End of Term Letter 20 December 2016

20th December 2016


Dear Parents/Carers


As we are nearly at the end of term I would like to keep you updated on school events. You will be aware that tomorrow is the last day for two of our members of staff. Mrs Hodge, Fox class, has been a teacher at our school for over 10 years and is leaving to have her second child. Mrs Jo Parks has been with us for just over a year and has several roles in the school including our Mother and Toddler Leader. They will be greatly missed but I’m sure you will join me in wishing them all the best for the future. Our Mother and Toddler group will now be run by Mrs Sam Ansell, our school FLO and will start back on Monday 9th January.


We have celebrated our 100% attendance children this morning in assembly. We awarded a prize to Chethan Nadella whose name was picked out of a hat containing all the 100% children for terms 1 & 2. The year group winners for our attendance termly raffle were:

Year R – Harry Kirton, Year 1 – Faith Smith, Year 2 – Elizabeth Roberts


The schools overall attendance since September is 97.11%. This is Outstanding and we hope that we can continue this despite the cold weather which maybe upon us in January.


Our Feet on Friday winners were:


Reception Caterpillar – Teddy, Fox – Ella, Owl – Scarlet Scamp

Year 1 Seahorse – Oliver H, Starfish – Gracie-May, Turtle – Tristan

Year 2 – Penguin – Numa, Polar Bear – Eli, Snow Leopard – Mia G-P


May I take this opportunity to wish you all a very merry Christmas and happy new year from all the staff at Downs View.


See you all back in school on Wednesday 4th January!


Tracy Kent, Headteacher