised a raffle to raise funds for the PTA, this will run until Friday 26th November. You can win one of her amazing Bakerlicious Boutique cakes. Please see her Facebook page for details of how to enter or speak to Tracey or Laura in the playground.
Good luck everyone - and a very big thank you to Hannah!
Information from the National Sleep Helpline
We are circulating information about the new National Sleep Helpline to school nurses, SEND leads, and anyone responsible for child health and well being. One in four children in the UK are not getting enough sleep, this has an impact on their behaviour and ability to learn, as well as their physical health.
Our free helpline is run by trained sleep advisors who can talk to young people directly, or parents (we can also talk to parents about their own sleep issues). We wondered if the attached posters could be emailed to parents and/or displayed around the school?
The helpline is open 5 nights a week, Sunday to Thursday, 7-9pm and the number is 03303 530 541.
You can read more here: https://thesleepcharity.org.uk/national-sleep-helpline/