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Easter Letter

31st March 2021

Dear Parents/Carers,


Thank you for your continued support over the last few weeks since the full return to school for all pupils. It is great to have all of the children back in school and they have all settled back into their lessons and routines really well – and more importantly have enjoyed spending time with each other.



Many pupils have been engaged with their reading and this has been further supported by parents at home. We hope that you have enjoyed the reading books that have been coming home and staff really appreciate the feedback that you have been giving in the children’s Reading Records. This home-school partnership is so positive and will only help to develop your child’s reading skills.

On Monday, we made our first prize draw for our Reading Champions. This is to reward those pupils who complete their reading every week and also have a parent comment recorded each week in the Reading Record. Congratulations to the following pupils who received their choice of Reading Book as a reward.


Year 3 – Daniel                                                                       Year 4 – Ariah and Skye

Year 5 – Jayden                                                                     Year 6 – Sharni and Athar


We look forward to seeing who our next winners will be so please support your child by completing their Reading Record!


Over the Easter Holidays, we are launching our HJS Reading Bingo Challenge. This is a fun activity for the children to complete in their own time. We ask that each challenge is signed off by an adult and any completed cards returned after the holiday. All competed cards with receive a prize!


Easter Egg Raffle

Thank you to all of those who bought raffle tickets for the Easter Egg raffle. I am pleased to say that we managed to raise over £150 that we can now spend on resources for the children in school. There was a winner from each class and an overall KS2 winner. Congratulations to all of our winners!


3JC – Harrison                        3JB – Daniel                           4CB - Sarav                            4JB – Skye

5FC – Edward                         5MH – Amina                          6SK - Mahnoor                       6SM - Ismael

Bonus Egg Winner - Halima


As we move towards the holidays, can I still ask for your co-operation in respecting all Covid guidelines in place around school. It is important that we protect the whole HJS community and help to ensure that our children are able to attend school wherever possible to ensure they get the best possible education and learning. By following the guidelines, we can all help to prevent further class bubble closures.


Finally, all of the staff and governors would like to wish you all a Happy Easter and look forward to seeing you all in the summer term.


Yours sincerely,

Mr N.Fowler

Acting Headteacher