Published on: 22nd September, 2023

Autumn Newsletter No.2


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Headteacher update

Our second week has been fantastic. Our children have started swimming and began a range of After school clubs. We are encouraging children to take risks (whilst ensuring they are safe!) and take themselves out of their comfort zone and that is what they are doing!

We are well underway with assessing the children’s Reading and Maths ability and producing next steps to ensure they reach their potential.

We are embedding our 3 rules of: Be Kind, Be Ready, Be Safe and we are proud of the attitude of our pupils.

This is a wonderful environment to work in and there is no doubt that the children will thrive. Have a great week.

Sam Aiston

Our Grand Opening Event

Don’t forget it is our Grand Opening event on Saturday 30th September.  Please invite all of your neighbours, friends and family so we can make it a day to remember!

We will have an official ribbon cutting ceremony and speeches at the front of school at 1:00pm before we move around to the back of school for all the fun of the fair.

Arbor App

We will be using Arbor for our pupil information, communications and payments.

Please can we ask all parents to set up the Arbor app this week.

The easiest way to access Arbor is via the Arbor App.  Please click on the relevant link below (Android v IOS):

Arbor App for Apple IOS:

Arbor App for Android:

Alternatively, Arbor can be accessed via Web Browser. A link to this is included below:

Access Arbor in a web browser:

If you need any help with this, ask our Administrator Sarah.

After school clubs!

These week we have kicked off our After School Clubs. We have had Dance, Cookery, Board Games and Football at the school of opportunity.




Open classrooms

Tonight we showed around the parents and carers of children from Dragonflies and Caterpillars. We love to show off our fabulous setting and it is a great opportunity for the children to show their families where the action happens!


Dragonflies went swimming!

Our Reception class had their first swimming lesson at Prestfelde school this week. There was a lot of nerves but our children felt the fear and did it anyway. They were very brave and we all ended up having great fun!

Cooking with Katie from Katie’s Kitchen

Our children had a great time making dove biscuits to celebrate National Day of Peace which links to our school value: Be Kind.

Thank you Katie!