Head of School Update – Friday 5th July 2019

Welcome to this week’s Weekly Update!

I hope you have enjoyed the many school events that have taken place this week!

The excitement of the week started with our ‘Aspirations Week’ assembly. It was great to see so many pupils excited about their future aspirations and possible careers; many spoke confidently about what they wanted to do and the skills that they need to have. Across the week, children have had the opportunity to meet with members of our local community, to talk about their work and open up children’s minds to new ideas and opportunities, that they might not have considered before. Thank you to our many visitors who have given up their time to talk to classes about their work – it has been incredibly insightful and I know that the children have asked some super questions, listened attentively and been excited to meet new people. This year’s speakers included a motor-racing team owner, art curator, trauma officer, accountant and rehabilitation officer for the visually impaired.

Thank you to Mrs Meader who organised this year’s Aspirations Week.

Our end of year ‘Musical Showcase’ performances took place on Tuesday. Thank you to all of our parents and families who supported our Year 2, 3, 4 and 5 pupils. The Showcase is the perfect opportunity for pupils to practise performing in front of live audiences. This year’s audience was treated to some fantastic singing, in whole groups, solos and parts; body percussion; recorder and ukulele performances. Well done to all of our classes who took part in this year’s Showcase.

The highlight event of the week, and indeed this year, was yesterday’s Sports Day events. Bathed in glorious sunshine, the field was full of parents and families who joined us for this year’s events. The children participated in their events with smiles on their faces, energy, enthusiasm and determination. As always, the Parent and Carer Race was enjoyed by all of the children – there were some very competitive runners this year. In the Key Stage 2 morning event, Red House were crowned this year’s Champions, while Yellow House took the crown in the Reception and Key Stage 1 afternoon event.

‘Well done’ to every child who took part and ‘Thank you’ to all of our parents and carers who supported us this year.

Here are this week’s ‘Kings and Queens’:

Year R Blue Class – Renee M.

Year R Blue Class – Ben G.

Year 1 Orange Class – Romey B.

Year 1 Turquoise Class – Harry R.

Year 2 Purple Class – Isla B-P.

Year 2 Yellow Class – Stevie D.

Year 3 House Martins – Lucy J.

Year 3 Magpies – Raymond A.

Year 3 Swallows – Tristan-Lee B.

Year 4 Kestrels – Alfie W.

Year 4 Ravens – Finley C.

Year 5 Falcons – Adam G.

Year 5 Hawks – Lillian P.

Year 6 Ospreys – Callum S.

Year 6 Eagles – Daisy-Mai G.

Well done to this week’s winners! In our ‘Attendance Raffle’, there were 372 children with an attendance of 100%. Well done to Sophia W. in Year 3 House Martins Class  and Sophia W. in Year 5 Hawks Class who were drawn as this week’s lucky winners and collected a special prize. In this term’s ‘Attendance Challenge’, Year R Red Class lead the way in Key Stage 1, with 34 points. In Key Stage 2, Year 5 Falcons Class top the leader-board with 23 points.

Please check out this week’s Bulletin.

Have a great weekend!

Mr R. Laker
Head of School