Friday, 10 June 2016

It is always an unusual week in school when the Year 6 are away on their school journey as it feels like the school is only half full when we only have one class missing – perhaps it is because they are the largest children in the school. They have had a great week though, probably helped by the good weather. They are returning tonight and although they are probably glad to be back home they will have made some memories this week that they will keep for the rest of their lives. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff that accompanied the children on the trip - Mrs Zegallo, Mr Spring and Mrs Ilott - for willingly giving up their time to accompany the children on the trip. Without their support it would not have been possible.

The school has not been idle in the Year 6 absence and there have been lots of events occurring in school this week. On Wednesday our girls took part in the ‘Potters Bar Schools Girls’ Football Tournament ‘ and finished a respectable third. This morning the boys took part in a football tournament and finished third in their group and as I type this some of pupils are taking place in a cricket tournament and I will let you know how they did next week. I think the teams did very well considering that there were no Year 6 in school and it gives them good practice for next year when hopefully they will hold the tournaments when our Year 6 are not on school journey.

As some of you probably know our local church is looking for a new vicar to replace the Reverend Rees and our school has been involved in the selection. As part of the interview process the candidates had to be interviewed by some of the children in the school with questions that the children had made up themselves. I do not think the candidates were quite expecting the interrogation they got. I can quite happily report though that both candidates were extremely pleasant and articulate and I am sure that either one would carry out the role well even though they do have big shoes to fill following the Reverend Rees.

Next week is also going to be an exciting week in school and not just because we have the Year 6 back. On Monday morning the school team photographs are taking place and on Wednesday the school is taking part in the ‘Potters Bar Primary School Athletics’. At the end of the week we also have our celebration to commemorate the Queen’s 90th birthday. As you know we are allowing the children to come to school dressed in red, white and blue and then we are all having a picnic lunch on the field (weather permitting or inside if the weather is not suitable). As we are having our summer fayre in a few weeks the PTA is also allocating this day for families to send in their donations to the summer fayre. A separate letter has gone out explaining what these donations can be.

Have a pleasant weekend and enjoy the warm weather. It is not going to be as good as it has during the week but it is still going to be better than the miserable weather we had over the half – term break.

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