Head’s Update 28.5.21

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome to this week’s final update of the term.

As you can see we were whisked back in time on Tuesday as the Year 5 pupils ‘enjoyed’ their Victorian Day. The photo above captures a recreation of the times ( Mandela Class) they were told not to smile… not to move… and not to breathe! They endured what it was like to be a Victorian child, they stood up when an adult entered the room, they were silent when when writing out a hymn for handwriting practice, played hoopla and skittles at break time and even got the cane (well, they pretended to!) I believe they had a fantastic day. The children designed and made their own William Morris tiles; they all look beautiful.  Thank you to Miss Andrews, Miss David and Miss Thornborough for getting into role, preparing their Victorian classrooms and planning the day so well. In addition, Mrs King supported in traditional dress and even taught the children about the ‘old money’! Thank you and well done!

It was so good to see so many of you at parents evening on Tuesday and Thursday. The teachers were thrilled that they could share work, achievements and next steps with you. Thank you for lending us your fantastic children! I am told that it felt like ‘speed dating’… apologies for that!

There really has been some amazing learning and achievements this term. Year 6 have been working on their art projects and I have been blown away with the quality of these pieces. I have seen Henry V111, Anne Boleyn and Anne of Cleves (just a few examples) in a different light! Well done to you all, wow! We have some very skilled artists for sure!

Year 2 have been to show me their excellent science books. Over the term they have been growing their own plants and have shown evidence of what plants need in order to grow. Some super conclusions really show off how much they have understood.

Although we are happy it is the last day of term, it is bitter sweet for us here at King Offa Primary. We say goodbye to the hard working and fabulous Teaching Assistant, Mrs Saunders, who has been a valuable, passionate and dedicated member of staff for nearly 22 years! I would like to say a huge thank you to Mrs Saunders and I am sure you will join me in wishing her the very best retirement… she certainly deserves it.

Thank you to you all for your continued support.

Have a lovely half term, I believe we are promised a few beautiful sunny days so please enjoy!

Take care,

Miss N Baker,