Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope you have all had a wonderful Easter break and were able to have some time to rest and relax with family ahead of the start of the Summer Term. The children have returned to school with huge smiles on their faces and the weather has certainly put a Spring of hope and excitement into all of our hearts. You really can feel the happiness of the children as your walk around the schools and they have all been enjoying sharing what they have done during their holidays, which has been really lovely!

Our assembly theme this week explored our Federation value RESPECT. Respect is a word that describes how we behave towards one another, towards people older than us and towards people in authority. We discussed how showing respect to someone demonstrates how much we value them. We then went on to pay our respects to His Royal Highness Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh, and learnt about his life and his many achievements. The children were really interested
in learning about his early career in the Navy and how he saved his ship and crew from a night bombing attack during the invasion of Sicily in July 1943. As the Government continues to ease the lockdown restrictions, please rest assured that we are looking at how this impacts on us as a Federation. We will keep you updated with any changes that we are able to make. We hope that you all have a wonderful weekend and continue to keep safe.

Miss J. Concannon
Federation Headteacher

Sad Goodbye and Warm Wishes

We are sad to say goodbye to Mrs Benstead who has worked as a Teaching Assistant at Knaphill Lower School for the last twenty-one years. Mrs Benstead has decided that she would like to spend more time with her family and her last day will be Friday 30th April.

We hope that you will all join us all in wishing Mrs Benstead every happiness in the future!

Family Learning Courses

Please find the links below to Family Learning courses which are free for parents and carers to help you give your child a positive start in life, and to help support your child’s learning and development at home and school. Please click on the link to find out more information from The Family Learning Team

Maths Courses

Family Maths for Key Stage One Six weeks starts 21/4/21 13.00-14.30
Family Maths for Key Stage 2 Six weeks starts 22/4/21 13.00-14.30

Courses for Parents who speak English as an additional language

English Grammar for EAL Parents Six weeks starts 21/04/21 10.30-12.00
English for EAL Parents Six weeks starts 21/04/21 13.00-14.30
English Grammar for EAL Parents Six weeks starts 22/04/21 13.00-14.30
Education in England workshop for EAL parents 23/4/21 13.00-14.30
Phonics for EAL parents workshop 30/4/21 13.00-14.30

Wellbeing and Healthy Living Courses

Family Yoga 3 weeks starts 21st April 16.30-17.30
Stress Buster workshop 22/4/21 13.15-14.45
Cook The Classics online cookery 3 week course starts 26/4/21 13.00-14.30

Phonics Workshops

Phonics workshop (non EAL) 27/4/21 10.30-11.30
Phonics workshop (non EAL) 27/4/21 13.30-14.30