26th April 2019

Date: 29th Apr 2019 @ 8:09am

Head of School’s Weekly Blog

 

Miss Williams Update

During a conversation with Miss Williams last week, she feels ready to make you all aware of her reason for absence since the start of 2019. 

In December, Miss Williams was diagnosed with breast cancer.  As you can imagine, this was a shock to everyone and has been very difficult for her to come to terms with.  Miss Williams is mid-way through her treatment programme.  It is a difficult and long process, but with the support of her wonderful family and friends, coupled with her own strength of character, Miss Williams has decided to make her story public in the hope that her story will encourage others – men and women of ALL ages - to check themselves regularly and seek medical advice for even the smallest of concerns. 

We are mindful that everyone in our school community has been affected in different ways by cancer; for this reason, we have chosen not to discuss this openly with the children.  We encourage you to have your own conversations, as you see appropriate with your children, but ask that we teach the children to recognise that this is a sensitive and very personal subject.

A message from Miss Williams

Dear amazing pupils at Little Sutton,

I’d just like to wish you all the best for the last term of school.  It’s been difficult not coming in and seeing your smiley faces, but I’m hoping to visit you all during the summer term – if I’m feeling better.  Year 6, I’d like to wish you good luck in your SATs in a few weeks time, and to Chestnut Class, I hope you are looking after Ted for me.  Missing you all and can’t wait to see you soon.

Love from Miss Williams

Miss Williams, her family, friends and colleagues from Little Sutton CE Primary will be talking part in a charity run to help raise money and awareness for cancer charities.  For anyone who wishes to donate, follow the link:   https://uk.gofundme.com/amys-army-campaign

It goes without saying that we all send our love, support and well wishes to Miss Williams who is very much missed by all here at Little Sutton CE Primary and we can’t wait to welcome her back. 

This week at Little Sutton CE Primary

The Year 5/6 Football Tournament was a big success and it was great to welcome Brookhurst and Millfields to Little Sutton.  Thank you to Mr Bowness for organising this together with the South Wirral High School Football League.  As many of our pupils now go on to attend South Wirral High, we have been welcomed into this league and are enjoying the chance to play against new schools.  It was a close run thing with our team drawing both games.  They put in a great team performance with a cracking goal from Charlie Taylor.  The next round is 20th June at Brookhurst.  Details to follow.

Chestnut Class enjoyed their first brass lesson with Edsential and delighted passers-by with a noise…I mean a beautiful symphony of sound.  There was lots of laughter as children tried to get a sound out of the cornets and baritones; we can’t wait to hear the progress they make over the term. 

Parent Governor Mrs Katie Sykes met with Literacy Lead Miss Boycott this week to find out more about how ‘Pathways to Write’, a mastery approach to the teaching and learning of writing across the school, is supporting the progress of our pupils.  This moderation helps governors support the school in continuing to raise standards and in providing quality provision for our pupils.

Coming Up Next Week 

  • Monday 29th May, our two Year 5 ‘Change For Life Champions’ will be attending training on developing their role in school. 
  • Wednesday 1st May, Holly Class take part in ‘Let’s Walk’ led by the PCSO to raise awareness of road safety.
  • Thursday 2nd May is Polling Day.  School is a polling station but will remain open.  Please be aware that there may be a little more traffic than usual around school.  Just to reassure you, the general public do not have access to the main school building.
  • Pupils from Years 3 and 4 will take part in a Kwik Cricket tournament on Thursday 2nd May at Frodsham Cricket Club.  Details have been sent to invited pupils.  Please talk to Mr Bowness if you have questions.
  • Please can ‘henna’ permission forms for Chestnut’s AEMS residential to The Conway Centre, be in as soon as possible. 

Coming Soon

  • 13th – 16th May is Year 6 SATs. 
  • 14th May 9:30am is the deadline for Academy Photography orders.  Order details are on the proofs sent home this week.
  • The Little Sutton Community Festival takes place on Sunday 30th June.  It’s a free event for families with stalls, food and activities.  As part of the festival, the community are organising a scarecrow trail and we’d like to be part of that.  We’ll be working with the children on a concept for our scarecrows and when the designing stage is complete, we’ll be publishing a list of items we will need and ask for any donations of materials you may have.  If you have some creative expertise, or just lots of enthusiasm to offer, please consider lending a helping hand.  More details will follow.
  • SPORTS DAY 14th June.  (If weather calls of play, 21st June is a back-up.)

Reminders

After some beautiful weather, we’ve been tricked into believing it’s summer and many children have come to school without jumpers or coats, leading to some pupils retreating indoors during playtimes. Please could we remind children to bring a coat so they can get outside and get active whatever the weather.

Please remember to check the calendar on the school website for regular updates.

Have a great weekend.

 

Miss Jane Edwards

Acting Head of School

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