Dear Parents

This week started with our first ‘Teach on the Beach’. The sun shone and the children were excited to be getting out. We walked down to the beach and began a five minute beach clean. It was alarming to see how much rubbish we collected in such a short amount of time. This did act as a great starting point for discussions about people’s habits and what needs to change. We then collected one pebble each, which we plan to decorate at school to line the front pathway. More ‘Teach on the Beach’ to come next week.

Year 3 headed off to Butser Ancient Farm this week too. I was able to use their experiences of archaeology at the farm for my history lesson with them. Lots of the children now have aspirations as archaeologists. They were also able to sit in a recreated Stone Age hut and imagine what it would have been like. They made pots from clay that was dug from the ground and had a go at chalk carving with some wonderful results. It is so good to be able to take them out for hands on experiences.

Teachers have been busy at school meeting with the newly appointed Heads of Houses and preparing their presentations. The first house meetings will be held on Monday and the Heads need to present 3 choices of charities to choose from for this year’s fundraising. From what I saw the children’s skills in PowerPoint were second to none. I’m looking forward to seeing them in action in their meetings.

I’m also looking forward to meeting up with the newly appointed library team to plan some exciting events and I know our sports team have already been challenged by Mr Adams to teach sports skills to other children in their lunch time play sessions. There has certainly been no time wasted to make the most of the senior positions.

I am very happy to announce that Amelie in Year 1 is the lucky recipient of the teddy bear on Ms Taylor’s desk. All proceeds will go to the Lennox Children’s Charity who look after children with cancer. Well done Amelie!

Please don’t forget that we have school photos on Monday. Children need to look as smart as possible in their blazers and uniform, thank you.

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Gane and Ms Hayward