The shortest half term of the year has flown by as quickly as expected with the children applying themselves in their learning and impressing as always with their excellent manners and attitudes to school. A special mention must go to the Year 6 children who coped admirably with the Key Stage 2 SATs, trying their best and tackling each of the tests with maturity and positivity, which is all we would ever ask of them.
Early Years and Key Stage 1 Playgrounds
We have had two additions to our outdoor space this term with a permanent canopy put up in the KS1 playground and a climbing structure installed in the EYFS playground to help support our youngest children’s physical development and gross motor skills.
We are also currently working with a variety of companies on plans to develop the Key Stage 2 playground and field, so watch this space for exciting developments and installations to come!
The Platinum Jubilee
As the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee falls in the half term break, we celebrated in school today with children coming in dressed in red, white and blue to mark the occasion. They then learned about the significance of the event during a whole-school Collective Worship and in each of their classrooms and they took part in a variety of events and activities across the school. We also learned a new song called “Our Queen” which I am sure they will enjoy sharing with you all at home.
Attentions now turn to the extremely busy second half of the Summer term and we are so looking forward to welcoming you all into school for each of the upcoming events. Please see overleaf for a list of key dates, including Sports Days, Leavers’ Events, and the Summer Fair. You will also see a reminder of each of the upcoming drop-in sessions for parents/carers where you will be able to visit your child’s classroom and see the wonderful work they have completed this year. Class Teachers will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about your child’s learning and then you will receive your child’s full written end of year report before the end of term.
I hope the children enjoy a restful half term break and that you are all able to enjoy some family time before we welcome everyone back for Summer 2, starting on Monday 6th June.