Published on: 17th May, 2024

Summer term week 6


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Vision Statement

This term we have been reviewing our school vision statement:

Enabling our children to learn and succeed in a nurturing environment. 

In assemblies we have been thinking about our school, what Hodnet means to us and collecting words to showcase that. The children generated some excellent ideas, some examples of their words are:

Welcoming, respectful, thoughtful, kind, happy, safe, successful, democratic, determined, equal, fair, accepting, fun, amazing, fantastic, excellent.

In Staff meetings we have also discussed this statement and ways to update it, one simple update suggestion is:

“Enabling all children to flourish in a safe, nurturing and welcoming learning environment”

Our governors will also be looking at this over the summer term. We would like to open this up to all stakeholders, asking parents who have any suggestions of either words or phrases which they would like to add to this review process, to please email ideas/suggestions to

Thank you.

Proud of class 6

Class 6 children completed their SAT’s testing this week. They all worked incredibly hard, showing determination and perseverance to complete the challenging tasks expected of them. We are incredibly proud of them and they should all feel proud of themselves, they gave it everything they could and that’s all that matters.

The care, support and generosity shown this week by the staff, both past and present, was very humbling to see. At Hodnet, we pride ourselves on supporting all our children and adapting our environments to ensure we give everyone the very best chance of success – this week was no exception. A huge thanks goes to the volunteers and staff who made this possible and to the rest of school for their patience and understanding. Thank you – we did it and we’re all relieved that its Friday!

Whilst the tests are important to showcase academic achievement, they are only a small fraction of education. Our pupils are kind, resourceful, resilient, courageous and successful in so many other ways. They are life long learners and will all eventually leave us with their heads held high. For that we are immensely proud.

Father’s Day event

A reminder that our Father’s Day lunch is on Friday 14th June. Please ensure forms are returned before 24th May. Orders or cancellations will not be processed after this date. Payments on Parent Pay need to be paid before the event.

Wraparound Care

It has been recently publicised that all schools will be required to provide wraparound care from 8am – 6pm from next September. This is currently being proposed nationally and schools are being advised and supported with this change. Mrs Lyall attended training on this matter this week to find out if we needed to address this and extend our offer. Due to the timings of our current Wraparound offer being 7.45am – 5.45pm, we are not required to change our timings as we are providing the expected amount of care, as a result we won’t be making any changes to our Breakfast Club and After School Wraparound provision.

Science Gadget Shop

Next week is our school Science Enrichment week. We are running the science gadget shop again this year as it has proved highly successful in previous years. Children can bring a small amount of money to purchase science related toys and games. Most items are between 50p and £2.50. Miss Evans, our science coordinator, will run it during lunchtime on Wednesday and Thursday. 

Parents are asked to send a small amount of money in with their child, in a named envelope, to enable them to visit the shop. All profits from the gadget shop will go towards new school science equipment.

Relationships and Sex Education

You may be aware that the government is currently consulting on the SRE curriculum. There are a number of changes being proposed and final information will be provided after the consultation. One thing publicised in the national news this week was a potential change in the age at which children are taught about conception, suggesting that children will not taught about this until they are over the age of 9. At Hodnet, we do not teach this until Y5&Y6 currently anyway. Prior to this the children are taught about puberty, changes and relationships. Some of the content is also within the national curriculum for Science. The 318 Education Trust have recently reviewed and consulted on the Trust wide policy for SRE and PSHE, copies of the policies, procedures and the current curriculum content can be found on our website.

PSHE page link.

Celebrating Success. Certificate of Achievement.

Well done to everyone who received awards or shout outs today. We are very proud of you.

  • Class R – Henry, for his super attitude towards writing. What a wise whale, well done.
  • Class 1 – Georgia, for fantastic effort to work independently this week.
  • Class 2 – Sophie, for a positive can do attitude to learning, well done.
  • Class 3 – Josh, for engaging enthusiastically in his learning.
  • Class 4 – Lucas, for resilience and perseverance, well done we are very proud of you.
  • Class 5 – Arthur G, for working hard and showcasing a positive learning attitude.
  • Class 6 – for all the Fabulous Year Six!
  • Headteacher’s award this week goes to everyone! Y6 for their hard work and the rest of school for their kindness, encouragement, patience and understanding.
  • Raffle ticket – Summer
  • Lunchtime award – Harry B in Y2 for his excellent manners.

Celebrating Success. Book Worm.

Well done to everyone who received awards or shoutouts this week, we are very proud of you.

  • Class R – Grace
  • Class 1 – Eden
  • Class 2 – Harry B
  • Class 3 – Theo
  • Class 4 – Maeve
  • Class 5 – Ethan
  • Class 6 – Lola

Congratulations to all our chosen Book Worms, your reading at home and school was excellent this week.

Weekly House Points

Weekly house point totals are:

Owls = 184

Badgers = 171

Squirrels = 156

Foxes = 151

Well done to the Owls team.

Summer ready!

A reminder that children need sun hats and water bottles in school daily. Sun cream should be applied before coming to school. School staff are not able to apply sun cream. Thank you for your cooperation with this. Lets hope we have some much needed sunshine soon!

Uniform reminder – please ensure children are coming to school in correct uniform. Shoes need to be worn, not trainers or boots. Leggings and cycling shorts are not school uniform. Some children choose to wear cycling shorts under their summer dresses, that is fine. Please refer to the uniform policy if you are unsure.