Head’s Weekly update 6.5.22


Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope you had a lovely bank holiday weekend.

This week the children have been working hard as always. I have seen some super descriptive writing in Year 3 about ‘Trolls’, the range of vocabulary was varied and imaginative, such a delight to read. In addition, I have spotted some beautifully detailed poetry in year 6 with links to their Victorian topic and history lessons with a focus on women working in factories, very poignant. Also, one piece of writing shown to me was just so well written, full of emotions and emotive language that both his class teacher and I shed a tear. Well done to all the avid writers, what a pleasure to read your inspirational ideas.

The arts workshops have been going well too! Mrs Crozier has now collected all of the pupils  designs for the mural and the artist will collect them this afternoon. Watch this space, they are truly amazing!

Michael, from REAL PE, joined staff on Wednesday evening to launch our new partnership. We had our first inspiring session where the teachers were actively taking part in lessons and really enjoyed the new approach to teaching PE. They will work with us on a whole school flexible and progressive curriculum that is align with the National Curriculum. There will be an opportunity for parents to have access to home learning and active ideas to help motivate children at home. We look forwards to sharing the platform with you in the new academic year.

Speaking of sports, we are going to trial ( in term 6) children coming to school dressed in their PE kit on PE days. Wearing a PE kit to school is great for PE as a subject. It raises the profile of PE and keeps it at the forefront of learning. It shows that PE is valued in our school and highlights how important PE is for a healthy active lifestyle. We will ensure that you know which day your child has PE but will be encouraging this new approach from Term 6.

Year 4 have started rehearsals for the Big Summer sing… on 15th June there will be a fantastic musical event at the De La Warr Pavilion where pupils from schools and colleges join together with a live band. Please book any tickets through the De La Warr. I believe tickets are around £6.00. Please do support this fantastic opportunity, I know the children are looking forwards it.

Hawking class had their visit to the museum; Mrs Barbary and Mrs Smith were equally impressed with the excellent behaviour and engagement by the children. They had a great time. Pictures show the children completing a quiz as they went around the museum looking at smuggling artefacts and listening enthusiastically to the historian.

All of the teachers at King Offa are continually working hard to plan and support activities, visits and visitors to ensure their pupils have a wide variety of fun learning experiences.  Lots of events to look forward to…Thank you staff and volunteers!

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Baker

Head of School