This week has been another exciting and engaging one for the children. I’d like to thank you all for your support in getting the children home safely and securely last week and hope that you were able to find some time to enjoy the snow with your children during Friday.
Visits, Visits and more Visits!
We’ve been lucky enough to receive a visit from the Transport Police as part of our travel-based theme this week. Special thanks to Miss Thomas for arranging the visit. Our Reading Ambassadors have also visited the Archives Building in Haverfordwest to take part in some work with Eva John, Literacy adviser. Well done for representing the school so well. We also had a visit from Mrs Mecklenburgh, Mrs Jones and Mrs Beal. They are school Governors. They met with members of the school council to discuss how we can continue to improve our school. The children shared ideas and decided together on some of the most important ones to improve together. They will share these ideas with their classmates very soon.
World Book Day
It was a shame to have to postpone the event last week, but many children enjoyed the opportunity to dress as a favourite literary calendar and to share their favourite books with members of their class. Characters such as the Cat in the Hat and Spiderman and many other clever and creative costumes could be found. A big thank you to parents and carers.
A big well done to all children who have been in school every day this week, and year 5 t, who again had the highest attendance in the school. I must continue to stress that genuine illness is a perfectly acceptable reason for being off school. We have a duty towards your child’s safety and education to follow up where we haven’t been provided with a reason. The school has a recommendation from the inspectorate to improve attendance, and I wish to engage positively with families around the attendance levels of their children.
We will offer invitations to attend an “Attendance Panel” for some families this term. This is not about scrutiny, interrogation, or any other such perception. It’s about the question “What more can we do to support your child to be in school every day?” and only this. I promise. We will be sending informational letters home about attendance from the last half term during next week.
The ultimate aim, still, is to make sure that your children receive their full entitlement to learning and that the school is supportive around giving your child their entitlement to an education with us at Coastlands School.
I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend and look forward to more exciting opportunities next week.