If there is one lesson that we can all take from this past week in school, it is having the courage to push ourselves and work outside of our comfort zone. When we show the courage to be bold and face our fears or things which are difficult for us, it really leads to benefits in the long term. It was really pleasing to hear Miss Walton highlight Tristen (Funky Foxes) for doing just this, in rewards assembly on Friday. Tristen has shown great perseverance in Maths this week, taking on some really tricky maths work on the subject of time, battling through and not giving up until he had success. Equally, I was really encouraged to hear that Lottie (Brilliant Badgers) performed superbly in the Key Stage 2 Tennis competition on Wednesday afternoon, despite her reluctance to enter because she didn’t think she could do it. In the words of Brian Tracy; you can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.
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We have reached that point in the school year where there are so many wonderful things going on and so many exciting whole school events to partake in. Everybody is working incredibly hard behind the scenes to make sure that our year ends on a real high note and that the high dose of ‘awe and wonder’ upon which our school community thrives is a big part of the final weeks leading up to our summer break. But that’s not the only thing to do! For all of us in school, we have lots of loose ends to tie up, cementing our school improvement work of the past year and evaluating the impact of things that we have introduced. Our school is improving all of the time and everybody is working so hard to ensure that nothing distracts in our quest for higher academic standards. Who knew that spinning plates was so much fun?!
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I don’t know about you but I am only just getting over last Friday’s Royal Wedding event. It was such a monumental occasion for everybody connected with our school and I am immensely proud of every single child, for the way how they embraced the event and the way how they conducted themselves. When planning the event, we wanted to give our children a real taste of what it is like to go to an actual wedding and we wanted to give the children an awe and wonder moment that they would remember for the rest of their lives. And remember it they shall!
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It looks like we’re in for a great Bank Holiday weekend of sunshine and warm temperatures. I was beginning to get a little bit worried that I may have jinxed the weather with my proclamations of Spring in my previous blog. Let’s hope this sunshine lasts!
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Well – it looks as though Spring is finally here at last! There was a lovely atmosphere in school this past week, as many of the children enjoyed doing their learning outside. We are so lucky to have so much outdoor space at our school, it is nice to see it being put to good use.
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Happy Easter Day to all of you! What are you do doing with your Easter? I hope you are enjoying the time off and making the most of your time at home.
Easter means something different to each and every one of us. Whether it’s a time for Easter egg hunts in the garden, visits from the Easter bunny or a chance to officially mark the start of Spring, many of you will be involved in lots of activities throughout the next few days I’m sure. To some, Easter is much more than just chocolate and fluffy tails! Some regard Easter as the most important event on the Christian calendar for the simple reason – hope! Hope is the bottom line! To many of us, Easter is a chance to celebrate new beginnings and hold renewed optimism for the future.
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It’s been a fortnight since my last blog post and so much has happened in school, as the Spring term comes to an end. The Spring term is always a busy one, with so much to do and sometimes fewer weeks to fit it all in. Nevertheless, this time of the year never fails to bring us many highlights.
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I really hope that you’ve all managed to warm up a bit since we last saw one another. The weather has been a real topic of conversation and caused great anxiety for many people up and down the country over the last few days. Many people have been stranded on some of our busiest roads and some of the most vulnerable members of our society have been put in danger. Those things that we take for granted such as electricity, heating, telephone lines and food in the shops have been affected in one way or another. I know this too well; I went to do the shopping for our healthy tuck shop this afternoon and the shelves were incredibly bare. However, I did manage to stock up on some of our best selling items.
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Welcome back after the week off. I hope you have all had a good week with your friends and family and you feel refreshed for the term ahead. This term is a very short one (4 weeks) and as welcome as they are, they can often be busier with more to pack in.
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I was feeling really ‘chipper’ at the start of last week and I challenged the children to guess why in Monday’s collective worship. The children listed a range of things which could have contributed to my joyful mood, ranging from an Everton victory in the weekend’s football results to some of them thinking it was my birthday. It was neither of these things, Everton actually lost (in miserable fashion) and my birthday is still quite a few weeks away! My upbeat mood was all down to the fact that not one single child was late last Monday! In fact, there was no learning time wasted at all last week! This is quite a feat for us as I can’t remember a time when we last had not one single child arriving late for school. Lateness is unavoidable at times, we understand this, but having everybody on time certainly got our week off to a flying start – so well done everybody!
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