We are delighted with how all the children have settled in to school. They have adapted to all the new routines brilliantly. It is lovely to have all the children back in school and to welcome our new reception children who have settled in so well!
Despite the hugely positive return, we are being very vigilant about any potential anxiety. Each day, the children are using the ‘feelings flowers’ to express their mood when coming into school. We catch up straight away with anyone who is feeling unhappy or anxious. As you are no doubt aware from last year, this approach, along with our resilience work, is supported by the charity ‘Mindmap’. Many of you attended the workshops that they ran last January. All the resources and time that they have provided has been free, in return for us holding a fundraising day for them. This had been scheduled for last term and, obviously, could not take place. We have therefore decided that next Tuesday 8th September we will ask the children to wear a flower for a day in return for a small donation. It could be a single flower or a complete flowery outfit; it is entirely up to you. The idea is that we keep it fairly low key but take the opportunity to stress the importance of the ‘feelings flowers’ and recap some of the previous work on resilience and expressing emotions.
This year, we are once again holding curriculum information evenings for each of the key stages. Under the current circumstances, we will not be able to hold these in school and the number of parents involved will potentially make a large Zoom meeting impractical and not give you adequate opportunity to ask questions. We have therefore decided that, this year, we will pre-record a presentation with the information that would have been shared at a meeting and then provide a link for you to watch it at your leisure. We will then hold a Zoom question and answer session in place of the information evening. The dates are on the diary on the website and each session will start at 6.30pm.
On 11th September, we will be celebrating our annual federation day. This year, we will not be able to collaborate with Denton in person but will share our activities remotely. We will be following an art theme based around trees and the colour green! More details to follow…
Parents’ Evenings will take place Monday 9th and Wednesday 11th November. It is highly likely that these will be held remotely, as per the end of year transition meetings, but we will take a view on this nearer the time. We are holding them slightly later this year so we can give the children time to settle in and provide you with a more accurate picture of where your children are academically, socially and emotionally.
Of course, you do not need to wait until Parents’ Evenings to contact us if you would like an update or have any concerns about your child. We may not be able to welcome you in to the school but myself and the teachers are still available to chat outside, via Zoom or on the phone. Please get in touch if you have any concerns or need any clarification about any of the above.
Welcome back and a Happy New Year to you all.
I wanted to share with you some excellent news to start off our New Year.
The Government have launched a new web site, that some of you may be already aware of, which enables parents and interested parties to compare schools and the progress that the children make.
Each school is compared to any within a 75 mile radius, that had similar KS1 results, and then tracks the progress of these pupils through KS2. I am delighted to say that there is no school within this criteria that outperforms Yardley.
Just before Christmas data was also released which placed Yardley as the 8th highest attaining for progress in Northamptonshire out of 325 schools.
These results could not be attained without the sheer hard work of the staff and the support of you parents- so thank you to all!
- Online Safety
- Term 6 news
- Our trip to St Ives
- Summer term update
- Busy, busy, busy!
- Cake Sale
- A Visit From the New Beats Recital Team
- World Poetry Day 2022
- World Book Day!
- Children's Mental Health Week 2022
- Safer Internet Day
- Global Theme Week- Education
- Festive plans!
- Global Theme Week- Water
- This week's adventures!
- Equality and our Global badges
- Welcome back to school!
- Classes for 21.22 and move up mornings
- Update 28th May
- A few updates!
- Easter Update
- Masks and Testing
- Return on 8th March
- FOYS Quiz - Saturday 27th February
- Update 22/02/2021
- Children's Mental Health Week
- Update 25/01/2021
- SCHOOL CLOSURE 25/1/2021
- Update 15/01/2021
- Critical Worker and Vulnerable Child Provision
- Remote Learning
- Critical Worker Request
- Update 5/01/2020
- Update 4/01/2021
- Returning on 5th January
- Update 10/12/2020
- Christmas Update
- Welcome back!
- Update 29th September
- Federation Day 2020
- Welcome back!
- School Results