What a fantastic week of learning the children had last week at Waterside. They were delightful and attendance and attitudes to learning were faultless. Well done to everyone. This year attendance is so important and we expect every child to have attendance above 97%. We will be offering half term prizes to the best class and this half term ‘The Hive Cinema’ has offered us free films as part of our attendance initiatives. As Headteacher, I will be leading attendance this year and we have also brought in an education welfare service to work with families with current and historical poor attendance. Please ensure if your child is ill that you report it to school daily. You can phone at any time even if the office is closed and click option 1. We have to safeguard children so if you don’t phone – we will phone you or even pop on a home visit if attendance has been poor.

This week the children now the children are settled homework will begin on Friday. Each week this needs to be back in school by Wednesday. If homework is not completed, the children will remain in school at lunchtime to complete. If books are lost, parents will be asked to replace them. Your child should have already brought home their timetables and spelling books.

To allow parents to have as much notice as possible we have planned events for the year. Over the page is a list of key dates – add it onto your fridge so you don’t miss any important weeks.

Should you have any questions please do come and ask.

Mrs Knowles and the Waterside Team.