Dear North Tawton Friends and Families,
Our first ‘proper’ week back!
Children (and staff!) are back into the routines of school and have been very enthusiastic about their new topics. This week Year 2 and Year 6 have completed assessments in English and maths help us measure individual progress and to plan teaching for the term ahead. Year 5 started their swimming sessions at Parklands in Okehampton on Thursday. They have made a very confident start.
Staff have been planning visits and visitors for the spring, details to come once confirmed… Watch this space!
As always, please look at the class blogs to see what the pupils have been learning about this week.
We had such a lot of absence last term, particularly in the last two weeks, due to unprecedented waves of illnesses. We will send a copy of your child’s attendance so you can see their current percentage. We are aiming for above 95% which I know for many is a long way off, but if we can keep illnesses away and make sure children are in school if well, then all percentages should improve over this term ahead.
If your child is ill, please call the school office to inform us. Illness will be authorised, however if there is a pattern of regular days off, we will ask you about this and talk about support we and the educational welfare officer can offer. Holidays are not authorised.
The term dates for 2023 – 24 are on the website, so if you are planning holidays, please do check these so children do not miss valuable learning time.
With very best wishes,