Dear Parents

Year 1 headed out first thing on Monday to the Secret Garden. They enjoyed being out in the fresh air and were able to identify lots of plants, flowers and vegetables as well as learning about the pond habitat. This is such a fantastic resource to have on our doorstep.

House meetings on Monday lunchtime were a great start to the week. It was wonderful to see how well the House captains had prepared for the meetings and how confidently they spoke. We are playing catch up with our events as we missed time being in school due to lockdown so there will be a few House events coming up next half term. We will send out the details soon.
I am lucky enough to take part in our school choir practice every Tuesday lunchtime. I always look forward to singing with the children and watching their confidence grow. The choir will be supporting in the Upper School performance of Romeo and Juliet this year.

Southern Water visited Year 4, 5 and 6 today to talk about the importance of water. They explained where drinking water comes from, how it is treated and where waste water goes. They also shared tips on saving water, energy and money. This event can go towards our application for the Silver Eco School Award.

Thank you to all those that have bought a ticket for the Quiz it is wonderful to have your support. We are already getting some great bids for the auction too and I’m sure that we will raise enough for a great set of drums as well as the workshop. We have had new items added to the auction so please take a look.

I hope that you have noticed the lack of weeds outside of the school. It was wonderful to see the children want to take such care of their surroundings. Gardening club will now run every Friday lunchtime for Upper School.

Next week looks like another busy week with Year 5 and 6 having a Zoom session talk about World War Two and the Home Front. Eco Club will also head out for a beach clean at the end of next week.

We hope that you have a lovely weekend.

Best wishes

Mrs Gane and Ms Hayward