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Penshurst Primary School

WEEK 38 - Friday 16 July 2021

Well we have made it to the end of term...nearly!  During transition week, can you please follow all of the procedures that are currently in place, including the one way systems and staggered entry and exit. This should help us direct you to new classrooms and ensure we have the time to help anyone who needs us.

On Tuesday 7 September, the School Streets scheme will begin at the Winthorpe side of school. Winthorpe and Seagran roads will be shut to the public between 8.15 - 9.15am and 2.45 - 3.45pm unless they have a permit (staff and residents). We are still looking for volunteers to maybe do an hour a week as a marshal, so it is not always school staff. Please contact the office if you can help. We can reciprocate by having your child in the breakfast club while you fulfil your duties!

This week we have had the press in school on two occasions, one to celebrate our platinum modeshift award and secondly to present us with our framed murals from the Humber Bridge competition in which we won both KS1 and 2 categories. Go Penshurst - look out for the articles in local newspapers.

The ‘Meet the teacher’ events next week will all be on Zone 4 (next to Evie's garden) and will be an opportunity to meet your child's teacher if you have not already met. Mrs Adams and Mrs Smith will also be there to answer any general questions. We will be putting out socially distanced seating for different classes to make this as safe as possible. Remember school closes promptly at 1.30pm on Friday 23 July.

Just for your information, we have pencilled in a Sports Day for the first Friday back in school (COVID conditions permitting) as a big welcome back to school. Reception will have theirs on the following Friday to allow them to have a week in school. May this be the first of many events next year

As you know, Penshurst is passionate about reading as it is the door to the world in our eyes. Please take some time to do some reading this summer as it will really benefit the children to keep their reading fluency level high, enabling them to access the work in September with confidence. I recently found my eldest child curled up with ’Pride and Prejudice’ in one hand and ‘The Kite Runner’ in the other. I asked her why she was reading such different novels (a contemporary and a classic) and she answered, “At Penshurst, you always said that reading would guarantee my future and that the best education you could give yourself was to read all different kinds of books whenever possible - I'm just doing what you said I should do but I have to read two at once as I have a busy life, mum!”  I could not be more proud of the Penshurst staff for instilling this love of reading in my child and this is one of our main focuses for next year for all children who attend Penshurst.  So in true Strictly style…. Keeeeeeeeep Reading!

Mrs J Spencer 

Head of School