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Newsletter 15th July 2022

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Newsletter 15th July 2022

Friday, 15 July 2022


I hope that this finds you all well and enjoying the warm weather – it would appear that we’re going to be in for a heat wave over the weekend and into next week! With that in mind, please do remember to send your child in with a hat and ensure that shoulders are covered (no strappy dresses/tops please). It would also be great if you could apply sun cream before they come to school. This is vitally important for next Monday and Tuesday with predicted temperatures of well over 30 degrees.

Year 6 have received their new Leavers Hoodies and look very smart it them.

Sports Day

It was so lovely yesterday to be able to hold our annual sports day as part of Health and Sports week at Spring Bank. Thank you to all of you who turned up to support our brilliant children! Also a massive thank you to Mr Wrankmore for organising this, it really did run smoothly. Our PTA also deserve a big thank you for organising refreshments – the strawberries and scones were delicious.

I know that there were one or two children who were upset at not receiving a medal when they ran in the races yesterday. I just wanted to clarify the process for the races. Heats had been held in all classes to see who would compete in the races (after the carousel activities). I appreciate that not all children ran in a race but if this were to be the case then we wouldn’t be able to get through everything in the day. We also feel it’s really important for children to learn about competition as this is part of the National Curriculum. All children who competed in the races received a sports day sticker. It’s also worth bearing in mind that for all our children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 this was their first proper sports day since starting school.

Next year

The class teachers for next year are listed below. Please note that we are just in the final stages of finalising the year 4 class teacher as this was originally going to be Miss Houldsworth but as she is now Acting Headteacher in September this won’t be possible. Support staff will be supported throughout the school and will also be working the named children.

Reception – Miss Normanton

Year 1 – Miss Mitchell

Year 2 – Mrs Prattent

Year 3 – Mrs Baruah

Year 4 – TBC

Year 5 – Mr Wrankmore

Year 6 – Mrs Ward

The children will have the opportunity to meet their new teacher on Thursday morning next week.


We have now finished the end of year reports and these will be going out to all parents on Monday 18th July 2022. We will also be sending out your child’s attendance certificate for the academic year.




Whole school attendance:  86.88%

Reception – 80.56%

Year 1 – 84.57%

Year 2 – 90.38%

Year 3 – 83.91%

Year 4 – 93.06%

Year 5 – 85.68%

Year 6 – 89.20%

Well done to Year 4 again with the highest attendance this week you get to keep Attendance Ted.

Please do make sure that your child/ren are coming to school every day unless they have tested positive for Covid 19 or are otherwise unwell. We are still working hard right up to the end of term and it is important that children don’t miss out on this learning.


Monday 18th July 2022 – whole school reports go out

Thursday 21st July 2022 – whole school transition (children get to meet their new teachers and see their new classrooms)

Thursday 21st July 2022 – KS2 disco 6.15pm – 7.15pm (suggested donation of £1.50)

Saturday 23rd July 2022 – Spring Bank Summer picnic

Monday 25th July – Year 3 trip to Merton Park (Romans)

Tuesday 26th July – colour run

Tuesday 26th July – Year 6 performance 9.15am

Tuesday 26th July – break up

Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th September 2022 are both INSET days (school closed to children)

Wednesday 7th September school starts

I think that’s it for now. As ever, thank you so much for all your support this half term – it is massively appreciated.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend in the sunshine,

Take care

Sarah xx