Head of School Update – Friday 14th December 2018

It’s been an incredibly busy week at King Offa Primary Academy. If you have been in to join us for one of the four performances this week, we hope you have had fun and enjoyed getting into the festive spirit.

Children in Year 1 and 2 got the week off to a fantastic start with their first performance of ‘Shine, Star, Shine’ and followed this with their second performance on Wednesday morning. The children sang with great confidence and enjoyment – we certainly saw some budding West End performers in the making! Following lots of hard work and rehearsals, it was great for the children to perform to an audience and they absolutely loved doing so.

Children in our Reception classes, and friends from our Nursery, performed their first school Nativity, ‘Born in a Barn’, on Tuesday and Thursday this week. I was incredibly proud to again watch so many children sing and perform with such enthusiasm and energy, particularly in front of so many people. Well done to all of the children who have taken part in Nativities and festive performances this week and for the staff who have worked tirelessly to put the songs, costumes, narration, and all of the other details, together.

It has been great to see so many of you this week and it’s always a pleasure to welcome families and friends to King Offa to share these opportunities and experiences with the children.

Children in Year 4 have also been busy this week, visiting local care homes in Bexhill, sharing some festive songs and fun with the residents there. They were also invited to see a stage production of the festive musical, ‘Elf’, performed by students from Bexhill College. I know lots of the children were inspired by some of the acting and performance skills of the college students.

Next week, on Tuesday 18th December, children in Years 3 through to 6 will be performing their Christmas Carols at St. Stephen’s Church, at the top of Down Road. This is from 1.30pm. We hope you will be able to join us for this. We will also be having our Christmas Lunch on Wednesday 19th December and this is also a chance for children to wear something festive on this day – I’m looking forward to seeing the latest fashion trends in Christmas jumpers!

‘Welcome’ to Mr Dominic Smith who joins King Offa as our new Site Manager. Today, in assembly, we said, ‘Hello’. I am sure you will see Mr Smith around the school grounds and we look forward to him helping us keep the school safe, clean and tidy.

Finally, a quick reminder that the last day of this term is Wednesday 19th December 2018. The school reopens on Monday 7th January 2019.

I look forward to seeing you for the final few days of term.

Mr Ryan Laker

Head of School