Friday, 8 July 2016

It has certainly been an unusual week this week in school – especially on Tuesday when I was in school with some of the staff and only the children in Year 2. I think that Year 2 were slightly dreading the day and felt a little hard done by  but they actually enjoyed having the school to themselves  -especially at lunchtime when they got their meal without having to queue and then they had the whole field to themselves.

I think this week also felt a little strange because nearly everyone was at school for the Summer Fayre on Saturday. Thankfully the weather was kind to us (apart from the last 10 minutes when we had a heavy shower) and the event was a huge success. At the moment I do not know exactly how much was raised as some people still have to claim expenses but when I do know I will inform you. Once again I would like to thank all the PTA for all the time they give up in helping to organise the fayre. I would like to thank all my staff and the other people who helped out on the day to ensure that it was a success. Finally, I would like to thank all the people who turned up and spent money at the fayre – like any good show it is not a success without an audience and if we did not have people enjoying themselves all the hard work in putting the fayre on would not be worthwhile.

On Wednesday after school some of the older children took park in the Primary Schools District Sports and I am very pleased to say that we came second overall. It was a very enjoyable event and the children who took part not only gave their best in their performances but also represented the school well with their behaviour. I would also like to thank Mr Mills for all his hard work in preparing the children for the event. 

I am pleased to say that the weather has been a little warmer this week and whenever this happens we always get more children cycling and coming on their scooters to school which is great. However, could I ask you all to remind your children that they must disembark from their bikes and scooters at the first gate of the school. This is because we have a lot of people walking in and out of the school and it is very easy to run over their feet with a bike or scooter in such a small space.

As the end of term gets ever closer the weeks get very busy for everyone but especially the Year 6. Next week most of them are visiting their new secondary schools and they are also very busy with their rehearsals for their end of year show which is ‘The Tempest’ this year. While they are out on Thursday we have our new reception and nursery children visiting the school and all the other classes meet their new class teacher for next year as well. The office is also a hive of activity at this time of year as well and I have been asked to remind you that if you have any outstanding money owing to the office if could you get it in as quickly as possible so they can balance all the accounts before the end of the year.

Have a great weekend – I am hoping that Andy Murray makes it into the men’s final at Wimbledon and wins because I think that after our dismal performance in the Euros we need some positive sporting achievement to help raise the spirits of the nation.

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