Hello everyone and welcome to my February blog. It’s been quite a short half term but what with the weather it’s seems to have lasted a lot longer. Fingers crossed we’ve seen that last of the snow and hopefully we can look forward to some warmer weather and lighter nights.
There’s been lots happening in school over the past few weeks and I can’t go any further without congratulating Mr Baalbergen and his family on the new arrival of their son Ezra David. I’m sure Mr B will be telling us all about Ezra when we return after the half term break.
One of the highlights for me was the Young Voices event at the MotorPoint Arena. The evening was spectacular and the children did us so proud with their singing and behaviour. I’m sure everyone who attended were just as impressed as I was and it’s lovely to hear the children singing Young Voices songs up and down the corridor back here at school.
There have been quite a few class events over the past weeks as well. I was fortunate to have been invited to the Year 6 China Day where we enjoyed a lovely feast of Chinese food as well as finding out a lot about the traditions behind Chinese New Year. Our Year 3 children have had a busy few weeks. They had a brilliant afternoon in the outdoor area at The Rowan School and then invited Alan Birch, a professional artist into school to help with their Printing Topic. Further down school the Year 2 children had a brilliant problem solving day which focused on traditional stories including the Gingerbread Man. All these events are videoed on the blog sections on the website.
The Valentine’s Disco was a real success and it was lovely to see so many of you having a great time. Some of the dance moves might be copied on the next staff night out! A big thanks to the PTA members for their hard work in organising the disco. We have also received 21 new digital cameras courtesy of the PTA. These cameras are for the children to use in class and there is a photography competition taking place at the moment for the children.
You won’t have been able to miss the new SMUGA (Smart Multi Use Games Area) in the KS2 playground. The feedback we have received has been really positive and I’m sure that the children will join me in thanking John Smith for lending it to us. While I’m saying ‘thank you’ I must say a huge thanks to everyone who has sponsored my skydive. The date is set for 16th June which I have since found out is Father’s Day and I am getting more nervous by the day. I have already raised over £1000 which was my target and I’ve been told I need to increase this.
We are having some building work done during the half term break. We are pleased to announce a new traversing climbing wall on the KS2 playground which will be available after the February break and we are also having the entrance area and dining room spruced up with some posters, banners and photographs of the children. I am looking forward to seeing the finished results.
I think that is it from me. Have a brilliant half term holiday and remember that we have a staff training day on 25th February. The staff are renewing their First Aid Certificates so school starts on Tuesday 26th February.