Friday, 18 July 2014

I feel like this blog should begin with “That was the year that was” because I cannot believe a whole year has passed as I can remember so clearly the end of last year. Conversely though, it seems a lifetime since our Ofsted inspection which was back in September because so much has happened since then. 

I am glad that it has been sunny this week because it always makes the last week of term a more enjoyable experience. The week got off to an excellent start as we had a steel band workshop in school which the children loved and gave a real holiday feel to the school. We then had the ‘Apprentice ‘ afternoon on Tuesday which was organised by Year 6 and it was excellent. The children had really put a lot of thought and effort into their stalls this year and there was everything on offer from wand pens to bath bombs so there was something to please everybody. On Wednesday it was the rounders match where the teachers take on the Year 6 and your positive thoughts must have worked because we actually beat them this year. The teachers treat it all as a bit of fun but judging by the Year 6’s reaction they take it a bit more seriously because they were not happy after their defeat. They redeemed themselves yesterday with their excellent performance of a ‘Midsummer Night’s  Dream’ which they performed for their families and friends. This was followed by a lovely party which was enjoyed by all who attended.  The ‘Leavers’ Assembly’ was a bit more formal this morning but still a lovely occasion as it gave us a chance to give the Year 6 a proper goodbye. All that is left for us to do is give them their ‘farewell parade’ and then they will truly have left us. I still cannot believe they are ready to leave as I can remember them as tiny infants  - it certainly makes me feel old and wonder where the years have gone.

I would like to thank you for all your support in what has been a very successful year for the school – we could not achieve what we do without you.  I hope you all have a brilliant holiday and I look forward to seeing you all again on Tuesday, 2nd September.

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