What a wonderful two weeks we have had in school, so much excellent learning has been happening. We were very lucky to have some year 11 students from MAP in school this week, they did a performance to all of our Key Stage 2 children. This performance linked to their Drama exam piece, it is so good for our children to see what they are aspiring to in the future.
Miss Maunder is on leave for the next couple of weeks as she is getting married tomorrow. I am sure that you will want to join with me and the staff in wishing her the most wonderful day when she marries Mr Grundy. We are all looking forward to seeing the photographs when she returns.
Military Kids Club
Three of our military kids club represented St Paul’s this week at The Door of Unity Ceremony at The Minster Church. As a school we had been asked if we would like to represent the service children for the City. Findlay carried the National Standard for the HMS Heroes group and Louisa and Katherine laid a wreath on behalf of the young people of the City. They were superb ambassadors for our school. During their time there they had the opportunity to meet The Lord Mayor of Plymouth, Senior Chief Charles Wolfe from the United States Navy and Commodore Ian Shipperley.
The Ceremony takes place annually to commemorate an incident, which took place in Plymouth in August 1813. If you would like some more information on this please get in touch with me, I will also put it on our News page of the website.
It has been a superb week weather wise and we are hoping that this continues until October, well we can dream. In light of this please can you ensure that your children have sun-tan cream applied, a sun hat in school and a bottle of water brought in daily. We really appreciate your support with this. We need to ensure we protect our young children.
Punctuality and attendance…
You will all be aware that we have regular checks on the attendance of the children and the punctuality. We monitor this weekly but the local authority and Ofsted also check this frequently. As a school we are noticing that the % attendance is lower than it should be, we need to all work on this together. Please do not take your children out of school for holidays during term time, they will miss crucial education that it is very difficult to catch up, it can also affect their friendships and can cause additional anxiety when they return. We really do need your help with this. Linked to this it is essential that your children are at school on time 8.45am- this is the start of the day. If they are late they miss key start of the day activities that impact on the rest of every day. Let’s all work on this together, attendance and punctuality are vital skills for life.