Head’s Weekly update 16.06.22

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome to this week’s update.

This week has been a very busy time, even though it has been a short week! The children have enjoyed being outside in the sunshine during focussed lesson time and learning breaks. I saw a fun English lesson where Year 2 were making their own potions as they have been studying the infamous Roald Dahl text ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’. The writing that has come from this stimulus has been wonderful. It is pleasing to report that the school field is a developing beauty, there are benches, willow arches, bird boxes and beautiful trees, plants and even more to enjoy. Miss Andrews, Mrs Jenner and Mr Smith have worked incredibly hard to make it a safe, interesting environment for the children to spend time in. A big thank you to them and the Eco Warriors that often spend time outside weeding and planting and generally maintaining the field. There is more to come and we will let you know as it happens.

I am thrilled to say that the final scaffolding has been removed and after 18 months (or more) of work, it is finally complete. So much has been fixed, repaired, improved and painted. A huge thank you to Miss Gonet and Mr Smith for organising and supervising the works, their efforts and hard work has been gratefully appreciated. A big well done to Barkers contractors too, they have done an excellent job. Thank you for maintaining our beautiful Victorian building.

I have been delighted to show Steve Etherington (LAB Member) around our wonderful school. He came to observe reading in Early Years and Key Stage 1 and was blown away with the fantastic work that goes in to the planning and delivery of our reading and phonics teaching. I was so proud to ‘show off’ your amazing children. The children’s learning behaviours and progress have been consistent and rewarding to all.  The teachers and the TA’s have worked incredibly hard over this past year to develop and enhance their own skills of teaching phonics to ensure that our pupils really do get the very best! The children have been exceptional; thank you to all parents for  supporting and encouraging their children with reading and learning especially.

PE days including swimming are going very well. We have seen the positives of the children attending school in their PE kit and feel it eases the pressures of changing at school and importantly means that children are having more time enjoying sports as they are ready to go immediately! Thank you for your cooperation, it has been brilliant. If all goes well, we will continue with this and make it a permanent expectation.

Finally… a huge well done to Year 4 Curie and Earhart class superstars (pictured above). I had the pleasure, alongside our school and local community, to attend the ‘The Big Summer Sing’ last night at the De La Warr Pavilion. What an amazing show and opportunity for our young people across Bexhill Schools. The year 4 children did us proud and ‘rocked’ the Pavilion- well done! Thank you for lending us your children, what a great show! A big thank you to Miss Smith and Miss Hedges for their dedication and hard work to ensure the children were ready for the festival.

Enjoy what is promised to be a beautiful summery weekend.

Kind regards,

Miss N Baker

Head of School