Friday, 10 July 2015


At the end of another busy week in school I must admit that the prospect of a long holiday is certainly a welcome thought. Just one more week to go and the dream can actually become a reality. I have to admit that it does not feel like a whole year since the last summer break  - they do say that the years appear to pass more quickly as you get older so that does bode well for me – when the seasons all start to blend into one I will retire.

Last Saturday, as you know, was the Summer Fayre. Good fortune smiled down on the school because the weather was beautiful so the fayre was very well attended. Everyone I have spoken to has said what a brilliant day it was and I certainly agree with them. The PTA did an excellent job in organising the event and I have to give special thanks to Simon Hall and Emma O’Brien for co-ordinating the whole event. I would like to also thank everyone who contributed some of their time to help run a stall because without all that help the event would not have been possible. We do not know yet how much money has been raised as the silent auction only closes tomorrow but as soon as we have a total we will let you know. Early indicators about the amount raised have been very positive.

We have had a lot of people in school this week as all our new children who are joining us in September have been visiting us. Even though some of them are only a year younger than some of our other children they all appear very small but once they join us they soon become part of our community. All the other classes – with the exception of Year 3 and Year 4- have been in their new classrooms and have met their new teachers. Everyone appears to be very happy and looking forward to the new school year. Year 3 and Year 4 will meet their new teachers in their new classes next week.

The focus for the last week of term will all be on the Year 6 because they will be leaving us on Friday. They will be putting on a show for their parents, they are having a leaving party and they will have their Leavers’ Assembly on Friday morning. It is always sad when pupils move on  but we do wish them well in their new secondary schools.

Have a great weekend.  I will be spending most of my time sittting in front of the television as I love tennis and it is the finals at Wimbledon this weekend.

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