And so another academic year comes to an end – and what a year this one has been – perhaps with even more challenges than last year.
A huge thank you has to go to the Weldon staff team for their incredible dedication and commitment throughout this extraordinarily challenging last 18 months. As Head Teachers, we count it a privilege to lead such a strong team, working with and alongside them you all; thank you.
Thank you, too, for being such a supportive group of parents in the face of many adversities. Special mention has to go to our Year R parents who handed over their 4 year olds way back in September, having never set foot inside our school – thank you for trusting us, for working with us and for never having ever complained despite missing all your children’s ‘firsts’. We hope to welcome you into school in the not-so-distant future, so you can begin to build some of those special memories. To Year 1 parents, we’re conscious you did not get a much better deal – thank you for staying so positive through it all. And to Year 6, we are sorry that your last year at primary school has been spent without involving your parents – it is not how we wanted it to end. You have all achieved so much and are in brilliant places to start Y7, having made great progress despite the pandemic. We are so proud of you. And, to everyone else, thank you for having made this year significantly easier than it could have been – by sticking to the covid rules, by not moaning when numerous trips and residentials fell by the wayside and by supporting your children so effectively through lockdowns and bubble closures. Team Weldon is in a good place to return in September.
We hope that you get a good break over the summer and wish you every blessing for the last few days and for the summer holiday - ‘The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face towards you and give you peace.’ (Numbers 6:v24-26)
With very best wishes and looking forward to seeing you again in September,
Lesley Middleton and Kirstin Howarth
Tuesday 20th July
You are welcome to collect your children at 12noon on our last day, just drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or let us know on Tuesday morning if you would like to do this and we can get your child/ren ready. Please collect via our main school entrance, the field gate will remain locked.
Our school will remain open until 3.30pm but our SPACE Club is closed on our last day.
This year we say goodbye 30 Year 6 children, all of whom have grown and matured into really well-rounded individuals very able to face the challenges of Secondary School. Good bye to:
Aiden, Alfie, Anita, Austin, Ava, Belle, Ben, Dylan, Ellie-May, Evie Blossom, Ioana, Joey, Jonny, Kacey, Lacie, Lamuzinda, Lewis, Lily, Lucy, Maisy, Marcel, Matilda, Maxwell, Mcauley, Oscar, Phoebe, Rosie, Scarlett, Taylor and Tyler
PDET Sports Day
Fifteen of our Year 4 children took part in a PDET Sports Day on Friday, they had a wonderful day and came 4th out of ten schools so well done to them! We are also super proud of Thomas Holmes who won ‘Best Boy’ and was awarded a trophy. Take a look at our gallery page for photographs of the event.
Dates for our new academic year:
Wednesday 1st September – training day, school closed to pupils
Thursday 2nd September – training day, school closed to pupils
Friday 3rd September – Welcome Back Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 + Year 6
Tuesday 7th September – Welcome to our new Reception Class children
Also, make a note - Wednesday 22nd September is Influenza vaccination day with Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, more details and consent forms will be sent nearer the time.
We plan to return to our pre-Covid school times in September: our school gates will open at 8.40am and all children need to be in class and ready to learn at 8.55am. End of day will be 3.30pm for all classes. We will continue to offer wraparound childcare, our breakfast club opens at 7.30am and our after school club closes at 6.00pm, more details on our school website, book places through ParentPay.