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Friday 24th June 2022

Mr Marks, the Deputy Head Teacher, writes...

Dear Parents and Carers, 

What a fantastic week this has been in Orton Wistow Primary School. We have all enjoyed a return to a few of our favourite events, and we still have the Summer fayre to look forward to later on today. 

Sports Days 

Both the Key Stage Two and Foundation Stage/Key Stage One sports days were very successful this week. All the children were determined to win as many points as they could for their house and they should feel proud for all the perseverance, resilience and enthusiasm they demonstrated throughout. Mr. Cowles did a brilliant job organising these mornings and the Year Six helpers today were excellent. Thank you to all the family members for supporting the children, I know for many of you this was your first OWPS sports day you have attended. It was also great to see so many of you join in for the parents’ races! We now know where our pupils get their competitiveness from!  

Year Six Residential 

Last week we took thirty-nine Year Six children to London for their final OWPS residential. It was a fantastic trip, and it is hard to select one single highlight, there were so many. I think for me, watching the Lion King was very special. It is a spectacle all by itself but seeing the joy on our pupils’ faces whilst watching it made it even more special. Thank you to Mrs. Simmons for organsing the trip and Miss Tansley, Ms Harries and Ms McLaughlin for taking such good care of the group.  

Year Six Leavers 

As well as all the exciting things that happen in this last half-term, we also have to get ready to say goodbye to another group of children. Lots of things are happening in the background (as well as the Year Six production) getting ready for the Leavers Drive-Thru event. On Monday 18th July we will have an assembly in the morning to allow the children and staff in school to say goodbye (this is not for parents) to our Year Six pupils and details about the drive-thru will be sent home before that date.  

Hopefully I will see many of you at the Summer Fayre in a few hours. Have a wonderful weekend everyone. 

Mr Marks 

Deputy Headteacher 

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