What a year! I can’t believe another year is at its end and we are at the start of the 6 week holiday period. We’ve had such a prolonged period of good weather, we’ve been in holiday mode for the last month or so. Let’s hope it continues now we have finally broken up, although an occasional shower would be welcome I’m sure, if only to cool us down and to help the grass recover!
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Hold your nerve; It’s almost the end of term! It is that time of year where feelings inevitably run high for everybody and our school is no different to any other. The final weeks of a school year always evoke a series of emotions in the best of us. Whether you are excited for the summer break and that family holiday in the sun, anxious about moving to a new class in September or, in the case of Year 6, feeling genuine sadness that your time at our school is coming to an end. There is always plenty of emotion in the month of July! However, the events of the last fortnight should serve as a timely reminder to all that; where there is faith and belief – positive things are always around the corner.
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It is the time of year where, as Headteacher, I have 1 foot in each camp. It is important that we finish the existing year on a high and make sure that we tie up any loose ends before the summer break but, at the same time, it is important that we look towards the new academic year, so that we can hit the ground running come September.
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Thank you! Those two little words that mean a great deal! After all, manners don’t cost anything! But seriously – thank you! The last two weeks in school have been absolutely amazing and it is living proof to everybody about how our school continues to improve and how we are raising the bar all of the time. But of course – we couldn’t do it all without the support and dedication of each and every one of you!
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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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