Dear Parents and Carers of Glade Hill,
Wow, it’s been another amazing half-term at Glade Hill with lot of great learning and enrichment opportunities.
We had a fabulous time celebrating the King’s Coronation with a party lunch in the hall and lots of crafts.
Our Year 2s and Year 6s completed their SATs during May and they all blew me away with their resilience and attitude. We are all so proud of their progress and hard work, and I know that this will be reflected in their results. A big thank you to all the staff and parents of these children for supporting their preparation for the tests so well.
Our Outstanding Year 4s attended Colwick camp and a wonderful time was had by all. The children tried the high ropes course, orienteering and enjoyed marshmallows around the campfire. Miss Wardle, the class teachers and all the staff who supported this experience fed back how proud they were of all the children for their enthusiasm and ambition during their time on camp. When myself and Mrs Want visited, we saw for ourselves the fun everyone was having.
Our Amazing Acorns ‘F2’ children visited Stonebridge City Farm this week and also experienced a visit from the ‘Wee Donkey’ company. They learned so much about all farm animals and how they are looked after and cared for. This is an important part of our EYFS curriculum and it was lovely to see how much the children benefited from these experiences. The Wee Donkey company sent the following feedback to us about their visit:
We absolutely loved our first school visit today. All the children were really fantastic- their enthusiasm, manners, interest and charm shone through! It was lovely they treated the animals with so much kindness and respect. Nicola from The Wee Donkey Company
These enrichment opportunities are an important part of our curriculum at Glade Hill and we are committed to ensuring these continue even with rising costs for transport. Our FROGs parent group supported our EYFS trip to Stonebridge City Farm through money raised at the Christmas Productions. Thank you again to all our FROGs and everyone who supports our school events.
Finally, as I have shared with you before, one of our three Priority Areas for School Improvement this year is improving Attendance. We have introduced a range of new incentives to improve attendance including a ‘5-day attendance challenge’ and will be following this up with a ’10-day attendance challenge’ at the end of the summer term. Look out for further details after half-term.
A really good way to improve your child’s attendance is by not taking term-time holidays. Please remember that term-time holidays can not be authorised unless you share details of exceptional circumstances with us. As per Nottingham City Council’s and our School policy, we will pursue fines if term-time holidays are taken.
Thank you for taking the time to read this letter and I wish you all a fantastic half-term break.
Kindest regards, Mrs Anna Stapleton - Headteacher