Welcome to the Spring Term in Class 4

Dear parents and carers,
Firstly, I would like to wish you all a happy and prosperous new year and hope that Christmas was an amazing time for all.

For the remainder of the academic year, I have the pleasure of teaching your children in Year 4. Supported by Mrs Hedderly, who is also a qualified teacher, we will continue to build upon the progress that your children have made.

To introduce myself a little, I have worked in various primary school settings for the last five years but have worked with children for much longer than this, including sports coaching. I have a BA (Hons) degree in Sports Development and Coaching and am also a qualified sports coach. As I am new to the school, I am quickly learning all of the school’s routines and educational approaches to ensure consistency for your children so they make the best possible progress and achieve their potential. I am looking forward to teaching the children who already appear quite settled in to the new term.

Last week was all about getting to know the children and for them to get to know me. My focus has been to alleviate any concerns they may have had about the change. I have been making my way around the playground at the end of each day to try and introduce myself. I will get to everyone soon, however, if you’d like to meet with me, please make an appointment with the school office.

Entering school:
Just a reminder that as we are striving to ensure the children become more independent, can we please say our goodbyes at the door so that the children can organise their own bags and coats and ensure smoother and swifter start to the day.

To enable full access to all school activities, can we ensure that all children have appropriate outdoor wear, especially with the inclement weather we are experiencing. This term, swimming will still take place on a Wednesday so can you please ensure that your child has all required swimming kit on this day (a spare pair of socks would be advisable also as they often drop them on the floor!). PE will no longer take place on a Thursday morning as it did last term. We will do PE, in addition to swimming, whenever we get the chance, so please could PE kits stay in school at all times.

Please do regularly read the newsletters sent out as they will provide you with essential information with regards to events around the school. Please do not hesitate to speak to me about any concerns or questions you may have.

Kindest regards,

Mr Graeme Lester