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Dear parents and carers,


Welcome back to school and the start of the autumn term. It is lovely that the sun is shining (although it would have been nicer if it had shone in August!) and everyone at Straits is looking forward to the year ahead.


I would also like to extend a warm welcome to families who have joined us at Straits Primary School this September. I have been ‘visiting’ classrooms during the last two days and have been impressed with the children’s positive start to the school year: they all seem to have settled successfully and look so smart!


We have been busy during the holidays and I hope you have noticed some of the changes to the school grounds. The improvements are part of our premises development plans and ‘phase 1’ has now been completed. Phase 2 (removal of the tyre area) is scheduled for October half term and Phase 3 will happen next summer (budget allowing).  We have also been making some improvements to the inside of the building so look out for these when you next visit.


You will also recall that we shared information with you regarding our ‘healthy breaktimes’ policy. From September, we will be asking that children eat a healthy snack at breaktime. This could be a piece of fruit or vegetable, a cereal bar, a yoghurt or crackers and cheese. The items we will be asking our children not to eat at breaktimes are crisps or chocolate bars; please do not send these into school as your child’s breaktime snack.


We are busy preparing a range of exciting activities and events and will soon be issuing our autumn term calendar as well as our autumn term curriculum newsletters and knowledge organisers for each year group.  Please also remember to check the parent hub app, the school website and follow our Facebook page – this will ensure that you are able to take an active role in school life and plan busy family lives.


Here’s to a great term.


Yours sincerely,


Mr. P. Freear

Head Teacher