Message for Mrs Jenkinson from her Bawtry Mayflower family on her retirement
There are not enough words to express the gratitude for all that you have done for our children, families and staff throughout your time as headteacher at Bawtry Mayflower. You have taught us important values that we will use on our journey through life: resilience, determination and the belief that our children are at the very heart of everything we do. Your commitment to this belief has never wavered, even in difficult and challenging times. Your faith and optimism have inspired children and staff alike to want to be the very best version of themselves. Over the last 15 years, you have built our Bawtry Mayflower family upon a secure foundation of openness, trust and mutual respect. You have touched so many lives in more ways than you know and for this, we will always be grateful. As we continue to move forwards, we take with us the values you have instilled in us and you will always be a part of who we are and what we do.
We wish you the very best for your future and we thank you for everything that you have done for us.
Your time working with us may have come to an end but the friendships you have built will last a lifetime.
Training Day Monday 12th April 2021
As advised previously via email and on the weekly blog, Monday 12th April is a training day and school will therefore be closed to pupils. We look forward to welcoming all the children back to school on Tuesday 13th April.
Recognition Board success
Here at Bawtry Mayflower, our children are always polite, helpful, kind and constantly strive to do their very very best in their learning. In each class, we have a recognition board which celebrates the successes of the children who consistently go above and beyond in the following areas:
Once their name is on the board under all 4 categories, they are given a badge by Mrs Jenkinson or Mrs Walker in recognition of their success. The children below have received their badges recently, so well done to these children. There are lots of children in each class who have gone above and beyond in one or more of the categories, so Mrs Walker is looking forward to handing out lots more badges during the Summer Term.
News from Year 3/4
This week in Year 3/4, we have been reading a poem called 'Windy nights' and thinking about the vocabulary used in the text. We collaborated with our partners to use the dictionary. We thought about the first two or three letters in the words we were looking for so that we could find the word and check the definition. Finding the meaning of some of the vocabulary used, helped us to understand the poem more.
The children have been reading the poem out loud to the class, making sure they were thinking about their expression, tone, volume and intonation.
We have also been practising our times tables with our new maths beach balls. If the children catch the ball, they have to answer the question as quickly as possible. It can get very competitive.
Here are some of the proud recipients of the Maths Trophy this week.
Grassroots is back
Lots of young athletes can safely return to sport and recreation from Monday 29 March and do so in Covid secure environments, after months of being indoors – or training in limited numbers.
Getting active is a great focus for many people and really important for physical and mental wellbeing. I’ve written to all our local sports clubs – many of whom are looking for new members - to reassure them that we often talk to all national governing bodies to ensure we are providing relevant support and guidance.
Click here to find your nearest sports clubs: https://getdoncastermoving.org/sports
Doncaster also have a range of virtual activities available over the Easter period. The full Easter programme timetable including the virtual offer can be accessed via the following link, https://www.doncaster.gov.uk/services/schools/easter-staycation
New lunch menus after Easter
The lunch menus for after Easter have been finalised and these will be on the school website on Monday 12th April ready for the children returning to school on Tuesday 13th April. We will also email the menus to parents via ParentPay on Monday 12th April.
We will be holding parents evening the week beginning May 3rd. The meetings will be held via TEAMS and after Easter we will set up our usual booking system for slots. If you have any thing that you would like to discuss before this date regarding your child/children, please call the school office to arrange an earlier conversation with your child's class teacher.
Not being able to have our usual open-door policy has been difficult for all of us this year but please feel free to talk to us by phone or email whenever you need to. We are really missing the close relationships that we have with parents.
Welcome to our Mayflower family!
This week we have had some wonderful news. Miss Walker and her partner welcomed their little girl Heidi into their family last weekend. They are all doing really well and settling in to their life as a family of 4 (they also have a dog) and we can't wait to meet Heidi and see Miss Walker again. We asked Miss Walker if we could share a photo of Heidi on our blog and she has sent us the adorable photo below. We know you will join us in sending our love and congratulations to Miss Walker and her partner.
Active Fusion Easter PE
Doncaster Council have shared with us some online Easter activities that Active Fusion will be delivering. The timetable of activities can be viewed by clicking on the link below.
There are also further resources available by visiting Active Fusion's website and Doncaster Council have provided the link below for this.
Bawtry Juniors Football Club
We would like to wish everyone a very happy Easter. The last 3 weeks back together with all the children has been an absolute pleasure and the children have settled back in extremely week and continue to work incredibly hard. Enjoy the break; hopefully the weather will be kind to us and, although options are limited due to the current situation, we may be able to enjoy some more time outside now that the weather is improving. Take care and we will see everyone back at school on Tuesday 13th April.