As we approach the end of September it is time to look back and reflect on the first few weeks of the new school year. What a busy and exciting time it has been!

Our new FS2 children have settled into school brilliantly and have quickly got to grips with new friends, a new classroom and new routines. It was lovely to see them coming up the path on their very first day in their shiny new uniforms, all ready to start!

Meanwhile our Y5s have already been away on their residential trip to Parson House. The class really bonded together and supported each other through a range of fantastic challenges, including a 90 foot abseil from the old railway bridge in Miller’s Dale! The trip was a truly memorable experience for all the children and staff who went along and we were blessed with gorgeous weather throughout – that sunset over Higger Tor will last long in the memory!

All our classes are now well underway with their topics, with lots of creative activities, hooks and trips already happening or booked. Well done to our Y6 children, who have made a great start in their role as our ambassadors and playground leaders, as well as working extremely hard in lessons. Next week they will be braving the elements and heading out to Thornbridge for their annual camping expedition. Fingers crossed for yet more clement weather as children and staff get ready for 2 nights under canvas!

Over the summer, a storage area was constructed on the school field, which will be used to house new equipment for outdoor learning. This is one of the areas our school council will be working on this year, as we look to improve out outdoor provision even further and make the most of our fabulous school grounds.

Soon, we will be getting ready for Harvest and preparing for our KS1 and KS2 services at All Saints Church on the afternoon of 21st October – it would be great to see you there again if you can make it!

Thank you for your continued support,

Mrs Wileman