Christmas Day!!

Well good morning everyone! I bet every child is up by now and ripping into presents. It is 7.53am here and both Eve and Stella are up – and they are waiting 7 more minutes before waking their mum – because you can’t open presents until everyone is up! ( The girls are really hoping that they have a Wii for Christmas) Later this morning we are going to Uncle Darran’s house for Christmas dinner with the whole family.So what are you up to today – tell us about your favourite present and about your day in general…

Christmas Geetings!

Although this is most definitely a time of year for children, a time when they get lots of fun, lots of treats, lots of parties, lots of presents – lots of everything… it is also a time of year for children to remember to say thank you to all those other people who are spending so much time helping them to have all this fun! Some children asked me to put up a blog so that children can say thank you to someone at school¬† – it could be Mrs Lant, the cook, for all those lovely dinners ( Christmas dinner on Thursday), it could be Mr Martin for putting up the tree and decorations, it could be Mrs Harris for organising the school disco, it could be all the grown ups who do the sandwiches and cakes for next week’s parties – it could be your teachers! Have a think and have a blog and I will put up the best ones in the staff room for teachers to see – or maybe they will blog themselves and check them out!

Moans – and praise!!

I am always pleased to hear complaints!! That may sound like a funny thing to say, but what I mean is, if parents or children aren’t happy about something, then I can only do something about it if I hear the complaint (though I love to hear praise for the school as well).¬† A school is a big organisation and not everything is perfect, but things can always get better if people are willing to express their concerns. I know from what parents have said, that we need to have a KS1 disco and a KS2 disco – separate discos- in future, or we won’t be able to fit everyone in. And we need to include children who have left the school, because we still consider them part of the school family. We are a very successful school – 9th in the KS2 league tables out of 89 schools in Doncaster – and we are a growing school, with 20 more children than at this time last year. Part of our great success is that we listen to parents and children – so please make sure that we know what you think. As a staff, we aim to make school a fantastic place for children to be – and visitors to school always remark how happy and confident our children are, and how positive parents are. Part of our success is that parents know that they can say what they think – and that we listen…