Head of School Update – Friday 13th December 2019

Welcome to this week’s Weekly Update!

Despite some challenging weather, our planned visits and trips all went ahead this week. On Tuesday, pupils in Year 2 enjoyed their visit to Bodiam Castle, to learn about the castle’s features and the community who would have lived there. The children had a great day, including trying on chain-mail armour and preparing for a battle (we will add some photographs to our Facebook page). This was a great way to finish off their learning about Castles this term.

Our ‘Rock Steady’ bands gave us an early Christmas treat on Wednesday afternoon, with some outstanding performances to a packed audience of parents and pupils. Our young superstar performers demonstrated great confidence and definite enjoyment, playing together across a range of percussion and electronic instruments. A relatively new opportunity to pupils at King Offa, ‘Rock Steady’ allows pupils to learn an instrument, as part of a group, and many children have enjoyed taking part in this.

On Thursday, pupils in Year 4 certainly tried their best to dodge some of the showers as they made their way up to Bexhill College to see this year’s production of Peter Pan. The performance, rehearsed and performed by sixth-form students at the college, was enjoyed by all of the pupils. Thank you to all of the students at Bexhill College for inviting us and we will look forward to next year’s performance.

It was great to welcome so many of you into school this week for Parents’ Evening. Despite our ‘shortage’ of space, we had two very busy evenings in school and I do hope that you found the consultation with your child’s class teacher purposeful. If you weren’t able to join us on Tuesday or Wednesday, please do speak to your child’s class teacher to arrange an alternative appointment.

I do hope that you will be able to join us for one of the Christmas performances taking place across next week. Some of these are in school and others are at St. Stephen’s Church – this week’s Bulletin provides all of the details for these.┬áThe children have been rehearsing and practising hard and are looking forward to performing for you next week. We look forward to seeing you.


Well done to all of our Kings and Queens this week. They are –

Year R Bell Class – Elektra H-C. (Queen – Knowledge)
Year R Darling Class – Eddie W. (King – Knowledge)
Year 1 Edison Class – Valentine-Rose S. (Queen – Knowledge)
Year 1 Einstein Class – Brock D. (King – Knowledge)
Year 2 Gandhi Class – Ralph H.. (King – Knowledge)
Year 2 Nightingale Class – Jaden P-T. (King – Knowledge)
Year 3 Hawking Class – Alex D. (King – Knowledge)
Year 3 Pankhurst Class – Maddie-Louise J. (Queen – Equality)
Year 4 Curie Class – Maci T. (Queen – Knowledge)
Year 4 Earhart Class – Alice H. (Queen – Knowledge)
Year 4 Keller Class – Castara C. (Queen – Knowledge)
Year 5 Malala Class – Amelia G. (Queen – Knowledge)
Year 5 Seacole Class – Saffron C. (Queen – Knowledge)
Year 6 Clarke Class – Ryan P-T. (King – Knowledge)
Year 6 Parks Class – Kai L. (King – Knowledge)

The number ‘167’ was chosen at random, so ‘Well done’ to Daisy J-G., in Year R, who was the winner of this week’s Attendance Raffle. In this term’s ‘Attendance Challenge’, EYFS / Key Stage 1, Y1 Einstein Class and Y2 Gandhi Class are the leaders in EYFS and Key Stage 1, with 28 points each. In Key Stage 2, Year 4 Curie Class are the leaders with 28 points.

Just a reminder that next week is the last week of term. We break up on Friday 20th December, at the usual time.

Have a great weekend!

Mr R. Laker
Head of School